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Adelaide
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

my 3rd stay at Selam Guest House in as many years.Owners very friendly,room was clean, no hot water but that was OK as weather was warm. Breakfast was eggs,plenty of toast and honey and of course delicious coffee. I had a tummy upset first night and the owners wife made me a concoction of ground coffee and honey which I... More 

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Munich, Germany
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2014

I am German and visited with my Ethiopian fiancèe the Selam guest house in November 2014 für 3 nights. The hotel is placed in a quiet quarter. At night we only saw stars and heard the nature. The room was very clean with working toilet flush and hot shower. The owner is a very friendly and supportive person as well... More 

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Thank Ines S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2014

The room was basic but ok. The toilet wasn't great, but in line with what you can expect in Ethiopia. The breaksfast was average. It's not located in the city centre but at the other side of the churches clusters, which is actually 10-15 minutes walking from the centre. But it's not a big deal, as moving around with tuktuks... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 26 February 2014

Selam Guesthouse, 4 rooms with private bathrooms is a lovely place to stay in Lalibela. Very clean, quiet and friendly owners. Did not have breakfast there as had early starts both mornings but a beer in their nice common area in the evening. A torch is needed in the dark. Some tourist shops and restaurants are a short walk away.

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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

Nice, clean and quiet guest house with just four clean and comfortable rooms, really friendly owner. It is now possible to reserve by mail: selamguesthouselalibela@gmail.com 300 Birr / double room with private bath, 30 Birr / breakfast.

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Tasmania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2012

We arrived at Selam Guest House in the morning without a reservation and were able to haggle down a double room to 250 birr. It is a great little guest house - the owner was very welcoming, the young girl makes a great coffee and omelette for breakfast! Lovely and quiet, with a very relaxed feeling. The bathroom we had... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2012

Small guest house with very friendly owners. They took care of everything for us and when my wife got a few they treated her with tremendous care and love. They treated us like family whilst our stay and we already miss them. Very clean, always hot water, very friendly. Good value for money. Very safe place, I bet nothing has... More 

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Assosa
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Reviewed 13 December 2011

This is a small, clean, friendly guesthouse. We had ample hot water in our en suite bathroom and a good breakfast by request. The manager took care of our excess luggage when we went trekking. The cost for a double room was 320 birr (27 birr = £1 at the present exchange rate).

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Jona, Switzerland
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Reviewed 24 March 2011

The rooms are really nice, with en-suite shower / WC and hot water. Bed linen is traditional Ethiopian. You cannot expect something better for the price you pay. Like everywhere in Ethiopia they first ask for a higher price. Just refuse and they will offer a better rate. Breakfast is delicious but optional.

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Address: Lalibela, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Amhara Region > Lalibela
Price Range: £10 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“All rooms are quiet. As soon as you walk out the gate you have great views”
 of 5 bubbles AdelaideChrissy, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“We have lived in the room at the left corner. We have loved the room.”
 of 5 bubbles iness394, 28 Nov 2014 | Read review
“the last room gets a little more sun during the day and hence is nicely warm even during the night. (queen size bed).”
 of 5 bubbles JonasS439, 5 Oct 2012 | Read review
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