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Post 58, Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Lal Hotel Lalibela
Ranked #5 of 9 hotels in Lalibela
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The LAL Hotel is in a great location, within walking distance of Lalibela's rock-hewn churches, as well as the Saturday market. The facilities themselves are excellent quality, with spacious rooms (some with views of the valley), a pleasant garden to relax in, a restaurant that serves great food, and the only pool in town. But best of this hotel is... More

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Toronto, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

In May 2014, I had the unexpected opportunity of staying at the LAL hotel in Lalibela, Ethiopia. Just before, I stayed a couple of nights in the same town in a hotel which cost several dollars per night less than LAL. However, LAL offered a significantly higher standard, comfort and cleanliness. I was extremely pleased by the value for money... More

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Toronto, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
17 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This hotel may be the best value for the money - significantly less expensive than Tukal which is right across the street and the rooms are almost identical - and you can access both restaurants if you want. The owner / manager was very helpful and accommodating when we called for quotes to book. They offered one free airport transfer... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Nice play to stay. Rooms were clean and tidy. Mattresses were a little hit and miss with some being hard and others soft. Restaurant was being refurbished so seating was out doors so we ate elsewhere for the evening meal. I would stay here again.

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15 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

We spent 3 days in Lal Hotel. There are far better options for accommodation in Lalibela ! This hotel is badly maintained or - better say - not maintained at all. We asked for a what so called "renovated" room but still were disappointed : bathroom disfunctional, worn-out bed and furniture, window-frame in the room broken so impossible to close... More

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Halle (Saale), Germany
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stayed at the Hotel for only one night, but as far as I can say it was a really great decision to come here. The staff is friendly, especially Molla the receptionist. The room was spacious and tidy, located in a two-storied bungalow from which we had a nice view over the mountains surrounding Lalibela. It had a bathroom with... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Very deceptive practice's by this hotel. We got off the plane in Lalibela t find several hotel representatives holding signs, we selected one that had free airport shuttle as it's about 25km away. The representative rode to the hotel with us in the hotel van, turns out he was a guide working out of the hotel. We agreed on a... More

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Stillwater, Minnesota, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We were three adults traveling together for pleasure. We choose the LAL Hotel and Tour company when we arrived from our flight to Lalibela. Their sign indicated free airport shuttle service and they indicated the price of our room. We paid $52 for our room which was considerably higher than what we had been paying for our rooms in Ethiopia.... More

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

The free transport was available from the airport which is around 25 km away. The staff at the hotel are their real assets.....they are super friendly and always willing to help.The rooms were well appointed and clean with good hot water and adequate water pressure.The wi fi in the garden cafe at the back is fast .The food is good... More

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
16 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

The reception area and restaurant was very nice. My room however was a little bit grotty. The window in my room was cracked and stuck back with sellotape! The bathroom was a little bit dirty, the shower was not very powerful. There was no plug socket in my room that would fit the European 2 pin adapter I've used in... More

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LAL_HOTEL, General Manager at Lal Hotel Lalibela, responded to this review

It is very regrettable that you encountered such a problem. It is quite a shock as to how there was a cracked window in one of our rooms and as to how our staff overlooked that. I would very much like to know the number of this room you stayed in and when you stayed so, we can take the... More

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Address: Post 58, Lalibela, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Amhara Region > Lalibela

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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool
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Lal Hotel Lalibela is a supreme establishment where culture is embodied within its grand walls providing quality hotel services to nationals and non-nationals all over the world since 1995. ... more   less 
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