HILTON HOTEL – Addis Ababa

Cool off in the thermal swimming pool surrounded by thatched huts at the central Hilton Addis Ababa hotel. Play friends on one of 4 tennis courts before relaxing with a massage.

Try the lobster at the romantic Jacaranda Restaurant. Enjoy wireless internet access in the Executive Lounge and public areas.

TEKLE HOTEL - Kombolcha

A place that prides itself on good service. The hotel is very clean and is wonderful dining experience specializing in Italian food

MOUNT VIEW HOTEL – Lalibela

Mountain View Hotel-Lalibela founded at an altitude of 2680 metres at the edge of the Lasta Mountain chains. Its panoramic mountain view is a source of admiration to nature.

It is one of the best views to feel the sunset. The art played on the architecture of the hotel is comparable to the rock-hewn churches.

GHERALTA LODGE - Gheralta

In the heart of Tigrai, the northern region of Ethiopia, lies a special accommodation structure: the Gheralta Lodge near Hawzen town.
The Gheralta area, with its unique chain of mountains, is the home of the rock churches, some famous for their architecture, ancient paintings and manuscripts and others known for their magnificent view.

The lodge is located in the heart of the historical route, two hours by road from Mekelle airport, half a day’s drive from Axum and a day from Lalibela. In a ten hectare rocky area, with four large secular ficus trees and a breathtaking view of the Gheralta Mountains’ landscape, an Italian family has constructed a five bungalow lodge, a restaurant with leisure area and a service zone. Enrica and Silvio Rizzotti offer a family style resort – but with impeccable standards of finishing, maintenance and cleanliness – and good, simple cooking prepared with local products. The layout of the project has been created not to interfere with the rare natural beauty of this African site, in pleasant dry surroundings, both rural and wild.

Construction has incorporated traditional techniques and local materials, traditionally used by the farmers of the Tigrai region: stone walls, wooden ceilings, thatched or stone-made roofs. The internal finishing is modern and functional.

Mebratu, the farmer who was living with his family off the land till last year, is now the chief guard of the lodge and his traditional house has been preserved to remember the way of life of the Tigrinian farmers.

YEHA HOTEL – Axum

The Yeha Hotel is located in the city of Axum, the most ancient capital of Ethiopia and one of the very few in the world with over three millennium of uninterrupted human settlement.

This town is graced with a number of ancient stelae. Yeha Hotel has impressive views overlooking the stelae and the Queen of Sheba's bathing spot.

SIMIEN LODGE – Simien Mountains

The original plan to build a lodge in the Simiens dates back to the times of Haile Selassie when a multi storey modern hotel was planned, which fortunately was never built. The modern day owners spent time looking at lodges in the national parks in Kenya before deciding to build a lodge which resembles a typical Simien village.

Architects were engaged in Addis and work started in October 2004. On the very first day some 150 people showed up for the 40 jobs being offered to dig the foundations. With the assistance of the village leaders an election was held for the first jobs. Only people who sent their children to school were eligible. The owners also stated that they wanted at least 25% women on site. The whole process was a success; democracy in action. From then on they decided that the village leaders would play a key role in recruitment and management.

There are twenty main rooms which are about 60 metres from the main restaurant area so as to provide total peace and tranquility. There are two rooms with double queen sized beds and all the other rooms have 2 large single beds. The single beds are one metre wide for a good night’s sleep. The beds all have duvets but extra blankets are provided for those who feel the cold.

It is sometimes forgotten that the Simiens are high and at night it is cold. The chill is taken off the rooms with an underfloor heating system which works by solar energy. During the day, hot water is pumped underfloor and stored in the thick concrete floor. This raises the temperature by about ten degrees during the day.

The restaurant is a spacious area with a log fire centre piece. The kitchen is essentially Swiss made, hygienic and ergonomic. In the evening they serve a set meal which is prepared by the master chef Teschome. This is normally international fare but vegetarian and other religious food requests can be accommodated. An "A la carte" menu of Ethiopian and European food is served.

GOHA HOTEL – Gondar

The Goha Hotel stands at the crest of a hill with a commanding view of the city of Gondar, the city with its enchanting and mysterious castles.

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While we cannot guarantee a specific accommodation at the time of request, we aim to secure the property as listed in the itinerary and will confirm the accommodation that we have been able to book for you when we confirm your booking. You will then be able to decide whether you are happy with that choice.

We do guarantee that all of the accommodation we use will be similar to, or will be the same as, those listed on this website and we aim to give you the best available selection.

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