Lodging Type: Hotel
Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Business / Conference Facilities, Internet - Wifi, Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water, TV
Saint Yared, born in Axum, was a legendary Ethiopian musician who invented Ethiopia’s system of music notation. He composed the sacred music of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, and established the music traditions still in use in the church to this day. He is particularly esteemed for creating the chants – Zema – of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church, which are still performed today.
Yared Zema International Hotel has 60 en-suite rooms, made up of singles, doubles, twins and suites. All rooms are equipped with TV, desk, fridge, safe and hairdryer. The restaurant, on the ground floor, serves a selection of Ethiopian cuisine, and some international dishes. The adjacent bar is stocked with local and imported beers and spirits. The café serves tea, coffee and pastries. The hotel also offers dry cleaning, laundry, currency exchange and room service. The gym has a range of equipment and also provides massage. There’s Wifi throughout the hotel. The conference centre has 3 halls, accommodating 450, 150 and 80 pax, with speakers, microphones and projector, and a standby generator.
Highlights of Axum include the Archaeological Museum of Axum; the Cathedral of St Mary of Zion, believed to be the last resting place of the original Ark of the Covenant; and the famous Stele Field, believed to have been carved in the 4th century AD.
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Once the capital of the Axumite Empire, Axum, also known as Aksum, was once a major trading centre with ties to Persia, Arabia, India and Rome. The Empire’s heyday was from the 1st to the 7th centuries AD, during which time the kingdom became known as Ethiopia. In ...