With its efficient, English-speaking reception staff, prolific facilities and surgical cleanliness, the Ambassador exudes an international confidence. The squeaky-clean rooms are equipped with everything to ensure a comfortable stay, including satellite TVs, glittering bathrooms, a gym, a business centre, a restaurant and a bar (not licensed). Staff do an excellent job with car rental, tour guides, police escort and visa matters. Its single drawback is its location away from the central buzz – it feels like an isolated fortress, about 4km from the centre, near the airport. Not very Hargeisa, but it’s quiet.