Yeha Hotel

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Kebele 03, Aksum, Ethiopia - + 251 34 775 2384 / +251347752381

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Yeha Hotel Aksum Reviews

xander_van_hoof xander_v…
67 reviews
An amazing view Oct 18, 2014
This hotel is (one of) the best in Axum. But with 47 dollar per night it also is one of the most expensive. But a reward after the rough Danakil dessert or a long ride from Debark.

There are still some maintenance issues, but there is actually someone that fixes things! Compared to the Ethiopian standards it looks good and is very clean.

The location is on a small hill and very near to the main stelae field and the Mary of Zion church complex (5 minutes walking down). The city center is a bit further to walk (10-15 minutes).

My room had a bath with a plug (the only functional bath I have seen in Ethiopia). And enough hot water. But the water leaked on the ground and a treshold was missing so water partly destroid the carpet in the room.

Don't expect too much of the TV. There were only three local channels available.

The rooms have moquito nets in the window and they spray every day. I have not seen any insects in the room.

The lobby looks very luxury, and have a nice terraced setting. Wifi is available in the lobby/restaurant/outside terrace, the download speed was quite ok. It was possible to sent a photo and download websites.

The restaurant is big and there were mainly tour groups (big group and some smaller). The food is not very special. If you visit with a tour group you get a fixed menu. This is mainly western food (soup, pasta and a peace of fruit). The a la carte menu has better with 'western food' and Ethiopian. I think the Ethiopian dishes are more tasteful than the mostly tasteless western food. Try the Tibs or some injira, but the spagetti bolognese was als ok. I was not very fond of the bread the serve. It was thick slices of compact, bit dry, bread.

Breakfast is included and has the standard bread, jam, butter, omlet, thick juice, coffee or tea.

The terrace is the best of the hotel. It is sunny and looks down on the main stelae field. However they could make it look more athmosferic with some parasols. It is possible to eat outside (in shade). Sometimes there were irritating flies, but surprisingly not when having dinner.
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ko2678 ko2678
45 reviews
Great views,in an historical town. Feb 26, 2012
Imposing entrance to this reasonably modern hotel,initially Government owned,but now in private ownership.

You will need to ask for a room with a view over the stellae field.

You will probably find the taxi driver from the airport will offer a guide service on a one to one basis,and I found this service excellent,over two days.

Room fairly basic with no fridge or aircon,but comfortable,and with great views.

Bar and restaurant very good,again with views,especially at sunset.
Vlindeke Vlindeke
142 reviews
Clean hotel with a panoramic terrace! Dec 27, 2011
A late arrival after a long, dusty ride from Debark to Aksum. We were staying (for two nights) in room 117. Until now the cleanest room I’ve seen in Ethiopia, even the (basic) bathroom was cleaner than others.

Room was spacy, with television. Nicely decorated. I liked the ‘curtains’ very much. A rather small bathroom (sink in the bedroom). As usual in Ethiopia only one towel a person.

We had dinner in the hotel. A menu of the day (soup, main course, fruit, coffee) for only 6 euro. Not very special, but more than okay, regarding the price!

Breakfast was simple, buffet style. Great view from the terrace on Aksum, including the main stelae field.

The hotel is part of the Ghion Chain (see We stayed as well in Tana Hotel (Bahir Dar) and Goha Hotel (Gondar), but the hotel here in Aksum was definitely the best out of this three hotels.
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