Lodging Type: Lodge
Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Internet - Wifi, Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water
On an escarpment overlooking the sweeping valley and the mountains beyond, Mountain View Lodge is exactly what its name suggestions.
The 46 en-suite rooms are made up of singles, doubles and twins. They are furnished with dressing table, coffee table and chairs, are equipped with intercom telephones and are adorned with local art. Their bathrooms have both shower and bath, and are equipped with hair drier and intercom telephone. All rooms have balconies with a view of the valley.
The restaurant serves Ethiopian cuisine and some international dishes. The bar has local and imported beers, wines and spirits. The adjoining terrace has sweeping views of the valley. The hotel has Wifi, offers meetings and event catering, and also has a massage service. Weddings, tours and picnics can be arranged.
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 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. ...