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Mountain View Hotel

North Wollo, Lalibela, Ethiopia
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a memorable overnight stay at the Mountain View and the view from our bedroom (all bedrooms) was awe inspiring. I would highly recommend spending the night while touring Lalibela, which lived up to all expectations. The staff, in particular our waiter Habtam, were all so welcoming and the food was delicious. The hotel is on... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views, very close to one of the best restaurants we have ever been to since moving to Ethiopia. The rooms are lovely, the place is very clean and generally the staff are helpful. Breakfast is lacking in options. Melkam at reception was incredibly helpful and sorted things out for us when the receptionist the night before told us to... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We stayed at the Mountain View for one night during our visit to Lalibela. The room was small, yet clean and comfortable with plenty of room for the two of us. The bathroom was fine with nice hot water. The food in the restaurant was fine - we ate lunch and breakfast there. The wifi was great. The views were... More 

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Thank Laura B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

The position of this hotel, on the edge of an escarpment, has the benefit of offering views right across the plains to the mountains beyond. The sunset was spectacular. My room was comfortable, although the bathroom was in need of refurbishment. I could not see into the bathroom mirror, it was so high. The bar area was pleasant, and the... More 

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Briatol
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

What a location!!! On the edge of an escarpment looking over the Ethiopian plains, Amazing! Comfortable new hotel, blending perfectly into the escarpment, very clean and convenient for looking at the Lalibella sights. This was the most interesting location we visited in Ethiopia, especially the rock church of St George.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

We were meant to stay at the Tukul Village, but they had no water (?) so we were moved to this hotel. I am glad we were. Ok, so it doesn't have the character from the outside, but the views were probably the best we had in the whole of Ethiopia. The beds were comfortable and the room clean. In... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

The hotel is perfectly poised to benefit from the surrounding views, which are panoramic and stunning. Great attention to detail and comfort within the hotel. Easy access to the rock hewn churches, which is why we all visit Lalibela

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Boston
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2015

Good location, tight security perimeter (not that it's needed in Lalibela). The hotel is on the cliff with views onto the valley 'to die for'. Each room has a balcony. The breakfast is serviceable if simple. Walk out to the gardens off the kitchen in the morning to see the monkeys feed on bread and onions from the staff. Wi-fi... More 

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Thank Cardiogelf1
Sausalito, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Staying at the Mountain View was one of the highlights of our trip to Ethiopia. The views are unreal. The chef is very talented - it was some of the best food we had on our trip. The rooms are good and very clean. Each room has a deck and an outrageous view. The service is excellent. If you need... More 

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Thank Chris R
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I love this hotel! Each room has a balcony that overlooks the valley below. It's a fantastic view that you can't find anywhere else. The hotel restaurant offers a broad array of traditional Ethiopian and international cuisine. The absence of TVs in the rooms encourages interaction with other guests. I would recommend that guests have enough cash on hand to... More 

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