We paid USD120 (no SDP accepted) per double room on full board basis. For this price one has certain expectations, which were not met, by a very wide margin - the rate should be nearer USD40 IMHO.
The owner/manager was away and the "staff" excelled in their absence of service and were not particularly friendly especially in the dining area. When we left, there was no-one around and we left the money with another guest.
On arrival, our reservation had not been recorded despite several emails/SMS. The lunch was soup. One of the other guests offered us pasta they had prepared which compensated.
One room had no hot water, something needed to be connected and there was a 30 minute wait for a hot shower. When going to bed we discovered that there was only one sheet per bed and there was no staff to find any extra sheets - we had to sleep under an acrylic blanket.
The evening dinner was prepared by a German guest (not staff) which was very nice but it was not clear whether we were expected to help out. At least we did not have to wash up.
There was only stale bread and jam for breakfast - we went to the Rotana instead!
The dining room was not particularly clean and there was a strong smell of gas.
The internet was good.
The pool was pleasant, although it ought to be cleaned daily (this was not the case).
It was nice to meet fellow travellers over dinner.
For this price, avoid, and head to the nearby Bouganvilla hotel.
Reconsider the German guest house if the prices are slashed! But lower any expectations.
- 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