Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes
Facilities: Air Conditioning, Business / Conference Facilities, Child / Family Oriented, Child - Activities, Fitness Centre, Forex desk, Internet - Wifi, Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water, Spa, Swimming Pool, TV
Haile Gebrselassie is arguably the best runner Ethiopia has ever produced – and that’s quite a feat! With two Olympic gold medals, four World Championship titles and too many marathon wins to count, Haile has broken national and international records time and time again. Now President of Ethiopian Athletics, the champion is focusing on promoting his country through his collection of luxury resorts and hotels.
Haile Hotel, Shashemene, is located in the middle of Shashemene town. The 52 en-suite rooms are equipped with TV, intercom telephone, kettle, tea and coffee, and toiletries. The restaurant, café and pizzeria have a selection of Ethiopian dishes, and salads, soups, pizzas, pastas and burgers. The bar has local and international spirits and beers. There is Wifi throughout. The hotel also has a swimming pool, gym, children’s playground and a spa with sauna, steam room and massage services. There is also a multipurpose meeting and conference hall, a gift shop and bank service.
Shashemene is the home of the famed Ethiopian Rastafarians, and boasts a Rastafarian museum as well as a few Rasta Bars. Activities include visits to the Wondo Genet hot springs, Abijatta National Park and Senkele Wildlife Sanctuary, which was established to protect the endemic Swayne’s hartebeest and is home to 91 species of birds.
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