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18/09 Lileta Simien Mountains, Debark Ethiopia
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An award winning lodge in the Simien Mountains of Ethiopia - in fact the highest hotel in Africa at 3260m. Travelers visit to see the endemic animals of the Simien Mountains (Wolf, Walia Ibex and Gelada monkey). The views are incredible and it is for this reason that the Simien National Park was the 2nd World Heritage Site to be created after Yellowstone Nat Park in 1976. In 2016 Simien Lodge was awarded the Skal International Silver prize for rural accommodation. We were also given the World Travel Market African Sustainable Tourism 2nd place for poverty aleviation.
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Breakfast included
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Mid-range
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Full view
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Gondar Airport60 mi
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The lodge had the best foodcwe have had in Ethiopia so far, spicy if you like it, mildercif you dont, andva variety of vegetables that one of the couples hadn't seen in a month and a half of living here. When things were lacking the...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank AriPal
Response from BuitRas, Gérant at Simien LodgeResponded 2 days ago

Thank you. We will settle for that. You are absolutely right - getting Ethiopia up to the standard of other African countries that benefited from colonisation is not easy. But never mention colonisation to Ethiopians. That's a dirty word. The rooms may be a little...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

We stayed for 3 nights as a family using 2 rooms and the staff were helpful after a little confusion about what had been booked. Rooms were large and full of character, but dark at night (so often the case in Ethiopia). Good showers and...More

Date of stay: November 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sure one doesnt expect a luxury place but a bit of love to detail and maintenance. Leg breaking paths and littered with ..... Lightening an open fire seems to overburden the staff and was done by some guests. Consolation: its nive once one gets out...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Firstly, all aspects of our stay aside, this lodge seems to have an incredible commitment to worthwhile local development projects. They provide some information and an opportunity to donate (and will even match donations for some projects!) for a number of innovative and practical projects...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank 348leigh
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant good sized rooms but dark and very cold - make sure you ask for hot water bottles on the way back to the room at night. Pathways to and from the rooms are very slippery and you do need a torch. There were blacks...More

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank jade808558
Response from BuitRas, Propriétaire at Simien LodgeResponded 1 week ago

Let's break this comment down. Firstly the plus points; 1) "The rooms are pleasant and a good sized." Great. 2) "Shower & toilet worked". I guess that you found they don't work in many places in the country. Now the negatives; 1) We do offer...More

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Tapan B
October 3, 2018|
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Response from HeadGelada | Property representative |
Quite easy these days. Twenty years ago they were almost extinct but they have come back in good numbers now that they are not hunted and there are so few predators. Maybe there will even be too many in 20 year's time! You... More
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Tapan B
October 2, 2018|
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Pilot, yes. Retired- certainly not! Simien Lodge and other community activities in Ethiopia take up most of my time. I'm owner of an SR22 which I have flown privately to Ethiopia. I have American and European... More
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January 4, 2015|
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Response from HeadGelada | Property representative |
Guides are normally arranged at the park office in Debark. Please read the FAQ and National Park information on our website
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"do NOT book the family room for 2 couples as layout is awkward. And the neighbours next door room seem to..."
Hergottnochmal2
6 days ago
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"Best to be closer to the main building. At altitude and with slippery paths best not to have a long trek..."
jade808558
1 week ago
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"Ask for a view"
49allisonr
4 weeks ago
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"Great Location for the National Park"
mclbteitelbaum
Nov 8, 2018
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simien hotel addis ababa
LOCATION
EthiopiaAmhara RegionDebark
NUMBER OF ROOMS
28
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