The traveler 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".

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