Jerusalem Hotel

Jerusalem Hotel

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#6 of 10 small hotels in Lalibela
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HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Mountain View
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Airport transportation
Laundry service
Room features
Private balcony
Room types
Non-smoking rooms

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Lalibela 00251 Ethiopia
Getting there
Lalibela Airport
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Rossana L wrote a review Jan 2020
8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I spent a couple of weeks in Ethiopia with a group of people, 7 in total.
I contacted from Italy the manager of the Jerusalem Hotel, Mr. Desiye (What's up +251 91 447 8058 desiye27@gmail.com) ahead of time, to plan our trip to Lalibela and without knowing each others, he helped me well beyond his job.
In Lalibela he was fundamental in getting the best services at a very affordable price in peak season (upgraded rooms, great meals, dedicated guide, and much more).
Elsewhere he was also able to book accommodations for us that you could not even find in the web, facilitate communication with difficult people and made it possible for us to complete our tour of Ethiopia smoothly.
Mr. Desiye is a smart dedicated person, customer focused, gentle and smiling always there to help you, before, during and after your stay!
He is 100% reliable and trustworthy... don't worry, you will be in good hands, that's why he is Lalibela's best kept secret!!!
You can contact him via Phone/what's up at +251 91 447 8058 desiye27@gmail.com
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Request an upgraded room... unfrgettable!
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melissamazzeo wrote a review Feb 2020
Boston, Massachusetts6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Jerusalem Hotel during Ethiopian Christmas in January 2020. The hospitality was wonderful; Solomon went out of his way to ensure that we enjoyed our stay. The grounds are beautiful and lush, and a lovely oasis from the bustle of the city (at least during Christmas - it's much calmer the rest of the year). Sitting by the fire with a bottle of tej is one of my favorite memories from my trip to Ethiopia. Thank you Solomon, Desiye and everyone who helped make our visit so wonderful!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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kidoncorner wrote a review Sep 2008
Fort Lauderdale, FL70 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Made reservation via email lastajerusalem@ethionet.et and received answer within 2 days. Also send copy of email direct to owner at luaulseged2007@yahoo.com

Hotel will pick up at airport (22 km distant) for reasonable 80 Birr per person ($8) round trip.

Perched on top of hill, overlooks village below and mountains in distance. Nice balcony to get the view. Room is moderate sized with twin beds; very simply furnished. No luxury but clean and plenty of hot water. Shower only. All inclusive cost was $45 including a full breakfast for two.

Dining room is very nice and serves excellent food both Ethiopian and Western. Price for two persons: Lunch $8; Dinner $11. Unbelieveable!

While you can walk to churches, it is a real schlepp with lots of climbing over rocky paths as a high altitude. OK for those in good physical shape; if this is not you, take a taxi.
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Date of stay: August 2008
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck in / front desk
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Yoshiah S wrote a review Nov 2015
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia4 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is terrible, the rooms are small and arent cleaned every morning. The owner of the hotel was very impolite and mean. The waiters were polite on the day we arrived but after that they were very rude. The hotel itself is very small and the walls are very thin and people can hear what you say through the walls. I would recomend to stay at Bete Abraham Hotel because at jerusalem hotel they dont respect their guests and the guards threaten to beat you with sticks if you walk around late at night.
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Traveled with friends
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EdinburghHelen55 wrote a review Jul 2015
Edinburgh, United Kingdom19 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jerusalem seems to be resting on it's laurels a bit. The actual hotel was nice enough, however, the food is bad, the service is bad, and the rooms really need mosquito nets (we got eaten alive!) It's incredibly well placed - very easy to wander around and to the churches. There were just lots of little things were the staff were rude/inattentive, where letting those things go would have resulted in a more positive experience... FYI airport transfer NOT included.

HOWEVER. Our guide, Destaw (who was affiliated to the hotel) was incredible. He was wonderfully knowledgeable and spoke very good English. He accompanied us over two days, and came and had a drink with us at Ben Abeba. I would definitely recommend going with him for the tour - we had a great time.
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Date of stay: July 2015
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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stigos wrote a review Mar 2013
Voss Municipality, Norway59 contributions52 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful place with a very friendly atmosphere, super staff! Main building under renovation, got a room in the basement, very basic indeed, but fairly clean, and with lots of hot water in the shower:-) Rooms on the 1st and 2nd floor renovated with good standard and stunning views of the mountains. Nice restaurant (Jerusalem Hall) with good food (dinner / breakfast), and extremely friendly staff. Situated on the outskirts of town, but in walking distance to the churches and the fascinating weekly market, a must on saturdays. Would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: October 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: 1st or 2nd floor; newly renovated and with stunning views.
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WHaile wrote a review Sep 2012
Toronto, Ontario, Canada8 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Read some of the reviews for this hotel, which were mixed. As a result, had some serious reservations about staying here, but Tukul Village was booked solid, so this was originally our second choice. Service and amenities can vary a lot in Ethiopia but speaking from my experience, this was an excellent choice.

Wonderful little hotel, with solid value-for-money room rates. Ask to stay on the top floor, where your room's balcony faces out to beautiful views over Lalibela. Neat, clean, and simply decorated with local flare.

The helpful staff bent over backwards to make sure we had a wonderful stay.

Restaurant is beautiful, in the style of a large traditional hut (tukul). There were guests who came from the more expensive lodgings nearby to enjoy the food here, because it was so good! Note that the Western food is surprisingly delicious.... their pasta smells and tastes amazing; as long as you like a little bit of garlic. And honestly, what sort of pasta doesn't taste and smell of garlic?

Would stay here with pleasure if ever again in Lalibela.
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Date of stay: August 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Top floor for best views.
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Enna P wrote a review Oct 2011
Nairobi1 contribution3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Jerusalem recently for a night during our trip through Ethiopia. When we arrived everything seemed pretty clean, we were given a room on the third floor with a view of the town and the staff seemed amenable. Unfortunately - the next morning we work up with flea bits everywhere (I guess this is an 'extra' they don't advertise) and when it came time to leave for the airport, we were rushed out 3 hours before our flights (you only really lead to leave 1.5 hours prior) and told that if we did not take the 9 o'clock taxi we would be charged double....nice. The plus side - breakfast was good. Just careful with the sheets and blankets! Oh - and it would be good if they had mosquito nets up - they didn't. You should also know that this place is at the very edge of town - and you'll have quite a little hike to reach the entrance to the churches, or the Seven Olives for lunch.
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Date of stay: October 2011
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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ParisTravels2014 wrote a review Apr 2016
New York City, New York68 contributions13 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Only thing good about this place is the view from the balcony. But other than that I would give negative ratings for the rest of amenities. The place is mosquito infested in the evenings. Bathrooms are smelly. Breakfast is stale (My coffee had a few termites floating on the top and egg scramble felt like it was from the day before). The manager overcharges you for airport transportation. Do yourself a favor and pick another place to stay while in Lalibela.
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Date of stay: March 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JCroad wrote a review Feb 2016
London91 contributions79 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The views are spectacular from the balconies - all rooms face the same way, but if you sit on the balcony you leave the french door open..Without mosquito screening, or mosquito nets, the pests were buzzing and biting all nights even with the door closed which made the room very stuffy. There is no malaria in Lalibela but there are mosquitos. Sleeping under nets would be the answer, and quite romantic. If more than 1 person trying to access wifi in room, it doesn't work. The shower was a mere trickle, and the loo flush very well. i think it is a loss of face for an Ethiopian to admit these things, so they say yes and smile rather than tell you the truth. Food was okay and the place was very clean. I would stay here again if they introduced mosquito nets.
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Date of stay: February 2016
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Top floor rooms will have best view
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bkm2015 asked a question Jan 2015
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
What is your in country phone number?
Answer from Lasta J
Lalibela, Ethiopia5 contributions
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Rossana L wrote a tip Jan 2020
8 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Request an upgraded room... unfrgettable!"
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Maryam G wrote a tip Oct 2019
Providence, Rhode Island199 contributions77 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check your room for mosquitoes"
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jusaja wrote a tip Apr 2019
Finland652 contributions244 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"room 16 has the best views"
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אמיר א wrote a tip Jan 2018
28 contributions9 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms on the ground floor have shared balcony, with really nice view"
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stevlander wrote a tip Jan 2017
London, United Kingdom4 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Top floor rooms (#15-19) would be my tip."
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Jerusalem Guest House
LOCATION
EthiopiaAmhara RegionLalibela
NUMBER OF ROOMS
25
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Frequently Asked Questions about Jerusalem Hotel
What are some of the property amenities at Jerusalem Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Jerusalem Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Jerusalem Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Jerusalem Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Jerusalem Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Jerusalem Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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