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Roha Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Lalibela
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Hexham, Northumberland, UK
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63 reviews 63 reviews
22 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spent 2 nights here at the start of our 2 week tour. Would certainly benefit from a bit of tlc and some investment. The hotel has a lot of potential, as it is in a great location, but is very tired looking. Rooms are a bit shabby and it felt a bit neglected. Staff were generally lovely, and very obliging.... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another one-night stop. The grounds need a lot of work, the buildings/facilities are a little dated, but all very clean and serviceable. Efficient and friendly staff. Comfortable bedrooms, cramped bathrooms. Decent wi-fi in the lobby area. Restaurant menu was basic, and food was good. Breakfast offerings seemed a bit plain, so we ordered two different dishes and combined - worked... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Trendy hotel with thematic rooms. Simple but well decorated. Rooms were quite dark. Beds were small and very hard. Shower was very hot. Hotel service was great and the food was excellent. Good location and quiet. Wifi was excellent.

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Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

On arrival the hotel appeared to be slightly dated, the rooms were very basic and the bathrooms needed a lot of work. We decided that it was best not to shower due to the lack of hot water. The rooms seemed clean but they were damp. I slept in my sleeping bag as the beds had seen better days. The... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We stayed at this hotel just one night, so not much experience to share. The hotel is clean and not too far from the churchs. The food is just avarage, not comparable to our experience at Goha hotel in Gonder. Pricing is on the higher side for the area, we were able to negotiate with the manager, a very decent... More

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Genève
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127 reviews 127 reviews
28 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We stayed here 3 nights. After visiting the nice city of Lalibela or around, it is good to come to this hotel and to relax. This is a luxury hotel with a nice restaurant. The rooms are OK, with a little bit of problems inside (old stuffs), but nothing really bad.

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Newfoundland
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29 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I knew Lalibela was a small town, and I had been in Ethiopia for a month before I arrived there, so I was not expecting luxury at the Roha. However, guides and others in the town kept stating that it was an excellent hotel, and the Bradt guide described it as"upmarket", so I was expecting better than this. First, the... More

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London
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103 reviews 103 reviews
65 hotel reviews
141 helpful votes 141 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A government-run hotel with an interesting layout, friendly service and above average food. There is also an interesting on site shop selling crafts etc. (and stamps – which are hard to come by here!). A 30-40 minute walk from the rock-hewn churches and the unique Ben Abeba restaurant (great for sunsets and reasonably priced meals). Spent a very pleasant couple... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Considering the one other hotel we saw earlier in the day, this was ok. Staff was professional and helpful; though when we asked for some ice after our friend had sprained his ankle during the day's walk at the churches, we got three cubes ice. Besides that, the fans in both our rooms didn't work. We liked the restaurant 'yeTsom'... More

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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Personally visited several Lalibela hotels on my trip and Roha was easily the best. Others were older, not as clean, had poorer restaurants and were noisier. Roha has phenomenal service, large rooms, and is very quiet. The tour staff is also incredible. They provided me with a personal tour guide, security, full use of a car, and tours to all... More

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Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Amhara Region > Lalibela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Roha Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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