Good position on the main street with reasonable number of bars nearby. Also within reasonable walking distance of the most interesting sites and the numerous tourist shops for souvenirs. I'd happily stay again
A very tired, 3 star hotel (by North American standards), located in the city. We were told by our guide that this was the best available in town. The room was clean and the bed was comfortable. No shower curtain or door for the bathtub, resulting in water on the floor after a shower. Unable to communicate the need for gluten-free selections with the restaurant staff .
First, let me start by saying that this was my fourth visit to Ethiopia, and Aksum was my least favorite place to visit. Every stereotype about difficult travel in Ethiopia was magnified here like nowhere else. Then there was Yared Zema Hotel. Where to begin? So much about these reviews rang true. The (cold) shower leaked everywhere, a cockroach poked around my toiletries, stiff bed, useless wifi. Also blood spots on my sheets, the pickup from the airport that never came. All of this is typical Ethiopia, but not at all at these prices. Hotels in Addis are so much better by comparison (and price). Two things were going for this hotel: the room had a table fan that cut some of the noise, and breakfast actually was not as bad as what I saw reported here: there was fresh cooked spinach (yum!) and some kick ass fresh fruit juices that they didn’t sweeten with sugar, and drinkable coffee. But I wonder if you you can do better at the price they are asking, in Aksum. This place seems to be meant for German tour groups (arriving daily), those poor dears.…
Very simple and unattractive rooms. Plumbing not working . There was no hot water. The place was not very clean. I can accept faults especially in Ethiopia, not exactly a tourist place, but hot water and working flowing shower head is a must and unfortunately I did not have it.
It is a hotel with lots of tourists, and maybe because of that they do not manage to clean well the rooms. We were given a room with a bathroom not clean after the previous customers left. we complained and were given a clean room. But in the evening and morning we saw little cockroaches in the bathroom. Also at lunch there were lots of flies in the dinning room. Food very poor.