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Heritage Plaza Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Harar
Reviewed 4 September 2010

This hotel is never going to win any awards, the rooms are a bit damp and cold (in August) and the general feel is a bit run down. However, this is Harar not Las Vegas, so the choices available are limited. The position of the hotel and the friendliness of the staff do make up for the issues with the decor. Harar is well worth a visit and you could do much worse than the Heritage Plaza

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 January 2010

Be advised that Ethiopian hotels outside of Addis are spartan at best. Heritage Plaza is average by Ethiopian standards, which by American standards would be less than acceptable. Rooms are shabby and dingy, giving a feeling of being dirty, which may not be the case, but hard to tell. No reading lights in room. Bed consisted of two twin bases pushed together with a double foam mattress on top. All the faucets in the bathroom leaked, giving everything that rusty stained look. On the upside, the restaurant was great, with a very friendly chef who made things to order! Kitchen has a fully glass window, so you can look inside to see how clean it is.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 December 2009

This hotel is located outside the old fortified town. It's relatively recent but you'd never know it by the state of most of the appliances in the rooms. The rooms are spacious and there's plenty of hot water but they're definitely on the spartan side. As in many other hotels in Ethiopia, there is very little light so reading or writing after dark can be rather difficult.
The place can be quite noisy, especially in the morning when the open corridors echo the trucks on the road just outside.
The restaurant is quite poor by Ethiopian standards - if you can convince them to open it up that is.
On the plus side, we found our room to be clean and the bed was large. The view from the balcony is also pleasant. Altogether, not an exceptional hotel by any means but not the worst experience we've had in Ethiopia.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 February 2017
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  • Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 December 2016
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Address: PO BOX 423, Harar, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Harari Region > Harar
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Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Harar
Price Range: £16 - £17 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 179
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