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Awash Falls Lodge

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here in early January 2017. Our group of 5 were the only ones at the hotel at the time. I don't understand why more tourists aren't coming here. Beautiful facilities, relatively. The surroundings are amazing, we tried going on a safari but we had to use our own car which was Toyota Hyace, it ran a flat about 10...

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Awash Falls L, Owner at Awash Falls Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Awash Falls Lodge Guest, We are delighted to receive your genuine review about your stay and related services provided at this Lodge. Regardless of the impose of travel restriction of diplomats by the Government few months ago, and now the lifting of that restriction we have received may tourists. For example this Friday, Saturday and Sunday more than 50...

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 31 January 2017

On 29 January 2017, our group arrived in the Doho Lodge & Hot springs. Real naturally endowed place & coming to be a real Eco-Lodge. We enjoyed private Hot spring pools and the hot spring lake, in bathing & swimming respectively. nice sun set, attractive boating & photographing experience on the small hot spring lake. I feel as i am...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Note about our itinerary. We were travelling in Ethiopia for a month. Outside of Addis, the standards of accommodation vary greatly and we rarely found a place that ticked all the boxes - hot water, flushing toilet, clean bed, good food, running water at all. Wifi is virtually non-existent across Ethiopia because of a government crackdown on communications after the...

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Awash Falls L, Owner at Awash Falls Lodge, responded to this review

This is absolutely the true nature of Awash Falls Lodge, we greatly appreciate the right insight of this Lodge. We are still very careful about handling our guests with great satisfaction. Feel free as your home. Sincerely, the Owner

Luxembourg
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We spend one night here and the situation is great, just in front of the Awash falls on a cliff, looking down to the stream filled with crocodiles. It is not luxurious but the wooden mean buildings are nicely fit in its natural environment and the bungalows were clean and spacious. Staff was friendly and food was OK (we were...

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Awash Falls L, Manager at Awash Falls Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for your observations of your stay at our Lodge. Yes, soon after the flow of tourists have become increased and just to nearly normal. It was quite horrible from August to November as the flow of tourists was nearly quite. However, as Awash Falls Lodge is nearly the nearest Lodge in national parks of Ethiopia to the...

Bratislava, Slovakia
Reviewed 10 November 2016

Great place in the middle of beautifull nature. Close to the water falls with relaxing crocodiles. Friendly and absolutely nice staff serving tasteful meals and making your time as pleasant as possible. Only to thank and hope once be there again.

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Awash Falls L, Manager at Awash Falls Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you sir, We are working hard to make the site more attractive and enjoyable. A sister Lodge is built some 48 km in the north of Awash Lodge on a fantastic mineral hot spring to make our guests with complete satisfaction of true nature complemented with our unreserved services. Thank you again and hope to meet you again in...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The friendly staff were helpful, attentive and responsive to our needs. The central buildings of the lodge complex are spacious, nicely furnished and very pleasant for dining and relaxing. The accommodation tukul with bathroom was quite comfortable and serviceable. Many birds and baboons were spotted on our early morning walk along the river; pack binoculars. Also bring a torch and...

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Awash Falls L, Owner at Awash Falls Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for hearing of your nice stay at our Lodge, the Awash Falls Lodge. Currently, we are re-building the internal path to each room with smooth concrete and hope you will not see such things next time. By the way Awash Falls Lodge is the nearest Lodge of all situated in National Parks to the capital Addis Abeba. Please...

Spain
Reviewed 19 September 2016

The place is amusing with the falls, the cocodriles, the cliff... but the hotel is not good. It's dirty, old, basic... and very, very expensive. The staff is not very friendly, they want a lot of money for all. So much expensive for the services that it give.

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Awash Falls L, Manager at Awash Falls Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for this review. Please note that our Lodge is the cheapest of other Lodges built inside National Parks. Our primary target is not making money, but providing better service and appreciate true nature. The Lodge staff are very, very friendly and kind. If some thing unusual you have observed please give us more information as our management is...

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 6 September 2016

I have visited Awash for five times.The park is home of many species of birds, mammals and other plants. The lodge is part of the park. When we were there, we felt as we camp at the park. The river is near by the lodge and adds its natural beauty for the lodge. Staffs are friendly and sociable. All the...

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Awash Falls L, Manager at Awash Falls Lodge, responded to this review

That is the truth about Awash Falls Lodge. The Lodge has been operating hard for great service and consideration. The area looks a 'little paradise' as that bad draught already passed and things have become normal. Warm regards, Awash Falls Lodge

Mosta, Malta
Reviewed 26 August 2016

We felt very disappointed with our stay in Awash purely as there were hardly any animals too see especially after spending 4hrs driving with children to see them. Other than a few monkeys, one turtle, couple of wild dogs and a few Oryx. The lodge was very basic - poor. Bathrooms very poor. Restaurant good and staff very friendly and...

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Awash Falls L, Manager at Awash Falls Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the comment. It has become very clear that and like many of the country's national parks, Awash N/Park has become deteriorate. Still there are many wildlife species with Oryx, Gazelles, Warthogs, Hares, Lesser kudus, Hamadryas baboons, and others, which are commonly seen. However, there is no any wild dog in this area but in western Ethiopia. Please...

Dunfanaghy, Ireland
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

The lodge has a great setting juxtaposed with the waterfall and Awash national park. I have stated here several times and have never failed to be disappointed! Electricity is intermittent, the service is abysmal and the food very disappointing. My fish was cooked to the point of it being more akin to a piece of indurated cardboard!!! They clearly do...

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Awash Falls L, General Manager at Awash Falls Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate to provide us your concerns of problems regarding food, electric power and services. Thank you again for this. This Lodge is among the most preferred ecolodge. Its services and food have been again super than other Lodges. We are a bit confused how such gaps happened while we are working hard for the best of its complementary services....

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Breakfast included
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The Awash Falls Lodge is located in the heart of Awash National Park. It provides various services to guests: accommodation, bar & restaurant, tours, hot spring, trekking, bird watching, and conference room. ... more   less 

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Address: Harar-Djibouti Road | Awash National Park, Awash National Park, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Afar Region > Awash National Park
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Awash Falls Hotel Awash National Park
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“any room is good...”
 of 5 bubbles Maria_10401, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the falls”
 of 5 bubbles Grahammblank, 16 May 2016 | Read review
“The rooms overlooking the gorge cost extra but are worth the price”
 of 5 bubbles Beanie101, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Lodge 14 has a water heater but is quite a way from the restaurant”
 of 5 bubbles Saabaero, 25 Jan 2015 | Read review
“All the tukuls are lovely. The Falls make wonderful sound at night, but if you're a light sleeper you might want to be further from the Falls.”
 of 5 bubbles bobinathens, 20 Jan 2015 | Read review
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