Lodging Type: Hotel
Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Internet - Wifi, Laundry, Mini-bar, Showers - 24hr hot water
In front of the international stadium - the largest stadium in East Africa - Delano Hotel is a friendly and comfortable hotel. The hotel overlooks a park with football, basketball, volleyball and handball courts.
The 53 en-suite rooms on 7 floors are made up of singles, doubles, twins, and delux. All rooms have a balcony, and are equipped with TV, minibar, aircon, safe, desk, tea and coffee making facilities, electronic mosquito repellent and coffee table. The delux rooms are more spacious and have a dining area. The restaurant has a selection of Ethiopian dishes, and some dishes from around the world, and also caters for vegetarian and dairy-free diets. The bar serves local and imported drinks. There’s also a gift shop, a snack bar, and barbecue facilities. There’s Wifi throughout the hotel.
Activities include visiting the monasteries on the far shores of the lake which are known for their beautifully painted mazdas, 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. ...