PRO. The hotel is simple and clean in a quiet neighborhood close to the centre and a good restaurant (Blue Bird: dinner (local, Italian, pizza) about 250NKF, beer 14NKF). Its two nice bars, a restaurant and reception become crowded and lively with young locals in the evening 7-10PM. Friendly, helpful and courteous staff. Good water pressure and hot water. Free WIFI internet. Sufficient electrical outlets in the room. Nice garden in back. Decent breakfast (toast, omelette) included in room price. Probably the best value ($45 or 660NKF per night) in Asmara and can pay in local currency. Overall, slightly better than Crystal hotel. Recommended.
CON. Very slow and unreliable Internet WIFI (like everywhere in Eritrea) that is barely sufficient for basic surfing but not for Skype or YouTube. You must have patience and perseverance. The same breakfast becomes boring after a few days. The room is very basic. Limited channel selection on TV (mainly local and CNN), somewhat dim lights, bedside lamp did not work, no hair drier. Local beer is expensive (25NKF) at hotel compared to outside.
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- Free Wifi
- Free Parking