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“A truly charming and romantic hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Seven Olives Hotel

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Seven Olives Hotel
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Lalibela
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A truly charming and romantic hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2011

My wife and I spent a couple of nights at the Seven Olives on our visit to Lalibela. It was clean, comfortable, and our room was very attractive with a pleasant view over the town. The restaurant has a wide menu and has a pleasant terrace from which you can see the town.

I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank JRichards186220
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2011

I really enjoyed my stay at the Seven Olives, it was a really nice, relaxed and homely hotel.

The staff were very friendly and helpfull, the rooms were clean and spacious and had nice finishing touches. The restaurant was the best I've experienced outside of Addis and the terrace was really comfortable - a great place to spend an afternoon with a book.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Micky1974
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Whaley Bridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 27, 2011

If you don't stop here come here for food and views you won't regret doing so.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Austerpg
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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2011

Nice garden, rooms good for Ethiopia standard. My gripe is with the reception staff. It seemed like about 5 different boys ran the front desk, all dressed like snoop dogg with very poor english. They appeared to watch the tourists on arrival to begin pestering them about immediately booking tours.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Warsaw, Poland
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2011

Seven Olives is the nicest hotel in Lalibella. Located 50 metres from the road guarantees quiet and peacful stay. Rooms are tidy and spacious. Bathrooms are clean and you can always count on hot water from your tap and shower. They have also very good restaurant serving both continental and local dishes. Prices are a bit high as for ethiopian standards but you can be sure that you will not be hungry after a meal they prepared!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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london
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2011

This is centrally located in lalibella , it has friendly staff ,nice terrace and most things work. The food is good but bathrooms could be a bit better hot water is hit and miss.

Good atmosphere and a nice mix of other travellers.

Sometimes you get these problems anywhere in ethiopia so overall a good choice in lalibella. Great scenery around and one of the wonders of the world on view.

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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RedtravellerLondon
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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2011

This was one of the best hotels during our trip in Ethiopia. It is a bit pricey but a wonderful location and very relaxing. We wish we would have been able to spend 2 nights instead of one. Lalibela is not very big though so one day was enough for us. The people are nice, there is a good vibe and the food is great! They feed the birds so there are a lot of birds around. Because it's quite high on the hill you have a nice view and its a great spot for sun sets. The rooms are not big but well maintained. If you make a reservation ask for the rooms AFTER the restaurant.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Seven Olives Hotel
Address: | P.O.Box 37, Lalibela, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Amhara Region > Lalibela
Amenities:
Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 11 Hotels in Lalibela
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Seven Olives Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 148
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