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Mountain View Hotel

North Wollo, Lalibela, Ethiopia
Mountain View Hotel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nairobi
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is perched on the side of a cliff with stupendous views across the valley. The view from my bed was without doubt the greatest I have ever experienced. The bird life is incredible, just sitting around on the terrace with a beer you can see things that many birders would kill for. The rooms are comfortable with all... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The hotel has friendly helpful staff and the personal touch is very good.The cleanliness is outstanding and the food very good. There is no swimming pool but this is a mountainous area with water restrictions so this needs to be understood. This is likely the best hotel in the town. The views are a bonus. You may even get to... More 

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Vietnam
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361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

The location of this hotel is great and it has a pretty garden. The room was okay, but the shower only produced a trickle of hot water. The food and the staff are the biggest problem. They see guests as an interruption to their day of chatting to each other. The food was awful and not even able to get... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This is a decent place to stay. The setting is certainly great. The beer is cold. The wifi works in reception. I slept well. I wouldn't say that the rooms are well appointed: they are basic but functional. Remember this is deep in rural Ethiopia - it's hard to rate the place on a global scale, but it mostly worked... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The best thing about this hotel are the great views from the terrace. Unfortunately, although the views can be enjoyed from the balcony in the room (although there are no chairs), they can only be enjoyed from the seating area on the large roof terrace in the early morning and end of the afternoon as no shade is provided at... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

As the other reviews say this hotel does offer stunning views from the balconies of the rooms. Other than this the hotel is very basic but adequate. Unfortunately the rooms are smoking rooms so if you are a non-smoker the smell f stale smoke may bother you. The food was good and the chef was attentive. Wifi is available in... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We had an absolute great time staying at Mountain View Hotel in Lalibela. Everyone there was very nice and helpful. The hotel model is stunning. Make sure you check out the sitting area on terrace of the hotel.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 via mobile

The Mountain View is just fabulous. There was nothing negative at all. The food is great and the people are sweet. Of course the view is spectacular. We were a group of 12 on a humanitarian trip. We were treated like family. And the coffee is great!!

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Bunia, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Well the name does not lie. This is the second time I have stayed at the hotel. I LOVE THE VIEWS. Seriously, sitting on the terrace having a drink is simply stunning and you can see Lammergeiers at eye level soaring over the Rift Valley is simply put breath-taking. The rooms are clean and have a small balcony which overlooks... More 

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London, UK
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186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Well, it deserves it. The view, morning or evening, is by far the best thing about the Mountain View Hotel. Sitting watching the sunset with a gin and tonic - and they have Schweppes tonic, which is not always easy to find in Ethiopia - is the ideal end to a day spent in Lalibela's churches. If anything the morning,... More 

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