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Chiang Rai, Thailand
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56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2016

The impressive Italian-Turkish-Arabian facade of the buildings hardly prepares one for the unpredictable mix of pleasures and frustrations this establishment will provide for its guests. On the one hand, my room was large and airy and had effective air-conditioning; on the other, no more (cold) water came out of my shower than would have been supplied by a couple of... More 

1 Thank BPJH
Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2016

Accommodation is limited in Massawa but I still expected a room with a cleaner, more functional bathroom. The window has not been cleaned in ages, there was no hot water and the beds are awkwardly placed with no view. Staff in the reception and restaurant are pleasant but not particularly efficient. The pool was lovely and big but needed a... More 

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Rome, Italy
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144 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

After seeing one of the room, we decided to go back to Asmara, notwithstanding the long and difficult drive; we ate at the restaurant - ask for fish and drink beer not impossible pseudo-italian wines - and was barely decent. It was a real pity because the hotel and the restaurant could be very pleasant if managed the right way.... More 

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We came to Massawa from Asmara for one night. Given the state of our hotel in Asmara I wasn’t expecting anything better in Massawa. The weather was hot and humid so it was important to have a room with a working A/C. The first room they gave us was small, and we had requested a suite. So they showed us... More 

4 Thank Surfacing1982
Curitiba, PR
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Good hotel! Just near the old town! My room was good with AC and good bed. The bathroom was ok. Breakfast in restaurant was good as well. Primo Giovani the owner is a very nice guy and is the owner of Albergo Italia in Asmara too. Thy organize boat trips to the Dahlak islands, don't miss them!

2 Thank rfrare
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

8 Thank S M
Trieste, Italy
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61 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 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 

7 Thank Sputnikboy
Paris, France
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308 reviews
178 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 245 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 

4 Thank FrenchTraveler001
Denver, Colorado
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84 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 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 

1 Thank jetta1950
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123 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

2 Thank Luis A
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Address: Taulud Island, Massawa, Eritrea
Location: Eritrea > Northern Red Sea Region > Massawa
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