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4.0 of 5 Specialty Hotel   |   1020 Sululta Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We were delighted to find this retreat so close to Addis, where we could get away with a group of family and friends for a weekend. The location is very accessible and the rooms are modern, comfortable and attractively furnished. We loved being able to dine and sit outside at tables with thatched roofs, while the children played on the... More

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

This resort is the perfect place for elite runners wanting to explore the Ethiopian way of training. High altitude, stable weather and good variety of the nearby trails. Easily reached from the airport with the included pickup service from the hotel. Full-board options with three meals per day offers several dishes and adequate nutrition for heavy physical activities. The beautiful... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Stayed at Yaya Village for 4 nights. Complimentary shuttle with a stay of three nights or more. Driver was there waiting, even though we were nearly 30 minutes late. Safe transport and friendly smile. Arrived at check in, was offered to look at a choice of rooms, picked the one liked the best, very comfortable. Upon check in as well... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

The yaya village hotel and resort was a very nice end to a long Ethiopian journey. It is located high in the mountain above Addis, in a setting surrounded by trees. The resort is a retreat for world-class runners and it contains a short and longer running track, as well as several soccer fields. The food at the resort is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Yaya Athletic Village was a great find. Had told my cab driver (a gem) to help me plan my Sunday. Took me to Entoto which had stunning views of Addis Ababa plus the St.Mary's church is so well kept. Next stop was Raphael Church. This is not so well known do there were hardly any tourists. But the visit was... More

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Sandbach, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We stayed in Yaya in November 2013 after spending 3 days in Addis, and found it an oasis of calm after the hustle and pollution in the city. The rooms are large and comfortable with TV and a nice en suite. There is a fridge but no tea/coffee facilities, in the cooler months extra blankets may be needed , just... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

I often come here on weekends but still I could't see a satisfactory service at this place. The kids like the play ground and the horse ride(but not to compare with Equus). We once waited for 30 minutes to receive our cold drink. The meal we ordered ended up circulating the "whole" compound with band of flies because they couldn't... More

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Addis Ababa
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Being 5' 9" and around 120kg, visiting this athletes village was the perfect choice for me. Thankfully I could avoid training and enjoy super food and great kids facilities in this sublimely pure aired location that is only 20-30mins drive up and out of Addis. My son flew his kite and my daughter went riding. We also introduced friends to... More

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Considering that gardens are a rarity in Addis Ababa, the Yaya Village is the perfect weekend getaway for anyone in the country for long durations. For those to whom open, grassy, peaceful and tranquil spaces and fresh air (unlike dusty and exhaust-polluted Addis) are the prerequisites of sanity, the Yaya Village is THE remedy. The food is good and so... More

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alice springs
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8 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

A wonderful hotel/restaurant just 10 km from the Northern edge of Addis Ababa. For an Australian like me it was an odd experience travelling to Yaya. Up the hills through mature forests of Mountain Ash, stringybark and bluegum I could well have been in Victoria, NSW, South Australia or even Tasmania. Only the cars on the "wrong" side of the... More

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Address: 1020 Sululta Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
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Hotel Class:4 star — Yaya Village 4*
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The Yaya Village Hotel is a high altitude training center and resort in Ethiopia, located on the road to Sululta, and only 11 kilometers north of Addis Ababa. Founded by 27-time World Record Holder Haile Gebrselassie and former Canadian Cross-Country Champion Joseph Kibur. On-site the 4-star Hotel has a gymnasium, steam room and sauna, physiotherapy and massage facilities, restaurant and bar, a conference room, a children's playground and a 1 kilometer dirt trail. The Hotel is ideally located as its backyard and the surrounding areas open to numerous running trails, including cross-country forest trails, the Entoto foothills and Keninisa Bekele's new all-weather track. Yaya Village sits at 2,700 meters (8,800 feet) and offers comfortable training temperatures which attract both elite and developing runners to the area. ... more   less 
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