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Hotel Asmara Palace

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Der Mie 4, Expo Area, Asmara, Eritrea
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Ranked #2 of 7 hotels in Asmara
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014
Tranchie-Tess Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Great facilities, friendly staff and well appointed rooms made this a pleasure for our transit. Only downfall is that the wi-fi is rather shocking and the prices in the restaurant very high. Compared to other hotels in the city this is a palace and the only true 'international' hotel.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The Asmara Palace is the former Intercontinental Hotel, so it was built to international standards and struggles mightily to maintain them. I have no doubt it is the best hotel in Asmara, but that's setting a pretty low bar -- it would be 3 stars in the real world. It is clearly the local hangout for both expatriates patronizing the... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I've been there 4 times last year and I spent more than 3 months in 2013. Rooms are not well cleaned, dust is everywhere (I ask many time for vacuum cleaner without success), air conditionning is not working properly, no Internet or very slow connection (less than 1kb/s) or no connection at all, and from time to time no hot... More

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33 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is located a short 5 minutes from the airport. The rooms are clean and neat but the decor is a bit dated. The breakfasts were good with a decent spread of hot and cold choices. The choice of different restaurants in the hotel makes this a good option if staying for a few nights. The service was always... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

This is the best hotel in Africa.The best service Very clean hotel room.Friendly employee and professional .Pool are nice and clean.The best cappuccino in Asmara.Dinner ,lunch and B/fast was good ……The service in this hotel is the best!!!

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed here several nights. Hotel was posh and rooms very nice. Can't compare with Western hotels though. Service was friendly and in the 3500 in local currency we paid breakfast was included. On the premises there was a swimming pool, a gym and tennis Courts as well as several shops, cafes and restaurants. WiFi was ok in lobby but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This was my second stay at the Asmara Palance (previously the Intercontinental). I really enjoyed my stay - the room is a good standard albeit the carpets could do with a facelift. The staff are super friendly and polite. We ate in the restaurant and had room service and would recommend both. The breakfast selection is good (hot and cold).... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Just a few kilometers from the airport, this is one of the most internationally oriented hotels in Asmara, with good rooms, friendly staff and good restaurants and café's. Staying here was pleasant and offered no great surprises. The room was spacious, clean and with everything needed to stay a few days in comfort. Internet was very slow and weak, but... More

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St. Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

The Asmara Palace Hotel is the best that Asmara has, but regrettably, it would earn about a C- in most other contexts. It's a large, generic place in the spirit of 'corporate chain hotel meets under-used shopping mall in Nowheresville.' Characterless and mediocre by most measurements, when it tries to import character, like with its so-called Irish pub ("Green Pub"),... More

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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

Asmara Palace is the best in the city I was there from Dec 9th to Dec 12th. It's 5 star hotel with decent rooms and amenities nearing Asmara airport only 3 minutes. Brake fast is average with little varieties however juice and fruits was always fresh and delicious. Hotel guest were the top social class in the city usually there... More

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Address: Der Mie 4, Expo Area, Asmara, Eritrea
Location: Eritrea > Maekel Region > Asmara
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Asmara Palace 5*
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Also Known As:
Inter Continental Hotel Asmara
Inter-Continental Asmara
Asmara Inter-Continental

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