Lalibela bargain

This item appears on page 26 of the May 2010 issue.

If you are going to Lalibela — and it would be a pity to go to Ethiopia and not go to Lalibela — try to get a room at the Mountain View Hotel (c/o Lalibela post office, Lalibela, Ethiopia; phone +251 333 360 804 or mobile +251 911 983 396).

Although it’s inconveniently located at the end of town, it’s worth it for the amazing view from the rooms, dining room and terrace; the spacious accommodations, and the excellent staff.

On my visit in October ’09, rooms cost $43 single and $55 double, including breakfast, and could be paid in either US dollars or birr.


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