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Sara Guardian Hotel
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Tripoli
Reviewed January 15, 2011

To stay in Sara's Guardian is to experience the warmth of Libyan hospitality at its finest. Every aspect of our visit was taken care of, from visa organisation, airport pickup, and trips to Sabratha and to Leptis Magna. No detail was too small - Ali, the kind and competent manager even drew us walking maps for Tripoli and Nadia sent us careful instructions about the journey and supervised the preparation of home cooked dinners. Staying here was more like being a paying guest in a Libyan household than staying in a conventional hotel.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 19, 2010

If reviewer Jack4424 is the pleasant businessman from Texas I met there in October, I concur, in spite of his political views, with his view of Sarah Guardian (still trying to find out why it's so called). Like me, he wanted to take cook/co-manager Nadia home to cook fish, for she, and coleague Sofia, does the local fish superbly. The hotel is small, quaint, very clean, inviting, a family business whose operators speak English and can provide sensible advice, excellent food, internet etc. Nothing flash but a taste of Tripoli. It's a few kilometres' walk to city centre (a 5-dinar cab ride). As Libya pegs one dinar at $1US, 1 Euro or 1 $Aust, meals can be bought more cheaply in the town centre at excellent eateries.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed November 5, 2010

It's rare to find any hotel, much less a small and out of the way hotel that will treat you any better or show you the personal attention this hotel offers. I am a business traveler of over 30 years and from the reservation process to the check out process, I was extremely impressed. My needs were cared for in a manner that has yet to be matched by any hotel, including the four and five star hotels I've stayed at. I'm not saying this hotel is the Ritz Carlton but, there's more to a hotel than just a name. A quality room that is very neat and clean, excellent food in good quantity, an internet that functions extremely well. Ali and Nadia treat you as if they are genuinely happy to have you as their guest. Convenient to airport and business centers. I would recommend this well kept secret hotel to anyone and this is where I will always stay when I return to Tripoli. Thank you Ali and Nadia for your wonderful hospitality during my stay.

Best regards,

Jack Shearer
Montgomery, Texas

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 25, 2010

Really nice and friendly hotel. Very helpful - organised our visa and also a trip to Leptis Magna, all went smoothly. Provided nice vegetarian food (we requested in advance). Very clean and comfortable, all staff tried hard to make our stay enjoyable. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2010

Stayed for a week. The rooms were very good and clean. Broadband was much better than other hotels I have stayed at in Tripoli. The service provided was excellent. Evening meals were above and beyond the call of duty, provided by Nadia.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 29, 2010

Best service, perfect central location, plenty of parking space nearby !!!! (at any time of the day), friendly and helpful staff, lots of help and good advice from the proprietor, rooms clean and calm, free internet access, good food, family atmosphere, affordable prices.
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  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 19, 2010

This hotel is NOT as advertised. It is - now pay attention - a MODULAR building - it is not hard construction, maybe some pieces are but the rest NO. It is not easy to find - just a
DOOR on a street. Inside you have way below average furnishings, dark dank small rooms and all of the food is PAID for. No real lobby - the people who run this hotel do not like Libyan nationals even though they are Libyan. The rates that were advertised were not available ANY time. Internet is NOT free.

We can only assume that the owners of this flea trap hotel made most of the reviews himself.

There are SO many BETTER hotels in Libya such as The Four Seasons 2, free breakfast
clean upscale rooms, free wireless internet and very friendly people. We have stayed there on 4 different trips for business to Tripoli.

Avoid this joke of a hotel

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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almesa23, Manager at Sara Guardian Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2010

One thing we are sure of: :we had no Guests from USA During The month of July.2010
with the exception of one American lady who stayed with us from mid of june to 18th September 2010
she left with happeness and we miss her.Our hotel was Built from stones as any other fine Building in Tripoli,Our rooms are Bright,Comfortable and filled with fine Quality Italian Furniture, how can we write Reviews on behalf of our Guests from all over the world?
as the review writer had suggested?
The Proof is in all of these fantastic reviews which acknowledeged our sincere efforts to make our guests feel the pleasure of being at home ,even when they were thousands of miles away.
We were astonishes by such unfair review by a person twho took advantage of the Tripadvisor transparent system to discharge the jealousy and hate ,being unable to understand yje grand success we are having above all other hotels in Tripoli,so this person came with this idea to reflect a bad image on our hotel and our selves and our services , with the hope we loose on Business,
Thanks to our honorable sincere honest guests who wrote their honest truthful Reviews by free well expressed their fine experiences in our hotel. many thanks to every good one of them and many thanks to Tripadvisor panel who gave us the chance to uncover this conceperacy and fabricated review,
We can assure all our Guets that we did not change in our attitudes or services amd distiguished hospitality.and every day it is a happy day for us all.
This Review is harnful,it is Faulse..it is a reflection on a hopeless case. with confused Despair and Jealousy.

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Additional Information about Sara Guardian Hotel

Address: No4 Sayf Ben Dyzn street | Babb Bengasheer, PO Box 81202, Tripoli, Libya
Location: Libya > Tripoli District > Tripoli
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Tripoli
Price Range: $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sara Guardian is a small family hotel located in the south of Tripoli centre, the are is very nice, clean, full of shops and restaurants, the streets are not congested, taxis available any time with very good fairs. The hotel is kept clean 24/7, the furniture of fine Italian quality, the rooms are bright and all en-suite with private showers, digital flat screen TVs with unlimited sports and entertainment, Wifi high speed internet at any place in the hotel 24/24 free. Services are second to none from full breakfast, refreshments, snacks, fresh cooked meals at very good prices. Daily laundry at good prices, secretarial and photo copying, faxing, telephone services 24/7. ... more   less 
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Saras Guardian Boutique Hotel

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