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Yabelo Motel

Yabelo, Ethiopia
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Tain, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
33 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here as part of an organised birdwatching tour of Ethiopia. All the rooms are on the ground level and are of a good standard and spotlessly clean. Our meals were taken in the hotel restaurant, breakfast consisted of table service of Porridge (poorest quality of the whole tour), Omelette or Pancakes, fruit juice tea or coffee. Evening meals were... More 

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Norfolk
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74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights on our Ethiopian wildlife tour. On arrival we were allocated room 1, next door to a noisy TV and pool room. We went straight back to reception to ask to be moved because of the noise. We were told the place was full, which didn't seem true, and the pool room would be closed... More 

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Cape Town
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Driving around Africa, you end up in a lot of towns with virtually no accommodation options, The Yabelo Motel was a welcome find. The rooms are basic, clean, with TV's, there is parking, a restaurant and bar. The Motel offers different priced accommodation to suit most budgets. There is no other option in town, but this is not a bad... More 

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Seattle, WA
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Two courtyards one enclosing the restaurant and game room - lower price ($45/double), the other has the parking lot ($65/double). Crazy expensive and yet we didn't want to hear the pool table all night so we paid up. (One other option for those with their own tents near the parking area although I don't know the price). Our first room... More 

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47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

One can't complain too much if you're in one of the most remote spots on earth and the motel is a dump, but that's what the Yabello Mobile Motel is. Yabello is a filthy beyond compare crossroads in the middle of nowhere. The motel has rooms that are basic, fairly clean and the food is so so. There was a... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I stayed in this hotel based on what I had heard from other foreigners and the reviewers that this is the only half way decent hotel in this remote town. Totally wrong. The hotel is actually far worse than what some of the reviewers had indicated. No screens. Run down toilet. And at $40 per night, it is EXPENSIVE by... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Very basic room where the mosquito net did not fit very well and had lots of holes in it.. Nice courtyard with lots of birds in the trees . The shower was hot. There was even a TV in the room. The bed was comfortable. The food available was basic but one must remember what country you are in.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

The room was OK but had no screening on the windows no fan and the room was very hot. The mosquito netting on the beds was full of holes so lots of bites. Bring a fan if going to stay here. From the outside looks Ok since nice courtyard. Had electricity that worked. Bathroom worked and had hot water. Staff... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Clean, helpful staff but basic no frills option. Its probably the best place in yabello, each room en suite, proper toilet, guard at the entrance and cold beer at the bar! The bed was comfy, altho had to patch up the holes in mozzy net with tape and hair bobbles. Also needed plug in mosquito killer as there were quite... More 

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Nokomis, Florida
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210 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The rooms are fine, nice in fact, and there is reliable hot water. The huge courtyard is a great place to sit and relax and we did that for a few days, though the piped music can get a bit loud. In one corner of the courtyard there is a bunna lady making great coffee. The road in front of... More 

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