It is a stunning spot, with beautiful views over the lake, colourful gardens, giant tortoises and a pet rabbit nibbling the grass and a good range of interesting books (very rare in Ethiopia).
However the rooms were a disappointment, beds crammed in, sheets too small for the beds, lights and plumbing didn't work. Old and lumpy pillows and mattress. The mosquito net was so dusty and dirty it was unusable, although there were some annoying mosquitoes (no malaria though).
I have been travelling in Ethiopia for 7 years and this was the lowest standard of room I have experienced. Which is shame as the location is perfect and the staff helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nice place with an amazing view over a clear volcanic, round lake in which you can swim or make a tour with the kayak. Climate of 26 degrees the whole year like in spring in the south of California or France.Run by a Belgium guy and an Ethiopian lady.We serve fresh fish and vegetables from the surrounding farms. Day trips and tours possible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge Ethiopia/Bishoftu