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Arba Minch Tourist Hotel

Main Street of the Lower City | Next to Ethiopian Airlines Office, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
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Arba Minch Tourist Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 hotels in Arba Minch
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

It is a nice and good basic hotel to stay while in Arba Minch. The food is good and an excellent traditional coffee. It have fair prices in relation to what you get. relaxing and nice yard. The only thing they need is to maintain the facilities, which seems to be a general problem in Ethiopia.

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Humansville, Missouri
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I really enjoyed the tourist hotel when I was in Arbaminch. I became friends with the people that worked there and really enjoyed spending time there. I would like to say HI to everyone at the hotel. I was in Arbaminch for 4 months and made some very good friends. As for staying at the tourist I stayed there the... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

There are some good things about this hotel but all the pros are cancelled out by the fact that this is not a good hotel to sleep in which, in my opinion, is what hotels are for. Pros: Dated but clean rooms. Hot water a little sketchy at times but usually available. Lovely leafy courtyard at the front, excellent fresh... More

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San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I've never stayed at the Tourist but I've eaten there often. It's not the best place to eat but it's convenient and at night it's very pretty, The service is mediocre. You have to watch your bill because they are known to over charge. I was with a group and we had 6 beers total and they charged us for... More

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Grand Prairie, Texas
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95 reviews 95 reviews
27 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

We enjoyed our stay here at the Tourist Hotel. The rooms had adequate space and shelves. The bathroom was fine, except one night when the water supply pressure became too much and the water heater leaked. But they say that is difficult to control. There were some electrical blackouts. The bed was fine. I would like to see rectangular mosquito... More

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Ottawa, Canada
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

After reading some of the negative review (including that in the Bradt guide) we were shockingly surprised by this hotel. We paid approximately 200 birr a night. The beauty, calm, and coolness of the large garden area/restaurant can not be over stated. We had no issues with water, either in terms of pressure or temperature. The room came with a... More

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99 reviews 99 reviews
56 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

This is a terrible location, please look for a different place. Checked in and got the last room at the end of the area. We were very surprised when we found out there is no water to take a shower. According to the reception this was "normal" as we were late. Basically this was a lie as next day there... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Arbaminch Tourist hotel is Centrally located in the town, The rooms are good on average, but it is common a room you saw with shower, after a while no water in the room....some rooms are clean for sure you like it if you come in groups they have good service, The other point tourists are "hunted" by the so called"... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

I would defenitely recommend you to look for a different accomodation in Arba Minch that offers you much better value for your money than the Tourist Hotel. It's a nice place to have dinner and hang out with other travellers but the quality of the rooms is very poor and the staff isnt helpful either. We found the hotel without... More

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153 reviews 153 reviews
52 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

This is the best place in town to hang out and meet other travellers. They have a decent menu and prices are preety good also. Accomodation is ok but nothing to do cartwheels over. Given the competition though this place is a safe bet. i recomend it.

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Address: Main Street of the Lower City | Next to Ethiopian Airlines Office, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region > Arba Minch

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