After 8 months in Africa and 9 countries, I’ve managed to come across the worst accommodation so far! It’s the bed-bug infested Tewodros Hotel in Harar, which also doubles as a brothel!
Despite the fact that the guide book mentions this place as a backpackers favourite, I find it completely devoid of any tourists apart from the local consumers of sex services (I couldn’t check in till 6 pm as a large customer accompanied by a young lady – and it wasn’t his daughter – was paying by the hour).
I chose, as recommended by the guide book, a room on the 1st floor but the only animals I can see are the bed bugs, roaches and the flies. And if my bed bug bites weren’t enough, there’s no water at all despite, bizarrely enough, a leaking tap.
And just to clarify so no one believes I’m one of those moaners that can never be satisfied….I never stay in any other accommodation other than ‘ shoestring ‘ and I’ve stayed in some rough places in my life but this place takes the mickey…
And by the way, the restaurant is gone. The only dishes served are firfir/tibs. And the guide is called Abdul.