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Jinka Resort

| Jinka, Jinka, Ethiopia
Jinka Resort
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stayed at the hotel for 3 nights, the staff were really friendly and helpful and we had a pleasant stay. We had to change rooms as there is currently road construction work going on right outside the hotel (so will probably be finished now!), and were given larger (35br more expensive) rooms out the back, these were much nicer,... More 

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Seattle, WA
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21 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Hotel is set in tall trees with nicely cared for gardens. Our room was a good size with a nice bathroom. Sadly the window didn't have a screen. Bug bites. Room had electricity. Hot water. Heavy blanket we used in the early morning hours. Clean. Restaurant with simple food. Beer selection. Cold soft drinks. Bridge was under construction so there... More 

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Saline, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The average rating is in the context of “Not Much Choice.” and in a place where our expected amenities in lodging are really ridiculous. The basics are essential. The Resort met my basics: a place to sleep, a mosquito net (not needed), and a solid breakfast on a very pleasant large veranda-the site of a warm soda and relaxation late... More 

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47 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

There's no real reason to give any review of the Jinka Resort due to the fact that there is simply no where else to stay within 100 miles unless you wish to spend the night in your 4X4 Land Rover. We stay in room number 3 which is directly behind the kitchen that has evening activity until around 11ish. The... More 

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56 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The rooms were very basic. The sink leaked over the floor and the shower was not the best. lots of mosquitos . The choices of drinks and food available were limited as they had run out . They should not call this a resort. It is however the only place to stay in this town. The staff were very friendly... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

There aren't a whole like of choices in Jinka and this is probably the best option for foreign travelers. That said, calling it a "resort" is a hyperbole taken to the extreme. The rooms are dark and not particularly well-appointed but the shower!!! Plenty of hot water, great water pressure. A real treat after a long day on the dusty... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Well... The room was smelly, dirty and very basic. The toilet was broken, so I had to flush it with a bucket of water. Many mosquitos and the net over the bed old, fixed with different kind of stickers. On arrival the door of the room was wide opened. That's why I found a big frog under my bed :(... More 

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San Francisco, California
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12 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Granted, once you travel deep into the southern parts of Ethiopia you expect to give up certain creature comforts, but this "resort" was a huge disappointment. The rooms might be spacious but they did not feel clean or well maintained. Part of the problem was undoubtedly the terrible plumbing. Our toilet leaked continuously so the floor was perpetually flooded. We... More 

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Louisville, KY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Choices are limited in southern Ethiopia. You usually have to travel through Jinka going towards Kenya and the Omo. Eco-Omo, also a hotel in Jinka, has the reputation for being "better" but it too is basic. Rooms at the Jinka Resort are basic, clean and quiet. Bathrooms are clean, water is hot when generator is on. Electricity is out after... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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27 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Loved the Jinka resort. It was a lovely stop over on the way back to Arba Minch from Buska lodge. The food was good and I had a nice room. I don't think there are mosquito's here. I never noticed any. The place is situated under the trees and there are lots of flowers everywhere. It is a gated resort... More 

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