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Taye Belay Hotel

Gonder, Ethiopia
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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
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Maldon, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I was very happy with my stay at this hotel, after mixed experiences in Bahir Dar. I arrived with no previous booking and was assigned a huge room with an enormous balcony overlooking the town and the castle enclosure. Being so near the town centre, the hotel is not a quiet retreat, but I didn't mind the chanting from the... More 

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kigali
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73 hotel reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We were upgrade to a suite which was nice as it had a small balcony. The room was a decent size and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom however is very small and the water pressure was terrible - not what you want after trekking in the mountains for 3 days. There is no AC and it's in town so... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed a night here. The location is great but the hotel is not. We exchanged many emails before our visit and were assured that they would collect us from Gondar airport. We arrived and none was there so we took a taxi which they wouldn't reimburse us for. We also had to pay for transport back to the airport when... More 

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Rancho Mirage, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Too dated, rooms way to hot & poorly ventilated, thin walls, loud dogs barking overnight, boring menu, etc. Good location if you must go out. The shower floor was so black with mold, the cleaning lady gave up & we switched rooms, to find another poorly maintained bathroom. Please update! 4 Star??? By whose standards I wonder. 2 nights here... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The 3 to 4 hour drive to Gondar from Bahir Dar is exciting, beautiful and tiring. Gondar, Ethiopia's fourth largest city, is in the mountains to the north of Lake Tana, source of the Bue Nile. Our reservation at Taye Belay Hotel was for two nights. We had left a disappointing overnighter at Bahir Dar – the international standard hotel... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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141 reviews 141 reviews
88 hotel reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The Taye hotel is set one road away from the center of Gondar city and within walking distance to the Gondar castles. It is thus away from the bustle and dust of town, with a view of the town. However, it's not quiet due to the continuous droning from a nearby Church or continuous celebrations in town. There are a... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

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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208 reviews 208 reviews
205 hotel reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

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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196 reviews 196 reviews
76 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

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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