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The Viewpoint Lodge

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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really liked the idea of the lodge and appreciated the friendly service from the owners and staff. Some of the rooms are very creative and have a great view. However, in order to ensure that their guests enjoy their stay at the lodge, it would be great if they can ensure a clean bathroom and comfortable beds. The breakfast... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in view point lodge for three nights having booked four days in advance directly with the owner. On arrival staff were nowhere to be found and when we did eventually find them they did not seem to be aware of our booking. We had to wait while they cleaned the room for us and although they put clean... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A nice hangout to end the vacation. Pretty good accomodation, nice food and service. Too bad that the canoos provided were not cleaned and full of burdshit, so whe did not use them. Besides that, a real good place to stay.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Super view, a lot of colorfull birds, in the nihgt you can hear hyenas. Service is perfect. Very interesting bungalows with lake view and there live big turtles. This lake is good for fishing, especially fo cat-fish. The best bait for cat-fish is bread. Strange, but big fish there don't like meat or corn of small fish..... just bread. I... More 

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Nelson, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This lodge is located above Lake Babgaya near Debre Zeit. The outdoor area is awesome with gorgeous views of the lake, but the rooms are grotty, some have ants and spiders, and holes in the floor. There was no running water when we were there, and the only showers were with a jug and a bucket. There was no wifi... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Loved it here. We took Room 1, right on the lake and could not believe the huge variety of beautiful birds perched just outside out window. The room was very simple and fun - climbing up and down the ladder. Felt just like sleeping in a treehouse. We were quite a few steep steps away from the eating area and... More 

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Dakar, Senegal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I came for a quick weekend getaway while on business in Addis and a number of other colleagues/friends ended up joining me. It was a lovely spot to hang out - exactly what we needed. (+) Pro - Staff are super-friendly and absolutely lovely even if not all speak English; Jan the owner is very nice, speaks Amharic/English/French, is frequently... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Beautiful garden, plenty of birds, stunning view. Can be noisy on Sunday because of the church up the hill. For medium budget it's a great place to stay. It's a good place for bird watching. And there's a boat you can take up the crater lake.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Nice place to relax. service okay, very friendly and helpfull owner Jan from Belgium. room and bed clean. nice view and terras, breakfast was good. sanitair/bathroom good be better (african style so everything broken).

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We've stayed at Viewpoint a couple of times and are planning a third already. Just a couple of hours from Addis, it's a beautiful place to head to to escape for a night. The lodges are rustic and basic but that's what I love about it. They all have stunning views over the lake and whilst they don't all have... More 

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