Definitely very overpriced but then Mekele is not blessed with many decent hotels. For the price we were paying the breakfast was pitiful: sparse offerings with nothing hot at all, cheap and nasty bought (as opposed to freshly squeezed) mixed fruit juice.
We stayed one night before and one night after a trip to the Danakil Depression and both rooms has outside windows and a balcony and were bright and clean with clean bathrooms. In the first room the water heater blew a fuse (twice) and they let us shower in another room while waiting for the maintenance guy to come and fix the problem. Second room the shower soaked the entire bathroom floor because of the way it was position over the bath tub.
Rooms had satellite TV which was welcome as there’s nothing to do in town – three English language news channels and one Dubai channel showing (English language) films.
I used the one functioning internet terminal in the lobby and the speed was fine (though I was on it at 5am both times).
Staff were pretty clueless but what's new in Ethiopian hotels?
Hotel looked after some of our luggage while we were in Danakil and this was returned with no problem.
If there was any other reasonable choice in town this place would never get away with charging over 900 birr per night, it's just not worth the money.
- Also Known As:
- Yordanos Hotel Ethiopia/Tigray