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Winta Hotel

Arategna Road, Harar, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pros + Impeccably clean and comfortable rooms + Excellent shower - plenty of hot water + Great breakfasts: Pancakes, Omelets, bread and great Ethiopian coffee served. + Satellite TV in lobby + Super friendly service from the owner (Daniel) and staff. ex. Transportation arrangements and scheduling guides for day trips Cons - Not near the old city of Harar (1.5... More 

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Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

You will not want for a bottle of water if you stay here, in the end we were turning them away! A very generous breakfast too, and on our last morning they gave us pancakes for the journey. Perhaps the three flights of stairs to the room may put some off but it gives you access to a well ventilated... More 

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Thank MountainFrancis
Pietermaritzburg
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

I had 6 nights in the Winta while on a work trip last week. I loved the Winta because of the genuine friendliness, hospitality and helpfulness of Daniel's family. If anyone would like to experience being integrated into an Ethiopian family and into sectors of Ethiopian society, this is a great place to stay. In my book, the human and... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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277 reviews
181 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Stayed 1 night in a pretty modern room at 700 Birr which was expensive but reasonable value for money. The room itself would not be out of place in many cities around the world. 20 Birr from bus station. Room had comfortable double bed, fridge, WIFI which worked OK (they plugged router in to my room) and big balcony with... More 

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Canterbury
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48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

As other reviewers have said - this is not a bad hotel, good rooms, clean. I found the staff OK and had no problems. Lively street just outside and not far to the walled city. You will need a guide. I travelled with FKLM-Tours who provided an excellent guide. Harar itself is well worth a visit.

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Los Angeles, California
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58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Harar has not great and bad options of hotels - especially if you are not into home stays with shared bathrooms. I stayed two nights at this hotel. The rooms are large. The bed is comfortable. There is no lobby - there is a coffee shop/bar on the first floor and you go to the cake case/ counter to check... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

I have to begin by saying that I am usually pretty easy to please and this is the first negative review that I have ever written. I was booked into the Winta Hotel but having experienced the rude, abrupt and greedy manner in which I was dealt with by the owner/manager I paid a cancellation fee and changed to the... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Stayed at this hotel twice now. Right outside of town and close to family homes. Nice, clean rooms, great staff, and incredibly helpful owner. Dani is a hands-on, motivated owner and goes above and beyond for his guests. He made us feel welcome and treated us like family on our second trip. He arranged a last minute breakfast for 11... More 

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2 Thank chanabree
Beirut
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158 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

After having spent an awful night in an underground room at Ras Hotel, Winta was such a relief! Which does not mean it is a good hotel, but everything is relative. At least it is brighter, the rooms cleaner, the shower was functioning, there was WiFi (intermittently) at the reception (and NOT in the rooms as was claimed by the... More 

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1 Thank 1001night
Aubonne, Switzerland
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I happened to arrive at this hotel without reservation. The owner told me a would have a single room at 570 birrs for the next day. When I told him it was too expensive, he answered me : " Don't worry, we'll find an arrangement. On the next day I showed up and asked for a proposition. He proposed me... More 

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