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Roha Hotel

Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Ranked #5 of 9 Hotels in Lalibela
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015
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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

This hotel is considered upscale in the guidebooks. We found it tired and somewhat dirty. The room was tired; the bathroom was in need of minor repairs. The room fan wouldn't rotate. The restaurant was fine for breakfast. We had a great spicy omelet, the best omelet of the trip. The front desk is helpful.

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

A good hotel to spend a couple of nights while taking in the local sights. Everything worked as it should even though the room decor was a bit tired.Well positioned with pleasant grounds and plenty of bird-life. The dining room is a well-decorated, double height room opening onto a terrace.

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Hexham, Northumberland, UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

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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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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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 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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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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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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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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