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Nokomis, Florida
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236 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Two of us stayed here for 3 nights in early May, 2016.The Oriental is a solid choice. It’s located right in the thick of things across the street from the central market. That means color and interest, which we love,…and noise, which we expect and tolerate. The mosque next door has a very powerful loudspeaker. The dawn call to prayer... More 

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Goa Velha, India
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153 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

Its a budget hotel in the centre opposite a huge mosque ( so may wake you up at around 430am if you are a light sleeper). Staff are friendly, food is quite good (cheaper just outside in any of the eating places), Nice atrium type place after the reception where you can sit down and relax or have a cup... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

The manager on reception is well acquainted with foreign travellers and can help you with most matters. I felt safe at all times. The food is excellent and can recommend the salad and chips. The room was basic, but everything worked and I got a good nights sleep. It is not recommended to go out unaccompanied in the evenings and... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

If I had a choice we would not have stayed at this hotel - but our tour company insisted since they had already paid the $30 for the double room. It is a good location right in the downtown of Hargeisa- but that does not make up for the general sketchiness of the hotel - the beds were uncomfortable, the... More 

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addis ababa
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

The hotel has a great location in the middle of downtown Hargeisa. Ok Internet, and average food (breakfast included). However, also due to its location, the noise is extreme. There is a very large mosque, with sermons ranging in the 1-1.5 hours long. Additonally, on top of the sermons, this week at least, they have been doing work on the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

If you want a very cheap hotel right in the centre of town, this is for you. They also organised a trip to Las Geel for me ($125 all inclusive) that was excellent. The details could be improved upon, however: I had to ask for a towel, the main light in the room didn't work for the duration of my... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

You cannot beat the location in the heart of Hargeisa. The hotel also has a lot of character as it has been around since the 1950s. They are used to foreigners staying so the English at the front desk was decent. It was $15 for a single room or $30 for a room with two beds. The TV worked and... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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196 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 248 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Stayed 2 nights in single room 106 and the first night in single room 105 - all at $15 USD a night. Very centrally located and a nice sitting / dining area to relax in on the ground floor (which was also relatively cool). WIFI had its moments but gets a pass mark overall. Had the vegetable noodles for dinner... More 

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Karatu, Tanzania
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84 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Don't expect fast service here, but that seems like part of the Somaliland experience. The free breakfast is really good, and huge. The rooms all have fans, and have a good view of the used goods and money-changers on the street. The beds are comfortable enough, the bathrooms were very nice. Also the free wifi was a plus! The owner... More 

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Timbuktu, Mali
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68 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

We picked this hotel based on the Lonely Planet review but had a series of problems with the hotel. First, we were told there was no shuttle service. When we got to the airport, the taxi driver monopoly wanted to charge us $20 for the 10 minute ride to the hotel!! (Keep in mind, that's a few days salary for... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Oriental Hotel

Address: Ali Matan Mosque Road, Hargeysa, Somalia
Location: Somalia > Somaliland > Hargeysa
Also Known As:
Oriental Hotel Somalia/Hargeysa
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