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Dib Anbessa

982, Bahir Dar, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We moved to this hotel after a night in a horrible, more budget place. The rooms are spacious and light, though the bathrooms are in urgent need of restauration. But they clean the rooms every day and the bed was comfortable and clean. The biggest draw here is the included breakfast and its very helpful staff. They are always there... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

When I first went to Bahirdar, I was going to stay at the Ghion hotel. It was fully booked when I got there. Then I went to a hotel (can't remember the name but it's a fancy looking hotel next to Dib Anbessa) to find a place to stay and only the sweet was available. I was on a tight... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

My husband and I were looking forward to a few nights in Bahir Dar but were very put off by the first place we looked at (Ghion Hotel). We happened to walk past Dib Anbessa and decided to have a look despite the fact that it looked a touch “upmarket”. What a great find! We loved it, had a lovely,... More 

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Dominika27
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

The entrance and restaurant are nice, the views are ok, the rooms are worn out and the bathrooms are terrible. When we took the room, we had two main criterias: do you have wifi in the rooms and do you have hot water? "Yes of course". Of course once we paid in advance, the receptionist then told us the wifi... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Before I arrived in Bahir Dar I had read the negative reviews here but foolishly disregarded them as picky westerners expecting a five star hotel in the middle of Africa. If Lonely Planet recommends it, it can't be bad, right? Yeah.... Wrong. I stayed in two different rooms, both were filthy and crawling with mosquitoes. One of them did not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

So this must have been a really grand place a few decades ago. The architecture is impressive relative to the majority of Bahir Dar stock and some of the interior details such as the beautiful wood carved dining room are amazing. BUT the rooms and stairwells etc are so so so so in need of renovation. And the staff were... More 

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Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
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8 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

So I actually did not stay at this hotel so I can not actually rate the place. However I did want to warn people about a scam that may occur to you if you enter this hotel. When I arrived to Bahir Dar I wanted to stop in a hotel and ask for help getting to Gondar by mini bus.... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 via mobile

This place is very dingy for its price. The location is great, but that's where it all stops. At 350 birr you get a single room without hot water. Cable tv is not compensating that. At least there is free wifi in the lobby. The breakfast is terrible and you're better off eating outside. The tours they offer are overpriced.... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It is hard to find anything positive about the rooms of this hotel: they are old and worn out. If you are planning to spend a lot of time in the hotel room, this definitely is not the one to choose. There are, however, some good things about this hotel: the lobby has old-fashioned, decorated wooden ceiling, giving it nice... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

This hotel has only one thing going for it: location. The rooms are worn and full of fleas and insects, and there always seems to be something broken. The restaurant is surprisingly good, however, and the location is lovely.

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