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Yabelo, Ethiopia
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Yabelo Motel
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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92 reviews 92 reviews
21 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is the only viable hotel option in Yabelo if you want quality lodging. Rooms around the back garden are OK, however bathrooms are poorly installed and they tend to flood the rooms - disgusting. Restaurant and bar is good, however it gets busy, meaning that serving times go extremely long: 45 minutes for a soup! They also have a... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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16 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The oldest motel in Yabello. Some newer ones have sprung up in the area near the main road around it. The old rooms are a bit dirty, but the newer ones are nice. They are in the back. They have decent food. The place across the street has amazing foul for breakfast.

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San Francisco, California
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36 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Outside of town beside a gas station, this was a pleasant surprise. We had room #40 one of several rooms around a central garden. Pleasant garden bar and restaurant. Food and service acceptable at dinner. They couldn't get it together for breakfast so our guide went into the kitchen and got it done….

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Montreal, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a fairly large property that offers two different types of rooms. There are a older, smaller rooms at the front of the property and newer more spacious rooms at the back. The newer rooms come at a premium. All rooms offer the basic features. Hot water, mosquito netting and a basic supply of toiletries. The rooms are also... More 

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Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We had a great time on our journey to South Omo valley. We had an optional route to Yabello and we only have the choice to stay at Yabelo Motel. Unfortunately they have the best statndard services but they have no breakfst inclusive with the room rates. I recommend you to see the other part via Yabelo than the usual... More 

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68 hotel reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

Well, Yabello is in the middle of nowhere, and many tourists go there for bird-watching, so by default Yabello is the place they stay at. The tiny rooms were poor, and using the shower (no hot water) meant water everywhere including into the room. But the worst was the on-site restaurant. Service was so slow that once we left after... More 

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UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Unfortunately I found myself working in the Yabello region and having to stay again at this place, which ranks as one of the worst hotels I have had the misfortune to experience. Tourists keep having to stay here in groups because that's where their guides and Ethiopian tourist companies have deals made. A foreigner pays USD 65 per person for... More 

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London
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

The hotel had a beautiful garden and it was a pleasant spot to have a drink and dine. The room was good enough and the shower had hot water. The food at the restaurant was good and next to it there was a room with a pool table, which was cool. Pleasant stay.

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Darlington
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27 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

We spent two nights here which were bliss, but to put this into context, this followed two nights in a very basic room in Negele. The overall rating is based on our experience of staying in Ethiopian hotels and lodges. Our room was in the quiet block away from the restaurant and it faced onto well maintained gardens. The big... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I had a very nice stay with my 10 year old daughter. Everything, including the water heater and the TV worked fine. We just had to turn the water heater on before we took a shower. The bed felt hard sitting on it, but was very comfortable to sleep on. We will definitely visit again if we find ourselves in... More 

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Additional Information about Yabelo Motel

Address: Yabelo, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Oromiya Region > Yabelo
Number of rooms: 101
Also Known As:
Yabelo Hotel Yabelo
Yabelo Motel Ethiopia

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