OK the simple fact is that there is not much hotels to choose from in Bissau and which ever you pick it is probably overpriced. The location of Malaika hotel is good and the room is ok (expect mosquitos) but that’s it. They offer airport pick up but I have never been able to get them answer any emails. Don’t even try to email in English, the whole hotel has one staff Abu, who speaks English and he is at house-keeping. At check in nobody speaks English and even hotel manager is unable to communicate in English.
if you book your room through hotels.com or Expedia good luck as hotel has no contact with them. I did book and was pretty much thrown on the street. If you arrive at night be prepared to kick the door as its locked and staff sleeps at reception. If you make enough noise you able to wake up the staff or even better save the phone number and call them to wake up.
Breakfast is moderate at best and if you go too late you might not find much to eat. Hotels in ground floor have no windows so they quite dark and sometimes you walk faster than the internet works. Some days it is just useless and signal is bad in some rooms.
Take your mosquito repellent as you going to find mosquitos in the room. Also take your own shampoo etc as they only provide a soap. Aircon works ok and tv has CNN, however that’s pretty much only English channel. Shower gives you super-hot water. They only accept cash, no credit cards.