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Taye Belay Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gonder, Ethiopia
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Launceston, Australia
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64 reviews 64 reviews
30 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only spent one night there on way to simien mountains. The hotel had good staff clean room was average and shower very poor. The restaurant had a buffet which had a good variety of food. Wifi poor only ok near reception and patchy as usual in Ethiopia.

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Seattle, Washington
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153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is not lux by any means, but definitely comfortable considering where you are. The hotel is pretty centrally located near the Gondar Castle and there are a few restaurants within walking distance to the hotel as well as a few shops and such in the ground level. We had taken a car from Bahir Dar and the driver... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I decided to spend one night in Gondar and stayed at the Taye Belay Hotel. Booking on the telephone, was very easy and reassuring, our booking had been confirmed. The receptionist was honest about booking a taxi for us from the airport. They don't provide a shuttle but they will organise a taxi for 200BR. They gave... More 

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Aberdeen, UK
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189 reviews 189 reviews
70 hotel reviews
130 helpful votes 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent only 1 short night here but the room was quiet and comfortable, water was hot, staff friendly, and free wifi is available although was quite slow in the room but better in the lobby. I ate at the restaurant, they had either a menu or set 3 course menu, I went for the set menu which was good... More 

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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

What was good: * central location; * free wifi even in the rooms; * good choice of food, fresh juices. What I didn't like: * megaphone noise early in the morning, also during day time and on weekends for a few hours non stop praying (don't forget your earplugs or you will go crazy); * my windom in the bathroom... More 

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Southern Nevada
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140 reviews 140 reviews
24 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

You won't be able to escape the ultra loud call to prayer from our friends at the mosque. then the Christians blast on their megaphones to provide competition. It's all part of the Gondar fabric. The hotel works. Don't expect much from the insolent staff in the breakfast room/ restaurant. The breakfast disappointed. Bring your own oatmeal, or brave the... More 

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I stayed at the Taye for 2 weeks whilst working at the local hospital. The room was very clean and tidy and the restaurant was very good. All the staff were extremely friendly and always very helpful. The manager supported with transport when needed and it was a pleasure to stay there. Every day staff greeted me with a smile... More 

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15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

Spent on night here on a 'whistle-stop' tour of northern Ethiopia. Room was clean, with lots of hot water, hair dryer etc. Staff were helpful. Lovely view out over the town from the rooms at the front and from reception. Restaurant offered usual fare for such hotels, nothing spectacular.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Spent one night passing through. Arrived tired after a road trip - but wonderful staff got us settled, fed, and on our way exploring the town. An 'older' hotel that has been 'upgraded' to meet Western expectations (mini bar, TV, hairdrier, etc) ... which detracts a little from its original charm. Very centrally located and close to the old palaces.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We just stayed at the Taye Belay for a week and were very happy. Service was wonderful. Friendly, competent and attentive. Food was decent. Rooms and common areas very clean. Very central to everything.

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Address: Gonder, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Amhara Region > Gonder
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Taye Belay Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 79
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