Damal Hotel Hargeisa

Damal Hotel Hargeisa

Road 1 Dahabshiil Business Centre, Hargeysa Somalia
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4.0
#2 of 6 hotels in Hargeysa
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.1 of 5 bubbles
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With 105 spacious rooms to choose from ranging from deluxe, super deluxe, suite and family room categories, all rooms offer contemporary furnishing and a full range of modern amenities to serve both business and leisure travelers.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Restaurant
Meeting rooms
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range

Location

Road 1 Dahabshiil Business Centre, Hargeysa Somalia
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 43 out of 100
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Jane E wrote a review Mar 2021
New York City, New York
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The 4 star rating is based on what else is available locally and the general standard of things in Somaliland. I stayed twice at the Damal, initially for 3 nights and later for another 2. The hotel is situated on the 3rd to 5th floors of a commercial building in downtown Hargeisa. The lift is key card operated for the 4th and 5th floors but there is also a big open staircase so it hardly seems worth them having installed the technology. My first room was on the side of the building with side road to the hotel section entrance. This side of the building is very noisy with dogs barking loudly all night. My second room on the other side was much quieter. Both rooms were on the small side with big comfortable beds filling most of the available space. Each also contained an armoire, desk and chair with no room for much else. The bathrooms were reasonably spacious but the water supply was a bit tricky requiring that a separate pair of taps on the wall in the bathroom be turned on to get water flowing and a switch outside the room be flicked to operate the hot water. Easy once you know how! Everything was clean and serviced each day with soap and toilet paper regularly replaced. It seemed that the sheets were also changed each day. The room had a/c of sorts and the white noise of the unit helped deaden the outside noise.

There was a sitting area on each floor with sofas and a TV which was a good place to relax in comfort when the room became a bit claustrophobic.

The wifi was good when it worked which unfortunately it did not some of the time. The system required a passcode obtained from the reception desk and for my devices needed reconnecting after each pause.

The hotel restaurant served "international food" - pizza, burgers and the like but also some local dishes. The milk shakes and smoothies are recommended. It seemed to be a bit of a local social scene and could be difficult to get a table on busy nights, particularly Thursday, with groups or single customers, mostly men, hogging tables lingering over finished (non-alcoholic) drinks.

My flight out was late in the day and I was very appreciative of the hotel allowing me to use the room right up until departure.

Overall, the Damal is a good choice with the added advantage of being downtown within walking distance of the central market and other diversions.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: There is less night noise on the side of the hotel away from the entrance street.
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Poleinahole wrote a review Nov 2020
Switzerland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is in an office building and lacks charm but makes up for this by being central, quiet and very well run.

Rooms have good air conditioning, warm water; reasonable WIFI and a restaurant that provides super fast service at very reasonable prices.

You can walk around Hargeisa safely from here.

Reception is also very efficient, especially the lady.

A well managed comfortable hotel
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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TripMember06092015 wrote a review Dec 2020
United States
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed elsewhere for one night but immediately decided to switch to this hotel.

Don’t take me wrong : this hotel is also not the best in the world but it is the best that Hargeisa could offer. At least, most things work in this hotel.

I stayed in a room without a window looking outside but windows that can be opened to the corridor! If you don’t want it, please specify during reservation.

The location is the best the hotel offers. Central of the city. But some people may not like it because it might be too busy.

Check-In lobby is not on the ground floor as the ground level is full of shops.

Bathroom is small but it has hot water for shower.

While they talked about the opening of an internationally managed hotel “soon”, I think the location of that would not be as convenient and there is a big question mark as to when the hotel will open.

Overall, no need to look further but book this one in Hargeisa. Remember, there isn’t many decent choices.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Meander37017465214 wrote a review Mar 2023
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice rooms. Rates range by size of room. Be sure to place your order 1 hour earlier, beware of praying times for services are temporarily unavailable during prayer. No buffet, limited menu, enjoy a bowl of fruits and fresh juice
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Date of stay: June 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: ladies, especially non Muslims, remember to tuck your toilet paper in your travel bag. They do...
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OnwardTraveller wrote a review Aug 2023
Southampton, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Taking the upper four floors of possibly the most central building in town, with a gated car park entrance that also serves the restaurant, the Damal give excellent service.

The team organised my shuttle from and to the airport, and swapped my room when disturbed by a noisy plant room (tip: avoid room 530).

Rooms are clean and well equipped. Breakfast is included in the separate building: make sure staff know you are ordering breakfast as this created a minor mix-up with my bill.

Good English spoken. Recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Avoid room 530 to plant room noise.
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TheBeckhams421 wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the most comfortable hotel I stayed in over 9 nights in Djibouti and Somaliland. Big comfortable beds, great towels, water pressure a bit low occasionally but this is a country dealing with drought. Definitely need ear plugs to sleep. Allow plenty of time in the the restaurant as meals are prepared individually. I’d get someone to look at the European/American breakfasts which could be improved. Great curries. I’d particularly like to mention Huda and her female colleague who were front of house on one of the nights we were there. Far and away the best spoken English and the friendliest welcome on entire our trip. She fixed my telly when maintenance wouldn’t come & even lent me her own phone charger. If I were conducting training in hospitality and tourism I’d get her to show the others how it’s done. And great to have women around in a city that can be daunting for single females.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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John F wrote a review Dec 2022
Ottawa, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I loved the Damal Hotel. It is really centrally located (as opposed to the Ambassador Hotel, where you'll need to get in a taxi to go anywhere), but it is very quiet as well. The staff are so kind and helpful. My room was a good size, with good wifi and air conditioning. And the restaurant serves fantastic food at reasonable prices. I have read some reviews that said that the service in the restaurant was very slow, but I never had slow service, and I ate there many times.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Susan M wrote a review Nov 2021
Djibouti
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had a great stay at Damal Hotel Hargeisa last weekend. The staff is kind, warm, capable, and professional; the cafe has excellent food and beverage offerings as well as views of the city; the wifi signal was strong and reliable; the room was clean and had regular housekeeping services; and the location is very central and convenient. The only challenge I encountered was not having warm water in the shower despite a technician coming to fix it. He fixed it after I reported it but I then encountered a problem again later that day. It is possible that this was due to user error on my part, however. Overall I had a very positive experience at this hotel and highly recommend it to other travelers to Hargeisa.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of the city.
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Rishi82 wrote a review Sept 2023
Colombo, Sri Lanka
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Broken shower cubicles, Noisy and unpredictable Air Con, Erratic water spray, Bugs/Mosquitoes!!!!!!!!, Poor food service arrangements, Limited breakfast menu, Non-working telephone, Non-responsive safety lockers (replaced a couple of times), Unclean rooms, Long waiting times for requests made, incorrect billing, rude security checks, a GM who has no idea of customer service of how to make it up to customers....and all this after booking their so called 'VIP room'. The saving grace as the FO staff (Ms.Amal) who tried her best to address some of the issues (eventually!) but that too after many follow-ups; however, some of these were pointed well ahead of the visit! Apart from the central location of the hotel, nothing much to recommend about this hotel. Avoid at all costs!
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Date of stay: September 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Damal Hotel Hargeisa, General Manager at Damal Hotel Hargeisa
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Rishi82, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent stay at Damal Hotel. We sincerely apologize for the numerous issues you encountered during your visit. Your experience is certainly not reflective of the standards we strive to uphold. Broken Shower Cubicles: We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the broken shower cubicles. Our maintenance team has been informed and is working to rectify this issue immediately. Noisy and Unpredictable Air Conditioning: We understand how important a comfortable room temperature is for our guests, and we regret that the air conditioning system did not meet your expectations. We are investigating this issue to ensure it does not happen again. Erratic Water Spray: We are sorry to hear about the erratic water spray. Our maintenance team is addressing this to ensure consistent water pressure. Bugs and Mosquitoes: We apologize for the presence of bugs and mosquitoes in your room. We have taken steps to enhance our pest control measures to prevent this in the future. Poor Food Service Arrangements and Limited Breakfast Menu: We regret that our food service and breakfast menu did not meet your expectations. Your feedback has been shared with our culinary team to improve our offerings and service. Non-working Telephone and Safety Lockers: We apologize for the inconvenience caused by the non-working telephone and non-responsive safety lockers. Our team is working on these issues to ensure they are fully operational for future guests. Unclean Rooms: Cleanliness is of utmost importance to us, and we are disappointed to learn that your room was not up to standard. We are reviewing our housekeeping procedures to prevent this from happening again. Long Waiting Times for Requests and Incorrect Billing: We apologize for the delays and billing errors you experienced. We are implementing new training for our staff to improve efficiency and accuracy. Rude Security Checks and Customer Service: We are sorry for any discomfort caused by our security checks and for the perceived lack of customer service from our General Manager. We are addressing these concerns to enhance our service quality. We are grateful for your kind words about Ms. Amal from our front office staff. We will ensure she is recognized for her efforts. We value your feedback and are taking steps to address each of these issues. We hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you with a much-improved experience in the future.
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Amina wrote a review Jan 2020
Lavington, Kenya
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic stay at Damal. The staff were pleasant and accommodating. Rooms were clean and a good size. You have the option of walking around and trying other food places as this hotel is right in the central of Hargeisa.Stay here if you are visiting Hargeisa, you will not regret.
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Date of stay: February 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Zyan M wrote a tip 04 Jul
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"For international travels contact the hotel before your trip & the hotel will make all accommodations for you."
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said f wrote a tip Nov 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Value for money Affordable price Safest hotel in Hargeisa Easy access to everywhere Bank,pharmacy,shopping center in same building"
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abhishek d wrote a tip Oct 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Reliable and safest hotel in Hargeisa. All Govt offices are nearby. The first hotel in this city with 24/7 doctor on call facility ."
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Manjula Chathuranga wrote a tip Sept 2023
Maharagama, Sri Lanka16 contributions4 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Please avoid this cheating hotel. Don’t get mislead by social media posts!"
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OnwardTraveller wrote a tip Aug 2023
Southampton, United Kingdom1,199 contribution558 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid room 530 to plant room noise."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Damal Hotel Hargeisa
What are some of the property amenities at Damal Hotel Hargeisa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Damal Hotel Hargeisa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Damal Hotel Hargeisa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Damal Hotel Hargeisa have airport transportation?
Yes, Damal Hotel Hargeisa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Damal Hotel Hargeisa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Damal Hotel Hargeisa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Is Damal Hotel Hargeisa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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