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    Simien Lodge

    18/09 Lileta | Simien Mountains, Debark, Ethiopia
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    • Excellent24%
    • Very good38%
    • Average18%
    • Poor13%
    • Terrible7%
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    “gelada baboons” (26 reviews)
    “national park” (25 reviews)
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    1 - 5 of 232 reviews

    Reviewed 2 days ago

    Charming and helpful staff, comfortable and clean accommodation with the added luxury of hot water bottles and extra blankets as it was chilly in the evening and night. Food was good and all in all we would like to say thankyou very much indeed for...More

    Thank fourbakerz
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We spent one night in the Simien Lodge after a three day trek in the mountains. Even allowing for the lodge's remote location, which must add some costs to their operation, we found it very disappointing and poor value. For this kind of price, the...More

    2  Thank Girlin177
    Response from BuitRas, General Manager at Simien LodgeResponded 1 week ago

    Very strange. 1) It is currently the dry season and at 3300 meters altitude, the air is crisp and dry. How can the rooms possibly be damp? 2) We don't have a single fluorescent light in the whole place. 3) Yes, we do warm the...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We spent 2 days at the National Park and were just fascinated by the flora and the fauna. Particularly the landscape is impressive at an altitude of 3200 upwards. But also the Gelada bamboo, endemic to the area, are very interesting, esp. after having seen...More

    Thank Monika E
    Response from HeadGelada, General Manager at Simien LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

    Thanks so much for this review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the lodge. Most tourists leave our lodge very happy having had one of the most beautiful experiences in Africa. They never think to compliment us on the service through this website. Still more...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We stayed one night at room 9b. On October 8th. We woke at 5 o'clock with 20 or 30 bed bugs bites. Those bites are really cruel, it last for two weeks. This really ruined all our Ethiopian experience, and that was pity, because all...More

    Thank Yaffa K
    Response from HeadGelada, Guest Relations Manager at Simien LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    I regret that this is impossible. We have a contract with a company based in Addis Ababa and and every three months they come check for rodents and bed bugs . Rooms 9B was sprayed on the 1st of October, exactly a week before you...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We stayed one night at Simien Lodge while hiking through the Simien Mountains. While the management/office staff were hospitable and warm, the wait staff were unfortunately less than approachable. The rooms, though large, are dark and cold. We were given hot water bottles for the...More

    Thank SJ K
    Response from HeadGelada, Guest Relations Manager at Simien LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

    So you left our hotel and went to stay at Lima Limo hotel? Interesting. The Simiens are cold. The altitude is 3300 meters above sea level. We do have underfloor solar heating in all rooms that works well in October which is a sunny month....More

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    • Free Parking
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Breakfast included
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    • 28
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    • Ethiopia >
    • Amhara Region >
    • Debark
    • Also Known As
    • Simien Hotel Addis Ababa ,
    • Simien Lodge Ethiopia/Debark
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    drpampers
    4 January 2015|
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    Response from HeadGelada | Property representative |
    Guides are normally arranged at the park office in Debark. Please read the FAQ and National Park information on our website
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