My husband and I stayed at the Kanta Lodge for 5 nights in February 2014 while we were assisting with a medical mission in Konso. What a wonderful place! The tukuls (individual huts) are spectacular--so spacious! We had two beds, a table, chair and two benches for luggage, etc. The beds are comfortable and while there are hooks on the ceiling for mosquito nets, none are provided, so if you want them you will have to bring your own. We did not have our own but the few bugs that buzzed around were not a bother to us. There is no door to the bathroom and shower area, and water from the shower makes the bathroom floor very slippery, so be forewarned.
There is no internet service unless you bring your own laptop and ask if you can use it in the restaurant. There is no power over night, and power during the day is sporadic. We took several morning showers in the dark by pointing a flashlight (an essential item to bring) at the general area. Expect to have no power and be happy when you do!
Every staff member we met was outstanding. Those in the restaurant are exceptional, handling the myriad of orders from our large group with humor and ease. The breakfast opens at 7:00 am with a limited buffet which included breads and some eggs. Not overly exciting but enough. The dinner menu was usually the same each night except for a couple of specials listed for that evening. Everything we had was very good, especially the chicken stir fry.
For a treat, walk to the top of the driveway and climb the steps to the roof of the building on the left for a breathtaking view of the complex and the area. Another pleasure is bringing your morning coffee outside to enjoy the flowers and the view as the day begins.
I would stay here again in a heartbeat! Enjoy!
- Also Known As:
- Kanta Hotel Konso