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“An horror in earth” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Gurgussum Beach Hotel

Gurgussum Beach Hotel
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Gurgussum Beach Hotel
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Massawa, Eritrea   |  
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Massawa
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“An horror in earth”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

I had the misfortune to have a 2 day reservation at Gurgussum. When we arrived at the "resort" we asked laughing to our guide if it was a trick because we can't believe that it was the place where we have had to spend two days. But the worst arrived when the staff showed us the rooms: a decadent residuate of early seventies. Kilos of dust everywhere, toilet flush broken, no toilet paper, no towels, shower broken, huge traces of dirty and rust everywhere, neon lamps pending from the ceilings, pigeons nest in the air conditioning machines (of course not working), open and broken manholes seeded as traps everywhere in the courtyard, the "so called" beach a sort of rubbish dump. The best arrived when we started to take pictures to have evidence of this disaster (our intention was to leave immediately and have a remboursement from the tour operator): the staff immediately pushed us off the rooms closing the door and threaten us with ridicolous menaces about the fact that taking pictures was forbidden (in an hotel...??). Of course we left immediately this sort of penal colony and chose another hotel in Massawa. Lately we were informed that a lot of tourists literally ran away from this horrible place also for the wide presence of cockroaches and rats. The strong suggestion is to avoid in all manners a place like this..

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Redondo Beach, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

I stayed at the Gurgussum Beach Hotel in October of 2010. I had a decent room and air conditioner, which was great because it was so hot outside. I wanted to ride a camel and did just that outside on the beach. The staff were pleasant and food was good. I only wish the water and drinks were ice cold. I may be a bit spoiled coming from America when you ask for ice cold drink, it is just that Ice Cold! However I had a great time and the price was amazing!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Massawa, Eritrea
Location: Eritrea > Northern Red Sea Region > Massawa
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Massawa
Number of rooms: 10

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