Lodging Type: Lodge
Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Good selection of dishes from around the world
Facilities: Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water
Over 300 USD
Owned by Lalibela’s most famous restaurant of the same name, Ben Abeba Lodge opened in 2019. High on a hillside looking across Lalibela’s spectacular valleys at the Degosach Mountains, the luxury rooms are built by local masons and carpenters with a fusion of traditional style and modern lodge amenities.
The 4 en-suite rooms have traditional stone walls, smooth wooden floors, modern fittings, traditional fabrics and verandas with a view. Built in stone and set into the hillside, these rooms provide a true experience of Lalibela. The package here is full board, including meals at the famed Ben Abeba.
Ben Abeba Restaurant serves an inventive fusion of Scottish and Ethiopian cuisine. Raised high on the escarpment, the restaurant is an architectural delight and has 360°views. The lodge is close to Lalibela’s famed rock-hewn churches, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Lalibela is the jewel in the crown of Ethiopia, the site of the most famous churches and the scene of many major religious ceremonies. The churches, carved below ground level, have been active for 900 years, and there are over 600 priests and deacons. The churches are ringed by trenches and courtyards, and connected to each other by a tangled maze of tunnels and passages.
To find out more, or request a quotation, add Ben Abeba Lodge, to your list of favourites.
The most famous site in Ethiopia, and the one that arguably no visitor should miss, is Lalibela. Sometimes called the Eighth Wonder of the World, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is one of Ethiopia’s holiest cities, visited as a pilgrimage site by many Ethiopian Orthodox Christians. ...