Sudan Hotels and Accommodation
(Sudan, SD, North-East Africa)
Most of Sudan's hotels can be found in its capital city, Khartoum, or in the popular Red Sea city of Port Sudan. Facilities in both these cities vary widely, ranging from two-starred establishments to those that offer a five-star service.
It is worth noting that, when it comes to settling the hotel bill, cash must be used. Currently, credit cards are not able to be used anywhere in the country.
As you would expect of any capital city, Khartoum has some of the best lodging options available in the country. The Corinthia offers a range of suites and other rooms, and is a short drive from the centre of Khartoum. Likewise, the 5M is centrally located. This relative newcomer on the Khartoum hotel scene has all the accommodation and facilities you would expect of a hotel of this kind. Some rooms also have American-style kitchenettes for guests who prefer to prepare their own food. Of note, the 5M offers its own car rental service.
Where to Stay
Outside of Khartoum, Port Sudan offers a fairly good selection of places to stay. In Port Sudan, the Coral Port (formerly the Hilton Hotel) is handily located and has good views over both the Red Sea coast and the city itself. Likewise, visitors can choose between several mid-range and budget hotels. More rustic accommodation can be had at the out-of-town Red Sea Resort.
Elsewhere in Sudan, accommodation is not quite so prevalent. In El Obeid, in central Sudan, hotels such as the Sunway offer a selection of rooms, together with some modern facilities, such as satellite TV and air conditioning.
Visitors to major tourist destinations, such as the Pyramids of Meroe, can opt for a tented camp. Furnished tents usually have the luxury of a bed, electric lighting, a private bathroom hut and access to a camp restaurant. Otherwise, most tourist-friendly areas have some form of guest house accommodation. Guest houses tend to be small in size, but are a pleasant way to enjoy life in a traditional Sudanese household.