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South Omo Valley, Turmi, Ethiopia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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El Cerrito, CA
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99 reviews 99 reviews
31 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The restaurant us very pleasant, and the food acceptable, especially as we had traditional Ethiopian. But the rooms are on the tacky side, and there is a plumbing installation problem that caused our shower to smell bad. And the curling thin linoleum flooring was almost beyond tacky. But it was clean, and the bed was comfortable, and the location excellent... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful time in this little Gem..great authentic rooms, food was fab..( a bit of of a change to the usual) and we even had a fantastic massage....We were 3 sisters travelling so when we asked to all 3 sleep in the one room .it was no problem for them.Thank you .We definitely be back next time

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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61 reviews 61 reviews
20 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful rondavel rooms in African setting. Proliferating bird life. Management and staff do everything to please. Food and service fantastic. Rooms very comfortable but problems with hot water; electricity by generator but this was not inconvenient.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You're not going to be spoilt for choice in this neck of the woods and Buska is without doubt the number 1 option around. There may be no internet but then that's to be expected for the South Omo Valley and like every other establishment you'll have electricity for 4 hours a day (2 in the morning and 2 in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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114 reviews 114 reviews
40 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We stayed here several nights as it is a good location for going out to the tribes. I had a single room and it was not as spacious as some of the other places we stayed but certainly adequate. The food in the dining room is very good. There is a nice buffet for breakfast. We arrived very late on... More 

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Shanghai, China
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Buska is a diamond in the rough, though you've got to remember that if you decide to travel to such a remote place as Turmi, you aren't getting Four Seasons service. That said I felt very much welcomed on arrival, with a cool wet towel to refresh with and an immediate offering of a few bottles of water. Nice touch!... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in room 17 which backs up to the river. There are a lot of wonderful birds around; be sure to explore the campground area. There's plenty of hot water and electricity is provided during certain hours. Food service is SLOWWWW, and there's often language confusion with staff. There is no wifi but there is a cell signal... More 

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Louisville, KY
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74 reviews 74 reviews
60 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Clean, basic rooms in Southern Omo. Not a lot of better choices in the area. Generator goes off at 10 pm. Bathroom clean, water hot. Food outstanding in restaurant! Rooms can get warm; fans available.

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Metar, Israel
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We stayed in Turmi Lodge Buska Lodge for 2 nights. Nice rooms atmosphere, Good breakfast. diner food was good and giving buffet. Friendly staff, Rooms are Clean quiet and comfortable.The lodge is located on the perfect spot n to the river.

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Willebroek
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4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stayed in Turmi Lodge first and then switched to Buska Lodge. Far better choice if you like some atmosphere. Friendly staff, good food and a good choice in wines, local and european. Rooms are Clean and comfortable, built in Hammer house style. New lodges are under construction, for now this is the best choice. Bit overpriced, but still ok... More 

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Address: South Omo Valley, Turmi, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region > Turmi
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Buska Hotel Turmi

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