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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Shakopee, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We stayed in this hotel for only one day. Better rooms in Gonder, very good food, friendly staff. Walking distance from the Fasiledes Palace. Free wifi (works better if you are working in the loby area).

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

The room was large and clean; there was a balcony with views of the city; and the beds were great. The wifi was good but only worked in the lobby. The toilet did not flush completely. We had arranged for an airport pickup but it was a no-show so we took a taxi (which the hotel paid for). The restaurant... More 

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Isle of Arran
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I stayed at the Taye Belay Hotel for 2 weeks whilst I was working in Gondar Hospital. The staff were very attentive and eager to please whilst always smiling. I held a workshop for some of the Hospital staff at the Taye and the staff helped me organise a room, get flip chart paper and pens, notebooks and pens for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The all night religious chanting and the barking dogs are not the fault of the hotel, but no attempt to block out the noise has been made. There is no lift and you have to haul your luggage up the stairs. This hotel does have wifi in the rooms which is a big plus. If you have the option of... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

Excellent and helpful staff. Dingy rooms with terrible bathrooms. We had sewer gas coming up the drains, even though we flushed them with water. The hot water worked intermittently and had to be reset many times. Very little water pressure and slow running drains. The bed is only a box spring with no pillow top or mattress, so it's just... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This hotel needs to be renovated. It has a good location but everything is old and very much used. We only stayed there because we were too tired to look around for other options. The plus was good service, a good internet connection in the lobby and a quiet room with a terrace offering nice views.

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PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

No elevator. The rooms have glass walls looking into them from the hallway. Great privacy planning there. The tattered curtains, which look to be 50 years old are of little use and they don’t work anyway. Not much works in this country. There is light coming into your room all night. There are large windows on the other side of... More 

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Maldon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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