I have no problem with basic accommodations in a National Park - however for what they charge at this lodge compared to the Ethiopian standard I would not pay the price again. The room is basic and rustic with holes in the walls so yes mosquitoes and other bugs can make there way in. That is why they are suppose to provide mosquito netting. However, it would be better if the netting was actually practical i.e closed properly. I had to stretch the netting and try and pin it to get rid of the hole. Yes there is hot water - or I had hot water in the morning. The hot water would not switch on for my husband. The shower drain did not work so even though I had hot water I ended up standing in the remains of his cold water shower. The staff was nice and the restaurant food was edible. Nothing to write home about. We paid for one of the nicest rooms, and based on our experiences, there is absolutely no value for your money. Stay in town you will be better off.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Awash Falls Lodge is located in the heart of Awash National Park. It provides various services to guests: accommodation, bar & restaurant, tours, hot spring, trekking, bird watching, and conference room. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Awash Falls Hotel Awash National Park