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“Trip to the sacred Mountain”

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Karima Nubian Rest-house
Ranked #1 of 1 Karima B&B and Inns
Khartoum, Sudan
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Trip to the sacred Mountain”
Reviewed September 17, 2012

What a wonderful oasis located underneath the historical sacred mountain of Al-Barkal an ancient archeological site of the Nubian civilization, nice and relaxing resort. True Nubian hospitality from the well trained staff, Clean airconditioned rooms & neat rest rooms with delicious two meals per day, it provides western life style with local materials . . . what a brilliant combination. Reasonable price for internationals.
Guided tours are available upon request.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Uppsala, Sweden
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Reviewed July 10, 2012

Spent a couple of nights here travelling with friends visiting Sudan. This is the place to choose as a base to explore the surroundings, and there is plenty to see and experience. The heat is on and the pace is slow, and you really enjoy returning to the Nubian Rest-house where you are well taken care of. Lovely gardens, attentive staff, good italian style food and above all, relaxing. Like being far, far away from the hectic everyday life. Don't forget the star-gazing, crytal clear skies.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

With a view of Jebel Barkal, this is a tastefully designed hotel using traditional materials and building techniques (brick domes, shady terraces, stucco), to create an interesting, secure and pleasant compound with terraced rooms surrounding a green lawn bordered by scented shrubs. There is a large and cool bar/dining terrace and restaurant building decorated with attractive, well chosen, antiques. All very nicely thought out, but above all, welcoming, airy and austerely comfortable. Immaculately clean rooms are spacious with private terraces and big wet-room type bathrooms with bidets. There are no televisions but there is both excellent air-conditioning and fans. Staff were charming, attentive and pleasant. Food was generous and good (especially the ice-cream). Sudan can be a very "dry" place sometimes, I visited in the furnace heat of April, treat yourself and stay here for a little respite and luxury. Commend unreservedly.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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East Anglia
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Reviewed March 30, 2012

A two night stay during March. A gentle welcome and total peace. The pictures tell it all. Comfort, no insects,nice food very special accommodation. Air conditioning is standard the bathroom was lovely. I never wanted to leave. Only complaint is that no afternoon tea was offered. Tea and cake would be SO welcome when returning from a long day in the desert. Dinner wasn't until 8 pm and was a set meal. Breakfast was not very inspired.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed March 9, 2012

The Nubian Rest house is the ONLY hotel in Karima area and it is very good. Unexpectedly good. Very charming gardens, big rooms , AIRCONDITION !!!, and hot water. No TV No internet.. Very helpfull staff. The food moderate though without inspiration. Unsuccesfull combinations in the dinner time and monotonous breakfast witout fresh fruits. (it was fresh fruitsalad available anyway). We ate better in a simple restaurant near the market . (and at the sister establishment at the Tented Camp in Meroe) This is not a reason to avoid the place. To the contrary, it needs all the support to keep such beutifull places to stay.

Room Tip: Chose a room to the west side of the garden to avoid the afternoon sun
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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paris
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Reviewed December 19, 2011

Very comfy Nubian style rooms, amazing service. Described in the Bradt guide as the only boutique hotel in Sudan, it has beautiful lawn and Bougainvillea, the service is incredibly attentive, it's spotless everywhere and the rooms and common areas are incredilbly comfy. The food was also very good and we indulged on garden grown salads without getting sick. The location right next to Jebel Barkal is also amazing. The only regrets I had were to not have any TV or internet anywhere, the fact that towels were washed everyday which sadly wasted water, and also the fact the wooden shutter doors opening on the inside garden could be opened from outside the rooms. although we always felt safe while travelling, and the people we interacted with were very friendly and honest, building rooms where anyone can break in so easily seems a needless stress on guests' peace of mind. Final note, the travel agency which owns the hotel and which organized our entire trip is great and very trustworthy.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed November 20, 2011

We stubled across this place by accident. The "guest house" we were staying at down the road was disgusting beyond decription so we went looking and found this place. the price is very high but we negotiated a room only price. Pity about the very hot rooms so most of us spent the night on the lawn. At the price being asked aircon is a must but that aside most of us happily paid the price just for the clean toilets and showers which are very hard to comeby outside of Khartoum.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Property: Karima Nubian Rest-house
Address: Karima, Sudan
Location: Sudan > Northern State > Karima
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Karima
Number of rooms: 17
Also Known As:
Karima Nubian Rest-House Sudan

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