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The Viewpoint Lodge

3.0 of 5 Lodge   |   Kebele 15 House 571, Debre Zeyit 7000, Ethiopia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Friendly staff,Nice view above the lake room 3 has the best view over the lake. Great dinner you should order before 3 hours so it's fresh and tasty. There are incredible number of different birds in the garden and on lake shores. But the breakfast was so poor only coffee and some bread .He should a variety of items. And... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly staff, nice views and exotic birds could become a better setting if there would not be the unacceptable condition of the rooms. Lack of water and electricity were not the only reason why we found this place by far overpriced. Walking down the stairs towards the water, we found a messy landing stage. No way to access from here... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The best thing about this resort is its setting - right above a lake with great views and bird watching. also the owner is friendly and does the best he can. Otherwise, the rooms are awfully outdated and dirty. The bathrooms are extremely basic. The staff is badly trained (they threw the bottle caps of our drinks right into the... More

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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I highly recommend this place. We spent there 2 nights and we enjoyed it very much. First the Lodge is perfectly located - near to the road to the centre of Debre Zeyit but quite away from noises of the town. It isn’t close to busy centre of Debre Zeyit but it is easy to get everywhere - you can... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This spot is a gem. You can stay in a rustic bungalow directly above the lake and watch the hundreds of birds, you can take out free kayaks, and you can ride around on bikes that are also free. If you're looking for a restful, non-luxury, beautiful spot, not far from Addis to relax for a few nights then this... More

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Nazret, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

we spent 4 nights at this wonderfull place. Excellent fish for dinner, sleeping between the egrets birds near the lake in a nice room on stilts, swimming in the clean lakewater,biking to the other lakes in the area, a rabbit asking to share our breakfast, all totally integrated in the nature. We forgot internet, we forgot a lot of hassle... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This lodge is certainly in a spectacular position (overlooking what is probably Debre Zeyit's most beautiful lake) but do not let this distract from the rooms on offer. All are, at best, basic (50% with no bathroom facility). Having made a reservation in advance, on arrival I declined the three offers of "tree rooms" closer to the lake (albeit with... More

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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

It is a stunning spot, with beautiful views over the lake, colourful gardens, giant tortoises and a pet rabbit nibbling the grass and a good range of interesting books (very rare in Ethiopia). However the rooms were a disappointment, beds crammed in, sheets too small for the beds, lights and plumbing didn't work. Old and lumpy pillows and mattress. The... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We stayed at Viewpoint Lodge for 2 nights, in one of the little houses perched above the Babogaya Lake. The views are absolutely stunning, from the rooms as well as from the common terrace. We had a beautiful stay due to the peaceful and welcoming atmosphere of the lodge and the friendly and helpful service. It is the perfect get-away... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stayed in the Viewpoint Lodge for one night. The staff is really welcoming and friendly and the accommodation has traditional details, a nice garden and a stunning view over Babogaya Lake. We stayed in the cozy houses right on the lake which proved to be an unforgettable experience.

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Address: Kebele 15 House 571, Debre Zeyit 7000, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Oromiya Region > Debre Zeyit
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Viewpoint Lodge 3*
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Nice place with an amazing view over a clear volcanic, round lake in which you can swim or make a tour with the kayak. Climate of 26 degrees the whole year like in spring in the south of California or France.Run by a Belgium guy and an Ethiopian lady.We serve fresh fish and vegetables from the surrounding farms. Day trips and tours possible. ... more   less 
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