Hotel Mariam
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Hotel Mariam

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3.5
#16 of 21 hotels in Freetown
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value

Finding an ideal hotel in Freetown does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Hotel Mariam, a nice option for travellers like you.

The rooms offer air conditioning, a sofa, and a desk, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Hotel Mariam features 24 hour front desk, room service, and a concierge. In addition, as a valued Hotel Mariam guest, you can enjoy a pool and an on-site restaurant that are available on-site.

If you are looking for a good seafood restaurant, you may want to check out Mamba Point Lagoonda Resort, Swan Restaurant & Grill, or Papaya Restaurant while staying at Hotel Mariam.

Hotel Mariam puts the best of Freetown at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Restaurant
Billiards
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Internet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Car hire
Foot bath
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Bridal suite
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Mid-range

Location

5A Off Beach Road, Freetown 232 Sierra Leone
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 51 out of 100
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ARaaf wrote a review Mar 2012
Thailand123 contributions56 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel Mariam, is a well established property located a stones throw from Lumley beach. Several improvements and renovations have been done over the past few years and the place is in ok shape. To me, it has a Sierra Leonean charm despite the service not being the best, at times even bordering rude or indifferent - This is the case in most hotels in Sierra Leone, except in the other places you pay big money, in Hotel Mariam you don't.

The cost per night is acceptable in relation to the service you get according to the Freetown "gold standard". Again, as I say in most of my SL hotel review - the rooms are always over-priced and the service below par regardless of where you stay. The same goes here, at least they don't bleed you out completely.

Rooms are very basic with locally made furniture. They are clean, but don't expect much more.

Enjoy a walk to Lumley beach while you stay here. If you are not used to Sierra Leone it can be a bit intimidating at first to walk because this is a local neighborhood. People are generally friendly so indulge in some local culture while you are at it.
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Date of stay: April 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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luv_lday wrote a review Jul 2011
Olomouc, Czech Republic6 contributions14 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I and my wife stayed at the Hotel Mariam for two days while were in Sierra Leona. It is in the close vicinity of the sandy Lumley beach where there are numerous short palms and umbrellas for shade. We often visited the beach in the quite evening times when it was cool and nice to walk barefooted. The hotel room was well air conditioned and had amenities such as television and furniture in it. The large bed was clean and comfortable enough to sleep. The staffs were friendly and helpful. The hotel offers good value for one’s money. We highly recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: July 2011
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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matt s wrote a review Sept 2014
UK11 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I've visited Freetown loads of times and stayed in quite a variety of places - Lacs, Family Kingdom, Barmoi, Number 2 beach, Marianella, Jays, 5:10.
Mariam is fine. It is generally, clean, completely secure and the staff are very friendly, helpful and trustworthy. The food is OK but nothing marvellous. The rooms are large, spartan and basic, but fridges, aircon and TVs are supplied. Internet is as intermittent as you'd expect in Freetown.
Negatives are the loud generators near the rooms, the inconsistent plumbing and the lack of a comfortable bar or terrace. A place to sit and chill with a beer would be very welcome after a hard sweaty day in the city.
On the plus side, the nearby Aberdeen turntable is a lively spot, you're close to the Pelican, it's a short walk to the beach, and as ever, the friendliness that you can encounter from people in Freetown is heartwarming - Alusine and the staff deserve recognition for their efforts.
All hotels appealing to the non-African market tend to be hugely overpriced in relation to their facilities. Mariam is no exception.
Don't expect much from this hotel and you will be rewarded.
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Date of stay: May 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask for a balcony room away from the generators.
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James R wrote a review Jan 2014
London, United Kingdom5 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
i stayed for a short while at the mariam about 3 years ago but this time it was for nearly a month -
i enjoyed the stay and will return very soon .
the hotel is an honest,clean and friendly establishment . the management and staff are the best in freetwon [ and i ve tried them all ]
nothing is too much trouble and i was made exceptionally welcome
a good breakfast started each day and in the evening i would often enjoy grilled fish or chicken
it is a GREAT place - safe and happy
thank you mariam hotel !!! see you soon
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Date of stay: December 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Emma and Christ... L wrote a review Apr 2014
New York39 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Mariam's on a business trip for 10 days. The place has an overall local feeling and is run by very nice and friendly people. It is about 5 minutes walk from beautiful Lumley beach.

Not all facilities and equipment is international standard, but everything worked, although with frequent but brief interruptions in power and wifi. Rooms and facilities are clean. Some rooms are located in the interior of the building without windows to the outside, and there is a noisy generator on one side of the building, which is on during the day, but switched off in the night. There was no mosquito net in my room when I arrived, but the staff installed one, when I asked for it.

The restaurant is a bit too small and cramped, and breakfast is basic, but the lunch and dinner menu is varied and I got very tasty food, including fresh local seafood cooked in different ways.

All in all, great value for money at a pleasant, local place.
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Date of stay: April 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Ask for a quite room with windows to the outside.
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jdn crew wrote a review Jul 2013
1 contribution3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
it was a nice hotel good service nice owner, nice room quite environment, and verry nice room service, not mention the food hardly can finish the postion of the food its verry huge i enjoy stay there for two month in 2011. Maybe Mariam and Mohammad is groing up now.
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Date of stay: March 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Janice6958 wrote a review Feb 2013
Chessington, United Kingdom9 contributions4 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I recently stayed at the Hotel Mariam and was impressed by the friendly staff and the size and facilities in the room. Rooms are air conditioned and it has 24 hour electricity. The shower had a good flow with hot water. Breakfast is good but it was difficult to get smaller portions. This hotel is recommended for a mid-range priced hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2013
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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janina776 wrote a review Apr 2017
Somerset, United Kingdom25 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a very comfortable hotel run by extremely helpful and friendly staff within easy walking distance of Lumley Beach and a good Craft Market.
The food was excellent, served promptly and with a smile. Despite arriving very late after a long journey from the UK, an excellent supper was provided quickly and efficiently.
No alcohol is available at the hotel but the manager very kindly sourced some beers from a local trader for us to drink by the spotlessly clean pool.
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Date of stay: February 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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matt s wrote a tip Sept 2014
UK11 contributions10 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a balcony room away from the generators."
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Emma and Christ... L wrote a tip Apr 2014
New York39 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a quite room with windows to the outside."
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
42
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Mariam
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Mariam?
Nearby attractions include Murdos Bar Aberdeen (0.1 miles) and Stewart Park (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Mariam?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Mariam?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Mariam?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Mariam?
Conveniently located restaurants include Croft and Cairns, Grays Inn, and Byron Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Mariam?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Mariam?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Hotel Mariam offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Mariam?
Many travellers enjoy visiting St Machar's Cathedral (1.7 miles), The Tolbooth Museum (2.2 miles), and Provost Skene's House (2.1 miles).
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