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Hilltop Hotel

Mek'ele, Ethiopia
Hilltop Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Ghent, Belgium
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean and spacious rooms in a large domain. Ideal if you want a good sleep and a nice view for your breakfast. Same price category as Atse Yohannes Hotel in the city center but the rooms are better maintained. With a bajaj you are in the city center in a couple of minutes.

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Singapore, Singapore
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

We stayed there 3 nights - an opportunity to chill out after Danakil. Our hotel room was clean and comfortable - even if the furnishings and building were both a bit worn. Decent hot water and shower pressure. The staff were the worst we encountered in Ethiopia. They always seemed to muck-up everything - whether it was refusing to replace... More 

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

If you have a private car and spending only a night in Mekele waiting to leave on a tour the day after, at 350 birr (breakfast included) per night this hotel might a good choice. Rooms are acceptably clean and located in a quiet garden, but on top of that they have the best hot water pressure we had in... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Stayed here for one night after Danakil Depression trip, so it felt like luxury! My room was basic and clean, if not a bit rundown, with functional shower and hot water. The best part of the hotel for me was sitting on the terrace and enjoying the view whilst enjoying a lovely fresh fruit juice and excellent machiato! Ate dinner... More 

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London, UK
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54 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I stayed here for one night with my family. It's OK accommodation, nothing special. The place is up a small hill (you'd probably guessed that) and has good if not dramatic views of the sprawl of Mekele from one of the two terraces. The rooms are behind the main building, and are quiet. They're a bit shabby, though, and the... More 

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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Only had lunch in the rooftop restaurant...did not stay in the hotel. Outdoor dining with spectacular views! I had the crunchy chicken breast filets which were great. Others had veggie spaghetti, and the more traditional platters. We all felt that the food was high quality, served quickly and in a visually appealing presentation...and then there was the view...WOW!

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Toulouse, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

situated on top of the hill, this beautiful hotel provides all kind of comfort , one of the best places i stayed in , guaranteed hot water supply 24/7 ! i had frequent water shortage all over the country, but not here! priced to suit all budgets, range of rooms between 250-650 Etb...from standard to family en-suite rooms.... rooms are... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

Situated atop a hill overlooking the town, with the rooms scattered in pavillions in a grove, this could've been a wonderful hotel. Unfortunately, the rooms are rather shabby, though the excellent and reliable staff does its best to remedy minor breakdowns, and make the experience palatable. On the plus side: warm water supply is reliable, the beds are OK, there's... More 

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Minervois
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14 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This hotel is on the outskirts of Mek'ele, and as the name suggests, on a hill; consequently it is much cleaner air than the places in the city centre; equally, it's a bit of a walk from the centre, though only about 20-30 Birr by tuk-tuk The European food is iffy - some can eat it and be fine; stick... More 

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Missouri
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20 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

stayed here on a medical mission. very clean, very friendly front desk, etc. food good for ethiopia. great views. bring a flashlight in case the lights go out ! shower was great for africa, good water pressure. good prices for beer and ETOH. Quiet and relaxing

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