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Harar-Djibouti Road Awash, Awash National Park Ethiopia
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#2 of 2 Specialty lodging in Awash National Park
The Awash Falls Lodge is an eco-friendly Lodge, located in the heart of Awash National Park, 205 km East of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital city, the centre for the African Union and many International offices. It provides various services to guests: rooms, bar & restaurant, tours including game drives, natural hot spring bathing, nature trekking, bird watching, and community culture.
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Harar-Djibouti Road Awash, Awash National Park Ethiopia
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Ian d wrote a review Mar 2021
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We were travelling from Addis Ababa to Awash and arranged with Kumela, a guide at Awash Lodge, to met us at the gate at 6:30AM. He confirmed that would be there but never arrived nor texted/called. Very disappointing!
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Date of stay: March 2021
Laurie R wrote a review Jan 2021
Ethiopia11 contributions1 helpful vote
We spent two nights here and loved it! We arrived late afternoon just in time to catch the sunset over the falls and were thrilled to be the only guests! Our cabin overlooked the water and we had a great view of the falls. It was very basic - no toiletries, no hot water and power only a couple of hours each day. The food was decent, but the service very slow - it took an hour to get our meals each time. If you can set these inconveniences aside, the experience is worth it! Our first morning we awoke early for a game drive in the park, then returned to the lodge for breakfast. At breakfast, we saw monkeys, and the olive baboons come out around lunch time. In between, we just sat back and relaxed to the sound of the falls. Supper was in an open-air courtyard in front of a bonfire. Our second night we went to hyena cave which was amazing!! If you know what you are in for and prepare for it - bring really good walking shoes, lots of adapters and chargers, battery packs and flashlights - you can have a really memorable experience here.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: Oryx - great views! Top floor - balcony, sleeps 3 Ground floor - sleeps 2, washroom, small...
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704RichardW2014 wrote a review Apr 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand222 contributions65 helpful votes
The Staff Manager certainly does not wish to cultivate good relations with clients, would not recommend this place. This is a pity as the setting is wonderful and could be somewhere to get some great memories.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Bandarg A wrote a review Mar 2020
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia2 contributions
I have been to awash falls lodge and I had a memorabble time spent over there.I only spent one night, but I wish I had another night. The rooms are great & confortable.The waterfalls are fantastic.Seeing some wild animals like Oryx,Lesser kudu ,Dikdik,Gazelle,Warthog,Rabit and a variety of birds were breathtaking to me.The food is also very good and the staffs are exceptionally hospitable.Definately a good place to stay and I can recommend it highly enogh.
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Date of stay: March 2020
ocycleschick wrote a review Feb 2020
Weedsport, New York1112 contributions88 helpful votes
Our group of 17 stayed here on our last night in Ethiopia before returning to Addis. Sadly, I was not impressed at all by the lodge itself. The huts were all very dark and shabby and in terrible need of some attention. It was clean enough but it just felt like no one really cared about the condition of this place. We stayed in several VERY basic lodges and we liked the others but this place was just sort of depressing. The shower in the bathroom was one of the worst during our trip and there was no hot water (not even a water heater, so no, there is just no hot water here). Several people also said that their beds were the worst they had during the trip. There was no wifi here either. We were told it was broken so who knows when or if it will ever by fixed. The other big disappointment was the food and the attentiveness (or lack thereof) of the wait staff. They seemed overwhelmed and just were not responsive at all to any requests. The food was ok at dinner but at breakfast it was really quite bad. And there is no buffet here so you get your little plate of an omelette that was just basically an undercooked scrambled egg mushed up into a lump and some dry bread and that's it. The worst breakfast of our whole trip. The only saving grace of this place is its location by the falls. They are very pretty and relaxing. Other than that, I can't really say anything positive about this place. I know it's not cheap either which makes it all the worse.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: I don't think there are any good rooms here. They are all sad and in need of attention.
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Response from AwashFallsLodge2019, Owner at Awash Falls Lodge
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Dear Susan, Greetings from Awash Falls Lodge. On behalf of our lodge, I would like to respond what was happening to your team during your stay to this lodge. First of all, it is not faire to say that this lodge is not impressive as it has been loved by many and sorry to hear that for its inconvenience to you. Since it is located in the rift valley, the weather is warm and not many guests like hot water there though we have few furnished rooms. The lodge's food is in the first rank of all lodges in the country though individuals have their own taste. It is easy to get cooked egg if it was undercooked for you. We know that the lodge staff are friendly and active for the service. We are taking this review as useful for our further actions and we will already taked to the lodge manager by phone considering your comments. We will also go to the lodge from Addis (Head Office) to check what we have received and see things on the ground. Thank you for your feedback and visit, but make sure that we are closely supervising the lodge and working to facilitate as per the lodge's demand. With kind regards.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Awash Falls Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Awash Falls Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Awash Falls Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Awash Falls Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Awash Falls Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.