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#3 of 24 hotels in Khartoum
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Looking for a place to stay in Khartoum? Then look no further than Acropole Hotel, a charming hotel that brings the best of Khartoum to your doorstep.

The rooms offer air conditioning, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Acropole Hotel features a concierge and room service. In addition, as a valued Acropole Hotel guest, you can enjoy free breakfast that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Close to Khartoum War Cemetery (2.0 mi), a popular Khartoum landmark, Acropole Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

While visiting Khartoum, you may want to try some falafel at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Laziz.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Nile Street (1.2 mi), University of Khartoum (1.0 mi), or Mojo Gallery (0.8 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Acropole Hotel as you experience everything Khartoum has to offer.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free breakfast
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Breakfast buffet
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Wandering North wrote a review May 2023
Vancouver, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the best experience at the Acropole. I picked it for its location, big patios, and reputation and it did not disappoint. I was able to walk everywhere I wanted to go in Khartoum and found it central and convenient. My room was big and comfortable and has all the things that matter to me: hot water, fast internet, and a patio. Breakfasts (included) were excellent. The best thing about the hotel though was the family running it. I immediately felt like I was amongst friends and they went out of their way to help me come up with things to do and arrange drivers if needed. I met so many wonderful people at the Acropole and would recommend it in a heartbeat. I am writing this review much after the fact, but I am still thinking about the wonderful time I had there and wanted to post this review.
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Date of stay: November 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Arseniy wrote a review Sep 2023
Bogota, Colombia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Acropole is the oldest hotel in Khartoum, operating without interruption. Inside, there are many photographs on the walls telling the stories of those who stayed here.

The location is quite good and central.

The hotel has a restaurant and also offers a good breakfast.

The rooms are basic but good. The hotel has free high-speed Wi-Fi, which is fantastically fast and reliable.

The only issue with this hotel is that when the power goes out, which happens often in Sudan, they run very noisy generators located right outside the room windows!
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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ZeinabM wrote a review Aug 2007
Cairo, Egypt
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed in Khartoum on a business trip, and although it wasn't my first trip there, it was my most comfortable. I sated at the Acropole Hotel near Goumhoureya street. It is a family owned hotel, and as it names implies, the owners are Greek-Sudanese residents.
They have a very friendly warm and extremely caring atmosphere there. They lend you every possible assistance during your stay. They would confirm your airline ticket, give you books to read, and even have a supply of basic mediactions needed in case of an emergency.
You stay on a full board basis, which makes it really easy if you don't want to hunt around Khartoum looking for a place to eat. They greet you with a gracious smile, at all times, and run such a smooth operation that you hardly feel they are doing anything, inspite of a very clean atmosphere and creative cuisine.
Staying there realy made a difference to me.
Thank you Acropole.
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NaterciaSimoes wrote a review Apr 2012
Mafra, Portugal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have just returned from Khartoum, where I stayed for 2 weeks at the Acropole. It was really what I had read previously: a 3 star hotel with a 5 star service!
The rooms are simple, but you have all you need (A/C and fan, refrigerator, fast wireless access everywhere, satellite TV, iron, hairdryer); the staff is extremely friendly and helpful, the food is really good, the service is wonderful, the city tour on friday is really great (and free for guests) and the management really takes care of you and makes you feel at home and among friends (with a very special touch from George). Really, the best!
The neighbourhood is also quiet and you're very close to some good souvenir shops, if you're interested in those - or you might check the great stuff the gentleman sells at the entrance of the hotel has, to get some really unusual gifts.
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Date of stay: April 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Mario D wrote a review Sep 2017
Milan, Italy
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I strongly urge you to stay at the Acropole Hotel. The service they provide is so invaluable, you should definitely stay here on your first visit to Sudan.

My wife and I just completed an extended stay. This was our first trip to Sudan.

Prior to the trip, I needed to arrange for a visa quickly; the owners of Acropole obtained my visa in a week. Once there, we needed one-year Sudanese visas for my wife and her mother: the owners of Acropole obtained these as well. The assistance of the Acropole employees made transitions through the airport a breeze. The taxi drivers the Acropole arranged for us (and these were many) were courteous and competent.

My wife chose to have an elective medical operation: the owners of Acropole obtained a doctor's appointment which permitted her to skip the queue waiting at the hospital, and when her surgery was scheduled for an earlier time than a taxi could be obtained, one of the Acropole's owners *offered to drive us himself*.

In fact, during our stay, the owners helped us in so many ways, I am unable to list them all. I was apprehensive about visiting Sudan, and I was completely unfamiliar with Sudan's laws and customs. The owners of the Acropole have lived in Sudan all their lives; they have many invaluable contacts in Khartoum's institutions; and they have an intimate knowledge of the ins and outs of navigating the ways of the city. I really don't know how we would have managed without them.

In particular, before you interact with the government or any institution or attend a cultural event, you should always consult the owner named George, because he is so savvy, and so knowledgeable about Khartoum, and has so many contacts, that it is very likely he will help you in a significant way.

Nearly all other details about the hotel were completely to our liking:

-- We ate at the restaurant every day. The food is quite good. Two people in our party are extremely fussy eaters, and we all enjoyed nearly everything served at the Acropole. Meals are a buffet with limited choices. Breakfast provided the widest variety. Lunch included two entrees, while dinner had both an entree and a soup option. A vegetarian could survive here, but just. The soup was usually meatless, although occasionally had chicken. I did see a special plate of chicken served to two men from India on a night on which the dinner entree was beef, so I encourage you to consult with the owners if you have special dietary requirements.

-- Our rooms were spare, spacious, and comfortable. They were kept in immaculate condition. The air conditioning worked very well. We never turned the TV on, so I can't comment on that :).

-- The morale of the staff is quite good. We enjoyed our interactions with all of them.

-- The hotel offers complimentary use of an athletic club which has an outdoor pool (also a basketball court, a volleyball court, and a small soccer field). The pool is huge & lovely (there is a wading area about 120 cm deep, and a larger pool that slopes to a depth of 3 meters; the larger pool is well-suited to swimming laps). We had the entire pool to ourselves the day we went. The shower facilities were a bit spartan.

-- The hotel offers a complimentary city tour on Fridays, which I suggest you take. We really enjoyed it. A couple warnings: the tour spends nearly two hours at the National Museum, so don't do that yourselves prior to taking the tour (like we did); also, if you are 185cm or taller, your legs might be REALLY cramped on the tour van, but mercifully the drive between stops is always short.

-- The hotel has a small gym which is free to use at your convenience. The cardio and abs machines are quite adequate, although the weight machine is a cut below that (however, there are free weights).

We did have one difficulty: we had a room in the extreme corner of the hotel, which was marvelous for privacy, and for use of the larger adjoining balcony. However, the wifi was somewhat unreliable in this room, although the wifi was much better in other areas of the hotel (such as the restaurant). We told the hotel owners about this, and they took steps to address it during our stay, with mixed results. Hopefully they will straighten this out soon. There are computers in the lobby for use by guests.

Another factor to mention: if you have trouble climbing stairs, this is probably not the hotel for you. There is no elevator, and you have to climb a flight of stairs to get to the main floor, and another flight to get to the restaurant.

I want to address two comments made by others:

-- Financial discrepancies: one reviewer said he was charged excessive fees (USD converted to Syrian pounds at a high rate) and even that the hotel stole some of his money.
This is so completely contrary to the character and practice of the owners as I know tham that I have to believe this stems from a misunderstanding.
The owners were completely scrupulous in our financial dealings, and in fact quite generous and helpful. They did miscalculate the charge for airport transfers for our party on an invoice they gave us; when I brought this to their attention, they apologized profusely, and showed me the details of their calculation -- it turned out the accurate reckoning was between their number and the one we expected. They promptly made the correction.

-- Charged for the tour: Another reviewer said they were charged for the tour. Again, I wonder if this was a misunderstanding. We were not charged for the tour. The tour is so popular, however, that many people not staying at the hotel attended it; these people did have to pay for the tour (I'm not sure of the cost).

TL;DR -- The Acropole Hotel is an enjoyable place to stay, and the owners are the salt of the earth. They will help you in ways you can't put a price on.
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Date of stay: September 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lesley M wrote a review Feb 2015
Rugby, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I had high expectations of this hotel from the previous reviewers and I have to say that I have not been disappointed.This hotel is a real treasure and I only wish they had sister hotels in all the major African cities I have visited. On my arrival at the airport I was met before passport control and escorted through to pick up my luggage and then to the taxi.

At the hotel I was met by the owner George and immediately offered a cool drink. All my paperwork was efficiently dealt with and George copied the picture from my passport (as I had failed to bring any spares) so that he could arrange a photographic licence for me.

I have to say I was a little worried about there only being one option for dinner but I have enjoyed every meal I have had in the hotel. Breakfast has been particularly good with fresh grapefruit being served (and they even cut the segments for you!) That with toast and boiled egg fill my needs exactly - though there is a wide variety for those with a larger appetite.

My room was spotlessly clean and having a fridge with free soft drinks was perfect - just what you need after a long day at the office. For cool air there is a choice of air conditioning or a ceiling fan. It took me a few nights to consider using the fan but I found this met my needs better.

My room opened to a shared balcony and it was lovely to sit there with a cup of coffee listening to the hustle and bustle in the street below.

Oh, and I mustn't forget the free wifi! Wonderfully reliable, a real must for business travellers.

Sadly,this is my last night in Khartoum after being here for two weeks. I have no doubt that I will return and there is only one hotel for me!
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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lisa_om1 wrote a review Nov 2013
Byron Bay, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Acropole Hotel isn't just a hotel. It's one of those rare and special places that makes you feel at home the moment you walk in the door. Though not luxurious by international standards, the hotel is centrally located, the rooms are comfortable and nicely appointed and the place has an air of history about it. This is a hotel with real character. The restaurant serves wholesome home-made meals and the AC and wi-fi is reliable. What really makes this place however, are the delightful people who run it. The family, who have been running the hotel for several generations genuinely care about the people who come to stay with them and go out of their way to make you them feel at home. As a newcomer to Khartoum, they helped me sort out a SIM card, organised a travel/photo permit for me, introduced me to an agent who could help me find longer-term accommodation and to loads of people who have since become good friends. They provide guests with passes to the Greek Club where you can make use of a swimming pool (a welcome relief from the Sudan heat) and also run a Friday afternoon city tour free of charge to guests, which provides an excellent insight into Sudan, particularly for those on a busy schedule. Then there were the other guests. The Acropole has a way of attracting an interesting, eclectic mix of people including staff of aid agencies, business people, journalists, archaeologists and adventurous travellers. It is an easy place to meet and get to know other people - I don't think I spent a single dinner alone. For me, the Acropole was the perfect Khartoum landing place, a place I felt safe, a place where stories and laughs were shared and friendships made. I highly recommend it to everyone.
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Kiwi_Ronin wrote a review Jul 2012
Pretoria, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have stayed here a number of times and would not stay anywhere else. The buildings and decor are a bit old fashioned but well looked after and have all the necessary amenities. It is dark but that is no bad think when the sun is blazing and it is 40+C outside. The thing that makes it stand out is the service, it almost like having a branch of you own business there. From dealing with police registration to confirming flights AND following up on a flight that was rescheduled George and his team take the hassle out of dealing with a country where English is not widely spoken and the level of customer service is not high. The tour mentioned elsewhere is worth doing and I say that after having previously lived in Khartoum for a year. There are managers froma couple of chain hotels I have stayed that I would love to bring here to see what customer service really means!!
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Date of stay: June 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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tryptadvisor wrote a review Aug 2017
Mexico
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Your best option in a post-apocalyptic looking Khartoum. Very clean with excellent services, and they speak your language. Easy and cheap to take a cab to anywhere. In the entrance to the hotel you'll find not only honest deals on handicrafts but also the last working iPhone 1 - check it out!
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Date of stay: August 2017
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Paul H wrote a review Sep 2015
Canberra, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you've always wanted to visit Sudan as an independent traveller, but have been put off by the visa red tape, look no further.

I stayed a week at the Acropole in August/September 2015, which I was able to book via email, and pay for on arrival. As a guest of the hotel, the manager arranged my two-month visa on arrival at Khartoum airport. The cost comprised $180 service fee to the hotel plus $100 paid to the immigration officers at the airport. The hotel's agent met me as I disembarked the aircraft, and took care of all the immigration formalities for me. Although this is more expensive than getting a visa in Cairo, it affords substantially less hassle and more certainty. The hotel also took care of the compulsory visa registration (an additional $83) the following day.

Once in Khartoum, the hotel is able to arrange trips to all the main archaeological sites in Sudan, as well as travel and photography permits. I hired a 4WD for the day to take me to the Meroë pyramids, Naq'a and Musawwarat Es-Sufra in River Nile State, for $300. The driver (Osman) was excellent, and the hotel provided a packed lunch.

It should be noted that, as the sponsor of your visa, the hotel is legally responsible for you, so you can't really go off backpacking independently around the country once you arrive. The hotel is nonetheless very experienced in organising ad hoc logistics to various places, so you can negotiate your travel needs once there. (Although if you obtain your visa independently, eg in Cairo, then you'll have more freedom).

As for the hotel itself, it is excellent. Staff are highly knowledgeable and extremely helpful. The rooms are well serviced and highly functional for the business traveller, with a desk, mini fridge and good wifi. They are well air conditioned, with good showers, complimentary water and soft drinks. The breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets were perfect. Complimentary English language Sudanese newspapers provided, and a well-stocked library of Sudan-related literature is available for perusal. Good selection of postcards for sale (these are hard to find in scarcely-touristed Sudan). The hallways are wonderfully decorated in vintage photos and posters from Sudan's better days as a major overland travel destination.

The location is in the heart of downtown, close to public transport. You can catch share taxis to Omdurman from near the Alwaha shopping mall, ten minutes walk away. There are lots of roadside coffee stands nearby (walk west along Zubeir Basha street) — try the "gahwah ma'a jinzabeel" (black coffee spiked with ginger), a Sudanese specialty.

I had a great week in Sudan — a country I wouldn't have visited, if it weren't for the Acropole.
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Date of stay: September 2015
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Trip type: Traveled solo
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Answer from WillisBell
Norfolk, Virginia9 contributions11 helpful votes
I don't know but you can email the hotel. Look on the website for Acropolis Hotel Khartoum
Answer from George_B
Leeds, United Kingdom72 contributions316 helpful votes
if i can remember well it;s about 80dollars per night
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Frequently Asked Questions about Acropole Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Acropole Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sudan National Museum (1.4 miles), Nile Street (1.2 miles), and University of Khartoum (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Acropole Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Acropole Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Acropole Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Al Nuba Restaurant, Ozone, and Assaha.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Acropole Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness center during their stay.
Does Acropole Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Acropole Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Acropole Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Acropole Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Pyramids Of Meroe (4.5 miles).
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