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Tewodros Hotel

Harar, Ethiopia
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The day I left I was watching under the bed to make sure that I wasn't forgetting anything and it was full of condoms of someone other. It was dirty. The shared bathroom was never clean and the shower was not a shower... In other places I was in hotels with similar prices and opposite conditions!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We had good recommendation and believe that our standard and expectation is veryyyyyy low after 6 months around Africa in very affordable places.... But they told me there was hot water, but there want, and the room and bed was veryyyyy dirt. Do never go there. The only one in Harar should be the HERITAGE one.... wish you love!!!

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Thewodros Hotel has everything you need, the rooms are clean and quiet at night. The restaurant serves great injera and beer, and scrambled eggs for breakfast at local prices. The resident guide is Nebil Shemsu and he proved fantastic. He is a refreshingly honest and fun guy that goes out of his way to ensure that you see and do... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I stayed over a week a Tewodros and I found it excellent as a base for exploring the Harar/ Babile region. The room (200 birr) was clean and tidy (with toilet and shower but usually no water - such is Harar!). The local food and drink was excellent and all at the regular, (ie absurdly low), local prices. The old... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Thewodros Hotel is a decent place to stay, the rooms are comfortable and decent priced, there is often no water, but this is a city problem more than the hotel's fault, the staff are helpful and will provide buckets of water when running water is unavailable. There is also a cheap bar and restaurant in the hotel. There are resident... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The room was clean and comfortable, the hot water didn't always work but we were told there is often a problem with the water supply to the town so not sure if other hotels would be affected too. We were always provided with big buckets of water if necessary. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly, there is a basic... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

my friend and I traveled to beautiful Harar and met a local friend that we knew from volunteering. he took us to this hotel, saying it is the best around. at evening we went out with him and 2 more friends. around midnight they escorted us back to the hotel. one of them was very drunk, and as we arrived... More 

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Rushden, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

My partner and I stayed for 2 nights in one of the first floor ensuite rooms. It was pretty basic, but the bed was ok and there was always hot water available though the plumbing in the bathroom leaked and the smell from the toilet was unpleasant. However it only cost 160ETB per night and we saw hyenas walking up... More 

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Provo, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

I stayed here for two nights with my wife. We stayed on the top floor of the building facing the road and the hallways were being painted at the time. We arrived at the hotel after dark and we felt very uncomfortable with the poor lighting, a crowd of people in the restaurant, etc. We decided to stay for the... More 

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Ningbo, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2012

This may be the dirtiest hotel that we have ever stayed in. We chose an ensuite room on the 1st floor (Room 203), as recommended by the Lonely Planet and Bradt travel guides. We dropped our bags and returned in the evening to a horrifying smell of sewage, and discovered that it came from the ensuite bathroom for our room,... More 

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