I will not stay anywhere else but Hotel Javy when I travel to Liberia. The staff made my stay so memorable by helping me out when I was really in a bad situation. I will always remember their kindness. Not to mention they have the best breakfast and cute, quaint atmosphere!
Located in a not very nice and quite run down neighborhood about a half-hour walk from downtown, getting into the hotel and checking in was a bit of a chore. When we located and reached the sliding iron gate of the property there was no bell and we had to call the hotel number a few times for the lone staff lady on duty to open the gate from an inside control (every time you enter or exit the hotel you have to request for the gate to be opened). Checking in too took time because of language issues and the lone lady staff, who was very sweet and patient, had to call the owner more than once to confirm our reservation, type of rooms we had booked, room price, etc. Otherwise, the rooms were clean, large, comfortable and well furnished, and the bathrooms were clean and basic with good hot water; and there was adequate parking inside the gate. Breakfast was yummy and filling.…
We booked for two reasons: the Tico ambiance and TripAdvisor rating. Upon arrival the steel gates were locked and the neighboring truck repair shop was hard at work. The property sign was in taters. The neighborhood had deteriorated into a back-street hotel. The facility laundry location was full of rust and dust. The check in desk was dilapidated. Our room was clean, yet the beauty of the garden cried desperately for attention. The furniture of the welcome porch was not in the same condition as the posted photos of years ago. It was saddening to see how devastating the Covid-19 has affected this friendly Tico family run establishment.
The hotel itself was fine, although it's in a sketchy neighborhood. The owners are super nice and the rooms have lots of beds. But do not try to pet the dog! I went towards him and put my hand out and he bit me and tried to bite my brother as well. They said he's normally super friendly however he seemed aggressive towards other guests. Currently sitting in the hospital getting rabies shots, don't go near him! Also, make sure not to park under the mango tree or mangoes fall on your car.
We stayed in hotel Javy for one night, and we were very pleased with the stay. We were greeted by a place of delicious tropical fruits, and the staff carried our heavy suitcase upstairs. The room was very clean and comfortable. The breakfast was outstanding! The staff was very friendly and polite. We highly recommended it.