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Lal Hotel Lalibela

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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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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed in the hotel for two nights and we have actually felt at home. The entire staff, no one excluded, was very nice, always smiling and ready to take care of our needs. Even the driver of the airport shuttle is very nice and responsible while driving, which is not so common in Ethiopia. We also thank Molla... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Nice hotel, one of the better ones I had the oppurtunity to stay in whilst in Ethiopia. The rooms were clean and nice, wifi worked in the lobby and garden (not in rooms), the shower wasn't too bad (occasional cold water bursts, but thats standard in Ethiopia), and the breakfastwas ok. However, as a feedback to the hotel, here are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

In my visit to Lalibela last June, I was summoned by a young man at the airport to stay at the Lal Hotel. From its massive compound to the impressive traditionally-designed room I stayed in, I was pleasantly surprised during my stay for one I didn’t expect a resort hotel in one of the most ancient cities in the world.... More 

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Austin, Texas
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47 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I believe they have more rooms than the other hotels, they had a few tour groups of older German folks. I paid around $46 USD per night for a single tukul room which included a hot breakfast, wireless access, shuttle in from airport (normally 70 birr). For $60 you could use the amneities like the pool (the only one in... More 

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Vaasa, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I have visited this hotel in September 2014 and the hotel stuffs do really know how to treat their customers. best reception and great serving. And the food is yummy yummy.. besides the hotel is located close to the the historical churches of lalibela.

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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
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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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31 helpful votes 31 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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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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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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Address: Post 58, Lalibela, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Amhara Region > Lalibela
Number of rooms: 100

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