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Awash Falls Lodge

Harar-Djibouti Road Awash, Awash National Park Ethiopia
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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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Public wifi
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
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Harar-Djibouti Road Awash, Awash National Park Ethiopia
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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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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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Response from AwashFallsLodge2019, Owner at Awash Falls Lodge
Responded Feb 11, 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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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.
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Response from Awash Falls L, Public Relations Manager at Awash Falls Lodge
Responded Dec 11, 2019
Dear AMR00968 On General Knowledge, Lodges are built at a great distance and situated naturally-created features of the Earth. So that Tourists are driving thru all over the world to view the natural attraction, tasting sensational of flavor meals, Activating different activities, exchange cultural assets, for research and furthermore... On this case Yes!!! You should drive 4 hours drive to Awash Falls Lodge which is located in the most southern limit of Awash National Park, Facing Awash Falls. All of the time it is recommended to gather a piece of information before you travel. Before their arrival day, tourists communicate with us through email, phone, and social media to provide information. On this wise tourist, have the clue to bring 4WD Car Model not only for driving through the lodge but also to have the Activation. According to our Itinerary Schedule tourist are making their activation. It clears that what activation should you do Early in the Morning, Afternoon and the Evening to activate game drive, trekking, Hyena cave and so on to view many Wild animals. Beyond that Awash Falls is collaborating to keep the wild animals in a good hand with the Awash National Park. Dear Guest, we appreciated your comments. We hope you will visit our lodge next time by gathering information about our lodge through our website, social media, and trip advisor. Best Regards!!! Fortuna Fessahye Marketing Officer
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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.
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Response from AwashFallsLodge2019, Public Relations Manager at Awash Falls Lodge
Responded Feb 12, 2020
Dear Adnila, Warm Greetings From Awash Falls Lodge and Doho lodge with Hot Springs. Yes!!! Awash Falls Lodge is an Ecolodge. The awash lodge accommodation designed to have the minimum possible impact on the natural environment in which it's situated. Awash Falls Lodge is based on natural features such as wildlife's beautiful gorge and falls, wild animals, not luxury needs. Thank you for the feedback Best Regards
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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.
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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.