The Lungi Airport Hotel is the ideal gateway to Sierra Leone, offering a first taste of this enticing country without totally abandoning the comforts of home. Almost all international flights arrive in Lungi around dusk and an overnight stay near the airport is often needed before continuing to Freetown the following day. The Lungi has 44 comfortable rooms with air-conditioning, satellite TV, tea and coffee making facilities hairdryers and en suite facilities with hot running water.
A number of back-up generators mean that the electricity supply is amongst the most reliable in the country. The following morning, you begin your first full day in Sierra Leone with an extensive breakfast buffet at one of the few places in the country where you can get real coffee.
The hotel is geared to making your first night in Sierra Leone as easy as possible. You can change US dollars, pounds sterling and euros into local currency and a small shop sells essentials like basic toiletries and mosquito repellent. Free wireless internet is available and the business centre has 4 computers that can be used by hotel guests without charge. For those with more energy, the hotel has a swimming pool and tennis court.
The hotel restaurant is excellent. Ask Ricardo, the general manager, or your waiter, what is fresh that day. Along with the fish, which is delicious throughout the country, the Lungi Airport Hotel also offers fresh meat and local organic vegetables. This is one of the best places in Sierra Leone to eat beef, lamb or pork. During the dry season, the hotel organises weekly barbeques by the side of pool.
On the way home, we arrange speedboat transfers in the mid-afternoon, which gives you a few hours to relax before your flight. With a hot shower, a cold drink and a delicious dinner at the end your Sierra Leone holiday, the cold showers along the peninsula are forgotten, leaving you with the enduring memory of beautiful beaches and stunning sunsets.