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Taye Belay Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gonder, Ethiopia
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Ranked #4 of 14 hotels in Gonder
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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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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Kigali, Rwanda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Taye Belay hotel was a good place to stay in Gonder. The staff is very friendly and service oriented. Rooms are very nice, but the ground floor rooms (which we requested as we traveled with an infant) are a bit noisy. Hotel is very close (5-10 minutes walk) to the Royal Enclosure, as well as the city centre. The... More

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24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I wish the toilet flushed a little better and the shower had better water pressure. this is a newer hotel. very clean, very nice. i had a giant giant balcony. good wifi in the lobby. good restaurant on the ground floor. good service, good staff. good central location, can walk to the Royal Enclosure

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San Francisco, California
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37 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here in December 2013 for two nights. Good location just above the Piazza. Rm 407, lovely and large with terrace overlooking the town. Staff was pleasant and welcoming. They can't do enough. We had a problem with the hot water tank and they came up and checked and then sent someone else up later when the problem re-occurred. When... More

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121 reviews 121 reviews
68 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel looks better from the outside and may raise your expectations! Unfortunately the building work to add more facilities and a pool is still ongoing several years later. On the positive side the hotel is very well located in a slightly elevated position and our room had a huge balcony overlooking the town, which also provided a great view... More

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Toronto, Canada
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Taye Belay hotel was recommended to me by a contact in Addis, so I changed my reservations from Lodge du Chateau to stay at this property. They were able to give me a room at the same price ($45/night) which made my stay worthwhile. The best feature of the Taye Belay is its location right in the centre of... More

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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is in a very convenient location next to the castle compound. I could actually see the tops of some of the castles from my balcony. It is however extremely loud. In downtown Gondar football games and announcements are broadcast very loudly. And i was there during lent, so the churches would blast chanting either starting at 5 am... More

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washington, dc
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110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i am an experienced world traveler of matrure years, travelling alone or with friends, picky but not overly so who does much advanced research for trips and am therefore generally happy with my hotel choices. stayed here in 2013 and again in 2014 PLUSSES >upper front rooms with balconies have fabulous views over the city and valley - get one... More

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10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This hotel might be one of the better ones in Gonder, but it is far from special and completely lacks charm and atmosphere. The rooms were OK, the food just OK, the service adequate, but everything without any sense of personality or that typical Ethiopian hospitality. Later on we were booked into the Florida hotel: a lesser location, but preferred... More

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76 reviews 76 reviews
18 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

If you want a spot of comfort and kind staff, I recommend Taye. I stayed there both before and during Timkat (when the rates are more than double the off-season price). My room was quite comfortable, with a balcony overlooking Gondar. So I could see the breadth of one church's Timkat procession from my balcony (that is, when I wasn't... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

We were staying elsewhere but went to Taye for dinner. After hiking for several days, we were craving pizza. The pizza was average compared to what I can get in Philadelphia, but it hit the spot that night! Nice atmosphere at the hotel. I'd recommend stopping by as a nice respite in Gonder

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Address: Gonder, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Amhara Region > Gonder
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #4 of 14 hotels in Gonder
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Hotel Class:4 star — Taye Belay Hotel 4*
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