Lodging Type: Hotel
Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Internet - Wifi, Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water
This friendly, family-run hotel stands on the escarpment overlooking the valley and the mountains beyond.
As its name suggests, the hotel has 12 rooms. These en-suite rooms are made up of singles, doubles and twins, and all have balconies with spectacular views. The rooms are furnished with armchairs and coffee tables, and equipped with Wifi. The hotel offers breakfast in the ground floor restaurant, and the accommodating staff can organise lunches, dinners and barbecues with advance notice.
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. ...