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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kampala, Uganda
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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98 reviews 98 reviews
19 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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92 hotel reviews
179 helpful votes 179 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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Sevenoaks Uk
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158 reviews 158 reviews
41 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This is a comfortable, well-run hotel with spectacular views. The rooms are well-furnished with good beds and bathrooms. The restaurant is large and offers a good range of dishes both a la carte and buffet. There is a very good wifi

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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74 reviews 74 reviews
18 hotel reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a great setting, but that is all. Our room was ok, but the toilet leaked and flooded the bath several times. The view terrace is fantastic, but few chairs and one umbrella to shade from the sun. The people in the restaurant were sweet, but the food was below average. A little competition and this hotel will have... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

If you travel to Ethiopia (and you should), you must visit the ancient religious centre of Lalibela where King Lalibela, with the help of angels apparently, carved 11 churches out of solid rock back in the 1200s. And if you do the best address, in fact the only one I can recommend is the Mountain View Hotel. It is the... More 

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Gt Britain
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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The views from the hotel are magnificent. The terraces expansive and the feeling of spaciousness wonderful. Bedrooms are adequate; very clean and hot water supply copious. Food is disappointing and basic. Wifi works which is a plus

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Toronto, Canada
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26 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Hot water, clean rooms, comfy bed, wifi in the lobby, great views. That's all you can ask for in Lalibela. This is not a luxury hotel by any means, but it will suit your needs for a few days. Food at the restaurant is not that good, instead we ate at Ben Abeba which is an 8 min walk up... More 

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