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Reviewed 7 January 2014

According to our Ethiopian guide - very experienced -this was the best place for lunch in Gondar town centre but not to stay in. We ate upstairs on the terrace overlooking the main square and the statue Theodophilus. Lots of kites circling overhead. I had a marguerite piazza for US$3 served on a wooden platter and my husband had Indian rice and lentils which is a fasting meal. We both had a local beer, Dashen. Beer was US$1 including VAT and service charge. We had seen the brewery on the way into town. Both meals were very good but the tablecloth was very dirty, cigarette burns and a horrible violent purple colour with frills. The place was full of tourists. Loos were ok with running water, flush, paper but no loo seat! Smelt strongly of disinfectant and two girls busy cleaning. Clean towels put in for me but empty soap dispenser.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank luka99
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Reviewed 18 October 2013

By far the most run-down hotel we stayed in in Ethiopia. It's old, and The room was small, furniture jammed in - including a small refrigerator. The bathroom was tiny and really dingy - painting over moldy cracks and crevices doesn't make it look any more hygienic, and the floor was always wet (the hotel does provide shower clogs). Kept awake by a crying child - not certain whether she was in the hotel or elsewhere, but it sounded as if she was in the next room, the walls must be that thin. Also, the orthodox service began next door - over loudspeakers - at around 4am - impossible to sleep.Overall, the restaurant was fair, and having a drink on the terrace was a plus; the servers, though, we're pretty indifferent. The breakfast is poor quality. - except for the coffee - after all, this IS Ethiopia. Should add that the reception staff were very efficient and friendly, but not enough to make us look forward to coming back.n

Room Tip: Check for noise
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank patricia C
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The pink palace was recommended by friends of mine. I tried to get a decent low season deal at one of the upper end properties but they wouldn't deal. Quara did offer a decent discount for low season and included breakfast and transport to the airport. Rate was $45 US for the 3 of us.

It is run down as mentioned in other reviews, and the bathroom really needed new tiles and grout (the terms brush and bleach not being heard of in Ethiopian hotels). Oddly enough the shower had a weird spa jet attachment which never had a hope of working well with the low water pressure. Toilet leaked slightly, and the hot water only works in the evening between 6pm and 9pm (a word of warning to check the times). Nice walk to the castles though from this hotel.

When the power was on TV and Wifi worked. The biggest problem for us being on the 2nd level above the restaurant on the inside was that the staff from the restaurant would group downstairs and scream and shout until 3pm so we never got any proper sleep. As there were no fans, also had to leave the window open if you felt the heat.

Room Tip: Stay away from the inner courtyard due to noise
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Busybeejay
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Reviewed 4 April 2013

The hotel is right in a city centre. Rooms are light and clean with a view over the city. But that's it. The restaurant and bar services are poor. Breakfast was cold and tasteless. The hotel has a jacuzzi and sauna service but we were told that people of a different sex cannot go in together. The hotel has 2 entrances and there's too many random people hanging around in the hotel so you don't really feel safe enough.
The receptionist has been dishonest with us and charged us the double for the transportation from Gondar to Bahar Dar. We paid him "the advance" and when we were in a minibus already 30km away from Gondar we found out that we'll have to pay again to the driver of the minibus. We called several times to the management of the hotel but there was no solution given. It seems that the receptionist is given a full power to cheat customers which only leads to losing future clients. Anyway, best advise is not to organize any transport through them and NOT TO PAY anything in advance. In fact, not paying anything in advance could be a general tip while travelling in Ethiopia. And yes, prepare for sleepless night if there's a Mass in the Orthodox Church next to the hotel which starts at 3am.

Room Tip: There's a cleaning lady sitting all day long on the chair right next to the room 301 so I would avoid choosing that room.
  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Karolis K
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Reviewed 27 February 2013

The hotel is centrally located at the city of Gondar, with a very nice over one of the main squares but... On the night from Saturday to Sunday I was suddenly waken up at 3.0 am! By the music and psalms of the nearby orthodox Monastery, they were celebrating an early mass retransmitted by loudspeakers! It was impossible at all to try to sleep again, even with the help of foam earplugs... NO way... I had breakfast at 7:30 at left the hotel to Semien Mountains at 8:00 and the mass was still going on! Beginning my trekking without any hour of sleep...
Besides that, my room was on the fourth floor without elevator!
Service is friendly and the restaurant serves nice food but... Before staying at this hotel, ask for the mass timetable... If you need to sleep, of course!

Room Tip: Ask for the mass time tabel of the nearby Orthodox Monastery!?
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank Lluis_Girona
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