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.
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.…
It is 4hrs far from Adidas Ababa by car to get to the entrance of the Awash National Park, then around 1hrs by car and driving on off-road. In general, if you planning to go there, be sure to have 4WD car, and a professional guide, Also, it is highly unlikely that you not see many animals, so if you interested to see more animals, plan to stay one or two night in Awash.
It says it's an ecofriendly lodge, over the years we learned it's just a trend to ask more money for less. it was our last accomodation before heading back to Addis, although it was very basic it was one of the best places we stayed on our journey. The staff's hospitality make up for the poor sight seeing of the parc and the huts with nothing more then a bed and chair and a table. The mosquito net was useless, my legs got eaten by insects. It doesn't bother me that much since it's the bush.
Best lamb tibs and shiro for the entire tour, genuine hospitality, and a scenic overlook of the falls. For the serious nature lover the park offers many species that are easy to find with a good guide.