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Reviewed 29 January 2018

Lammergeyer is on the main road into town near the river and the Fasilides bath complex, 2.2 km (1.4 miles) from the center of Gondar. The University Hospital is across the road.

Good hotel by Ethiopian standards with a nice garden, restaurant and bar (closes 10PM). 25 USD for a room (single occupant); 30 USD for the kingsize room.

They have their own water supply and guarantee hot showers 24/7
The Wifi signal does not reach the rooms. You would have to sit in the lobby or garden.

Breakfast and a shuttle service to/from the airport are included in the price.

Room Tip: Rooms at the rear are more quiet as they are further away from the main road with heavy traffic.
  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled solo
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Thank Robert937
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Reviewed 11 May 2017

I had a very odd experience at the Lammergeyer when I stayed there in April 2017 for one night before trecking in Simien mountains. Back from the restaurant around 10.30 pm, I wanted to get in my room and the key just broke in the lock. The astonishing thing was that nobody felt reponsible for this stupid incident, no, I was accused of having broken the key deliberately... The manager of the place got mad because the gardians had to wake him up. Finally, at 1.30 pm I had another room (still not able to get into mine and to the toothbrush) to have a few hours of sleep. Neither the owner, neither the manager of the place showed some way of understanding. Graciously, they didn't charged me the other room. It was a horrible experience !
However, the restaurant is really nice, pretty garden and lovely personnel, and food is ok.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with view to the garden restaurant
  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Regina B
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Stayed here at the end of the trip (2 nights) and then an extra night before coming home - the hotel is outside of town which makes it a bit more peaceful, but tuk tuks are available at a negotiated prices and can take 2 o 3 people and local buses (minivans can be used 2 or 3 birrs)

The rooms are clean and showers and toilets that work - was in A block for 2 nights and be warned that the water pump gets turned off at night and goes on again between 6 and 7 am - only a problem is you have a weak bladder or wish to have an early shower.

The food was good and service excellent - staff are friendly

The hotel does offer a complimentary taxi service to the airport at Gondar which is 14 km away - there was a problem with this despite being arranged in advance with some of our party - it either appeared late or not at all (Sat & Sun appeared to be a private car rather than the hotel blue minibus with the name on it

I used this with a friend on the Monday and used the blue minibus and the driver I am sure took the long way round despite being told it was a shorter way, and then the guy was constantly on his mobile phone and I had to ask him not to use it and concentrate on his driving this only lasted a few minutes.

A couple of things that would improve efficiency from a management point of view are the following
1) Laundry list with charges (displayed in rooms) - a list that people can hand in with their items - people did seem to be charged varying amounts
2) welcome folder in rooms with laundry list, check out times etc., bar and restaurant prices
3) safe place for luggage if you are staying after check out time
4) with pre-arranged transfer to the airport that this actually turns up at the time stated i.e. 0700 am means 0700 and not 0740 as in one case and this goes the direct route

If you are having business and tourists timings are important and this will lead to a good customer service and the things mentioned about will lead to an improved service

Room Tip: Have a room at the back if you want a good nights sleep - rooms at front face the main road
  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Ann L
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Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here for three nights and enjoyed my stay. The rooms are pretty good and the bathroom acceptable with nice shower and toilet that works.

The level of service is excellent and the food in the restaurant very good.

It's a bit of a way outside the centre but the tuk tuks are cheap and easy to get into town.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
Thank James H
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Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

So we were on a NGO project based at Gonder. The staff at the Lammergeyer couldn't have been more friendly. The food was great, especially breakfast porridge, as were the cold Dashen beers. It's Ethiopia, so don't expect Savoy standards but good nonetheless. Recommended!

Stayed: November 2015, travelled with friends
Thank hippothirteen
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