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Dahlak Hotel

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Taulud Island, Massawa, Eritrea
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Dahlak Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I stayed here for one night in August 2014 while visiting Massawa. It was so hot that we literally hid in our room for a few hours sleeping after we arrived because the AC was nice and cool. The hotel is very pretty. Outside of the rooms it is stiflingly hot everywhere. The wifi was a bit hit and miss.... More 

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Trieste, Italy
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The Grand Dahlak hotel is conveniently located at the top of Tualud island, right before the causeway connecting it to Batse island, where the Old Town is situated, just five minutes away. As there were quite few people in the hotel I could land only a double despite being alone, so probably booking in advance can be needed, the prices... More 

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Paris, France
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210 reviews 210 reviews
141 hotel reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This hotel is supposedly the best in town, therefore busy both with locals and foreigners. However, the property is hugely disappointing: - Reception staff is numerous, but all they do is fill in registers and forms. They seem to love their administration rather than trying to make their clients happy. - My bedroom was decently spacious, yet the A/C didn't... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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34 reviews 34 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Dirty room with a view of an algae and debris filled pool! The food was basic and its best to go down the street for lunch and dinner. The City has wonderful historical sights and this is not one of them. Staff did not care whether we needed anything and stood around talking to each other! It does not cost... More 

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50 reviews 50 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

this hotel looks great in web....in reality is worst , but have to take in consideration that massawa was a city heavily destroyed by war.... Unfortunately the most beautiful part of the hotel was closed so, we had to stay in the most recent but less characteristic part....anyway is best hotel in Massawa and have a nice salt water pool... More 

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Falls Church, Virginia
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117 reviews 117 reviews
25 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The hotel is probably the best you can find in Massawa but it is certainly not first-world. There are plenty of people at the front desk but between the five of them you can't get a piece of paper moved and they are not responsive to complaints or requests for assistance. The rooms are spacious and my aircon and fan... More 

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Berlin, Germany
19 reviews 19 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

When you enter the hotellobby you have really feel that you be in a Grand Hotel. The staff at the reception is very friendly but incompetent in case of complaints. The beds are clean, the rest of the room less clean. Just the bathroom can be in terms of cleanliness to fishing to be desired. Many valves were damaged. Also,... More 

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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92 reviews 92 reviews
90 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Great renovated historic building with nice facade and lobby. The rest is a bit worn. Rooms are ok although the AC is weak. Massawa is hot! Location is good just 200 m from Old Town. The pool is Dirty, don't Use it. We paid 1500 in local currency. Breakfast was not included. Hotel felt safe. WiFi was ok but not... More 

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Toulouse, France
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

I stayed twice in this hotel. The first time the hotel was empty so I was upgraded in the room at the first floor on the pool, huge and clean. The second , I was on the road, the rooms are not so nice. The pool is huge but was not clean. It is possible to have a swim in... More 

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Manchester, UK
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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This is a huge rambling, labyrinthine hotel, which at first sight looks highly promising, with a salt water swimming pool around which the building spreads. There are indeed some nice touches in the public areas, with Arabic designs incorporated. The first let down comes with the reception desk staff, who were completely incapable of booking in eight people into six... More 

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Address: Taulud Island, Massawa, Eritrea
Location: Eritrea > Northern Red Sea Region > Massawa

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