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“Possibly the best place for beach and food in Salone”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Florence's

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Florence's
Ranked #11 of 15 Hotels in Freetown
Kampala, Uganda
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
“Possibly the best place for beach and food in Salone”
Reviewed 12 September 2011

In low season, the spacious and nicely equipped rooms go for 57.50 USD, in high season for 69 USD (including tax). En suite with good showers, equipped with aircon, tv and fridge, the rooms look out over the bay on Sussex beach. This is easily the best value you can get for any accommodation on any of the beaches south of Freetown.

Food in the restaurant is very good and very reasonably priced. Do not skip the fish carpaccio, possibly the best thing you will eat in Sierra Leone.

The private beach associated with Florence's is small, but you have easy access to the nearby bay and the main beach. Note that here, though, you will often get stalked, though fairly innocently, by young local boys, hoping for a bit of interaction.
Watch out for the strong current in the stream separating Florence's from the main beach.

Also, this place is known by most everyone as Franco's (who is Florence's husband and runs a diving school).

Room Tip: Get room 1 or 5. They have more windows.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Perth, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2011

The Florence’s has a great location near the beach. This is a peaceful place to stay in and relax while you are at Sierra Leone. We loved our stay at this place. Florence and Franco were quite friendly and arranged for our fishing trip. The air conditioned bed room with comfortable beds always helped us sleep uninterruptedly at night times. The clean bathroom was modern and clean with adequate water supply. The guest house had many other necessary facilities available in it. The food at the restaurant was always delicious. We especially enjoyed the freshly grilled fishes. Even the lobsters were good.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank tryttroy
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2011

An amazing place, where we feel like home. Florence and Franco are such nice persons. Wonderful memories!
The bedrooms are perfectly clean and the food is great!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled with friends
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2 Thank Flo13-10
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Havant, United Kingdom
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171 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2011

Florence's is really located in Sussex village, several kilometres past Lakka, and depending on the tide is a short walk or a waist-high wade to one of the most isolated beaches along the peninsula. The rooms are just a little tired with not all of the a/c, shower, fridge and fan working in every room, but the accommodation still represents a significant improvement on anything else available around Freetown. The restaurant is superb if somewhat limited in its range, and the staff are very friendly. Good for watching English or Spanish football on the restaurant's projector TV.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with friends
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3 Thank leonetraveller
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England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2010

On the waterside, a relaxing place to stay, with beach walks, visits to the nearby village, and a restaurant offering local and italian food, grilled local caught fish and lobster, with attentive service. Fishing trips can be arranged.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled with friends
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2 Thank BeachDoctorEngland
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Additional Information about Florence's

Property: Florence's
Address: Peninsula Road, past Lakka Beach, Freetown, Sierra Leone
Region: Sierra Leone > Western Area > Freetown
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Ranked #11 of 15 Hotels in Freetown
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
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