Do they really have luxury hotels in South Sudan? That’s a question I’ve been asked quite a few times in the past weeks. Acacia Village is by far the best hotel to stay in Juba, the capital of South Sudan and although it isn’t a luxury hotel, it’s very comfortable and better than some luxury hotels.
The location is less than 10 kilometres from the international airport and around 5 km from downtown Juba. It’s quiet and as soon as you are inside you forget you’re in South Sudan. The rooms are basic, but with important features such as high speed wireless internet and air conditioning.
The hotel has 32 rooms and is build with a village feel and although they are making the hotel bigger they want to keep it this way. There isn’t many facilities, but the swimming pool is a nice place to relax. The service is friendly from the local staff and the British manager Ben is a real gentleman with experiences from though destinations and part of the reason why he is able to manage a hotel in South Sudan so succesfully.
Finally it’s worth to mention the food which was very good. A new menu every day, but pizzas is always an option. Good and reasonable prices for foreigners, but expensive for Juba. Overall a very good experience and I love the fact that you can stay comfortable in almost every country in the world.
My opinion: Good experience.