The resort has recently opened and aspires to be "the" resort in Debre Zeit in terms of standard. Judging from the rooms it might be 4-star. Very spacious, well appointed, well fitted and great view. Absolutely nothing to complain in this regard. The location of the resort is also fantastic.
However, the big draw back is the food. There's a russian dude in the kitchen but what he produces is the worst I have eaten in Ethiopia. It is not even 1-star standard and unacceptable for place which charges around USD 170 for a night - in Debre Zeit! Time for the management to invest in a decent chef. So if you choose to stay here bring your own lunch box and for dinner go to the nearby Kuriftu Resort which offers decent food.
Another thing: I recently planned to spent another night there with family and we called to make a booking. However, we were told to go first to the resort's office in Addis (Bole) to make an advance payment for the night. What kind of idiotic place is this????? Where on earth do luxury resorts ask their guests to make advance payment in their head offices located 50 km away from the resort itself. This is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard. We cancelled our reservation. (BTW: the resort has credit card facilities and all).
Maybe the resort management is afraid that guests may not be willing to pay the full rate after having been subjected to their disgusting food?
- Also Known As:
- Adulala Resort Ethiopia/Bishoftu