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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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Sydney, Australia
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59 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed here for 3 nights after literally walking in and then walking out of the place we were supposed to stay in. We discussed prices with the staff and ended up giving us a very decent rate in the Junior Suite. The suite was great - a bit narrow - but a massive private courtyard. The location of the... More 

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Sofia
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69 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

The staff is polite and the location is great to explore the castle. The restaurant is not bad and not expensive. the room is just ok and fine if you don't expect anything special from the Ethiopian hotels. it looks according to the local standards, the hotel is above the average.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

Starting my two week trip in Ethiopia I wanted a clean hotel waiting for me for the first night, being tired after a night and day of traveling. Based on reports I chose the Taye hotel. My communication with the hotel was very good, with very courteous reactions. As mentioned, the location of the hotel is excellent, very central to... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I got very excited about the powerful jets of hot water that shot from my shower here. I also was pretty chuffed by the roof terrace where one can watch thousands of birds circling in the breathtaking sunset. The service was attentive, the food was pretty decent. Clean room, minibar, balcony. The only thing that lets it down is that... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

As others have noted, the big attraction of this hotel is the location. But unlike others I found the service very good. Along with a number of other guests I had a problem with my luggage not having arrived on the incoming Ethiopian Airlines flight. Michael the manager took responsibility personally for getting it sorted, liaising with the airline etc... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Stayed here for a night as part of a medical NGO mission. The rooms are clean, albeit basic, the internet (lobby only) is slow and erratic. Location in the center of town is good with easy access to the Fasildes ruins. Being in the center of town it is quite noisy and suffers from frequent electrical powe outages (each room... More 

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K_Australia
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24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012 via mobile

The best thing about the hotel was the location. Close to the main piazza and walking distance to all the main sights. The rooms were adequate, but watch for bedbugs. I had to change rooms in the middle of my stay due to being bitten. Another guest that I met who stayed at the hotel had a similar experience. However,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

We stayed 4 nights at the Taye hotel, during the end of the rainy season just before Ethiopian New Year. The staff and manager were extremely friendly and helpful. Clean and spacious rooms with an excellent view of the city. We stayed on the top floor with a balcony over looking downtown and the surrounding hills. Excellent location, walking distance... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

I stayed at Taye hotel on and off for over four months. The extremely friendly staff at this hotel made me feel at home. The service was excellent. Any minor problems were corrected immediately. I enjoyed sitting at the lively lobby and sipping my cappuccino. Breakfast is included. I specially enjoyed the oats breakfast (kinche) and omelet, For lunch, the... More 

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Kanpur
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51 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Four of us recently stayed for one night in this hotel in Gondar in the North Ethiopia. It was a surprise find as for the price the facilities were excellent. The rooms were well furnished and hot and cold water was available in the bathroom all the time a rarity in less than 5 * star hotels in Ethiopia. lobby... More 

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