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Jerusalem Hotel

PO Box 49, Lalibela, Ethiopia (Formerly Jerusalem Guest House)
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had booked one of the budget single rooms, which had its own bathroom and balcony with a nice view. The shower in the room was hot, but not exactly a power shower. The restaurant/bar was very good, a lovely breakfast. Staff are fantastic and eager to help. A good location, its quite at night (except for 1 night I... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was clean and the shower worked well. The view from the room was spectacular. There is a nice balcony to relax on. The restaurant does not have an airport shuttle but we used Sora Lodge's and they collected us from the Jerusalem Hotel. We had no issues with the hotel. Breakfast was the usual and the traditional food... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hmm, let's see, cons: 1) Walls are paper thin, you can literally hear any conversation in the next door rooms, you can hear your neighbor snore, you can hear your neighbor on the toilet etc etc. 2) The shower does provide hot water. Unfortunately, it provides a tiny trickle of hot water. You feel cold because the rooms are cold... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

Basic rooms without TV or mini bar, but with great wifi. The restaurant serves traditional and international foods, my advise is to go for the traditional (as always in Ethiopia). The view is spectacular and the staff friendly. We had a thunderstorm (Christmas Eve) and was out of electricity, the restaurant handled it very good and could still cock food... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Our second-floor room was comfortable and clean, with a balcony and lovey view. The grounds were pleasant and we found the food quite good. Staff were friendly and we had an excellent guide, Ermiyas Workye, who seems to know every inch of the churches and the interconnecting tunnels. The early morning visit with local worshippers and the mist rising from... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015 via mobile

The hotel is terrible, the rooms are small and arent cleaned every morning. The owner of the hotel was very impolite and mean. The waiters were polite on the day we arrived but after that they were very rude. The hotel itself is very small and the walls are very thin and people can hear what you say through the... More 

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Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

The room was furnished with beautiful local textiles. Second floor balcony had beautiful view. Grounds are beautifully landscaped. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They arranged a guide for tour of rock churches. This was the one hotel that actually took a credit card! Food in the restaurant was so-so.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

Really enjoyed staying at Jerusalem Hotel August 2013. Great location and rooms with large balcony offering a great view. Good location for getting out and about to major sites. Just around corner good local shops for an array of local items - best prayer sticks! and reasonably priced. Staff very helpful, would recommend checking this place out. Get 2nd floor... More 

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Thank Mair S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 via mobile

It is a simple, clean relaxing with stunning view hotel for sure. The staff members are friendly and the guide explained every thing briefly. I advise anybody who want to stay on Lalibela should stay in this hotel. I enjoyed every single minute in that hotel.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Jerusalem seems to be resting on it's laurels a bit. The actual hotel was nice enough, however, the food is bad, the service is bad, and the rooms really need mosquito nets (we got eaten alive!) It's incredibly well placed - very easy to wander around and to the churches. There were just lots of little things were the staff... More 

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