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Reviewed 21 April 2016

Hotel Samir,
This "hotel" is a real no go.
The write that they have a restaurant and there is non.
The rooms are too dirty to speak about, the bathroom was even dirtier.
It it very noisy and old.
The breakfast is a piece of bread a croissant and a coffee nothing esle.
Wifi is in the room but very slow

Date of stay: April 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Thank jackmartijnw
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Great location on Main Street in centre
They allowed me check in at 7 am without cost due to early flight
No lift
Room was fine
Good shower
Good free wifi
Nice staff
Breakfast not good it free
Recommended
Toptip avoid veuling airlines
Very poor
Little to do in Algiers
A day or two enough here

Date of stay: April 2016
Trip type: Travelled solo
3  Thank samboDublin
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Reviewed 8 March 2016

Very well located in the city center, 45 mins from the airport with a bit of traffic, with some fast food on the street. I was looking for a restaurant but couldn't find any except kebbabs, pizza etc...

The hotel is in a building, there is no elevator so be aware if you have a room on the top floor (up to 5 stories) and have to carry a big suitcase upstairs. The hotel is old and the rooms are basic but have very hot showers and heat. They have free breakfast but was not good.

Room tip: try to have a book on the first 2 floors cause there is NO elevator
Date of stay: February 2016
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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1  Thank isab10027
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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

The Samir hotel is just dirty, old rooms not confortable no any tidiness no hygiene rooms are dirty pillowd dirty, towels dirty all and everything is dirty ac not working wifi as well it is a big nightmare you can catch few minutes in 24hours. Personnel very very ugly and unpleasant persons. Breakfast a big disaster with a jiuce which most likely a chemical than a juice.
To be really avoided. Only one positive thing is the location in Algiers center nothing else.

Date of stay: July 2015
Trip type: Travelled with friends
2  Thank Khaled B
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Reviewed 16 November 2014

I was looking for a good mid-range hotel in center-city Algiers, and hoped I had found one in the Samir, which has Lonely Planet’s seal of approval. The exterior of the building seems to promise a French colonial-era hotel of perhaps a somewhat dated grandeur; the interior reality proved a bit less than met the exterior eye. The front-desk staff was eager to engage with a visiting American who speaks grammatically serviceable Arabic, so despite the claustrophobic character of the lobby and its tired, faded look, I was hopeful that the colonial-era hotel could be a comfortable place to stay.

But as I trudged up three flights of stairs with my luggage (there is no elevator), I felt mounting dismay. Yes, the room did have a balcony of sorts, as promised, and behind a curtain were a shower on one side and a toilet on another. But the door to the room would not close, except when you turned the key to lock it, and the room had a vaguely dingy feel to match the public spaces of the hotel.

On the plus side, I did have all the basics. Much to the hotel’s credit, it offers a strong Wi-Fi connection (at no extra charge). The breakfast service, included in the room rate, was quite adequate and cheerfully delivered. I rather enjoyed being the only guest in the hotel tracing origins back to the north side of the Mediterranean for most of my 3-day stay. And the hotel’s location is convenient to the center of Algiers and life as Algerians, rather than foreign diplomats and visitors, experience it.

But I must also advise that there is an issue with the front-desk staff. While Ali and Yussuf, who manned the desk the evening I arrived, were quite friendly and welcoming, the day-time staff—one man and one woman--were persistently surly and unpleasant, and determinedly unhelpful when asked for information about getting about. So if you’re on your own in Algiers, expect that the Hotel Samir’s staff will leave you on your own.

Date of stay: November 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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9  Thank trentonmakes
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