Lodging Type: Lodge
Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Business / Conference Facilities, Internet - Wifi, Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water, Spa
Eco & Green: Eco Policies, Community Development Projects
Mezena, meaning a landscape that’s flat and fertile, is set on a lush plateau outside the town of Lalibela. Mezena Lodge opened in 2017, and is designed to combine classic Ethiopian architecture with modern facilities.
The 30 en-suite bungalows are spaced out around the spacious grounds. All bungalows have verandas with scenic views, and are equipped with Wifi. The restaurant serves Ethiopian cuisine and has some international dishes. The bar serves a selection of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails. The souvenir shop has local crafts and traditional fabrics. The spa has a sauna and steam room.
The lodge is keen to protect the environment, and has established a green task force to preserve the surrounding area. In order to promote sustainable tourism, the lodge employs its entire staff from Lalibela. The meeting rooms have audio-visual equipment and Wifi, and the team is on hand to assist with organising meetings and events.
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, 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. ...