Not a complaint - just a warning to start with: Credit Cards are not accepted in Sudan, so bring plenty of cash.
Hotel architecture and public spaces very middle-eastern luxury-like. You either love it or hate it. That's a thing of taste.
Rooms are decent, very large but lack decoration. It felt really empty in the rooms (actually it felt like the previous guest took half of the furniture home). Bed was comfortable, decent TV channels and an okay bathroom. I'd say on par for a 4-star hotel but it was missing anything luxurious to be classified 5 star.
Free wifi is a big plus, speed is very slow though - but this is to be expected.
Staff was friendly, spoke English, etc. No complaints there.
My worst complaint is the food. The quality was very bad. Way below the level you would expect at this price point; even in Sudan. Taste, presentation, everything was bad. This is based on several room service meals; after trying room service I could not even bother to check the restaurants in the hotel. I know this is Khartoum, not Dubai, Paris or London - however they charge hefty prices and claim to be a 5 star hotel - so I expect at least food which leaves me with a feeling that it was it least tasty - none of the 5 meals I ordered did.
The hotel is a solid one, but absolutely lacks some of the 5-star features it advertises. Definitely room for improvement, but not a bad choice for your visit in Khartoum.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A sleek architectural masterpiece of steel and glass, CORINTHIA Hotel Khartoum redefines the business hotel category and is the ideal environment for corporate and leisure travelers. With 230 rooms and suites, six restaurants and cafés, spa with indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam, sauna & Turkish hammam, tennis, and squash courts, gymnasium, business centre, convention centre, Wi-Fi connection in guests’ rooms and meeting space and covered car parking lot. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Burj Al Fateh Hotel