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The Viewpoint Lodge

3.0 of 5 Kebele 15 House 571, Debre Zeyit 7000, Ethiopia
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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
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful location but very unfriendly ambient because of the extremely loud music. It is a real pity to have such a peaceful location and ruin it with loud music. I just hope that they will realise themselves how inappropriate is loud music there, or at least someone will constrain them to moderate it.

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This is a mistake. The customer must have confused our lodge with another hotel on the lake. There is never music in our compound. We hate it. We only like the songs of the many birds in our garden. More 

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location overlooking a beautiful volcanic lake, and a lovely place to relax for a few days away from it all. Rooms are clean and comfortable, and have mosquito nets. Breakfast is included; other meals, including pizza, are available too at a reasonable price. Selection of interesting books to read, and lots of birds to look out for. Several giant... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This place has a fabulous view overlooking the lake. It was very relaxing, but it is a rustic style lodge, with basic facilities. The room I had was spotlessly clean, and had an ensuite with hot water, but the shower head was not fixed on a wall so was more of a hand help affair. The bed was a mattress... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights in August and it's a fantastic place to relax. The rooms exceeded my expectations - very clean and spacious. Food here is great and very reasonably priced. They have push bikes that you can use for free and explore the surroundings. There's kayaks for free but I didn't try it. There is a resident tortoise... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

+ very beautiful place + clean rooms + they borrowed us bikes without any charge - we could have used the kaiak free of charge but it was full of water, very dirty and overall looked pretty unsafe - the stuff does not speak much english so they got about all of our food and drink orders wrong even though... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We went there to relax at the end of 20 days travel around Ethiopia North and East. We knew this place wasn't a 5 stars with all the modern fithings and facilities. So we enjoyed the view, calm and the lake. Birds were au rendez-vous. After a big rain, we lost the electric power for few hours but the owner... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

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 August 14, 2014

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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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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*
Number of rooms: 8
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