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Cape Town, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

What a great place to stay at. Nature enfolds the pathways, the staff is very helpful and the service is great. We enjoyed the food very much and also the rift valley white and red wines. One thing that Ethiopian hotels may offer are fans for the mosquitos.

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UAE
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

We stayed at Abay Minch Lodge for two nights recently, and it was by far the most quaint and charming place we stayed in during our entire trip in Ethiopia. The rooms are comfortable, and there is hot water, which is always a good thing. The shower space has no curtains, which we found in most places we visited, and... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

Spectacular accommodations in a remote area just around the corner from the hustle and bustle of Bahir Dar. I normally travel with my family (2 adults and 2 teenagers) and these cottages would have been great if they had been with me. They're spacious and clean and you get the wonderful sound effects of the wildlife living in the canopy... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 April 2016

Very pleasant place to stay. Good room, lovely big garden with lots of nooks in which to sit and enjoy a drink before supper. Well situated just off the edge of town. Bulk standard buffet breakfast but good dinner

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Redlands, California
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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

The good aspects 1st: set on nice garden grounds with nice individual cabana's in quiet area of Bahir Dar..family of monkey's inhabit garden Now the problems....1) staff dismissive until we complained to tour guide and spoke with manager, 2) food in restaurant is terrible!!, since you are away from city center, no other reasonable options, 3) cabanas have poor ventilation... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

Accommodation is in small “bungalows” set amid good gardens – a sort of house in the jungle effect, and this does encourage some interesting bird life. There is a security guard at the gate However, we thought the place had significant drawbacks – the rooms were dark (although mainly clean), we had to ask for towels, there was no plug,... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016

This SHOULD NOT be listed as the #1 speciality lodging in Bahar Dar! I am comfortable with modest African hotel accommodations, but coming off a 4 day Simien Mountain trek I wanted to treat myself to one night with a long hot shower and comfortable bed - thus I 'splurged' at the western price for what I thought would be... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Abbey Minch is situated in lush grounds on the outskirts of Bahir Dar. The hotel consists of spacious semi-detached rondavels dotted about the grounds and connected by stones paths. The rooms are spacious and the beds comfortable. The bathrooms were reasonable but had definitely seen better days (we had to have ours cleaned because the washbasin was covered with monkey... More 

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London
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2016

We're used to African hotels, and all that is good and bad. Firstly, this hotel would be okay if they were charging $60/night - but they are charging much more and it is a disgrace. Rooms are dirty and poorly equipped, staff are inefficient (pizzas took over an hour to arrive every time) and rude. The owner, in Addis apparently,... More 

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Belgium
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4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 27 January 2016

Price of the rooms is far too high for the quality of the property. The price is level to the top-end places in Lalibela and Gondar, with poor maintenance, poor cleanliness, badly trained staff, and poor food taking hours to arrive if at all,... More specifically: electric wires hanging down showers, bugs in lights fixtures, no record of our reservations,... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Magnificent views upon entering the compound you will notice a sudden change on the weather a cool breeze will greet you in, you will hear birds sing and you will be amazed when you see there beauty relaxing on your balcony enjoying a sip from our wine collection unforgettable stay away from the crowed of the city A place for romance, bird watching and relaxing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abay Minch Lodge

Address: | Near Adewa Road, Bahar Dar, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Amhara Region > Bahar Dar
Price Range: £61 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Abay Minch Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 44
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“All rooms are good as they are bungalows with a small veranda looking out into the "forest" of colorful plants.”
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 of 5 bubbles Schnapsie, 24 Nov 2015 | Read review
“I could hear people from the next room snoring. Had problems with the shower system.”
 of 5 bubbles 934angeliques, 6 Jun 2014 | Read review
“We had room 141 which was very comfortable and quiet with nice views over the garden”
  • Very modern, power shower in bathroom
  • Large sink and toilet in the bathroom
  • Wardrobe and desk in room 141
  • Two very comfortable beds
  • Porch outside room looking on to garden
 of 5 bubbles silversurfer6550, 28 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Don't stay there on a saturday evening unless you like waking up at 4 am! Sunday mass!”
 of 5 bubbles 1001night, 25 Feb 2014 | Read review
“All rooms (bungalows) are equally good, but reservations should be made several months prior your trip.”
 of 5 bubbles farago2013, 28 Dec 2013 | Read review
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