I just stayed in this hotel and I was amazed how generous the hotel owner Daniel was. He offered me free dinner during the whole stay and addition without asking he prepared a packed breakfast for my early morning start. He is helpful and arranged transport in the morning The rooms are big and in addition there is hot water, which is always a bonus in Ethiopia. The breakfast is delicious and it's close to banks and eating places. The owner is friendly and you feel you are at home ! Great value for money and recommended for your stay in Harar ! Thank you Danielooking.
Extremely helpful staff. Very pleasant large room with a very soft bed. Shower took some adjusting but once set, it worked well with plenty of hot water. Meals were really good, whether for breakfast, lunch or dinner. And they stock decent Ethiopian wine at a very fair price. Resident tour advisor, Nahom, arranged a really super day tour of the old town with Fasil. Disliked · I misunderstood the instructions for meeting the transfer minibus on arrival at Dire Dawa airport. Could possible be made even clearer that you have to exit the car park past airport security - buses and drivers are not allowed into the car park. Transfer from Dire Dawa is US$40 for the van.
We called it Faulty Towers because of comedies of errors and improvisations. Dani, the owner appeared trustworthy and he set us up with Solomon, his tour guide who led us around Harar. On the last day we heard from Solomon that due to storm the flight to Addis we were to be on the next day had been cancelled today. Solomon assured us that ours would be too and that he spoke to Ethiopian Airlines. When we called, Ethiopian said all was fine. We gave Ethiopian Dani’s number because our phones were not working in Ethiopia and with the regular power failures the internet was down frequently. Solomon insisted that the flight would be cancelled, that his travel agency HELENS TRAVEL at Ras Hotel had checked it all out and the cancellation was said to be 85%. He could rent us a car to drive the 10 hours to Addis for US$400, a substantial sum. Back at the hotel Dani made some calls and assured us the plane had definitely been cancelled. So we took the $400 car and were driven through dense fog to Addis. We counted 40 car wrecks along the road during our 516 km 10 hour ride. In Addis with functioning Internet we found out that our flight had departed and landed on schedule, a less than 1 hour flight. But now all our downstream reservations were cancelled because we were a no-show. Had Solomon’s Helen Travels agency been legit they should have warned us about the risk. It took us ages and a lot of nervous energy to fix it again. Neither Solomon nor Dani responded to my texts. In conclusion: Dani and Solomon appear like nice guys. But beware. …
Quite clean rooms, humble service, the owner (Daniel) was friendly and flexible. I took my 6 italin friends, they were all very thankfull, we could find such a nice hotel for a really fair price. Recommended!!
This place is simply great - clean, nicely decorated, good value. What makes it special are the people - Daniel, one of the most friendly and welcoming hosts I have ever met and Nahom, who was my guide. He was knowledgeable and a fun guy to hang out with. I came as a guest and left as a friend. Only regret is not staying longer.