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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As a local person, myself, what I like most about this place is the people. The service people are locals, unlike many other places (which should be appreciated). The rooms are not bad as well. Apart from one room had a bad smell in it. Just sitting there and gazing at the lake is relaxing and de-stress. I might go... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

This is a very well-run, professional, and welcoming lodge. Jan was expecting us (a party of four) when we arrived and quickly oriented us to our surroundings, giving us our choice of the rooms, which were clean and comfortable, if a bit rustic. The lakefront view is beautiful and the sitting area, intertwined and surrounded by plants that welcome all... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

I stayed here with 3 friends, we got a family room with a bathroom. You get this authentic African feel from the decoration in the room, very cosy! The beds are comfortable, they have mosquito nets but I did not spot a single mosquito. The shower was fine with nice warm water. The view is spectacular! The garden/terrace is pretty,... More 

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Retie, Belgium
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

The lakeview was great. The lodge looks beautiful but the beds were terrible, the bathroom wasn't really clean and the toilet didn't work. They only clean the room when you ask for it. I think that is not correct as the room price is not cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We stayed with Jan and his family for 3 days in early Novembre 2015. We have travelled through Ethiopia for 2months and decided to spend the last three days before flying back to Europe at the Viewpoint lodge.That was a good decision, as it gave us the opportunity to relax and enjoy a very beautiful scenery - while being very... More 

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Pyrenees-Atlantiques, France
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

The lodge is absolutely beautiful with expansive views of the lake, and a menagerie of birds and tortoises. The food is simple and delicious. I would say that you need to understand that you are getting an experience staying in one of the tree house rooms, but there is the inconvenience of going up many stairs to get to the... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to break from addis buzz and viewpoint is an oasis. The views are lovely. We had the room with bathroom, because cabanas don't have in-room toilets. Incredibly views from the window. Enormous turtles do the grass. Plenty birds. Many places to rest and relax. The owner is a great Lady. Worth the experience

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

It's clean and comfortable, food is good and beers are cold. If you're used to five star luxury then you will disagree with my opening statement, but this is Africa, and this lodge is the epitome of rustic relaxation.

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Bonn, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

After traveling around and looking for a oasis before leaving Ethiopia was lucky enough to find such a place. The location is fantastic: along a cliff and you have a full window-wall towards the lake! Sun and hospitality are assured, food is fresh and tasty, and swimming at hand. Only neighboring lodges may be noisy... all in all a great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We took Room #2 close to the lake and not near the open area. The view was wonderful, though the room was quite basic. We did not have electricity the day/night we spent there , but it was not a major worry. The staff provided us with candles and solar lamps for the night. Breaksfast is included in the price... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nice place with an amazing view over a clear volcanic, round lake in which you can swim or make a tour with the kayak. Climate of 26 degrees the whole year like in spring in the south of California or France.Run by a Belgium guy and an Ethiopian lady.We serve fresh fish and vegetables from the surrounding farms. Day trips and tours possible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge

Address: Kebele 15 House 571, Debre Zeyit 7000, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Oromiya Region > Debre Zeyit
Price Range: $67 - $72 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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