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Hotel Asmara Palace

Der Mie 4, Expo Area, Asmara, Eritrea
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Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Asmara
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Asmara Palace is the most fancy hotel in Asmara. The rooms are comfortable. However there are things left to be desired: During our stay the A/C was not working. The Wifi is free of charge, but useless. The nominal speed is 32/16Kbps. Practically, Internet is not accessible. The only communication I managed to have is Skype chat from time to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is most probably the best option in Asmara with comfortable rooms. It was initially an intercontinental hotel that is now property of the government. Although it is the best option not all went well during my 11 nights stay: - wifi was free but in fact it never worked; - For 6 out of the 11 nights there was... More 

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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29 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A hi-quality hotel, I'd guess the best in the country. Rooms are spacious, well-appointed & comfortable. Water is hot (not always a given in Eritrea from past experience). All staff are attentive & professional. There are in & outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts & a fitness suite. The two restaurants are good. Breakfast buffet is satisfactorily good. Service on the... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

This hotel is very close to the airport, so if you get to Asmara on a late flight or fly out early this is a good place to stop. A buffet breakfast is typically included in the room price. The food includes, omelettes, pastries, fruits, coffee and juice. Wait staff are quite nice and super friendly. Rooms are decent and... More 

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9 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I struggled whether to give this hotel 4 or 3 stars. First, the pros: the pools are great, the food is serviceable, and some of the staff are warm and helpful. The location is ok as you are closer to the airport but away from town. The hotel has a nice garden and brunch buffet was enjoyable. We felt safe... More 

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Harare, Zimbabwe
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I didn't sleep in this hotel, but I spent two days there for a workshop. It seems pretty desolate, hardly anyone populating the rather vast spaces. The workshop facilities are good and service in that department excellent. Why I am really writing this review is the restaurant. I ate there three times. Three times I asked if I could have... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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31 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This is a hotel which definitely could you some upgrading in the rooms. The lobby is very lively all the time. It definitely looks like the local hangout place. The rooms are spacious but just ok. The staff is supper nice and helpful. The breakfast buffet is horrible not much of a choice. Service in all resturants is sloooow. We... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

An ok hotel that is past its prime because of the situation in the Eritrea. It has 2 heated pools - one indoor and one outdoor that are often in need of cleaning. The rooms are pretty good and the restaurant food ranges from good to basic depending on what food is available.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014 via mobile

I rate the hotel as the surprise package of my visit to Eritrea. They do their best under difficult circumstances to maintain the facilities. Lets face it, under the severe sanctions and isolation of the country they do a splendid job to provide good service. I was impressed by the building, facilities and room. The staff was always friendly and... More 

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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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