Lodging Type: Resort
Dining: A la carte: Good selection of dishes from around the world
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.
Haile Resort, Hawassa, also known as Awasa, is set in tropical gardens on the shores of Lake Hawassa. The 126 en-suite rooms, with garden view or lake view, comprise twin, double, delux and suite, and are equipped with superior resort facilities. There are 8 restaurants, cafes and bars on site, including the attractive sunset bar on the lake, serving a selection of Ethiopian and international cuisines and beverages. The 5 ballrooms can accommodate between 25 and 2,000 pax, and are fully equipped. The health club and spa have a menu of treatments, while the fully equipped gym has classes and is staffed by professional trainers. The resort also has a swimming pool, basketball, volleyball, tennis, table tennis, mini golf and a children’s playground. Services include Wifi, 24hr room service, banking services, ATMs and business centre.
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 Hawasa, the gateway to the tribes of southern Ethiopia.
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