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Anisa Guesthouse

Near Jemi Mosque, Harar, Ethiopia
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  • Excellent29%
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  • Average16%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed June 28, 2018

We had a nice stay in this authentic Harari house for one night. The rooms are basic but clean and the bathroom is shared between the guests (maximum 4 rooms) and the host family. It's a lovely trip down the winding alleyways of Harar to...More

Thank Outoftheboat
Reviewed June 10, 2018

I was very disappointed as this place had come strongly recommended and I was very excited to stay in the old town of Harar. My girlfriend and I asked for a one room and one bed, but it was only later in the stay that...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

I recently returned from a wonderful trip to Ethiopia which included two nights in Harar at Anisa's guesthouse and had a very lovely stay there. It's very comfortable and Anisa was very welcoming and kind. My group and I used Hailu (hailu_harar@yahoo.com) as a guide...More

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Reviewed May 21, 2018

This guesthouse is more like a home-stay as Anisa's family and Anisa herself live in the compound. The traditional house is beautifully renovated/preserved. Anisa is clearly taking pride in it, the common room is beautifully decorated. It is truly special to stay in such a...More

Thank Jessica A
Reviewed April 16, 2018

I stayed at Anisa guesthouse for 3 nights and had a wonderful stay. I booked the room through a local guide (Hailu (+251 91 307 2931) and Hailu also met me at the bus station and showed me how to find the guesthouse-it is in...More

Thank Joanne W
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Ethiopia > Harari Region > Harar
Also Known As
Anisa Guesthouse Harar, Ethiopia - Harari
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Traveller (27)
Room & Suite (4)
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November 28, 2015|
Response from Scott B | Reviewed this property |
I can help with this. It can be confusing. She lives in this guesthouse with her family, and the only way you can make reservations is via other people, the tour guides in Harar. I'm not sure if you can do so via others, but... More
January 5, 2015|
Response from Helen B | Reviewed this property |
I used the guide whose number is in my review. They don't speak English at all but the guide does and is very professional about reserving rooms.
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"Ask about upstairs rooms if you want a little more privacy"
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"there is an upstairs suite with own sitting area quite nice for a family"
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"Plan on getting out of your comfort zone a little, if you travel all the way out here."
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"Top floor twin bed room seems to be the best choice here."
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