Lodging Type: Lodge
Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Internet - Wifi, Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water
Lalibela Lodge was established in 2012, and is located walking distance from the centre of Lalibela.
The 10 en-suite rooms are each in separate bungalows. All rooms have a balcony with a view of the surrounding hills, and have thatched roofs and solid brick walls. They are furnished with chunky wooden armchairs and coffee table. Facilities in the rooms include Wifi, and room service and laundry are available.
The restaurant’s chef previously worked as a cook at the respected Seven Olives restaurant in Lalibela, and specialises in Ethiopian cuisine. She also serves Ethiopia’s famed coffee, and the popular honey wine Tej. Western dishes are also available. Activities here include visits to the churches in Lalibela, and donkey rides up to nearby hilltop churches.
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 have been active for 900 years, and there are over 600 priests and deacons. The churches, arguably Ethiopian’s top attraction, are carved below ground level and ringed by trenches and courtyards, and are connected to each other by a tangled maze of tunnels and passages.
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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. ...