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Reviewed 12 July 2016

Quite an ugly hotel but rooms good and service great. Close to hotels. Good massage. Food not very good, seem to have difficulty making western food. Do not order the club sandwich! And if you order a cappuccino make sure you ask for coffee in it!

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Matthew H
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Reviewed 22 May 2016

We stayed here for two nights, during our trip to the north. Although it is touted as THE hotel in Gonder and is apparently the place where all the big shots and UN/NGO staff hang out, it was quite average. The reception staff and the management are super friendly, which is great to compensate for the state of the rooms. The beds are comfortable enough and clean, and the bathrooms are bearable, meaning there is plenty of hot water but the drains were clogged. The wear and tear on the hotel needs much attention if it is to live up to its reputation as the best hotel in Gonder...wall sockets falling apart, light bulbs that don't match, door frames peeling and cracking. When we were there, it was raining very hard and water was flowing in through the balcony door, which we had to control by laying down some towels. Don't expect much in terms of TV entertainment- very poor reception and no wifi in the rooms. The hotel folder/menu in the room even has the name of the hotel misspelled, so one has to take it all in stride and accept levels of attention to details for what they are. Service in the restaurant ws painfully slow and the breakfast buffet quite disappointing. But, then again, please keep in mind, that this is the TOP hotel in Gonder, so if you are looking for more than this, you may have a tough challenge ahead of you.

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with family
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1  Thank RanaK69
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Taye B, Marketing Manager at Taye Belay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2016

Dear RanaK69
Thank you very much for your candid review of your recent stay at our hotel. Your review is very important to us, as we strive to improve every time. Unfortunately we regret for your the poor experience you had at our hotel. We have taken your review and talked to the responsible departments. I am pleased to announce to you that we have made changes accordingly and I hope that I can convince you to change your mind about another visit to our property. Please reach out to me directly at Operations@tayehotel.com if you would be willing to give us a chance to turn your experience around. It would be such a pleasure to personally welcome you back to our new and improved hotel!

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Reviewed 14 May 2016

This is a really great hotel with the most wonderful staff who will do anything to help its guests. All the staff smile and are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are extremely comfortable and very clean - in fact everywhere in the hotel is very clean.
The restaurant and the food is very good and the chef often comes out to check everything is alright

Room Tip: For tourists the front of the hotel has wonderful views over the town to the hills. The back rooms are much quieter without a view.
  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled on business
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1  Thank gondary
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Taye B, Marketing Manager at Taye Belay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2016


Dear Sandra,

Thank you for taking the time to write your comments; I really appreciate your feedback regarding our service in the restaurant. Your feedback is always gives us a great insight about our guests experience in our hotel. Your comments on the staff smile, room cleanness, the quality of foods and our chef professional ethics...

We continue to be committed to provide you and all our guests with the highest standard of service.

Looking forward to having you at our Hotel again.

Kind regards,

Ephrem Biadglgn
(Marketing Manager)

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Reviewed 6 May 2016

Stayed here for one night on our tour of Northern Ethiopia and it was definitely the
best . The rooms were clean and modern with a good supply of hot water and comfortable beds. Rooms also had hair dryers. They did not have mosquito nets.
The service was excellent and everyone was very friendly and helpful.
Dinner was average as was breakfast.
The hotel is also very central to the town and within easy walking distance.

  • Stayed: April 2016, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Stephanie058
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Taye B, Marketing Manager at Taye Belay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 May 2016


Dear Stephanie,


Warm greeting from Taye Belay Hotel.Many thanks indeed for your kind words and We appreciate your encouraging comments. It is great to learn that you appreciated our rooms,hot water,our comfortable beds and the central location of our hotel and many more. on behalf of our hotel management i will make sure that,continually strives to be the best hotel in Northern Ethiopia....!!

We look forward to welcome you soon again.

Ephrem Biadglgn
(Marketing Manager)

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Reviewed 16 April 2016

After a 3 day trek in the Simien Mountains it was wonderful to have a lovely comfortable bed with lots of soft pillows, a hot shower, room service and some good movie channels to collapse for the night!

Stayed: April 2016
1  Thank dangusman
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Taye B, Marketing Manager at Taye Belay Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2016

Dear Dangusman,

Warm greeting from Taye Belay Hotel.Many thanks indeed for your kind words and We appreciate your encouraging comments. It is great to learn that you appreciated our bed,pillows,multi-choice canal and our room service deliver as they were excellent at their job. on behalf of our hotel management i will make sure that,continually strives to be the best hotel in Ethiopia....!!

We look forward to welcome you soon again.

Ephrem Biadglgn
(Marketing Manager)

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