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Faranji prices (often 100% or more above local prices) are the norm here, so always ask for a discount.
Perched on a high natural balcony providing a vantage point that would make a soaring vulture sick with envy, the views are what make this stone-walled hotel a popular choice...
Featuring free WiFi, a restaurant and a barbecue, Quara Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Gonder. The hotel has a spa centre and sauna, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar...
A stone’s throw from the Royal Enclosure’s exit, this new place features eager staff and spotless rooms set back from traffic noise among plenty of trees...
Doing things their own way, this owner-managed spot next to the Royal Enclosure has the friendliest service in town, an attention to detail and a real commitment to community involvement...
Formerly wearing the crown of best-value cheapie in Gonder, the small and simple rooms here are starting to decay. But with limited choices in this price range and a very traveller-aware staff it remains a good option.
Beyond a little wear and tear, the rooms, with satellite TV and some with good people-watching views, can’t be faulted and the inflated faranji prices are definitely open to negotiation. The food is pretty good too.
Near the bus station and a mosque, peace and quiet is not on the amenities list, but the rooms are clean and fairly well maintained.
Rooms here are in better shape than the hallways would lead you to believe and the absence of faranji prices (though who knows how long this will last) makes it highly recommended, especially if you score a room with...
The rooms here, set around a tiny courtyard behind a popular restaurant, are pretty rough, but the price is fair.
This popular backpacker spot has the same broken doors and toilet seats you expect at cheaper places. It’s worth considering, however, if they’ll drop the price.
Gonder’s top digs, and thus the choice of most NGO and UN workers, lords over the heart of the city...
If next-door Fasil is full, this is a close option. The rooms are on the small and dark side, but the shared toilets (squat) are as clean as they come. Showers are sadly all cold.
Between the piazza and Debre Berhan Selassie Church, this quiet new hotel is excellent value…if you’re Ethiopian. But, even at faranji prices it’s worth considering.
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