Asmara Eritrea Accor Hotel
There are a large number of hotels to choose from, but it is also the most technically remote hotel in the centre of the action in Asmara. This modern accommodation for tourists is located at the intersection of two main streets, one of which is quake and the other is main street. The hotel has the best Italian restaurants in the city and its restaurant regularly plays live music. It is located in a relatively important tourist area, just a few blocks from the city centre, and offers excellent views of both the Mediterranean Sea and the nearby city centre.
If the city achieves this status, it could secure much-needed support in the form of technical assistance that will help it renovate and preserve the building for the future. If you want to try it out, the office is located in the Hotel Asmara ERITREA ACCOR Hotel, on the second floor of the hotel. It is located in the heart of As mara and is ideal for business and leisure travelers.
At the time of writing, fares are very reasonable and you can contact Solomon Abraha or Dawit Berhane at the Asmara ERITREA ACCOR Hotel office on the second floor for more information.
Although prices are similar to those in the West, the more affordable options range from what Westerners would consider "bare bones" to what Westerners would consider "bare bones." There is even a luxury chain to choose from, even if you have Starwood points, but we'll come to that later.
If you want to criticise the only available map, be warned that there are many errors in the map, including incorrect place names and places that have been omitted. The only other map you are likely to get a grip on is the International Travel Map, published by ITMB Publishing Canada.
As mentioned above, it is a great way to meet the friendly and hospitable Eritreans and get a feel for life from their point of view. Eritrea offers a unique experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. Before we delve into the details of the countless hotel experiences in Asmara, however, we should reiterate that it is best to lower one's expectations when travelling to developing countries. In the end, hotels are places where you can rest your head after a stay of exploration, but ask the hotel for key sentences written in Tigrinya to take you with you.
There are many complications with a trip to Eritrea listed below, but our first recommendation is that you arrange your trip with an experienced travel agent. Travel permits are necessary for your destination and, although they are not hard to obtain, if you do not know the system, you will waste a lot of time on bureaucracy and may have to wait an hour or two before the bus leaves. Although it is possible to meet people in a very inexpensive and interesting way, travelling by local bus takes a lot of effort and time, as well as a few hours of waiting until the buses are full. While you can continue without queuing, some buses will not be full until the end of the day, so there is no time for that.
It should be easy to find a local person who is willing to show you the sights and take you to the bird watching sites described on the website. Once you reach your destination, you can get on a bus to do the hike you want, but you will have to drop off your bag at the end. The queue is not often a line of bags, stones and tin cans, and when you reach your destination, get off if you don't like hiking, even if it's just a few minutes.
Grand Dahlak Hotel is also a great restaurant and bar overlooking the Red Sea and Old Town of Massawa. The restaurant at Crystal Hotel is also great and serves a wide range of Western and local dishes, with a good selection of food and drinks and great views.
The price is a bit high, costing $10 per plate, but an English menu makes it worth it, as it is difficult to find local cuisine in Asmara with an English explanation (since we need David to be vegetarian). Fortunately, we researched our options on Google Maps and went on a scouting trip before the checkout. The location and size of the hotel offer great views of the Red Sea and the Old Town of Massawa from the balcony. It lets the colour fade in and out with the sun, allowing for great views and a good selection of food and drinks.
Line 1 is the only bus that goes from the airport to the city centre and runs until 9 pm and then again around 6 am. If you want to arrive in the middle of the night and save some money, the bus costs only $1 (Nakfa) and runs every 15 minutes, but you will need to get a taxi.