a room with a view
2008 Update- because of US Sanctions against the Sudan, this hotel has changed ownership and is now the Pullman Hotel.
I personally haven't stayed here but my daughter has, though I have eaten here many times and frequented the coffee shop.
My daughter was disappointed with the room as it did not have a good view, though most rooms overlook the Nile. The decor was old fashioned, and the cleanliness was not up to her standard. They have colour TV and satellite TV, a refrigerator and mini-bar but no safe. All rooms are air conditioned.
Service and food were quite good [ but be wary of the smoked salmon].
There is are a swimming pool, two tennis courts, billiard room, 10-pin bowling [when it works], health club and sauna.
Dry cleaning facilities are available.
The hotel is wheel chair accessible and there is baby sitting available.
Unique Quality: The gardens and surroundings are attractive and the dining room and food are good compared to other hotels in town. The buffet breakfast is good but expensive.
Its situation is its selling point being , as it is, at the junction of the Blue Nile and the White Nile.
The prices are ridiculously high.
A single room costs $US 190-200
A double room $US 210-220
Suites range from $US 390-659
Presidential suite $US 750
There is also 10% VAT and a 5% residential tax added
As I saw with my own eyes Hilton was the best hotel you can check in to @ Khartoum.
The hotel is from 30 years ago stil in original shape, this means that except the Beds the rest of the hotel is not really renovated or the renovation is not so much to talk about.
The TV in the room was placed too low and it was too old... see the photo.
The hotel restaurants are very expensive. Any hotel Service is very slow.
There is no High Speed internet and the Bus. center will charge you way too much for internet that you would have for free in most of the hotels in the world.
This hotel doesn+t have anything to do with hilton chain and forget about your Honner club points!!
Unique Quality: If you stay at the higher floors you will have a very nice view over the Nile!
The Personel are very polite and friendly even if the service is too slow they are doing their best as they are educated to.
The best thing at this hotel was actually the beds.
Don't expect Hilton quality
I would easily say that the Hilton Khartoum is the best hotel in town because there isn't much around to compare with in the first place. The hotel is kinda old and desperately needs a serious refurbishment especially before the new posh Libyan hotel down the road is up and running. The rooms look run down and carpets are dirty. However, the hotel has some of the best western restaurants and always full on weekends.
Other than that the Hilton also has a decent swimming pool and tennis courts. There is a "recreational center" where the gym and bowling alley are but most equipment are not working
Unique Quality: I think this is the only hotel which accepts Diners Club charge card. Everywhere else is cash only
Best Hotel in Khartoum
The food is very good and nearly matches the global Hilton style (took a real liking to the club sandwich - but be warned order it from the reception area, it costs almost twice the price from room service) The breakfasts are excellent, don't forget to add some of the foul to your plate, it's healthy and keeps you going for the day - and ensure you make quick friends with the lady that cooks the eggs, she's really happy to make them just the way you like. Service is as can be expected throughout Khartoum (we once waited 40 minutes for our lunch snacks and then they got it wrong). If you're a TV crew (or just want a great pic) ask the manager nicely and one of his security guys will escort you to the roof, the views of the Blue and White Nile are perfect. The internet data port in the room is useless 2.4kbps hahahahaha eeeek groooaaan, you can use mobitels internet access 9.6kbps for your laptop (just ask the nice people at mobitel how to do this) or the business centre has faster access and nice fairly decent winxp systems. Rrooms are comfortable but could do with a makeover. Swimming pool is glorious, when I had the time there was no better meditation than lying on a sundeck watching the birds of prey as they circled overhead. The expensive restaurant was kind of okay, but the food wasn't up to scratch for the price, I had the fillet with peppercorn sauce and anyone who's used to having this in 5 star accom will probably agree that it was just okay. My colleagues who went for Lobster seemed happy, but I thought it was rubbery, it was also served out of the shell, so who knows where they got it from? Through a little internet trick they can accept Diners, but no other major c/cards. I know UN staffers get a better rate, but US$190 (incl. tax) was the best we could get, then b/fast is an extra US$17. All in all, not bad
Telephone: +249 18 377 4100
Facsimile: +249 18 377 5793
Unique Quality: Breakfast and club sandwich, pool
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