Ambo Ethiopia Hotel

Resort in Ambo

Set around flowering gardens, this colonial place has bundles of old-world charm. Though it shows its age in places, notably in the rooms, it’s still quite comfortable and some rooms have satellite TV. The classic dining hall (mains Birr50 to Birr90), which alone makes a stay worthwhile, serves Western and Ethiopian selections. It’s 150m west of the bus station.

Guests have free use of the town’s thermal pool.