Lodging Type: Lodge
Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Business / Conference Facilities, Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water, TV
Set in attractive gardens, Abay Minch Lodge offers accommodation near the centre of Bahir Dar. The name Abay Minch is derived from the Amharic for the Blue Nile.
The 45 en-suite rooms are made up of single, double, twin and family. All rooms have TV, Wifi and fruit basket. The restaurant serves Ethiopian cuisine and also offers a selection of pizzas, pastas and burgers. The bar serves local and imported drinks. The meeting room is equipped with audio-visual equipment. The lovely garden has papaya, mango, avocado, lemon and coffee plants, amongst others. The hotel offers laundry services, car rental and room service.
Activities include visiting the monasteries on the far shores of the lake which are known for their beautifully painted murals, ancient books and sacred relics, visiting the Blue Nile Falls, boat trips on the lake, and bird watching. There are 37 islands on Lake Tana, 20 of which are home to churches and monasteries that have extraordinary paintings and are imbued with religious and cultural significance. Debre Damo Monastery, on one of the islands and only accessible to men, can be reached by a daunting climb up a sheer rock face.
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On the southern shore of Lake Tana, Ethiopia’s largest lake and the source of the Blue Nile, Bahir Dar is an attractive palm-lined town. Lake Tana is dotted with islands, some of which have monasteries containing the remains of ancient Ethiopian emperors and treasures of the Ethiopian church. ...