This family-run hotel in Khartoum, the first choice of archaeologists, reeks of history and atmosphere. The Greek owners are very friendly and helpful. The 35 rooms are without frills but exceedingly clean and tidy; rooms 18 and 26 to 29 have a big terrace. Can help organise visas and all kinds of tours.
Perks include free water and soft drinks, TV, computers, laundry service, a generous breakfast buffet, an on-site restaurant (set menu S£100) and free city tours for guests on Fridays.