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Africa Pension, Asmara - Asmara

Africa Pension, Asmara

Africa Pension: The venerable Africa Pension

Africa Pension is a former villa with colonial charm and a beautiful garden. Build in the 20's, the Africa Pension was used as a High Court during the period of Ethiopian occupation. During the last 20 years before liberation, it was used as a bar and by the Ethiopian Navy.
It is located in a silent area of Asmara, 2 minutes walk from Harnet Avenue.

I don't think Africa Pension deserves the reputation it has. The hotelroom I looked at had no bathroom. You could use a shared toalet and bathroom in the corridor. The price for a duble room is about 250 Nakfa.

Comparison: less expensive than average

Phone: +291 1 121 436

Price: less than US$20

Theme: Pension/Guesthouse

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 9, 2009
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Nyala Hotel, Asmara - Asmara

Nyala Hotel, Asmara

Nyala Hotel: Nyala Hotel

Nyala Hotel is located in Semaetat avenue, on the way to the airport. 10 minutes walk from the city center. The price is about 17 USD for a singel room, 25 USD for double room and 30 USD for suite. Breakfast is not incl. Expect to pay more if double occupancy. I was only in the reception of the hotel and think it was a bit shabby there. And the distance to the center was too far. But the price is good.

Semaetat Avenue,
PO Box 867 - Asmara Eritrea.
Fax +2911 122 914

Comparison: less expensive than average

Other Contact: navalhotel@tse.com.er

Phone: +291 1 123 111

Price: US$20-40

Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 9, 2009
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Ambassador Hotel, Asmara - Asmara

Ambassador Hotel, Asmara

Ambassador Hotel: Ambassador Hotel

Ambassador Hotel is located in the middle of Harnet avenue, the best position in the city. It's a tall hotel with great view over the city.

I did not stay at this hotel, but I was there and spoke with the reception. I wanted to take some photos from the roof on the hotel, and the reception called the hotel manager for permission. Since the elevator was under repair I had to use the stairs. The manager followed me all the way up to the roof. The view was great, and I took a lot of photos and filmed with my video camera (see video tab for this film).

The hotel is old and need some rehabilitation. But the price is good. The price is 340 Nakfa for a singel room. And the mangager even told me I could get a double room with view to Harnet avenue for the same price. That is only 12 USD! But since I already stayed at another Hotel, and the bill was prepaid, I couldn't change hotel. I recommend Ambassador Hotel.

Harnet Avenue no. 38,
Asmara - Eritrea
Fax +2911 126 365

Comparison: less expensive than average

Phone: +291 1 126 544 / 126 545

Price: US$20-40

Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 9, 2009
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Crystal Hotel, Asmara - Asmara

Crystal Hotel, Asmara

Crystal Hotel Asmara: Crystal Hotel

Crystal Hotel was the hotel I stayed at during my holiday in Asmara. The hotel is located in Bihat Street, a side street of Semaetat avenue and not far from Harnet avenue. It is a new, clean, quiet and nice hotel. The staff speak good english. The breakfast is good and included in the price. (Take a look at the breakfast table in of the photos). The bedroom and the bed is big. (Take a look at one of the photos). The bathroom is small and not so nice.

My hotelbill was prepaid by somebody else. But I belive the price should be about USD 45 a night if you pay at offficial rate. Half the price if you pay in Nakfa (the local currency. But that is illegal).

Central Zone, South-East 01
Bihat Street No. 171-3
Fax: (00) (291-1) 200911
E-mail: reservation@crystalhoteleritrea.com
P.O Box 5287
Asmara, Eritrea

Comparison: more expensive than average

Other Contact: info@crystalhoteleritrea.com

Phone: +291 1 120944

Price: US$40-80

Theme: Hotel

Website: http://www.crystalhoteleritrea.com

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 9, 2009
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Asmara Palace Hotel - Asmara

Asmara Palace Hotel

InterContinental Asmara: Intercontinental Asmara Palace Hotel InterContinental Asmara Review
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The Intercontinental Asmara Palace Hotel was constructed in 1999. It is a high-end hotel with marble bathrooms, shops, conference halls, swimming pool, a tennis court and other sports and fitness facilities.

I have not stayed at this hotel, but was inside the lobby because a friend of mine have done some maintenance with the computer network at the hotel.

This hotel is too high-class and expensive for me. And it is too far away from the city center. Since it is very close to the UN offices in Asmara, I believe the number of visitors are mostly UN workers.

Address: Located on Airport Road, 1 km from Asmara Intl. Airport

Comparison: most expensive

Directions: The hotel is located near the Expo and the UN area

Other Contact: reservation@hap.com.er

Phone: +291 1 153700

Price: US$80-120

Theme: Hotel

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 18, 2009
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