who arrives in front of the reception of the new Dahlak Palace Hotel presents
a wide staircase topped by a crenellated building and porch, immediate
reference to the palaces of the old Massawa compositional style with Venetian-turkish-arabic.
Crossing the threshold, you will find the counter on
the right of the reception desk, in front of them ', a telescope that
will pass under the staircase landing of scissors, will allow him to see
a symmetrical to the entrance porch and immediately after a large court
garden of which the left side of the building is formed of so-called Suk
(within which there are various shops local products), while the opposite
side is bounded by the so-called Citadel and the left side from a large
pool on the edge of sea, overlooking the green island dirimpettaia beautiful
beaches, and the old, mysterious and fascinating Massawa.
The Citadel is the eldest of six new buildings that make
up the complex of the New Dahlak and contains, in a maze of corridors,
stairways and chiostrine reminiscent of the picturesque atmosphere of
Kasbas, the most beautiful suites, all with balconies and sea affacciatisul
also Standard rooms. The ground floor is a cocktail lounge and a large
gallery with large windows that open onto the sea, used as a restaurant.
Beyond the Citadel there is another court-yard, smaller,
bounded by a disco on the sea side, the other side by a long building
used for underwater structures and local service and then on the third
side politeama used as a conference room , theater and cinema.
Adjacent to the pool, lined up along the sea coast until
it meets the old Dahlak Hotel (restored and refurbished) tukuls there
is a large two-story, with the perimeter wide open to enjoy the sea breeze,
used as a bar and some specialty local cuisine.
The atmosphere is felt in this great and articulate complex
is certainly intriguing: a mixture of exotic revisited and modern comfort
that is unmatched.
Dahlak village Resort Dissie Island
The island of Dessie is the closest to Massawa, which
is about an hour's journey, more or less depending on the strength of
the boat. It 'almost deserted, there being only a small settlement of
about twenty fishermen on the northern island, far from setting tourism.
For those arriving by sea Dessie looks like a mountain range but then
it turns out that the mountains are no more than 50 meters high, despite
having all the features: ifatti steep rocks are covered by low vegetation.
The island is long and narrow and at some point in the
mountains leaving a flat area 150m wide and 300m long, the end of which
is aprino two large beaches, and a west to east: the east and consists
of sand reef while the western one is gravel, surrounded by rocks.
The water is gorgeous on both sides of that lovely bathrooms
and allows the other without any danger of unpleasant encounter with animals.
The only possible meeting, if one is lucky and riser, is the one with
the dolphins who go to sleep in the bay that overlooks the eastern beach.
When they wake up, the dolphins make some strange noises, which are nothing
but the sound of their blowholes.
Along the sides of the mountains that mark the transition
between the two flat beaches are the facilities were built following the
criterion of minimum environmental damage. For this purpose has been followed
to the types of dwellings of the farmers Eritreans, in the form of Tucal
or Dummo. Taking advantage of the fact that the rocks of the island have
three or four shades of color and a plan to sfandatura parallel sides,
it was possible to build walls in ways that the houses blend in perfectly
with the landscape. Every house you have the roof of branches, services
with shower, a covered terrace, bordered by stone benches. The result
is that they seem to have been there forever, and none of them is more
than ten minutes from the beaches. If one then wants to try a touch of
exotic enough a raft and navigate to the fishermen's beach, where he immediately
rush to their women, offering local handicrafts made of shells and some
marvelous thin focaccia.
Albergo Italia Asmara
The hotel Italia in Asmara is the complete restructuring
of an early masonry buildings made by the Italian colonial era to the
end of 800. The palace, located in the city center, remained unaltered
in his outward appearance despite having been completely rebuilt internally.
The property wanted to give a tone of stately elegance and quality in
the furnishings, decorations and materials.
In particular way, took care of the marble flooring of the living rooms,
the staircase, the suites, standard rooms and all bathrooms. Note the
choice of photographic reproductions on canvas of works by major international
artists, sorted and distributed in various rooms of the theme.
Interestingly courtyard, designed so as to work as a
cocktail lounge. Even the lighting has been designed to give a tone very
soft and very traditional in every room: wall lamps, chandeliers and lampshades,
the only concession to modernity have replaced traditional bulbs with
LEDs that give off a pinkish light favorable to relaxation .
Finally, with just 18 rooms and suites, the hotel Italia
could be called "Relais de Charme".