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“Extraordinary times - ordinary stay” 3 of 5 stars
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Benghazi
London, United Kingdom
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142 reviews
140 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
“Extraordinary times - ordinary stay”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2011

Since I arrived at the Uzu in the middle of a war (not my choice, but my taxi driver's), everything about it may be a little bit out of the ordinary and prices hiked up. For what it’s worth, I paid USD110 a night for a double-room but the Uzu isn’t worth anything approaching USD70-a-night, let alone 110. It looks, feels and should be at least a four-star hotel but is so dated that it’s three stars at best. For sure, it’s functional and the setting is sublime (right by the lake), but facilities are old and dirty around the edges.

The room itself was comfortable, and the bed was nice. TV had satellite television whilst breakfast was rather good. The bathroom was ok – shower was hot and fairly strong – but the toilet flush wasn’t great. The bathroom itself was where it looks the most dated. No cleaners during my stay – they were advised to stay at home – but the hotel continued to function, amazingly. No internet at the time - for obvious reasons.

Good 25-minute walk to the main street in the city, and about another ten minutes further to the Corniche. No idea about amenities – nothing was opened at the time!

Room Tip: Barter with reception if the conflict is over - and bring American dollars
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Athens, Greece
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2010

The hotel is what we call 'decent' for Benghazi standards (not for the rest of Libya(, like a one star hotel in Europe...
Rooms were outdated but almost clean.
Breakfast very basic. Avoid dinner.
The people ok...
The problem is the smell! Next to Uzu, is a 'lake'. Think a waste deposit and you got it.
The smell is unbelieveable - if your balcony faces the lake then just leave!
No photos because i forgot my camera!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Value
    • 3 of 5 stars
      Location
    • 1 of 5 stars
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2008

Stayed in the Uzu Hotel for 1 week on business. Standard of hotel is fine by Libya Standards, (all) the staff were very helpful and pleasant to deal with throughout.

Rooms are basic but clean and safe (TV with multi-channel, balcony etc.). Food isn't great but the helpful staff make up for it. Don't use the laundry if you can help it - they used pen to identify my room number on all of my clothes - not their best idea.

Hotel does not accept credit cards but there are ATMs in the lobby.

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Property: Uzu Hotel
Address: Benghazi, Libya
Location: Libya > Benghazi District > Benghazi
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Benghazi
Number of rooms: 32

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