Lodging Type: Hotel
Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water
Close to the famous monolithic rock-hewn churches in the centre of Lalibela, Red Rock Lalibela Hotel is a small, family-run hotel.
The 14 en-suite rooms are made up of singles, doubles, twins and triples. All the rooms have balconies with views of the market or general village scenes. There’s Wifi throughout the hotel, and laundry service is available. The friendly staff can help organise tours of the churches and other sites around Lalibela. The restaurant serves Ethiopian cuisine, and has some international dishes; food can also be served in the rooms. The street-side café serves coffee, tea and cakes.
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. The famous Bete Giyorgis, otherwise known as the Church of St George and possibly Ethiopia’s most photographed destination, is located in Lalibela.
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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. ...