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Yabelo Motel

Yabelo, Ethiopia
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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Cape Town
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27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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69 reviews 69 reviews
47 hotel reviews
139 helpful votes 139 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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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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152 reviews 152 reviews
56 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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
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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 6 reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
43 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This was a charmless hotel in a charmless location at a busy road junction surrounded by a few local businesses out of town The room was small and poorly appointed. The restaurant service was poor and most of the menu was unavailable. The food was actually ok when it arrived

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

The breakfast served was terrible. Everything looked dirty. The single rooms were tolerable but the rest of the hotel property was very shabby. Cats staring and begging. Too many men hanging around. For some reason all electrical power stopped at 9 o'clock and resumed late into the night. This is not a place for a solo traveler.

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