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“A safe comfortable budget option”
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Seven Olives Hotel
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Lalibela
Reviewed 30 March 2008

A safe comfortable budget option in Lalibela. The tour groups usually stay at the much more expensive Roha Ghion Hotel but this has more character and is just fine for 1/3 the cost. The upsides? Very nice restaurant to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner at, and a great patio outside to watch the sunset. Always felt safe. Walking distance to the churches. I was in Room 16, nice view across the mountains. Because it is cheaper, the guides are also a little cheaper than can be had from the expensive hotels, and you really don't want to do Lalibela without a guide. Friendly staff. Downsides? Toilets/Bathrooms were fairly grubby but no more grubby than I saw the toilet at the Ghion restaurant was. If I went back, I'd stay here.

  • Stayed: March 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 3 January 2008

Perched on a hill overlooking beautiful trees, Seven Olives is a very friendly place in Lalibela. Guests should not expect something called luxury: Front desk almost inexistent, Spartan rooms with an equipment limited to beds (clean enough to sleep in) and an poor lamp, archaic bathrooms with regular water cuts. Seven Olives remains an excellent option for the moment being as the garden with a view offer one of the best places to be in Ethiopia. Many travelers lodging elsewhere come here to chill, have a drink or a meal. By the night, the fire gives even more magic. Meals can be taken there or in the neighboring hall. Omelettes, Garlic Pasta and rice with vegetables are recommended, meat is to be avoided. Reservations should be made and reconfirmed in peak times as the place is very popular. Beware of the telephone, very highly fared.

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 September 2017
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Room Tip: Allez ailleurs
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Xigoux
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Reviewed 21 June 2016
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Room Tip: Uniquement celles qui ont la vue sur Lalibela
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled solo
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Thank Sorbignalla
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Reviewed 20 April 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2015, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 April 2015
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Room Tip: берите номер с wi fi, торгуйтесь!!!
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  • Stayed: February 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank Alexander K
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Address: City Center | P.O.Box 37, Lalibela, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Amhara Region > Lalibela
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Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Lalibela
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Seven Olives Hotel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 148
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