Lodging Type: Hotel
Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Fitness Centre, Forex desk, Internet - Wifi, Laundry, Salon, Showers - 24hr hot water, Spa, Swimming Pool, TV
Hawassa, on the shores of Lake Hawassa, is the capital of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples’ Region. A bustling hub in the south of Ethiopia, the town is home to Hawassa University and several markets including the popular fish market.
The 82 en-suite rooms are made up of singles, twins, classics, delux, suites and a presidential suite, all equipped with Wifi. The restaurant serves Ethiopian cuisine and some international dishes. The health club has a spa including steam room and sauna, a well-equipped gym, a beauty salon for men and women and a swimming pool.
The 6 meeting halls can accommodation up to 1,000 pax, and are equipped with audio-visual equipment and aircon. The Grand Hawassa Terrace, on the rooftop, overlooks the sprawling town of Hawassa. The underground nightclub has an Ethiopian band and a DJ playing tunes well into the night. There’s also a concierge service, money exchange, gift shops and a children’s playground.
Activities include boat trips to hippo-watching sites, horse riding, excursions to the fish market, trekking Mt Tabor, visits to Tikur Wuha Park, Amora Gedel Park and Millennium Park, and city tours of Hawassa, the gateway to the tribes of southern Ethiopia.
To request availability / quotation, add Central Hawassa Hotel, Hawassa, to your list.
There are several national parks in the south of Ethiopia, all of which were gazetted for a specific reason – whether it was to protect a certain species, or to conserve a habitat, or something else. Bale Mountain National Park is the best known and arguably the most interesting ...
While the towns of the region are few and far between, each has its own distinctive character and feeling. Shashemene is the home of the Rastafarian movement in Ethiopia, and has a Rasta museum and several Rasta bars. This originated when, in 1948, Emperor Haile Selassie gave some of his land ...