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B&B The Annex
Ranked #1 of 25 Bahar Dar B&B and Inns
Reviewed June 29, 2013

The B&B Annex is a lovely change from the tourist hotels found around most of northern Ethiopia. It is in a private home compound, and the family takes very good care of its guests. The rooms are nicely sized, clean, and comfortable. All the beds have mosquito netting. The bathrooms are clean and there is hot water.

The family provides breakfast as part of the room rate - and it is served in the lovely courtyard under a leafy pergola. They will also make dinner on request - we had shiro wat, fish, and pasta for the kids - it was delicious. There is a dining area inside, along with a common area.

The B&B is a short walk from the downtown area and Lake Tana.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank envirochk
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

I stayed here for one night in early june. STaff were lovely, breakfast was great and they had running water also, one of the few places in bahir dar that did. BEds were comfortable and a good amount of space in the room. IT was a little overpriced at $50 considering there was no wifi, but aside from that i would recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled solo
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Thank J K
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

We stayed 2 nights in the guesthouse and regret, that we didn't have time to stay even longer! It feels like home! Negist is such a lovely person and she is doing everything to make you comfortable. The breakfast is delicious, they serve you the whole time tea or coffee and help also organise your trips in Bahir Dar. The garden is beautiful and nice quiet!

I would definitely stay again in this guesthouse!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Marco J
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Reviewed May 23, 2013

We stayed at B&B The Annex in Bahir Dar for four nights. This B&B is located a good 5 minute walk from the centre but close enough to the Lake Tana and some restaurants and cafes. The B&B has a lovely garden with chairs and tables where you can relax for a drink. And if you ask nicely enough, maybe the lady of the house will cook for you (I recommend fish goulash, a sort asawot). The rooms are nicely decorated and clean. Each and everyone working at the B&B are really nice and friendly and helpful, and they really make you feel at home! You can ask them, for example, to organise a trip to Lake Tana churches and monasteries, or to get a minibus to the Blue Nile Falls. All recommendable activities while in Bahir Dar!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Amsterdamned74
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

A friend and I stayed in this B&B, which I would describe as a ‘home away from home’, at the end of March 2013. The room and bathroom were comfortable and clean, and the compound was very peaceful, with a garden providing shade from the harsh sun. Although Negist, who is responsible for the place, does not speak much English, we were somehow able to communicate with her without major problems. Her son, who does speak English, also visited frequently, or was available at the end of a telephone line, to assist us with our every needs, including setting up tours and arranging transport for us within Bahar Dar and to other destinations. The two nights we spent in this little oasis were very relaxing, and just what we needed.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Getupandg0g0
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Reviewed April 18, 2013

My husband and I, accompanied by our two friends, thoroughly enjoyed our two night stay at this beautiful B&B. From the generous and tasty breakfasts to the warm and impeccably clean surroundings, the Annex went well beyond our expectations of a B&B. Negist and her son went out of their way to accommodate our every needs (and we are a fussy bunch!). Her son arranged all our tours and even booked our Sky Bus tickets with ease, something which can be difficult to a traveller with a language barrier. The heart and soul they put into this B&B makes it unforgettable and we have been recommending it to everyone we know! Our biggest regret is that we could not stay longer as it was sad to say goodbye. Can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

My partner and I loved our stay at the Annex. The day to day running of the B&B is taken care of by Nagist, one of the most lovely people that you will ever meet. Expect lots of coffee, wonderful big breakfasts, and even bigger smiles. While she speaks very little English, all of your translation needs are taken care of by her nephew who can meet you at the airport and organize trips for you if you need him too. There is no Wifi so you can forget your emails for a few days, relax in the hammock, and spend hours mesmerised by the many varieties of beautiful birds that use the garden as their home.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank JWD1714
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Additional Information about B&B The Annex

Address: Kebele 3, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Amhara Region > Bahar Dar
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Bahar Dar
Price Range: $39 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bed and breakfast in a nice and central quarter of Bahir Dar. The house has a nice garden. Our place is ideal to relax and watch the birds. Our rooms are simple but confortable. ... more   less 
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