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Swayne's Hotel

P.O. Box 19018, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
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Norfolk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We stayed here for 2 nights on our Ethiopian wildlife tour. On arrival we were given bungalow 16, a long way from reception and the restaurant but with views out the back from the veranda across the garden. Warthogs and Baboons could be seen walking by. Our bedroom was quite large with two small double beds. Also in the room... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

we stay at swaynes hotel, the hotel looks old and not that much nicer, even the stuffs they are good in services. totally we were not happy on our staying at this hotel. we told our guide he don't have to take tourists in this place.

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Madrid, Spain
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53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

This hotel is at a fantastic location with an amazing view over the two lakes and the mountains. The sunrise and the sunset are just great. The hotel would be great if the amenities planned would gave been finished and if maintenance ( serious , not problem fixing ) was ever made. Nowadays the restaurant is far away from the... More 

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

A very nice place. If you are lucky you have a nice view. if you are unlucky you see another bungalow. There are a about 5 warthogs walking around the place. The male scared the s... out of me, but they are apparently tame. I just hope the hogs also know this. Restaurant is pleasant. At breakfast you can see... More 

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Nice, France
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27 hotel reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

From the moment we arrived, I anticipated problems as there was no one at the reception desk and when the manager finally appeared, he was completely disinterested. We were lead to a distant room that was rather shabby and not particularly clean. The good news was that the view over the mountains and lakes was rather dramatic, particularly at sunrise.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Stayed for one night. Rooms were lovely and had doors and windows that you could open and still have a mesh door closed to increase the breeze and reduce the likelihood of creatures getting in. Despite which I still had a very hot sticky night. Rooms have nice views, but watch out for the baboons at low light which roam... More 

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Nice, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great view, palatable food, and a couple of sweet waitpersons in the restaurant -- and that's all that can be said positive about this very basic (read: scruffy) lodge. A sprawling property, it is peppered with poorly designed cottages which suffer from a lack of maintenance and cleaning. It was hard to imagine the last time a mop had been... More 

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Saline, Michigan
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35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

The setting was fantastic especially as the bungalow looked out to the valley. The décor was just right for the film and I took on the role of Barkley Cole. Monkeys were evident on the stone wall in front of the bungalow. Dinner and breakfast service in the restaurant was a tad spotty. I note in other reviews some fussing... More 

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Walsall, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Myself and my expedition team stopped at Swayne's Hotel near the end of our trip, before we set off for a two day safari. Once we arrived at the hotel we had to wait a while to sort out accommodation. Once we got to our room it was simple yet comforting as the beds were doubles. There was a shower... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

I stayed in 3 different rooms, quality differs quite a bit. One of the rooms even had a mini-fridge, while another had almost no furniture at all, apart from the beds. Do try to check in advance which room you're assigned. The lower numbers (1 through 17, I think) are the best. The restaurant looks nice, but food is better... More 

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