Torit is an amazing town. Dry and dusty with heat on a still day that can fry you up. The Torit Hotel is very convenient to the little airport and considering you are in a one horse town really not too bad. The room was clean but I think they need to work on a better power plan. The fans are wheezy at best and the power goes off sometime in the night, after which it can be a bit beastly in the room. Considering they are only running fans maybe consider putting in solar.
Breakfast was fantastic. Simple and spot on. Similarly lunch. Ugali and curry that was very tasty.
Despite the infrequent power they managed to keep the beers cold which was a great bonus.
Keep at it.
This hotel was for a long time the only hotel that was recommended for foreign guests. Now there's a new hotel in town.
Torit hotel has friendly staff, but the rooms are in poor condition. Rooms need upgrading. Not all rooms have hot water and some rooms barely have water in the shower. Some of us had to wash our hair in the sink, since the shower didn't have enough water for hair wash. The bed sheets are not completely clean.
The beds are hard to sleep on. Seems like every rooms have cockroaches (at least room 16 and 10). There are also cockroaches in the kitchen (they were walking on the breakfast buffet one morning).
The kitchen serves good food.
The power generator is shut of at 12 pm, so its a bit hot at night.
The pool has quite much bugs swimming around.
Some rooms have alot of ants in the beds.
No wifi in the rooms. Slow wifi in the reception.
If you are travelling in South Sudan, and in particular, Eastern Equatoria, then the Torit Hotel is a reasonable oasis. The rooms are clean with en suite facilities and air conditioning, albeit fixtures and fittings are typical South Sudan standard, and hot water is not a given in every room (several guests mentioned this)! That said, the staff were more than helpful, and despite some language barriers, managed to find me an alternative room with running hot water. Towels were changed regularly, but sheets and pillow cases not so often, and the beds are not the most comfortable. There is also a reasonably priced laundry service. Rooms have flat screen tv, although available channels are limited, and wi-fi is available at a charge. The bar and restaurant have friendly staff, and serve a good range of refreshments and an acceptable standard of food. However, with limited kitchen facilities, the food can sometimes take an eternity to arrive. There is also a BBQ night on Fridays (the food arrives a little bit quicker!) The hotel is fairly modern, with large open space to sit outside. Electricity is provided by generator and goes off at around 11pm, and there is limited power during the day (air conditioning is only available in early morning and after 6pm). If you are travelling/working in this area, where there is limited accommodation, then this is probably as good as it gets.
When I visited Wau I ended up sleeping uphill on a lumpy mattress in the IOM guesthouse, probably on the same sheets used by the person whose stuff was all over the room and who returned the next night to chuck me out. So my expectations of Torit were more of the same. However, all the UN agencies were booked out so I ended up in Hotel Torit. It's a nice newish building with some good conference facilities (we used one of the rooms for a workshop). The rooms were comfortable and clean and the staff were delightful - extremely friendly and helpful. So much so that when I realised that all the money I had in my wallet had disappeared somewhere on the journey, they agreed without question to let me leave without paying and send the money on the next day. I also had a very tasty chicken and chips in the restaurant - it arrived quickly and hot. They have a bar (where you can pay for wireless time) and a large grassy courtyard which is pleasant to sit in. The downside is that it's expensive - I think I paid $120 for B&B, but I don't think it's a total rip off considering the quality of the hotel and its staff. I would definitely recommend it to business travellers, especially 'VIPs'! I would also recommend it for conferences/workshops as the rooms are nice and the staff helpful, plus you can get a buffet lunch organized at the hotel restaurant.