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Yaya Village

4.0 of 5 1020 Sululta Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Yaya village is an amazing place to go to if your looking for a place to relax and enjoy a wonderful vacation. Even if its only for a weekend. One of the most wonderful thing about Yaya village is the view of the hotel grounds. the food there was delicious and appetizing. The hotel's staff are very nice and welcoming... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Yaya Village is an athletic center -- co-owned by the famous Ethiopian runner Haile Gebrsalasse -- where, we were told, runners from all over Africa come to train. In the hallway outside many of the rooms are rows of shoes -- not many people's shoes -- each runner's 17 pairs of shoes, lined up outside of his room. Now, that's... More

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XavierBovinic, Director of Sales at Yaya Village, responded to this review

First off, thank you for the insight on your stay at Yaya. Guest reviews are a necessary feedback tool in order for the Hotel to offer the best possible stay for all of our customers. Yes, the amenities, layout and location of the hotel make Yaya an ideal training ground for elite, semi-competitive and recreational athletes alike. Nevertheless, we feel... More

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

I live in Addis and am a repeat customer of the Yaya Village Hotel. I absolutely love the place and it is an incredible value; the hotel is beautifully situated, easy to get to, with a great restaurant, lovely rooms and an amazing little tree house to read a book and watch birds at dusk and dawn! I plan on... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

This was our third visit to Yaya and it just seems to get better and better. The hotel staff are so welcoming, even remembering our previous visits, and extremely helpful. Although it has been dry the garden was looking superb. We enjoyed running and walking on the trails (there were over 100 runners in the early morning) and using the... More

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XavierBovinic, Director of Sales at Yaya Village, responded to this review

So happy you found Yaya to be such a stunning place! A three-time customer already is quite the impressive feat for someone living outside of Ethiopia. Will have to consider creating a frequent traveler card just for you! The early morning runs really are a sight to be seen. Also pretty amazing that just on the outskirts of Addis the... More

Dallas, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I had the privilege of staying at Yaya Village for 2 months (Nov. and Dec. 2012), and could not have asked for a better visit. The luxurious facilities and serene location are absolutely ideal for a runner or hiker, and the hotel is just close enough to Addis Ababa to make it an easy day trip. While the food, rooms,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

My partner and I stayed at the Yaya Village for almost a week stay as part of a running holiday trip to africa. Airport pickup was great as after arriving in the evening Addis can be a bit overwhelming. As you drive out of town it goes from craziness and chaos of Addis to eventually peaceful countryside. Now be careful... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

I was there for 3 weeks during the month of November, 2012. I was extremely pleased with the service, facilities and price is fair. Even though it is only 11KM outside of Addis Ababa, it is a world away from the busy and chaotic city life. The property is surrounded by farm land, mountains and forest. There are endless combination... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The opportunity to run with some of Ethiopia's elite runners in the picturesque Entoto Mountains makes Yaya Village a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The staff is incredibly friendly and the food was amazing. This serene lodge located just outside of Addis is the ideal place for those looking to escape and unwind.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I stayed her with my husband in August and he is going back to Ethiopia next week and staying here again. Great hotel, even for the not so fast runner. Beautiful area and the hotel rooms, service, and property were great.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I can't believe what I experienced in Yaya Village. From the moment I got there the whole experience really transformed my trip. The food is excellent, by any standards, super clean, friendly and accomodating staff. Where I was really surprised though was how modern and high-end the facilities were, from the flat screen tvs, comfortable beds or gym facilities. I... 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*
Number of rooms: 36
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