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Bonn, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We've discovered it by chance, while strolling around and it's been a great surprise. We've only spent 3-4 hours in the sitting are, ordered food and drinks. The choice is limited, but fine. It is welcoming and rustic lodge with an awesome view over the lake. I would highly recommend this establishment to you.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great weekend here. The reviews are pretty much spot on, so we got what we expected. Kids were very happy staying in the treehouse, playing with Jan's kids, and going round the lake on the free kayaks. The view is special from the terrace. The place is basic but real, and it's the only place that fits...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed in this lodge as our original flight was canceled and we had to leave 1 day earlierer to Ethiopia. We didn't want to stay in Addis and this is was a good choice to start our vacation. The fact that it is a Belgian guy who own this lodge may have had an influence on our choice...

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Thusis, Switzerland
Reviewed November 14, 2016

The Lodge is perfectly located over the lake Babogaya, has lovely rooms with ensuite bathrooms and an aerea just made for relaxation: You can hang around under the african sun or have a drink in the shade of a hut, you can go for a swim in the (bilharzia-free) lake or go canoeing. When you are looking for more activity,...

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed November 11, 2016

It is with true sadness that I have to give this place only 2 out of 5. In fact it is all just beautiful: decor, food, view. Unfortunately it is not justifiable that at least when I went there were rat noises at night that don't let you sleep, and even if you may not see them, you do hear...

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Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

An awesome place to unwind! You will enjoy the many other sites such as other seven lakes nearby. The place is about 45 kms from Addis and takes an hour to reach the place by car. I went hiking to the farthest lake called green crater lake. You will hike about 2 -3 kms before you reach the top but...

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed September 14, 2016

What a fantastic 2 nights 3 days I and my family enjoyed at Lake Viewpoint Lodge. Visitors can mix it up with Kayaking, swimming, fishing, cycling and hiking or sit back and enjoy the gorgeous view. I thought the food was yummy, especially the fish and steak. One can feast like a king at breakfast on pancakes, great coffee, fresh...

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed July 25, 2016

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...

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Chicago, Illinois
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...

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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,...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
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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: $62 - $69 (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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“Lake view rooms are available with shared facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles pacarrigan, Sep 14, 2016 | Read review
“rooms around the common area are quiter”
 of 5 bubbles 878clarisseg, Nov 22, 2015 | Read review
“Head into town and enjoy the friendly local people and their culture”
 of 5 bubbles Dahlmas, Aug 16, 2015 | Read review
“with the sight to the lagoon (all of them!)”
 of 5 bubbles 676danielx, Aug 7, 2015 | Read review
“Room 3 would be the best bet.”
 of 5 bubbles neptune000, Jul 8, 2015 | Read review
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