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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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 1 week ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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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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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Lovely place to stay to see & photograph birds. The gardens are relaxing place to sit and admire the views. The staff service is good and the fish was fresh & cooked to perfection. Even the steak dish was one of the best we had during our 4 week travels throughout Ethiopia.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

It's calm, peaceful, located in a beautiful garden facing the babogaya lake. A great place to relax in the sun or under the big Tukul. You can swim in the lake, use canoe, bikes. Staff is very nice and the fish is good! Only negative point: the church starting early in the morning: if you stay in the room close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This place is worth the trip outside the capitol city of Ethiopia. From the outside, you cannot see the lake and at first I thought I was being jipped. But once you walk in, paradise opens up before your eyes. It is gorgeous, serene, filled with beautiful flowers, birds, with tortoises wandering around right next to you. With access to... More 

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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

It is definitely the best place where to have a relaxing break after Addis Ababa or before to return. The rooms are basic, clean and comfortable. You can visit the nearby lakes. You can swim in the lake and there are two canoes free. The food was great especially the fish. From here you can go to the airport in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Stayed in a treehouse room with 2 friends...so much fun climbing up ladders and through trapdoors. Went kayaking, rented bikes, relaxed in the sun...and only a few rooms so it was quiet and peaceful, and we got a lot of personal attention.

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