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4 of 5 bubbles Review of AG Hotel Gondar

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AG Hotel Gondar
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Gonder
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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“Just what we needed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2014

We transferred here after spending one night at another hotel in town and were looking for something a bit more modern and well fitted. This did the trick. Nice rooms, well furnished and with high-spec bathrooms, were complemented by friendly and helpful staff. The location suited us well. The restaurant was quite good in the evening but the buffet breakfast, though fine, was less exciting. If you have a problem with hard beds it would be worth checking them out first, we quite like firm mattresses but I know some others prefer softer.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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AGHOTELGONDAR, Owner at AG Hotel Gondar, responded to this review, October 18, 2014
Dear 3030orthereabouts:

Thank you for your stay at AG Hotel Gondar. We have been the #1 Hotel in Gondar since we opened a little over a year ago. We provide modern amenities and strive to provide top notch customer service.

Please pass the word about your experience and we hope to see you again on your next trip.
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2014

We spent three nights in this newly constructed hotel. The most impression we got from this hotel is the very friendly staffs of the hotel. They help us to get the best out of them to facilitate a comfortable stay in the Hotel. They always provide almost everything our infant need specially the warm cow milk she need badly.

The rooms are clean and comfortable. The food is average as better and cheap restaurants around the city can provide a much better food. Overall we had a fabulous time at the Hotel. Recommend strongly for anyone who visit Gonder.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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AGHOTELGONDAR, Owner at AG Hotel Gondar, responded to this review, October 18, 2014
Dear toyedi:
Thank you for staying at AG Hotel for your recent trip to Gondar! Our customer service is unparalleled in Gondar. We look forward to accommodating your next trip to Gondar.
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Lagos, Nigeria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2014

My family of 5 stayed in 2 adjoining rooms on the 2nd floor in March. Our rooms overlooked the mountains and outdoor dining area of the hotel restaurant at the rear of the hotel. The rooms were clean, albeit a bit small and tastefully decorated. The mattresses are quite firm. Pack your own shampoo, as only bath soap is provided (This seemed to be a standard practice at all the hotels we stayed at while in Ethiopia.) As the weather is mild, there is no AC and I did find the room a bit warm in the late afternoon, but then one of our rooms was a corner room with 2 exterior walls.

We ate dinner in the outdoor section of the hotel restaurant and quite enjoyed the view of the mountains beyond. The children enjoyed pizza and surprisingly, there was no Ethiopian food on the dinner menu; my husband and I made a special request for the Ethiopian fasting menu, as it was the fasting season of lent and our request was honored. We savored a yummy vegan Ethiopian spread.

Breakfast was tasty but lukewarm and we ate early, so a bit surprised by that. In our experience, all of the Ethiopian hotels had lukewarm breakfast food on the buffet, so not surprised.

All the staff we encountered were friendly and efficient. The credit card machines don't always work in Ethiopia, so it was nice having an Dashen bank ATM just next door to the hotel. If in Gondar, I would not hesitate to stay at the AG Hotel again.

Room Tip: To stay coolest, don't pick a corner room.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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AGHOTELGONDAR, Owner at AG Hotel Gondar, responded to this review, October 18, 2014
Dear Amanda C:

We appreciate you and your family for selecting AG Hotel as your hotel of choice in Gondar. We are blessed to be located centrally in the City, and next door to the newest bank in the City to offer our guests great service and amenities. We take customer comments seriously and are striving to improve the dining experience for our guests from morning to night.

Thank you again and hopefully you enjoyed what Ethiopia and AG Hotel Gondar had to offer.
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 7, 2014

Clean, modern hotel with constant hot water and very helpful staff. The bellboy, Tewoderos, was exceptional and even showed us the local bars! We stayed here for 6 days whilst working in the area in February 2014. We ate in the restaurant most nights. A minor concern was that all of our electrical sockets were obscured by heavy furniture but this could easily be solved. This hotel was the best hotel that we stayed in during our trip to Ethiopia. We will be back!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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AGHOTELGONDAR, Owner at AG Hotel Gondar, responded to this review, October 18, 2014
Dear dendro2014:

Thanks for recognizing us as the best hotel in Ethiopia. We truly appreciate guests such as yourself and we take pride in providing excellent customer service from the time you step off the plane to your departure.

Thank you and we hope to see you again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2014

Great room for $20.....super clean, near new, much hot water, great restaurant and prices. Staff and bellboy friendly, close to most things. Have their own airport transport.
Only one downfall...no matter how many mosquitos we killed in the room they just kept on coming leaving us with a really bad sleep. They were even squashed on the newly painted walls by previous people.....overall a great place.
Ask the Bellboy Terri to take you to a nightclub with shoulder dancing.

Room Tip: Take mosquito spray.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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AGHOTELGONDAR, Owner at AG Hotel Gondar, responded to this review, October 18, 2014
Dear Gtirman:

We like to say we are a great hotel even if our prices were much higher! We strive to provide the best customer experience and are glad you recognized our efforts. We will continue to combat the pesky mosquitoes, in hopes of providing more guest comfort. Great tip on bringing mosquito spray.

Thank you for your patronage, and make sure you keep working on your traditional dance moves for your next visit.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2014

Great restaurant on 1st floor. I spent 6 months in Ethiopia, my best food was here! Rooms are great, there's actual hot water. Only negative was the woman at reception forgot to call for transportation to the airport and I almost missed my flight. But really there's no better place I found to stay. I forget how much I paid but it was less than US $25

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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AGHOTELGONDAR, Owner at AG Hotel Gondar, responded to this review, October 18, 2014
Dear Bob D:

We are happy you enjoyed your trip and your stay with us. We truly apologize for the inconvenience caused by the transportation arrangement. We are glad it got worked out at the end and look forward to make it up to you on your next trip.

As you know, we are striving to maintain our position as the #1 hotel in Gondar and it is guests like you that recognize our successes and point out our minor shortcomings that help us be #1.

Thank you.
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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2014

The best thing about this new hotel was the guy in the cowboy hat called Alexander who recommended the best guide we had in the whole of Ethiopia - passionate about history and the sites and able to chant and dance as well. Terrific! Can't remember the guide's name but totally worth the price. This in addition to great food, accommodation and extremely polite, helpful and friendly staff.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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AGHOTELGONDAR, Owner at AG Hotel Gondar, responded to this review, October 18, 2014
Dear Mary F:

We are happy you enjoyed your trip and your stay with AG Hotel. It is always the little things we remember about trips in life that keep positive memories going. Thank you for recognizing our staff and we were happy to connect you with the best guides.

Hope to see you again on your next visit.
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Property: AG Hotel Gondar
Address: Fasil Street, Gonder 542, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Amhara Region > Gonder
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 Hotels in Gonder
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AG Hotel is a wonderfully luxurious hotel centrally located in the heart of the city of Gondar, a city rich with history and royalty. Offering world class accommodation sure to enhance this historic city of spectacular castles, the hotel is just a 10 minute walk to Fasilides Castle and Debre Berhan Selassie Church, two of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. ... more   less 
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