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Florida International Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Road to Airport, Gonder, Ethiopia
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Ranked #4 of 14 hotels in Gonder
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
illini2000_LA Los Angeles, California
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had problems with the hotel not answering our email for a reservation, so we asked our guide to help. Luckily he lived nearby and knew the workers, so we were able to get a room. During our visit, the elevator was not in service, so if that's still the case, be prepared to walk up the nice stairs. The... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Gonder sounds like a town in Lord of The Rings, and as you drive out of the airport, you may well think you've been transported to Middle Earth - or Middle Ages, anyway. Everywhere you look are people ploughing fields with oxen and whipping overloaded donkeys through knee deep mud (it's the rainy season apparently). But nobody seems to care... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I stayed here in April 2014 and thought it was an excellent hotel. It might be a little expensive compared to alternatives in town, but was definitely luxurious by most standards. My only complaint about the place had to do with one of the employees at the front desk, who tried much too hard to get me to use him... More

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Madrid, Spain
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It seems one of, or the one best hotel in town. But nothing works as it should. A modern building, but the windows didn’t shut well. There is wifi, but it is a little mess. There is elevator, but only one for too many people. Service crew is friendly but they don’t know hor to make a bill. A nice... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Overall, this is a good place to stay. I agree, however, with a previous opinion that this hotel could end up being a dump. The rooms are large and so are the bathrooms and housekeeping and front desk do a good job. However, none of the machines in the gym were working or had parts fallen off -obviously the gym... More

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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I spent 2 nights here when touring Northern Ethiopia. I was travelling alone. Pros: clean room, spacious bathroom, wardrobe, free wifi, large clean-looking pool, and a popular restaurant. Pleasant, helpful staff. Cons: location is well outside the city centre, beds are extremely hard.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The Florida International Hotel in Gondar was a larger room than those I experienced in other Ethiopian cities. It was clean and comfortable, overlooking the large swimming pool. The room was well appointed with friendly staff.

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Byron Bay, Australia
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

For starters, the positives. The rooms are spacious, modern, quite nicely appointed and clean (the cleaning ladies are doing a fabulous job). And now for the not so positives. On our first night we had a man enter our room in the middle of the night while we were sleeping, which was rather terrifying! It transpired that the man had... More

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Tel Aviv
20 reviews 20 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

We stayed here two nights on our recent trip to Ethiopia. Rooms were spacious, staff was friendly. It's a little out of the way if you're on foot to travel into the city center, but for us this wasn't an issue. The hotel is fairly new, and plenty of hot water, which we desperately needed after our trek in the... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

There are problems as stated with no minibar stocked and shortage of sockets but our room was big and very nice with sofa and chairs. The food was good enough but for us the highlight was the very big swimming pool at the back. There was also a sauna which my husband enjoyed.

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Address: Road to Airport, Gonder, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Amhara Region > Gonder
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Hotel Class:4 star — Florida International Hotel 4*
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Florida International Hotel is a four star hotel located in the City of Gondar to serve you better. Our largest property is located near to University of Gondar, Maraki campus area. Guest room at Florida international hotel is among the country’s largest hotels and is designed to ensure your maximum comfort, safety and convenience. Our hotel rooms have card lock system, elevator, and other facilities to ensure your safety and security. At Florida International Hotel, we are dedicated to provide exceptional accommodations with excellent hospitality at affordable price. Our facilities:Spacious and comfortable 60 Guest rooms, Restaurant, Bar, Wi-Fi internet, Conference hell, 24 hours reception service, 24 hours room serviceComplimentary services and room amenitiesBottle of water(Upon arrival), Buffet Breakfast, Wi-Fi (Broadband)Internet, Shampoo, Disposable shoe, Toothpaste with brushUpcoming facilities፣ Swimming pool, GYM, Gift shop, Steam and sauna ... more   less 
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