Did not stay here but should have...price was a little bit above my budget but not by much. This is the present location. The old building was given an unwanted facelift years ago by a car bomb attack targeting westerners. Good thing is that the Greek owners hung in there and relocated to this location around the corner so to speak. If you are a bit nostalgic like I am and like hotels with a story to tell then this is the place..has the same feel for me as the Windsor in Cairo IMO. It attracts an older crowd ie: writers, investment bankers, and older Sudani's seeking a bit of classic oplulence in the city centre.
When I came in..one of the owners was there and allowed me to take a few photos and then offered me a free drink and chance to relax with a western paper in the lobby. To me this place represented the unique friendliness of Sudan.
The most storied hotel in Khartoum/Sudan...great service. Try and at least spend one night here.
Did not stay here..drove by it a few times. If you are a bit nostalgic..then you might tend to like this place..my experience has been that most of the Hilton's in Africa have tended to be a bit on the run down side compared to other hotels..this place is more victim of US sanctions than anything else
It stands alone on the river and is away from the hustle of most of the city....not far from the fish market.
I spent 4 nights here. Was going to stay at a friends house but Birthe (the owner) was the one that helped me with my visa I spent a few nights here. At the time I stayed they had a range of rooms with the cheapest being a $70 night room with shared bathroom. The picture in the tip was one with two singles that they let me stay in Monday morning after my flight arrived at 01:00 which cost a bit more $90? If you a looking for a clean and friendly place then this is it. Birthe is from Norway and along with her staff..takes great care of their guests. They are approved lodging for both UN and US Govt. employees. (They have the peep holes in the doors, security guards, etc..). The bathrooms are spotless and each room has a/c, TV and a small fridge. There are no mosquito nets but a can of spray is located in each room and I only had problems one night which the spray took care of.
Birthe is a great host...she makes a great omelet in the morning as part of the complimentary breakfast on the roof top..there is also a honesty bar there with a range of drinks including non-alcoholic beers. The roof top patio is a great place to relax in the morning or evening after a long day out. They also have a laptop with internet service along with wireless service if you bring your own. They will also register your passport for 150 SDP....not the cheapest but quick and it allows you to avoid the hassles of running around town.
Either Birthe or her staff can help you arrange a 4x4 to the North to Meroe, etc...to see the sights. Her prices tended to be a bit better than some of the local travel services. She can answer just about any question you might have on Sudan or knows who to ask if she does not know herself.
This hotel is classed as a four star hotel. It is in a nice suburb near the Nile. The rooms have been updated and are elegant, clean and comfortable. Room service is good. We had breakfast [ complimentary] which included croissants, lovely bread, pastries, cold meat [mortadella], cheese etc.
Unfortunately we only spent one night and didn't have a chance to see what other amenities were available.
There are 28 rooms/ suites ranging from $125 per night per room, t0 $145.
There is free parking.
The hotel also has restaurant, and convention or meeting facilities.
The hotel is close to the International Exhibition Centre.
Check in is 2pm and check out 12 noon.
A very simple hotel in the center of Khartoum, with a pleasant court-yard and garden.
The rooms are simple and more or less clean, with air-condition (check that it works), fan, TV and private bathroom (basic).
Some rooms are on the street side and a little noisy. Aks for a rooms on the court-yard.
The staff is friendly, but don't expect them to speak English (except maybe the receptionist)
Friends booked a room for me in this hotel. My guide didn't especially recommend it but the room was booked....
I was pleasantly surprised. The room wasn't all new but very clean, working air-condition, fan, satellite TV, private bathroom with shower.
The staff is friendly and speaks some English.
The restaurant is quite good, breakfast (continental + eggs) and about 5 standard dishes for the other meals. A meal is about SDG 15-20.
They don't have many tourists and don't offer the corresponding services (e.g. help with regsitration) that more tourist oriented hotels offer.
This hotel is far too expensive [$ 95 per night for a single room] in view of the present state of service offered. It is in the centre of Khartoum on Gamhouriya Avenue. The building itself is fine, but the maintenance needs improving. There was no hot water in the bathrooms, and February was having a cold spell. The service left much to be desired. The bathrooms were provided with a bar of soap, but no shampoo or shower gel or other of the finer touches one expects from hotels today. On the first day a large and small towel were provided, but after that it was only one [usually a small towel],
Because the breakfast buffet was so poor : little choice from white cheese, a boiled egg or omelette, sausages, white bread with one type of jam, a communal container of butter, most of the party ate elsewhere when not invited out for meals. There were no spoons for stirring tea or coffee, only powdered milk was offered; and the service was poor.
However, the hotel was clean.
[information provided by Egyptian_Dahlia, who has forgotten her password and cannot post tips herself]
There is a health room with sauna, but cannot comment on it. A business centre offers wireless connection to the Internet for 5 hours.
There is a clinic with a doctor offering treatment for hair loss!
It was a surprise to find this place in the middle of Khartoum. I didn't stay here but I did go inside the motel to check out the place. It's situated in Assaha, along Africa Street near the Canadian Embassy, and surrounded by high stone walls which lends an authentic old atmosphere.
There are 24 ensuite bedrooms and 8 suites complete with modern amenities (flat screen TV, phone, etc) and decorated with Middle Eastern murals painted on the walls. It really feels like you're out of Khartoum.
As expected, the rates & prices of anything here would be well above the average. Rates for a single room starts at USD150, USD220 for double & USD275 for a suite. It's not that bad since these rates are common in Khartoum and you will get a new room plus breakfast.
The motel is part of the Assaha's Lebanese Traditional Village. It's in tune with the many "village" themed establishments in the Middle East and you can enjoy the whole Lebanese experience from the traditional architecture to their cuisine.
I haven't actually stayed at the hotel as it is new and still being finished, but ate at the restaurant.
The building is very unusual , built as a traditional Lebanese village using local Sudanese materials e.g. old railway sleepers, cane, wood etc.
The bathrooms are up to date by Sudanese standards, and the rooms are quite comfortable with internet connection.
There are 24 bedrooms with bathrooms @$200 per night, 8 suites @$300 per night.
There is a coffee shop, green areas,pond, barbecue,and various halls that cater for 70 persons.
There is a morning breakfast and all kinds of sandwiches
The restaurant serves a marvellous Lebanese cuisine . The mezze gives plenty of the traditional dishes, and the grilled meats are delicious. About $20 per head.
The Acropole Hotel is centrally located in Khartoum and run by a Greek family (hence the name). For your stay, you will get an air-conditioned room including 3 meals!
The rooms are clean and well appointed with your basic necessities. The hotel lobby is simple and has many reading material in case you feel like lounging there. Several PCs with internet connection are available for guests to use for free. Wifi is available to use with your laptop. The hotel also organizes a day tour to some attractions in Khartoum.
The Acropole is a small family run hotel situated in a convenient place to get to the Nile and to the local shopping area. It is full of charm and character and is very well run by George and his family.
When you first see the hotel, you are deceived into thinking it may not be good - you enter through a doorway on a street corner and go up to the first floor. However, once you are inside and take a closer look you notice that although the building is old it is very well cared for and extremely clean.
Rooms are simply furnished but have everything you need, and are spotlessly clean.
The food is a mix of International with a local twist and is delicious.
The owners of the Acropole Hotel go out of their way to please. They can organise trips and guides, advise where to eat and where to go and will help you in any way they can to enjoy your stay in Khartoum.
This is a newly renovated hotel, the walls still smell of paint. I was on the blue floor, so all the walls were painted a UN style baby blue, quite calming. Unless you want to feel like you're whoreing out avoid the pink floor at all costs.
Single room had two beds, WESTERN TOILET, fridge, TV with CNN, fan and aircon. Food in the restaurant was okayish, Pizza resembled pizza almost, they loaded my pepper steak and chips with FAR to much salt, I could hardly eat it between gulps of juice and finally gave up. Breakfast not bad and included in the price, scrambled eggs, sausages, rolls, coffee.
There's a business centre with three PC's broadband speed and US$2 per hour
Single Room, two beds at US$75/night Double room (bigger) US$95/night
Good hotel facilities (Compared to other hotels in khartoum) though the hotel is boasting for 5 start status, I really doubt it. Yet the hotel is decent enough to stay even for longer period.
Take precautions not to drink water from the faucet as some times you will get dirty water. Best is to get bottled water.
Good view of the nile from the room, and you have plenty of space to relax besides the nile banks in the evening, as the hotel is situated right in the banks of the nile river.
Excellant view of Nile river.
Breakfast incuded. Nice friendly Norwegian couple managing the place. They have lived several years in Sudan have a lot of experience of how to get around. The price is fantastic compared to other hotels in Khartoum.
Lovely roof terrace. Excellent for late nights reading a book. Fridge in every room.
one the neatest hotels in town, thats of course to Khartoums standards. As know Sudan is not what one can call a popular tourist destination and hence a hand full of hotels most the more well known hotels like the Grand Holiday Vlla, Hilton, Friendship Palaace and the likes but not many medium range hotels. The few that happen to be available are always fully booked as there is an influx of foreigners currently most of whom aren't tourist but aid workers.
There are no fency things about this particular hotel but I find it tidy, flushing toilets with seats and toilet paper ( by the way most toilets in the city are the squating types popular with muslims), affordable internet and room services are available too.
As for the lounge, its clean and tidy to, I the guy running it has to through a lot to keep it that neat as some non visitors hang around to watch cable tv.
and one great thing if you are a smoker, you will love it as you are free to smoke even in the rooms.
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