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Hotel Asmara Palace

Der Mie 4, Expo Area, Asmara, Eritrea
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was rather empty except for one other Chinese man there. A nice swimming pool by my standards. Indoor and outdoor ones available. Price to get in is a couple hundred nakfa. Reasonable price for most foreigners. Restaurant decoration was nice. Buffet had cold food but ordering from the menu meant waiting around one hour. Typical in Eritrea. Wifi available... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Be warned!!! The management of the hotel are incompetent. Make sure if you are having a late check out you understand the charges, that they won't tell you about. A colleague and I stayed for two nights and had late flight out (as most are). We asked the day before the reception what was the latest we could check out... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Probably Asmara's best option for those looking for a reliable Place to stay during work visits. The restaurants seem to be a popular place for work dinners, and popular among the local elite. Unfortunately, it's a bit far from Asmara centre, so unless you have a car you'll have to take one of the very expensive taxis. The pools are... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Without doubt this is the best hotel in Asmara, unfortunately, it does not have a great deal of competition. It is close to the airport and convenient and looks just like another architectural monstrosity built out of cheap materials, with poor furnishing. Notwithstanding, the rooms are comfortable enough and there is a pool and gym for the more active minded.... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Location was is not bad. Nor from the airport in decent area of Asmara. You can easily walk to town centre from the area if you are not busy for exercise. Services are average and there are lack of enthusiasm and passion among the staff. Internet is very slow and most of the time unavailable. Better to go to Nyala... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

I have been there for 5 days. Rooms are clean and spacious. Internet is very slow in Eritrea, forget it. There is there an italian resaturant not bad but takes one hour to bring your food. Reception service are bad. They forgot to pick me from the airport and they charged me for a coffee that doesn't exist.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

I spent four nights in the Asmara Palace hotel. Internet nearly never worked, I wasn't even able to send a single email through yahoo. Management says it's a "temporary provider problem" which is not true as guests complain @TA for years and internet works well in other hotels - with same provider. Staff is uninspired, phone messages at reception are... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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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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