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Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent two nights here in Massawa. The first impression of the hotel is very positive. The rooms do not come close to living up to the expectations first set when you walk in. One of the really good things was the restaurant and how they prepared their fresh fish. Yummy.

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Porec, Croatia
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Hotel is situated near the old town. Location is the only good thing about this hotel. The rooms are not too clean. The most of the staff members are not too friendly and efficient. The breakfast is poor. There is not internet access. But, you can not avoid it because there is no better hotel in Massawa.

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Chiang Rai, Thailand
Reviewed 21 April 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...

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 21 March 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...

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Rome, Italy
Reviewed 22 December 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....

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
Reviewed 19 October 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...

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4Thank Surfacing1982
Curitiba, PR
Reviewed 14 September 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!

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 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....

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8Thank S M
Trieste, Italy
Reviewed 10 January 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...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 5 January 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...

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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
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Address: Taulud Island, Massawa, Eritrea
Region: Eritrea > Northern Red Sea Region > Massawa
Also Known As:
Dahlak Hotel Eritrea/Massawa
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“There are seldom single rooms available so one has to share. Make sure the bathroom has been properly cleaned before you use the room”
 of 5 bubbles sudeshanr, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask to see many of them and make sure basic things are clean and working”
 of 5 bubbles italcan2013, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask to see the room and try out the aircon and fan. Make sure the TV works.”
 of 5 bubbles skink, 11 Aug 2014 | Read review
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