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Massawa - Island of Taulud (2)


The island Taulud has the best hotel accommodation in Massawa. The Dahlak hotel is located opposite to the old palace and overlooks the causeway to the island Batse. The other three modern hotels are the Red Sea Hotel (near the tank monument), the Central Hotel and the Luna hotel.

Luna hotel - P.O. box 91 Massawa tel. +2911 552 272

New public library in Massawa - Island of Tualud

New public library in Massawa - Island of Tualud.

Hotel Central Massawa Eritrea

Central Hotel  (Telephone  +2911 552 002 / 552 218 fax 552 608
P.O.Box 349 Massawa). first class rooms for $30, suite $37.50

Corallo Hotel Massawa Eritrea

Corallo Hotel (Tel  + 291 1 552 406 P.O. Box 158 Massawa).

Wall paintings Massawa Eritrea

These paintings are new. It is a series of 8 paintings in a typical
Massawa frame (opposite to the war memorial with the tanks).

Wall painting Massawa Eritrea

This is one of the paintings at a closer look

St. Mary's Church Massawa Eritrea

St. Mary's Church Massawa, last place of interest on our way to
the causeway to the mainland called 'sigalet ketan' (thin neck).

Toyota vans provide the public transport within Massawa.

Toyota vans provide the public transport within Massawa. The
price will depend on luxury and destination required (from one
or two Nakfa's   if you are willing to share the taxi with the local
passengers up to 150 Nakfa (ten dollars) for a round trip to the
salt pans). Negotiate the fare (contract) before entering the taxi! 

The Massawa war memorial - Massawa Eritrea

The Massawa war memorial. The memorial is a composition of
 three Ethiopian tanks. The middle tank, known as Commander
 Number 1, which was the first tank captured by the EPLA at the
 battle of Adebzemat in 1977.  The other two were halted at this
location in 1991.   The tanks are surrounded by black and white
marble,   a fountain spirting from the tanks gun and flower beds.

"In Memory of the heroes who fell in the 1990 Operation Fenkel, in the 1977 battles and all other operations for the liberation of Massawa, and as a tribute to their commitment and valor, the people and the state of Eritrea dedicate this memorial. Massawa celebrates these heroes who gave their lives to give it the light of freedom with its head held high, full of hope and confidence, in diligence and determination. Today and in the future. Victory to the masses!"

Consecrated on this day, Martyrs Day, June 20, 1996 by H.E. Isaias Afwerki President of the State of Eritrea.


Red Sea Hotel - Massawa Eritrea



P.O. Box 180
Taulud Zone
Massawa - Eritrea


Tel. 002911 552839
Fax 002911 552544


The hotel includes:

  • Single and twin bedded rooms equiped with multi-channel TV and telephone
  • All rooms are air conditioned and have en-suite bathrooms with showers
  • The large size of all rooms provide plenty of space and easily accommodate extra bed for families
  • Centralized cooling system
  • Modern and fast laundry services
  • Thrilling modern bar
  • Exiting and spacious restaurant
  • Modern and decorated conference room
  • Ample parking lots
Red Sea Hotel - Massawa Eritrea


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