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Maan-Soor Hotel: Best Hotel in Berbera

The reason I came here is because I wanted to have a "beach" vacation while in Somaliland. I wasn't able to really get though since I was here during a holiday and everyone and their dog surrounded me on the beach. This place is where UN and NGOs usually stay when they are in Berbera since this place has 24 hour security guards. It isn't really a hotel but a group of cottage like buildings in a compound. Each of the buildings are divided into 4 separate suites. The rooms are quite clean, have air con, wifi and a few tv channels in English. The restaurant was fairly good and did have good soft serve ice cream. Also the price included breakfast. I did feel some things were a little under par considering the price. My toilet leaked from the bottom and my curtain rods were not long enough for the window.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Written November 16, 2013
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Royal Hotel: Another Option in Erigavo

The reason I ended up at this hotel (more of a motel actually) is because the Sanaag Hotel was full. I guess that turned out to be a good thing as I was told by my buddy that this place is cleaner than the Sanaag. The VIP room (which is the room I had) which comes with a private bathroom and is fairly large is US$8 and the shared rooms with 2 beds are US$4 for a bed. When I was there, the shared bathrooms looked cleaner than my bathroom and from the one shared room I went into, the blankets looked cleaner than mine as well.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written November 16, 2013
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The Royal Hotel in Erigavo

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Oriental Hotel: A Backpacker Hotel if Backpackers came here.

I liked staying here and stayed here two separate times. It had a backpacker hotel feel to it even though there wasn't other backpackers. I payed US$15 a night and that got me a hot shower (the electric kind), a couple of English tv channels and decent wifi. The biggest drawback was the hard mattresses followed by being close to a mosque during prayer time. The staff was friendly, hotel was clean and the restaurant is good. There is also a travel agency located right next to the reception. The location is pretty much in the center of town.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel
  • Written November 15, 2013
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The Oriental Hotel

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  • DAO profile photo DAO
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SCANDINAVIAN HOTEL: A GOOD MEAL


This is a good budget hotel near the airport. They also have good food. I ate here one night and the nice waiter took some pictures of the rooms for me. You can sit outside as well. They offer cool rooms, TV, ensuite bathrooms with tubs, great service and it's quiet. You can take the cheap bus into town from the front door.

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  • Related to: Business Travel, Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written April 14, 2009
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SPECIAL STEAK !

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Berbera, Boorama, Gabiley Eerigabo, Eelsheekh: Somaliland's Best Tour agency www.dalxiis.com

Com and see the beauty of Somaliland,

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Com and see the beauty of Somaliland,

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  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Related to: Archeology, Study Abroad, Adventure Travel
  • Written July 12, 2007
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A BUDGET HOTEL OPTION


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  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Study Abroad, Work Abroad
  • Written May 19, 2007
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THE AMBASSADOR HOTEL: THE BEST LUXURY HOTEL IN SOMALIA

This is THE luxury hotel in Somaliland. Do not get too excited – they will never have a swimming pool. So what do you get? A nice clean and efficient hotel set in wonderful gardens that are also a sprawling restaurant. The beds are modern and comfy with a mosquito net and overhead fan. Keep the dark curtains closed and the rooms are lovely and cool. Keep them open to dry clothes in the day. Bathrooms are modern & clean, but only have a basic shower. The whole hotel has wi-fi and an internet area if you are not carrying a laptop. In your room you get a satellite TV and very cold mini-bar fridge. You have to bring your own alcohol into the country. They have a rooftop you can walk on to see all of Hargeysa. For more active guests they have a gym and tennis courts.

Security? Fantastic. One of the guards escorted me to another hotel one night after dark when I went for a meal. He refused payment – just felt it was his job. I did buy him dinner though.

You can pay the bandit taxis $5 for the 3-4 miles into town, walk or take the shared taxis/bus for a few pennies. They come every 20 minutes or so.

The restaurant is spread out all over the grounds. You can dine completely outside, half inside or completely inside – all set in the amazing gardens. Their menu is massive, you can watch them cooking of you wish and the quality is very good.

They do have VIP rooms and private villas for upscale guests.

Enjoy!


* Fabulous gardens & outdoor dining
* Reservations can be booked from their website
* Wi-fi
* Excellent room fridges
* Satellite TV
* Quiet

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Work Abroad, Family Travel, Business Travel
  • Written May 18, 2007
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THE ORIENTAL HOTEL: RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE


The Oriental Hotel is a class act. It is THE Hotel in the centre of Hargeisa. There is a travel agent/airline office just at the entrance. After reception you enter a massive indoor courtyard complete with canopies. They dish out some delicious looking meals here and the staff are friendly and make you feel welcome. The founder of the hotel fought in World War II for the British Army and a picture of his medals hang over the fountain.

Rooms are well appointed. Beds are comfy and the bathrooms have their own hot water heaters. I was impressed with the hotel in general. It is well priced (less than $20 a night), has good facilities and is perfectly located in town.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Work Abroad, Study Abroad, Backpacking
  • Written May 18, 2007
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WAR MEDALS AND FOUNTAIN

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BARWAAQO HOTEL: THE TOWER OF HARGEISA

The Barwaaqo is a clean, well equipped and well run hotel right in the heart of Hargeisa. It is also the highest building that has a great looking restaurant on the top. The security guard is massive and friendly, but protects the hotel and its guests well. I was really impressed with this hotel.

They have 3 kinds or rooms:

• Single
• Double
• VIP

All rooms are well furnished and very modern. They include:

• Satellite TV
• Telephone
• Laundry and Housekeeping
• Modern bathrooms with western-style toilets and showers
• Modern furniture
• Fridge
• Heaters

Hotel services:

• Internet service
• Rooftop Restaurant – best views of the city
• 24 hour electricity
• 24 hour staffing and security
• Lift
• Airport shuttle
• International phone service

You get all this for rooms starting at $15 a night! Wow!

Just email them and they will pick you up at the airport and save you $5.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Related to: Study Abroad, Backpacking, Business Travel
  • Written March 3, 2007
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AMBASSADOR HOTEL: The only hotel for tourists

5 star hotel at traveller's budget

You have several options for breakfast, continental or local (better local!)

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Budget Travel, Backpacking
  • Written July 17, 2005
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  • Adam911 profile photo Adam911
  • Reviews: 27

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Huruuse Hotel: While in Bossaso....

Nice hotel in Bosaso city, North East Somalia(Puntland). Very inviting atmospher. Nice staff. Comfortable accomodations.

Modern phones, fax, internet, and satellite television make staying here very comforable. Great view and near banks, restaurants and tea shops.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written August 10, 2003
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Fanole Rice Farm

While operating in Jilib, we stayed in an abandoned rice farm built by the Chinese. We "air assaulted" in, and occupied by force. I was on the initial recon, as the medical officer, and scoped the place out for health hazards, as well as looked for a good place for our aid station. We ended up setting up shop in what may have been an admin building or something. It worked really well. Was clean (eventually), and dry (during the few times it rained).

It was strange...here was an entire compound that was unoccupied. Each small unit of our battalion ended up with essentially a little bungalow. We really were blessed with great accomodations.

Abandoned theater that we used for "Somali Nights" variety shows. The Chaplain, Bill M. and I brought our guitars, and we would sing songs, and encourage people to show off any talents they had...juggling, jokes, poetry (yeah, right...in a light infantry battalion?), etc.

One night, we played the "Jilib Bowl," the soccer stadium in town...

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written June 5, 2003
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Ambassador Hotel: Best Hotel in town

Ambassador Hotel Hargeisa, on top of a hill over looking the capital city, Hargeisa. This 45 - room, three storey Hotel and 11 - Villas are furnished with furntiture and fixtures, multi channel satellite color TV, Mini-bar, water heating system, and telephone are installed in every room.

If your stay is long, then they have properties for rent in the city.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Written April 20, 2003
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MaanSoor Hotel: While in Somaliland I stayed...

These are newly built and very elegant with modern hotel in Hargeisa city. Many amenities: Internet, Tennis, laundry service, TV. Single $40 per Day USD.

Note: Only Married Couples are allowed to share the same room.

  • Opinion of Price: more expensive than average
  • Written August 26, 2002
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  • Omar64 profile photo Omar64
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Ambassador Hotel: Lodging

When I was in Hargeisa, Somalia I stayed at a recently built hotel called the Ambassador Hotel. It goes for about US$40 a night and comes with breakfast, swimming pool, exercise gym, tennis court and internet access. I enjoyed the stay and will go back for a second .
$40 US for a single and $50 US for a double.

Very nice service.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Written August 26, 2002
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