Asmara Eritrea Intercontinental Hotel
There are a large number of hotels to choose from, click on the sign itself, but Asmara is recognised as one of the best and most luxurious hotels in the world and is located in a beautiful location, just a short walk from the city centre. The hotel With great views from the main entrance, the Mara Palace is located on a steep hill just off the main road. Hotel, it has a fantastic view of Aspara, a small village with a population of about 1,000 people. The hotel asmARA Palace is located at a peak in the city of Assara, near the central city of Estrada, in Central Africa.
This modern accommodation is located on a steep hill, a short walk from the city centre. The hotel offers magnificent views of the Red Sea and the ancient Massawa River, as well as the beautiful city of Assara, and features comfortable themed rooms and a restaurant serving intercontinental dishes. The hotel restaurant regularly plays live music and you can enjoy a meal in one of the many restaurants and bars. Grand Dahlak Hotel also houses the great restaurant and bar overlooking the Red Sea and OldMassawa.
The cathedral is built in the old Romanesque style and numerous offices have been influenced by architectural movements such as Cubism and Futurism. Surprisingly, even the smallest hotels in Eritrea have architectural images that show you how beautiful the country is. One of the most attractive hotels of the old days is the Albergo Italia, which is home to one of the most beautiful hotels on the Eritrean coast, the Grand Dahlak Hotel.
The Crystal Hotel's restaurant is also great and serves a wide range of Western and local dishes. The Expo site includes Benifer, which is a restaurant by day and a bustling club by night, and Shamrock, a popular UN building popular with UN staff.
The only hotel that accepts credit cards in Eritrea is the Intercontinental, for a fee, and it is also technically the furthest hotel from the centre of Asmara, but all relative. There is even a luxury chain to choose from, even if you have Starwood points, so there are some at the Intercontinental. It is also one of the most expensive hotels in the country, with a price tag of about $1,500 a night.
In the quieter streets of the hotel there is an impressive collection of six millennia of the country's civilization. Throughout its history, the city has survived various empires and countries, including Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan, Eritrea, South Sudan and Sudanese, as well as the Ottoman Empire. The first official festival was established in 1976 to celebrate the now free and independent Eritrea. However, a less visited part of Asmara in northern and eastern Eritrea is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and houses the largest collection of ancient monuments in the world.
I don't think I would spend the whole stay in Asmara for any reason, but for a week, even with a drop of hot water, it is worth relaxing. Nevertheless, you will find more tourists there than in the crumbling Ottoman city itself. As an experienced traveller in this developing part of the world, I thought I was prepared, and I was. The promise of running water and electricity in a single hotel has not yet been fulfilled, but one night is enough for me.
At Asmara International I arrived in the middle of the night from Cairo and a taxi driver dropped me off at the hotel where I sat until about 3 am. I met the car that took me to my apartment for the evening and we met.
Before I go into the myriad hotel experiences I have had in Asmara, I must repeat that the best thing to do is to lower your expectations when you travel to developing countries. Eritrea offers a unique experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. In the end, the hotel was a place to calm my head after a bout of exploration and the art was delightfully eccentric. Be prepared to pay for your trip, there is no cost, and Eritrea offers some of the best food and drink in Africa as well as a host of other amenities.
This means that you can't avoid staying where you are, and accommodations in Eritrea are actually cheap. While there are luxury hotels all over the country (to which I will come later), the more affordable options range from what Westerners would consider bare bones to what is in the humble category. I felt equally comfortable at the Asmara Intercontinental Hotel, a small but comfortable hotel on the outskirts of the city, where a number of cheap and moderate hotels were available for between $10 and $60.
Located on the outskirts of Asmara, just a few kilometres from the city centre, the hotel has some of the best Italian restaurants in the city. Other AsMara hotels include the Intercontinental Hotel, International Hotel Eritrea and a number of other hotels in the city, including the Eritrean Embassy Hotel.