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Blue Lal Hotel Restaurant

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Lalibela, Ethiopia
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Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Chef Mareg Ayalew has done a great job of preparing very good food and providing great table service in a beautiful restaurant. This is the only place I 've eaten in Ethiopia that has an open kit hen. Prices were very reasonable and all the staff very friendly. There is a complete menu including pasta and pizza as well as... More 

Thank CND4552
Eindhoven, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

I was lucky to travel with an Ethiopian friend - we learned a bunch of stuff! Despite this restaurant being recommended in a few guides, it's the most pathetic place we have been in Lalibela. They have two menus - one in english and one in amharic - with different prices. They first refused to show my friend the amharic... More 

Thank M N
Gothenburg, Sweden
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18 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The restaurant serves a range of Ethiopian and a few European dishes, especially pasta. I had to wait almost 45 minutes for a pizza during the lunchtime, although there were very few guests.

Thank Elias E
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015 via mobile

Location is perfect and for a very low price. Room is ok with internet and hot shower. Restaurant is NOT ok.

Thank Roy S
Winnipeg, Canada
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Noisy night time, no hot water and Internet connection was not good. Staff are nice. Price is ok and location is good,

Thank Lancao
Santo Stino di Livenza, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We thought we went to Blue Lal Hotel because from the airport we asked to the owner (maybe he wasn't??) to go there. Now we are searching it and yes, this is Blue lai Hotel but ... we went in another ! this is very strange! Maybe the "owner" teased us. we paid 190 bir per room, room was ok... More 

Thank kia_fiore
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

great staff, making cheap and clean laundry! the cheapest room is 120 Birr (6$) and the most expensive is for 300 Birr (15$). the cheap one has shared bathroom with very hot water in the shower! stayed there for two nights and it was perfect!! you don't need to look for anywhere else in Lalibela..!

Thank Elinorush7
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

While the food, when it came, tasted fine....it took a LONG time to get served and it was some of the most expensive food we had in Ethiopia. Fine, but definitely nothing special worth waiting a long time for.

Thank LC_traveller2014
Lalibela, Ethiopia
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Blue Lal is a very good restaurant in lalibela for traditional and western food during my stay in lalibela i found this restaurant supper

Thank Mikias G
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Nice pizza which is just what we wanted after some dodgy food elsewhere sadly when we asked for coffee they had run out!

Thank andrew j

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Amhara Region  >  Lalibela
  • Phone Number: 0333360008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?