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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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Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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
1 review
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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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
1 review
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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