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Damal Hotel Hargeisa

Road 1 Dahabshiil Business Centre, Hargeysa Somalia
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#2 of 6 hotels in Hargeysa
With 105 spacious rooms to choose from ranging from deluxe, super deluxe, suite and family room categories, all rooms offer contemporary furnishing and a full range of modern amenities to serve both business and leisure travelers.
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Jane E wrote a review Mar 2021
New York City, New York470 contributions334 helpful votes
The 4 star rating is based on what else is available locally and the general standard of things in Somaliland. I stayed twice at the Damal, initially for 3 nights and later for another 2. The hotel is situated on the 3rd to 5th floors of a commercial building in downtown Hargeisa. The lift is key card operated for the 4th and 5th floors but there is also a big open staircase so it hardly seems worth them having installed the technology. My first room was on the side of the building with side road to the hotel section entrance. This side of the building is very noisy with dogs barking loudly all night. My second room on the other side was much quieter. Both rooms were on the small side with big comfortable beds filling most of the available space. Each also contained an armoire, desk and chair with no room for much else. The bathrooms were reasonably spacious but the water supply was a bit tricky requiring that a separate pair of taps on the wall in the bathroom be turned on to get water flowing and a switch outside the room be flicked to operate the hot water. Easy once you know how! Everything was clean and serviced each day with soap and toilet paper regularly replaced. It seemed that the sheets were also changed each day. The room had a/c of sorts and the white noise of the unit helped deaden the outside noise. There was a sitting area on each floor with sofas and a TV which was a good place to relax in comfort when the room became a bit claustrophobic. The wifi was good when it worked which unfortunately it did not some of the time. The system required a passcode obtained from the reception desk and for my devices needed reconnecting after each pause. The hotel restaurant served "international food" - pizza, burgers and the like but also some local dishes. The milk shakes and smoothies are recommended. It seemed to be a bit of a local social scene and could be difficult to get a table on busy nights, particularly Thursday, with groups or single customers, mostly men, hogging tables lingering over finished (non-alcoholic) drinks. My flight out was late in the day and I was very appreciative of the hotel allowing me to use the room right up until departure. Overall, the Damal is a good choice with the added advantage of being downtown within walking distance of the central market and other diversions.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Room Tip: There is less night noise on the side of the hotel away from the entrance street.
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PinUpBoy wrote a review Jan 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia502 contributions105 helpful votes
While not up to global hotel standards, this is probably about as good as it gets in Somaliland. Internet, when working, was fast and reliable. Don't expect a hot, high-pressure shower or soft, comfortable sleep but it basically worked. English speaking staff were super helpful and friendly. The restaurant is the hidden gem here ... amazing. The Texas Chili Fries were simply off the charts. I ordered them at nearly every meal!!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Room Tip: Try to stay in a room with an outside window or balcony.
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Response from Damal Hotel Hargeisa, General Manager at Damal Hotel Hargeisa
Responded Feb 20, 2021
Thank you so much for your comments about your stay with us! We appreciate you taking a moment to review your stay at Damal Hotel Hargeisa, we glad you enjoyed the food at our restaurant and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards,
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TripMember06092015 wrote a review Dec 2020
United States1448 contributions110 helpful votes
Stayed elsewhere for one night but immediately decided to switch to this hotel. Don’t take me wrong : this hotel is also not the best in the world but it is the best that Hargeisa could offer. At least, most things work in this hotel. I stayed in a room without a window looking outside but windows that can be opened to the corridor! If you don’t want it, please specify during reservation. The location is the best the hotel offers. Central of the city. But some people may not like it because it might be too busy. Check-In lobby is not on the ground floor as the ground level is full of shops. Bathroom is small but it has hot water for shower. While they talked about the opening of an internationally managed hotel “soon”, I think the location of that would not be as convenient and there is a big question mark as to when the hotel will open. Overall, no need to look further but book this one in Hargeisa. Remember, there isn’t many decent choices.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Poleinahole wrote a review Nov 2020
Switzerland1861 contributions1589 helpful votes
The hotel is in an office building and lacks charm but makes up for this by being central, quiet and very well run. Rooms have good air conditioning, warm water; reasonable WIFI and a restaurant that provides super fast service at very reasonable prices. You can walk around Hargeisa safely from here. Reception is also very efficient, especially the lady. A well managed comfortable hotel
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
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Suraaya Sahal wrote a review Jan 2020
Lavington, Kenya10 contributions10 helpful votes
Fantastic stay at Damal. The staff were pleasant and accommodating. Rooms were clean and a good size. You have the option of walking around and trying other food places as this hotel is right in the central of Hargeisa.Stay here if you are visiting Hargeisa, you will not regret.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Traveled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Damal Hotel Hargeisa
Which popular attractions are close to Damal Hotel Hargeisa?
Nearby attractions include Livestock Market (1.2 miles) and MiG Jet (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Damal Hotel Hargeisa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Damal Hotel Hargeisa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Damal Hotel Hargeisa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Damal Hotel Hargeisa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hiddo Dhawr, Sultan Restaurant Hargeysa, and Nomad Cafe.
Does Damal Hotel Hargeisa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Damal Hotel Hargeisa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Damal Hotel Hargeisa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Hargeysa.
Are any cleaning services offered at Damal Hotel Hargeisa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Damal Hotel Hargeisa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is Damal Hotel Hargeisa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.