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#5 of 22 hotels in Gonder
Location
4.4
Cleanliness
3.7
Service
3.7
Value
3.6
Taye Belay Hotel is situated 150 meter walking distance from the famous Fasiledes Castel compound with stunning views. The outside design is inspired by their unique architecture. In general this hotel can be considered as a part of our back and astonish civilized history. At Taye Belay Hotel, it is our privilege to provide each of our guests with an exquisite level of service and uncompromising comfort. Our rooms are spacious and elegant, and we have the capacity to accommodate more than 87 guests at a time. Our conference and event halls are convenient for business meeting and benefit from state of the art apparatus and facilities. Our Values Our client oriented approach enables us to establish positive and customers we put people first and provide a fixable service that caters for individual needs and desires.
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Free internet
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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feddyaroundtheglobe wrote a review Jul 2022
134 contributions67 helpful votes
Excellent location for short stays to visit Gonder and the castle in particular. However, Taye hotel needs a fresh hand of paint and a new set of towels at least. Some rooms also have weak or no internet access. Staff was pleasant. Breakfast has options of Ethiopian food.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Samrawit M wrote a review Jan 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
The shower had no water, they gave me cold water in a container to shower. the room was dark, the lamps were just for decoration. The TV was just for decor, nothing in the room worked. I ordered a latte in the morning and they told me there was no electricity. I don’t understand how a hotel that big doesn’t have a generator. I don’t recommend this hotel at hotel at all. Terrible customer service.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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Graeme Y wrote a review Sep 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Excellent and unique hotel in Central Gondor - set back just one block back from the Piazza in the historic heart of Gondor. Large well appointed rooms, though they vary in configuration so it is worth inspecting them first.. Set into a hill side, with hewn stone facade, it resembles a cross between a small castle and a large manor house. The photos do not do it justice. In almost full service mode, even in the time of pandemic, with attentive and friendly staff. Restaurant somewhat limited and lifeless, but there are many other options nearby. They seem to offer big discounts to residents and out of season travelers - ie anytime outside of January. A bit of light traffic out front, with many bajajs passing by, but nothing heavy, and the street is quiet after 6pm. The Bad - there will be some noise/ amplified voices from nearby churches at night - this is hard to avoid in Gondor.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Room Tip: Front side rooms are noisier. Back side rooms are quieter but smaller. I enjoyed the twin rooms...
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TripMember06092015 wrote a review Dec 2019
United States1450 contributions112 helpful votes
Moved from another hotel to here, I have no more complaint. At least everything works here - hot water, electricity and there is a nice restaurant downstairs. My room has a balcony, which is good. The hotel is right in the city centre and is very convenient. I would recommend staying here if you don’t mind the decoration a bit dated.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Catriona_Brook wrote a review Dec 2019
Leeds, United Kingdom131 contributions12 helpful votes
Twin room with a balcony overlooking the town. TV in the room which was showing premier league matches, and there was also a big screen in the bar downstairs.Good breakfast and dinner menu in the onsite restaurant. Clean room and friendly staff.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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lidya g wrote a review Aug 2019
6 contributions5 helpful votes
Excellent customer service and cappuccino! The hotel itself is beautiful and conveniently located near other restaurants and market. And only 10 minutes walk to the castle(must see). They have excellent breakfast and coffee bar!
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded Aug 20, 2019
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KrystalBallroomPam wrote a review Jun 2019
Kingston, New Hampshire11 contributions2 helpful votes
We had an enjoyable time here. It was cold in the evening, so bring the right clothing. A lot to see, courteous staff and food available. We stayed there and traveled on day tours to return for dinner and our evening.
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Date of stay: October 2018
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Elise P wrote a review May 2019
24 contributions2 helpful votes
Located in the centre of Gonder, next to the palace, the hotel is good with a friendly team. The rooms are a bit old and would benefit from some renovation. Internet is slow and the breakfast is average. Good value hotel to stay after a hike tour in Simien mountains though!
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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38sally wrote a review Mar 2019
London, United Kingdom118 contributions54 helpful votes
Our room had a veranda big enough for a football match and the staff were incredibly helpful. Gonder is a great town to visit. There's lots of historical things to see, and also a lively night life with traditional music and dancing. Taye Belay Hotel is in the town centre, and you can walk out of it into the main square and to the Palace. The hotel itself is comfortable. The room was great although the bathroom could have done with a bit of updating. There's a nice downstairs lobby and sitting area. The breakfast was OK, evening meals a bit hit or miss. It's not the cheapest hotel in town, but very comfortable and a good base for exploring this great part of Ethiopia.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room on the top floor - they have fantastic verandahs to sit out on
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Libby G wrote a review Feb 2019
London, United Kingdom16 contributions5 helpful votes
I booked this hotel as wanted a nice place to stay after trekking. The room was big and clean and the shower was hot! The best bit was the balcony view at sunset and it was a good place to hear the town come to life in the morning. The location is good for walking to town etc. Having stayed in other places in Ethiopia this did not feel like it was worth the price paid. It is not set up for tourists in the way other places are, in that the staff are not knowledgable about specifics of things people like me wanted to know such as bus times / how do catch buses. There are no places where people might mingle, which depending on the purpose of your travel may not be an issue for you. I could not find anyone in the restaurant even though I was told it was open on the first night and I wasn’t told times for breakfast etc. So overall nice rooms and location but my expectations for price paid were not quite met.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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PRICE RANGE
$81 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
EthiopiaAmhara RegionGonder
NUMBER OF ROOMS
80
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Frequently Asked Questions about Taye Belay Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Taye Belay Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Fasil Ghebbi (0.3 miles), Debre Berhan Selassie Church (0.6 miles), and Fasiladas Bath Timket (1.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Taye Belay Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Taye Belay Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Taye Belay Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Four Sisters Restaurant, Goha Hotel, and Taye Belay Hotel Restaurant.
Does Taye Belay Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Taye Belay Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Taye Belay Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Taye Belay Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Ras Ghinb Museum (3.8 miles).
Is Taye Belay Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.