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“Maybe your best choice”
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Roha Hotel
Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Lalibela
Rockville, Maryland
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Maybe your best choice”
Reviewed 9 July 2011

There aren't a lot of good hotels in Lalibela, but this is one of them. The staff is great, the place is clean. The room is a bit drab and lacks any sort of fan or A/C, but in general it's a nice place. There is even internet when it's working. The food we had there was actually much better than I expected. I would recommend giving the restaurant a try before venturing out. It was the best meal we had in Lalibela.

You have to pay cash and there are no ATMs in Lalibela. In a pinch, you can go to Tocal Village (a hotel) to use your Visa but they will charge you 20%. Better to bring plenty of cash.

Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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White Bear Lake, Minnesota
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2011

Staff in restaurant were great, especially Jemanesh Mohamed who prepared popcorn and then the best coffee I have had the pleasure to drink. Her smile that evening and whenever she waited on us was outstanding. The accomodation, the food and the staff were excellent.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 June 2011

I have never seen such a fantastic service in any hotel I've ever been call it 5* or so. The management, the people working there are really humble and nice. They are real and the service is really awsome.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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2 Thank DanielHM
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 6 Contributor
81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2011

This is a very good Ghion hotel. Rooms as usual, OK. Good restaurant and bar with good service. Good gift shop in the lobby. BBC in the lobby. Overall good service.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Long Island
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2010

This hotel grows on you. Once yopu remember you are in the middle of nowhere in rural ethiopia, it is more that acceptable. The manager bent over backwards to be accomodating, though not always with a smile. The room at first appeared a little dirty, but once the bedspread was removed from the bed it seemed better. A tv and phone in the room, but neither worked. Very fast interent terminals in the lobby for a VERY reasonable fee. Ice cold drinks at the bar all day long. The food was not very appealing. Overall, more than adequate for a visit to Lalibela, but nothing to create a fond memory of.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled solo
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Anchorage, Alaska
Level 6 Contributor
170 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 November 2010

The rooms were identical to other Ghion hotels. However the service at this hotel was fabulous - they should do some coaching at the other hotels.

The location of this hotel is a bit of a hike from the churches, but doable. There's a really neat bar (not sure if that's the right word) past the hotel - has ethnic singing & dancing at night - was fun.

Could've used more light in the room, but it was quite clean & laundry was less expensive than at other hotels for this chain.

  • Stayed October 2010
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Reviewed 5 August 2010

The sweeter of many of the hotels in Lalibela. Beautiful, simple, clean rooms and a wonderful staff. Watch out for the gift-shop employees--they'll try to recruit you to buy their wares at their own shops across the road. Limited hours of hot water, which is okay by me. The food, well, a bit repetitive, but one shouldn't complain when basking in the lap of a luxury the villagers have no access to.

Stayed July 2010
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Property: Roha Hotel
Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Amhara Region > Lalibela
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Ranked #6 of 9 Hotels in Lalibela
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Roha Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 64
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