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Washington, DC
Reviewed 1 week ago

As with all things in Ethiopia, I know to manage my expectations. But was still disappointed to arrive and it take 4 people to check me in (evidently don't book through Booking.com) and then be given the absolute furthest room from the office/restaurant with 2 small children in tow. Room was very disappointing; we managed to switch to one of...

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Coral Gables
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here twice - the first time was a disaster with a room at the back of the property with many problems - the second time was much better - the rooms near the office and the restaurant are very nice with great views - We enjoyed sitting on the balcony of the room with a bottle of wine...

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Nassau, New Providence Island
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is amazing! Do not hesitate to book this hotel, everything about it was perfect. I traveled with my mother, my husband and two small children and it was the best part of our entire Ethiopia trip. The service was outstanding. The diversity of the food meant everyone was happy (including the little ones.) We left the front desk...

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Mafio M, Deputy Manger Sales and Marketing at Paradise Lodge Arbaminch, responded to this review

Dear zeleka, Thank you for choosing Paradise Lodge and we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back again. With best Regards,

Randolph, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had the pleasure of exploring South, Southwest, and Eastern Ethiopia on a 3 1/2 week safari. I was interested in photographing the tribes of the South Omo Valley and the Surma tribe in Southwestern Ethiopia. I opted for a private guide and jeep with a driver! This is the only way to really experience everything, since I could stop...

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Mafio M, Deputy Manger Sales and Marketing at Paradise Lodge Arbaminch, responded to this review

Dear APL007, Many thanks for choosing Paradise Lodge. We are so much pleased to have you and hear your stay was great with us. You comments means very big to us and help travelers to get full information about Paradise Lodge, where to go and what to see. Thank you for your being so genuine and helpful. Please come again....

shanghai
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Impressive location in the wild, beautiful view over lakes and forests. They have all possible services: swimming pool, travel office, ATM. The internet unfortunately only works at the reception, not at the restaurant or in the rooms. The food is ok, nothing special, but clean and safe for sure. Excellent mango and avocado juices!

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Mafio M, Deputy Manager, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Lodge Arbaminch, responded to this review

Dear ffrige, Thank you for choosing Paradise Lodge Arbaminch, we are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back again. With hospitality regards, Mafio M.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went with three families to PLA. Their family rooms were set up to provide enough space for us. They were very accommodating when we booked and had the rooms ready. Their shuttle service was good. The morning buffet had limited options, mostly breaded and fried stuff. Not bad just limited. The evening buffet was quite nice. Servers in the...

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Mafio M, Deputy Manager, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Lodge Arbaminch, responded to this review

Dear Jeremy F, Thank you for choosing Paradise Lodge and writing your genuine review. It means a lot for us. About the breakfast we will definitely provide as many choices as we can. Sorry for your slight complaint. Next time you come or any of your close friends or family, we assure you we serve all of you as royals....

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at Paradise Lodge both at the start and end of my trip to South Omo Valley, and both times it exceeded my expectations. At the start, it seemed an exotic and quaint introduction to Ethiopia; at the end, it was a luxurious and tranquil place to rest and indulge. Both times I took advantage of the FREE laundry...

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Mafio M, Deputy Manager, Sales and Marketing at Paradise Lodge Arbaminch, responded to this review

Dear Margo S, Pleasure to see you are so happy staying in Paradise Lodge. There is also nothing more than hearing guests are so much happy with the lodges and the service. Please come back again. Stay Safe:)

brighton
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Paradise Lodge for the third time in early January (Rooney) and had a wonderful time. We stayed 8 nights in total and had a very relaxed stay. I would also like to mention the staff who were very good as usual and we can thoroughly recommend Paradise Lodge which in our favourite accommodation in Southern Ethiopia.

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Mafio M, Deputy Manager Sales and Marketing at Paradise Lodge Arbaminch, responded to this review

Dear grant59, Nice to see you back in the lodge. It has been an honor to serve you. Your frequent visit means very big for us. We thank you for loving the lodge and enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back again and next time you come, make sure you will have a special offer from us. Stay well:)...

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My stay at the paradise lodge was unforgettable! The staff was extremely helpful, and supportive. The views were to of Lake Chamo was relaxing, and peaceful. The boat tour was an experience and educational teaching you about the lifestyles of Africa, along with the tour to Dorza village where you get a teaching of culture. I love this place and...

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Mafio M, Deputy Manager Sales & Marketing at Paradise Lodge Arbaminch, responded to this review

Dear Luis, We are so much happy to have you here. You already are a Paradise Lodge family. Thank you for appreciating the beauty of Arbaminch and surrounding. Stay well and please come back again. Waiting for you open arms. Greeting from all the staffs and the management team. Mafio. Deputy Manager Sales and Marketing Paradise Lodge Arbaminch, Ethiopia, East...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We stayed in Paradise Lodge on two different occasions. The first time was a deplorable experience - room in the back of the property, not working toilet, not working ceiling fan, overflowing shower and some more. Dinner was supposed to be served until 11PM but when we arrived at 7:45PM all buffet platter were empty, waitresses chatting in the corner...

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Mafio M, Deputy Manager Sales and Marketing at Paradise Lodge Arbaminch, responded to this review

Dear SashaMiami, Thank you for choosing Paradise Lodge Arbaminch. Your review is so much helpful. We appreciate your being so honest on our services at the lodge. Apologies for what happened during your stay. For your information the back side of the rooms are cheaper than the lakeside, however rooms are clean and bathrooms are fully functional. sometimes, you may...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Paradise Lodge Arbaminch was opened in 2008 as a means to transform the hospitality industry in Africa by providing guests with unparalleled service and an authentic experience while preserving the natural environment and strengthening the local culture. With contributions from 56 southern nations of Ethiopia and thousands of delighted guests, we have been serving this mission even as we expand our services and provide new experiences to our customers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Paradise Lodge Arbaminch

Address: Secha area | Arbaminch, Ethiopia, Arba Minch, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region > Arba Minch
Price Range: $68 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 138
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“ask for a standalone lodge near the office/restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles SBGWashington_DC, 20 Feb 2017 | Read review
“get a room near the office and restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles ExplorerCG, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for the room with the miniature golf course- you will love it!”
 of 5 bubbles zeleka, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a table in the dining room that overlooks the rivers ! The view is magnificent.”
 of 5 bubbles APL007, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“best views, paradise, getaway”
 of 5 bubbles I3175HWluisa, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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