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Abay Minch Lodge

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| Near Adewa Road, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Abay Minch Lodge is comprised of side-by-side duplex cottages situated in a forested area just a few minutes ride outside of urbanized Bahar Dar. The forest and gardens provide ample space for quiet walks, bird watching, observing the local colobus monkeys, and enjoying the music and dancing of local marriage parties who take advantage of Abay Minch's beautiful surroundings... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We stayed two nights here. The rooms are in side-by-side duplexes, clean, sufficiently large, nice bathrooms, comfortable beds. The lodge is a large area with numerous trees. his makes it a birder's paradise. If you are interested in birds, you have to stay here. Another interesting aspect are the vervet monkeys - I was taking a shower and felt a... More 

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Bahar Dar, Ethiopia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

I live in Bahir Dar and often enjoy popping over to the Abay Minch. However, I was a bit surprised to see lakeside photos on a website would could lead people to think they were taken at the hotel. Not the case unless I've missed a secret part of the albeit lovely grounds.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Would have liked to have had more time to sit and watch the bird life- the gardens are beautiful. The rooms are simple- our shower seemed pretty run of the mill. We caught the tail end of the buffet, failing to comprehend that a la carte was on offer, however the stuff we had was fine considering. The peace was... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

The rooms with an outside porch to watch the birds in the beautiful gardens. Outside our room was a pair of green parrots feeding their baby. The rooms are clean,wifi not bad and all the staff very friendly. Restaurant was average but did not find any trouble with the staff. Breakfast was good.

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Denver, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Clean, good sized room. Strange shower but lots of hot water. The restaurant is the major drawback...eat anywhere else as the food is poor and the wait staff rude! Where is the Manager who should be overseeing the help? Restaurant so bad suggested the travel company take their people elsewhere to eat.

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Sandhurst
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great little hotel for a couple of nights and excellent value (about £45 per room per night). No frills, nothing fancy, but clean and tidy. The space age shower others have mentioned was too clever for me as well, but in standard shower mode it was fine. Good quality breakfast and drinks. Wifi seemed to be restricted to a small... More 

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Kfar-Saba Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

The Abay Minch lodge is a beautiful lodge, a bit out of the city hassle - an advantage. Beautiful clean rooms. Excellent restaurant. Very friedly and helpful staff. For sure my choice again upon returning to Bahar Dar.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

..Large rooms, great bed and a modern bathroom. Located in a quiet area in a beautiful garden Walking in the early morning and looking at the colorful birds around was great.The food at the hotel was very good too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stayed here for two nights in september. Clean rooms in twin cottages in beatifully green garden amid birds. The shower system in the bathroom looks very impressive but needs a technical revision to work where it is made for. Food was a buffet formula twice. More or less the same food everyday that could be served hotter. Wifi worked... More 

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