We were promised that this was an 'oasis' in Khartoum. If you want my advice then please look very carefully for other options unless you are a friend of the owner. If you are a friend of his then you will be made most welcome and no doubt he will party with you, but if you are simply a guest ($120 per room per night all inclusive) then you may well be disappointed. I found the bed to be worn and uncomfortable and the pillows were not much better. The bathroom was stained and looked grubby although the staff working there are at pains to rectify anything you point out to them. If you are expecting German efficiency and attention to detail then forget it. The owner partied on with his friends until about 01h00 on Thursday night even though I had asked him if he could please move the speakers closer to where they were sitting as the music was very loud in our section of guest rooms. His reply was that he would not move them or turn the music down but that he would turn off the music at 23h00 which of course did not happen till 01h00! As a paying guest I am amazed that his personal life takes precedence, but then again I won't be back so he can continue to run his business as he sees fit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The German Guesthouse is a small clean and comfortable hotel with a relaxed and familiar atmosphere. It is owned and run by Germans and open to everybody who needs accommodation in Khartoum, or just wants to chill out at our pool and bar area. We can organize all kinds of individual travels, trips and guided tours in Sudan, assist with the paperwork regarding visas and permits and even organize events. ... more less