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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

At $15 including breakfast, and most dinners $5 (filling), this is as good as it gets. It is clean and well-maintained in the old colonial style (1953), with all rooms on mezzanine overlooking courtyard restaurant. Surprisingly good Wi-fi, hot water you can brew tea in, several TV channels in room. In the center of the market, just two blocks from... More 

Thank havivoca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

For once Lonely Planet is right: Oriental Hotel is the place to stay as a backpacker in Hargeisa (if you are on a business trip, you should definitely go to the Ambassador or the Mansoor). The situation is unbeatable as it is right in downtown, but the flipside is that if you are a light sleeper the call to pray... More 

Thank Mr_Falo
Nokomis, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank bobinathens
Goa Velha, India
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154 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank SL27
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Richydev
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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40 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles 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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2 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Zacharias A
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank ElliotCCC
Bloomington, Indiana
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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203 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 262 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank MJS1966
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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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