This lodge is a real gem. Lovely peaceful grounds with colobus & grivet monkeys, deer & a giant tortoise roaming around freely. The "huts" are set around the grounds with a good amount of space & privacy.
Our hut Dorze was fantastic, two stories with a large mezzanine bedroom upstairs, plus second bedroom, lounge & bathroom downstairs. All furnished in keeping with the region, with chunky wooden furniture, leather chaise longue & animal hides.
The outdoor pool was great, lovely & warm, with thermal water running into it. There were nice loungers & it was a great place to sit & relax. Other facilities such as the tree bar were also a nice touch & very well designed.
We were very impressed with the food, the menu was more extensive than we had expected & good quality. Sitting outside on the terrace & watching the monkeys' antics on the lawn is a great passtime.
Above all the staff & owners here are brilliant, very hospitable & helpful. They went out of their way to make us welcome, especially Mickey, one of the managers. In fact we had an amazing experience, as the owner's son was getting married on our first day here. The lodge was full that night with wedding guests, but they kindly let us stay as we were coming from the UK. When we arrived they invited us to join in the wedding reception, with their 1500 local guests, which was a great experience & a great privilege.
A day out at Wenchi Crater Lake is highly recommended, the valley is like paradise. Members of the local cooperative take you around on horseback for about 4 hours. It's about 40 bumpy, rattling kms from the lodge (they will arrange a car) & you stop at a hut just before you get to the lake to arrange your guides. It's very easy & well organised.
Hotel also arranges transport from Addis airport, about 1.5 hours away.
If you are considering spending a few chilled out days near Addis in lovely surroundings definitely go here. We have the best memories of this lodge.
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- Also Known As:
- Negash Hotel Giyon
- Negash Lodge Ethiopia/Giyon