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Cliff Edge Hotel - Lalibela

, Lalibela, Ethiopia
Cliff Edge Hotel - Lalibela
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cliff Edge was perfect. About a fifteen minute walk from the center, it is located in a quiet area surrounded by two of the best restaurants in town. Breakfast was on the smallish side but decent. The rooms are basic but large, clean, quiet, and with infinite views of the valley. Price was great, and Melak and the rest of... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I stayed here for two nights last July after travelling for 11 hours from Mekelle by bus. The owner was so friendly and helpful. My room was on the top floor with a balcony with stunning views. The room was newly refurbished and the bathroom was so clean and had hot running water. The bed was really comfortable. Towels are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Nice, clean rooms with working toilets and showers. Spacious balconies off many rooms plus a great outdoor area off the restaurant. Beautiful views everywhere! Friendly wait staff but don't tip or they'll giggle at you. Sometimes Americans forget that other countries pay more livable wages for service industry jobs. Super good breakfast included with the room. Totally worth it!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Cliff edge has a lot of potential - it has a great location, very nice and helpful staff, and tastefully decorated, comfortable rooms. The bathroom was probably the best on our entire trip in Ethiopia. Our stay would have been perfect, had it not been for the construction site right in front of the hotel (to add a restaurant). The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The rooms and bathrooms are good and the view from the balcony nice, however the rest of the hotel is currently a building site. I was not informed of his when I booked so I would advise asking them if it is finished yet (they thought a month but looked like it would be more). In the end they gave... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We stayed here three nights and enjoyed it greatly. The view was totally amazing, the staff helpful with great breakfasts as well. While construction was underway (and behind schedule) the hosts did their best to overcome these inconveiences. I would highly recommend staying here.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I liked staying in the hotel, it offers a lot of luxury if you are used to the basic hostels and hotels in Ethiopia. I cannot complain, the hotel was still being constructed in a way but that did not bother me. The neighborhood is not too nice and it is a longer walk to the churches, but security is... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The view is spectacular, the bed comfy and the shower works well. The staff are very friendly and the service is great. I stayed here after learning my reservation at the Mountain view hotel could not be honoured as they were overbooked. I'm glad I did get the chance to stay at the cliff edge, sitting and enjoying the view... More 

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Cliff Edge is located at the top end of Lalibela near Ben Abeba and Mountain View hotel and restaurant, affording good eating opportunities and great sunset views nearby . The hotel is small but service is great and the team is really friendly. Rooms are comfortable and all have a balcony from where you can watch the sun set. The... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This is a great hotel, with clean, spacious, quiet rooms, and AMAZING views into the valley. I loved staying here and would return without a moment's hesitation if I were to return to Lalibela. A guaranteed good choice

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