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Welcome to the site of Dorze Lodge. In the fantastic mountains of the Dorze people close to Arba Minch, we have recently renovated our spectacular lodge. If you stay in Dorze Lodge, then you stay very close to nature and to the local culture. This is the place to come to yourself or in touch with the friendly local people. The lodge is built in a rather rough (and beautiful) environment, and staffed by local people. We have a lot of activities you can do, like beautiful hikes and trekking’s (by yourself or guided). Other things you can do is: visit a local, visit the local school, join the local community in the evening at a campfire with music and dance, or go horseback riding. And we can offer you all kind of tours to different interesting attractions, close bye or up to the Omo valley. Or just lay in a hammock and enjoy the serenity. It’s amazing. We make sure that you will have an unforgettable time. You are very welcome.
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Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Chencha Road, Dorze village Dorze, Arba Minch Ethiopia
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Arba Mintch Airport10 mi
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Wow, just wow. A gorgeous setting and traditional structures spread along a hilltop. We booked to camp here (23 of us), but they don’t really have any space for tents! We ended up sleeping in two available “huts” (4 people per hut), with the rest of us sleeping on provided
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Altogether I spent 6 nights here in this stunning lodge overlooking the rift valley lakes and Arba Minch listening to the wind in the trees, the birds, and village life in the valley below. If you want peace you'll find it here. The scenery around the lodge is stunning with
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We stayed in Dorze lodge for 3 nights. The view and surroundings are spectacular. The huts are spacious and unique: comfortable beds and mosquito nets. Large outdoor balcony with gorgeous view and bamboo furniture. The bathroom is very basic and needs improvement. Shower has
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Booked & reserved this property 3 month in advance before the long waited Family vacation. Besides the only reservation been in touch with Yohana(reservation officer in Addis Ababa) & Tsehay(Lodge owner) via e-mail (in total 32e-mails). I have been requesting and asking them all
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Response from Lungo-man, Eigenaar at Dorze Lodge
Responded Dec 5, 2018
Hi Dilnur, For sure, we were not the right accommodation for you and your young family. I think we did everything to inform you about what Dorze Lodge is, and what it is not. The staff tried to arrange it extra perfect for you and they were even a bit nervous about getting such a high profile guest for a full week, but unfortunately for you this felt too pushy. Sorry for that. I think basic accommodation in your home town Dubai is different then basic accommodation in a country like Ethiopia. We do hope that you have found a good alternative and had a pleasant stay in the rest of your time in Ethiopia About the water, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. We get our water from a local natural spring. And, sometimes, after heavy rains, there comes a bit sand in the water. This is perfectly safe. There is absolutely no rust or anything dirty in the water. We don’t use any iron in our water system. The water is perfect for showering , washing and flushing toilet. For drinking water we always have bottled water available. This should have been communicated to you by the local staff. We will do this better in the future. The external hired minibus was indeed an old minibus. Like almost all transport in Ethiopia. Except for the high class commercial hotels. It’s a miracle these cars are still running. Ethiopian creativity. We love it. Best regards, Dorze Lodge
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Amazing view over the country and the lakes. The lodges were rather small, basic. Allthough there were bigger lodges too. Breakfast was OK, without supers. The staff did their best. Water supply was sufficient (a general problem in this region of the country). The maintanance
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Hi there you could use a flight from Addis or from Hawassa then when you reach Arbaminch it's easy to reach the amazing place i could say! enjoy it!
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Hi what is your contact info to make reservations?
Hi Katya, Thank you for your inquiry. You can find all our contact info on our website. Please send us an email if you need any more help. Best regards Dorze Lodge
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"not a wheelchair accessible. be cautious if you are expecting mother or with a small kids."
"most of the rooms with very nice view"
"Ask fot the one with best view"
"The location and view of the mountains is extraordinary."
"Just ask for a room with a view of the lakes - i think all the new rooms will have them"
$34 - $50 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
EthiopiaSouthern Nations, Nationalities, and People's RegionArba Minch
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