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The Lead Hotel

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Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Private beach, sun-loungers, beach umbrellas, beach towels
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of The Lead Hotel

The Lead Hotel

4.0 star property
Upmarket beachfront hotel with outdoor pool, near Lumley Beach

10.0/10 Exceptional

9 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Kitchenette
  • Air conditioning
72a Cape Road, Freetown

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On a private beach

Getting around

  • Freetown (FNA-Lungi Intl.) - 150 min drive


  • Papaya - 4 min walk
  • Mamba Point Restaurant at Lagoonda - 4 min walk
  • Swan - 13 min walk
  • Gigibonta - 3 min drive
  • Balmaya Arts Restaurant - 5 min drive

About this property

The Lead Hotel

The Lead Hotel offers a private beach where you can enjoy beach umbrellas, beachside drinks and sunloungers. The outdoor pool provides fun for everyone, and guests can also take advantage of a fitness centre. The restaurant is a great spot for a bite to eat, and cold drinks are served at the bar/lounge. A poolside bar and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences at this upmarket hotel include fridges and microwaves.


Arabic, English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 44 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Minimum check-in age – 15
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 15


  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–11:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Beach bar
  • Poolside bar
  • Private dining

Travelling with children

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • On a private beach

Working away

  • 24-hour business centre
  • 2 meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 4 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2022
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • 36 holes of golf
  • An outdoor pool


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Arabic
  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 50-inch Smart TV
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow-top mattress

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Desk chair

Food and drink

  • Chef
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Free bottled water
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Dining table


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 30 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

The Lead Hotel Hotel
The Lead Hotel Freetown
The Lead Hotel Hotel Freetown

Frequently asked questions

Does The Lead Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Lead Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Lead Hotel?
As of 28 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Lead Hotel on 31 Jan 2023 start from $157, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Lead Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Lead Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at The Lead Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Lead Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Lead Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at The Lead Hotel and nearby?
The Lead Hotel has a private beach and an outdoor pool, as well as a fitness centre.
Are there restaurants at or near The Lead Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Papaya (4-min walk), Mamba Point Restaurant at Lagoonda (4-min walk) and Swan (13-min walk).
Does The Lead Hotel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a stovetop, a fridge and a microwave.
Does The Lead Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around The Lead Hotel like?
The Lead Hotel is located a short 1-minute walk from Lumley Beach.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

The sea view overlooking the ocean is spectacular
Umaru, 10-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Khaled, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It’s a new property with lots of plants and the sea view is very beautiful and the ambience is really great
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10/10 Exceptional

One of the best place in the city if not the country. I recommend it highly, for a business trip or vacation. This place is so unique and management will go above and beyond to make sure your stay here is more memorable. The staffs are friendly and professional and willing to help you at anytime. The facility is super clean, the rooms and outdoors are well maintained, the pool area the gardens etc. the hotel is well secure as they have 24 hours security personnel onsite and cameras around. There is ample room for parking in the facility for personal vehicles. I also tried few items off the kitchen menu, the food is excellent. No doubt this hotel is one of the best.
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10/10 Exceptional

Excellent Hotel! Definitely the best hotel in Freetown. Will visit soon!
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10/10 Exceptional

I loved everything about this property. The location, the facility, the amenities, the food, the staff were all on point. Best experience so far in Sierra Leone.
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10/10 Exceptional

I was in the LEAD Hotel in November 2022 while works were still ongoing. So, the main services available in addition to the room of course were the GYM and the swimming pool. I enjoyed my stay very much, the hotel is beautiful (Mediterranean style), very comfortable and clean. The swimming pool is a real joy. The room is very comfortable and very calm. The kitchenette is also well equipped, and staff are very nice. The location is also nice, many nice restaurants are around as well as a long walk by the beach. The best hotel in Freetown I think, and it was just perfect for my long mission, and I am already booked for a second stay in December. I highly recommend it.
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10/10 Exceptional

My stay was relaxing and peaceful, lovely staff and service . I highly recommend this place for long of short stay.
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Unique and Luxury rooms in Freetown The Lead hotel is very well located in the heart of Aberdeen, Freetown, overlooking the Atlantic ocean and walking distance from Lumley beach. I like the fresh clean modern spacious rooms, with fully equipped kitchennete, extremely comfortable beds and how quiet the rooms are. Decent size TV s and ample space for clothes storage, high speed internet. The usual coffee and tea making facilities along with iron, ironing board and hairdryer are also to be found in the rooms. Staff are very amenable and friendly. I enjoyed the pool and the water is crystal clear. The Lead hotel is a real gem in Freetown and i highly recommend it.
Raymond, 1-night romance trip
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