My husband and I just got back from a one month trip in Ethiopia. We went to the Danakil. After a rough and seemingly interminable day of driving from Erta Ale via Lake Afrera, we finally reached the town of Semera. As we became discouragingly disappointed by the miserable guesthouses one after another, we discovered the "Aramis pension"- it is a brand new hotel with clean room, comfortable bed, functional AC, and good pressure shower. Staff is extremely friendly. What a surprising luxury to stay here after three days of living under the most "primitive life condition" in the Danakil depression. Aramis Pension is a very decent place to spend a night on your way out of Danakil.