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Yabelo Motel

Yabelo, Ethiopia
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Yabelo Motel
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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37 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Florida
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160 reviews 160 reviews
67 hotel reviews
124 helpful votes 124 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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51 reviews 51 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
2 reviews
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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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Corbera de Llobregat, Spain
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We found this motel better than expected, with the typical african notes such as the shower with no curtain or the door lock assembled inside out, but the garden and the tidiness make it a very good choice. The restaurant, with tables in the garden, is just average, probably the most decent place in the town, because it was full... More

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Address: Yabelo, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Oromiya Region > Yabelo
Also Known As:
Yabelo Hotel Yabelo
Yabelo Motel Ethiopia

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