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Alef Paradise Hotel

main road, Lalibela, Ethiopia
Alef Paradise Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a grand view from the second floor, we were able to bargain to get the price we wanted (500birr). Staff were good - laid back and not trying to pressure any tours or personal contact. Clean, water available throughout our stay of 4 days. Wifi. We had breakfast included and it was fine. They made a special breakfast... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This hotel should be on your short list of places to stay at while visiting Lalibela. I easily called ahead and requested a room without payment or no deposit required. I used the Brandt Guide 6th edition (newer edition anticipated to come out 9/2015) with TripAdvisor to figure out my itinerary and logistics from getting place to place. The map... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

My wife and I only stayed one night but it was so excellent I feel I must write a review. The view from the top floor was great. Everything in the hotel was spotlessly clean, it even smelled clean, and we were impressed with the staff we met. I can’t comment on the food as we ate elsewhere. We definitely... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited during Christmas (Jan. 5-7th nights) so the town was slam packed. Fikeru, the owner, responded to my email in advance and communicated often and promptly with me, reserving a room without any required deposit and just trusting that I would show up. He eased my concerns stemming from the fact that all hotels book up for these nights... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed two nights at this hotel. It was booked by our tour operator from Addis Ababa as part of our budget package. A pleasant surprise, The rooms were spacious & clean. The bathroom only had a hand-held shower inside the bath, but no place to attach it to the wall. This is not anything to complain about. For the... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The small hotel has a new wing, where rooms has a great balcony (or garden connection) with a view. The rooms are clean and bright, the staff are helpfull and speaks English. Blackout can happen. For this price this can be the best option in town. Recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We spent 4 nights at the hotel. It was clean and comfortable with a good view on the 3rd level. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We booked our Church guide through the hotel who was a very good guide. The food was good although juice was supposed to be available, it never was while we were there. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I stayed there over a week. Very close to the rock churches, bar, small shops for snacks. Has bar and cook. Rooms cleaned well. Nice staff. Can organise tours and shuttle to and from airport or bus station.

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Ghent, Belgium
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The hotel itself is nicely located and the breakfast is good, but we weren't really overwhelmed by the hotel manager. Because of the fact that one of the door locks in our room didn't work, we kindly asked if it was possible to change rooms. However, this was not really well appreciated by the manager, on the contrary, he was... More 

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Tottori, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

It's a fantastic place honestly. the room is so clean and large with low price. the food of restaurant is very tasty and served quickly. The staff is friendly and kind .especially the younge reception Mulu is really helpful and generous. He speaks very good English and his hospitality is awesome. And this is the nearest hotel to the churchs... More 

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