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Lacs Villa

3 3a & 9 Cantonment Road Off King Harman Road, Freetown Sierra Leone
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#1 of 10 guest houses in Freetown
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LAC's Villa is truly the best-kept secret in Freetown set within acres of beautiful and historic tropical trees, plants and birdlife. Established in 1998 LAC's Villa prides itself as the first guest house established in Sierra Leone and has just recently had a beautiful facelift! Our establishment boasts newly refurbished ensuite, wifi, air-conditioned rooms, hot water, 24/7 electricity, restaurant&bar that provides good company and great food, a newly built conference centre (150 capacity) and a wedding venue (400 capacity). We are just 2.5km from the heart of Freetown’s city centre and a 15min drive to Lumley Beach within grounds that provide a haven from the hustle and bustle of the city. LAC’s Villa is certainly guaranteed to provide a great trip away, whatever the occasion!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Diving
Walking tours
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Valet parking
Wifi
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Manicure
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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D.Vinton wrote a review Mar 2024
Vancouver, Canada31 contributions8 helpful votes
My stay at Lacs villa was amazing . With a much needed vacation, and a reintroduction to the region , I chose Lacs villa. It is an amazing sanctuary . This host is amazing and communicative and does everything to make your stay a memorable one. The staff is great and attentive . The villa is clean and organized. The scenic landscape makes you one with nature. The birds chirping and greenery was what I needed to detach from a hustle and bustle scene that I’m much used to. Thank you Team Lacs for making it an amazing stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wendyextra wrote a review Mar 2020
Sydney, Australia59 contributions48 helpful votes
Freetown was noisy, dusty and chaotic. LAC’s Villa is exactly what it claims. A garden retreat from the heat and the dust. All the staff treated us like family members and did everything they could to help us. We’ll definitely stay here next time we’re in Freetown.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dr. Mohammad ABDELAZIZ wrote a review Jun 2019
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia12 contributions1 helpful vote
Lacs Villa is a very special place you have to experience, you will feel the spirit of Africa and you will enjoy the hospitality, try the African food in the restaurant having your delicious meal in amazing garden.
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Date of stay: May 2019
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Response from Andrea D, General Manager at Lacs Villa
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Thank you very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to review us at LACS. The whole team sends you their warmest regards and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Freetown. With Best Wishes
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Jules D wrote a review Dec 2018
29 contributions8 helpful votes
Second year that I take a school charity trip there. The service is excellent and the staff always friendly, welcoming and smiley! As a guesthouse, they are good at accommodating our particular needs.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Response from Andrea D, Manager at Lacs Villa
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Dear Jules - It is always a pleasure hosting you and we thank you very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to review us at LACS! The whole team sends you their warmest regards and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Freetown. With Best Wishes
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Naomi H wrote a review Dec 2018
6 contributions2 helpful votes
I was visiting Freetown with my husband and we wanted somewhere to stay close to town but in a peaceful setting. Lacs was the perfect location as it is close to the town centre but when you are there you feel like you are deepin the county side. The property was clean, good was nice, staff were very attentive and the WiFi was a bonus so I could do some work. We will definitely return when we next visit.
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Date of stay: November 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Andrea D, Manager at Lacs Villa
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Thank you very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to review us at LACS. The whole team sends you their warmest regards and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Freetown. With Best Wishes
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Stefanie wrote a review Nov 2018
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I was working in the East of Freetown, and therefore was looking for some place closer to the city center, to spare some traffic in the mornings. This guesthouse is an excellent choice for those who do not want to stay in Aberdeen. The rooms are spacious and clean, with hot shower, electricity and highspeed internet. My favourite spot at LACS Villa is the restaurant´s beautiul verandah, with a view on a green garden surrounded by large trees. The food is excellent too, and staff is super friendly, warm-hearted and caring. Every evening, I felt like coming home when coming back to this calm and safe place after a long day of Freetown rush and chaos.
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Date of stay: November 2018
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Responded 30 Dec 2019
Thank you very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to review us at LACS! The whole team sends you their warmest regards and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Freetown. With Best Wishes
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jofarm75 wrote a review Oct 2017
Washington1 contribution1 helpful vote
Stayed at LACS early October 2017 for 2 weeks. Pleasantly surprised. Not a hotel and so are able to deliver a personalized service. Ideal for longer stays especially. If you enjoy staying somewhere with 'old world' charm then most definitely worth a try - I am already booked to return in a few weeks. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Response from Andrea D, Manager at Lacs Villa
Responded 30 Dec 2019
Thank you very much for taking time out of your busy schedule to review us at LACS! The whole team sends you their warmest regards and we look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Freetown especially with our recent refurbishment. With Best Wishes
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a17james wrote a review Apr 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
I was in Freetown on business and had my partner and small children with me. We spent 8 weeks in the 2-bedroom self contained bungalow. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff. The food was very good actually and so fresh - my partner is vegan and the children had various allergies. Meals were tailored to suit our needs and always so fresh. We were supported with vehicle hire when needed. It was just like we were surrounded by family. The Guest House is very secure (security guards patrol day and night) and the space on the grounds were great for the family to move around whilst I was at work. We had our privacy and the best part was I did not need to travel far for work but it didn't feel like we were in the city. This is not a hotel, the advantage being you really do get a personalized service. Would I recommend/stay there again - most definitely!!
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: For longer stays definitely recommend the bungalow or the Annexe
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Response from Andrea D, Manager at Lacs Villa
Responded 21 Apr 2017
Thankyou so much for taking the time to review LACS. It is always our aim to make our guest house feel homely and the Team are happy to hear that you had a good experience with us. Warm regards to you and your lovely family. Andrea.
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Judy T wrote a review Apr 2017
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LACS was recommended so I stayed with them for a week on business. The staff were so warm and nothing was too much trouble. I love nature so I really enjoyed the natural space, the trees, tropical flowers and plants. Was chuffed to see plenty of nesting Eagles overhead. The food was fresh and yes, you do have a bit of a wait but it was always well worth it. Would definitely recommend and stay there again.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Choice of main house where restaurant is or privacy of two other outbuildings
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Response from Andrea D, Manager at Lacs Villa
Responded 21 Apr 2017
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to review LACS. It was our pleasure to look after you and look forward to your next visit. Best wishes, The Management and Staff
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Maurice A wrote a review Apr 2017
Bath, United Kingdom6 contributions3 helpful votes
A large and secure compound. My accommodation was 500m away from main house (probably not good in the rain) through a rough and vehicle strewn mess which was probably a lovely garden at one time. The whole place needs upgrading. Facilities such as generator/WiFi/aircon were all welcomed. It was the service and food that let it down - not because it was bad but because with the prices charged more should have been expected. We moved out to a 4 star hotel and paid the same price as this two star facility.
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Date of stay: March 2017
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Response from Andrea D, Manager at Lacs Villa
Responded 21 Apr 2017
We are very sorry to hear that we fell short of your expectations on this occasion and hope you will visit us again and give us the opportunity to put things right. We wish you well in your travels. Warmest regards from the Staff and Management.
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PRICE RANGE
£76 - £77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
Sierra LeoneWestern AreaFreetown
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Lacs Villa
Which popular attractions are close to Lacs Villa?
Nearby attractions include Tacugama Chimpanzee Sanctuary (4.6 miles), Lumley Beach (1.4 miles), and National Railway Museum (1.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Lacs Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Lacs Villa?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Lacs Villa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Lacs Villa?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Lacs Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Toma, Mamba Point Lagoonda Restaurant, and Crown Xpress.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Lacs Villa?
Yes, guests have access to fitness classes and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Lacs Villa have airport transportation?
Yes, Lacs Villa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Lacs Villa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Lacs Villa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.