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Oriental Hotel

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Reviewed 1 April 2017

hargeysa great city i always enjoy during my visit, oriental hotel its old hotel but what i like its located downtown its easy to reach the markets, banks, restaurants, small shopping malls and most important its not that expensive they charge 15$ per night with breakfast, the hotel management and employee they are friendly and kind, they can assist travels...

Thank Mohamed A
Victoria, Texas
Reviewed 15 September 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...

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Reviewed 12 September 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...

1Thank Mr_Falo
Nokomis, Florida
Reviewed 15 June 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...

Thank bobinathens
Goa Velha, India
Reviewed 18 April 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...

Thank SL27
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 27 March 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...

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 January 2016

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...

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addis ababa
Reviewed 9 December 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...

Thank Zacharias A
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 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...

Thank ElliotCCC
Bloomington, Indiana
Reviewed 18 September 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...

1Thank Scott B

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Address: Ali Matan Mosque Road, Hargeysa, Somalia
Region: Somalia > Somaliland > Hargeysa
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“they have single rooms and double rooms both oriental worth to stay in Hargeysa”
R4883GDmohameda, 31 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The local mosque is right next door, so you will wake early. Rooms 108 and 109 are big and have balconies.”
bobinathens, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Opposite corner of building from mosque, though it won't really help much.”
zachariasa, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
“The single rooms are $15 and the double rooms are $30 so you don't save any money going with one room that has two beds.”
scottbN1747SL, 18 Sep 2015 | Read review
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