The views from the hotel are magnificent. The terraces expansive and the feeling of spaciousness wonderful.
Brian Peters 63 yrs, London, UK, Read 17 reviews »
Mountain View Hotel
- A location steeped in religious, cultural and political history
- Best accommodation in Lalibela, home of the ancient rock churches
- Unbeatable panoramic vistas - especially at sunset
Facilities includeWIFI Restaurant Bar Central living area
- Birding Tours
- Cooking Classes
- Community Visits
- Mountain Trekking
- Famous Churches Of Lalibela
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About Mountain View Hotel
Mountain View is situated on the outskirts of Lalibela, perched at an altitude of 2680 metres. It is a contemporary hilltop hotel that is strikingly designed. Its large glass windows give it a spacious feeling as well as keeping you close to the fantastic outdoors. The rooms are all the same standard, clean and comfortable - with balconies which offer the lodges famous panoramic views. They all have en-suite bathrooms with a good supply of hot water (very good for this arid region).
Mountain View Hotel in Lalibela was built by Getachew and Metaso, two former guides, who teamed up with an American investor to complete the lodge in 2008. It is known to be the best accommodation in Lalibela. Dont miss watching the sun-setting when you stay here, a truly unforgettable experience.
The hotel is well equipped with modern and traditional materials in the lobby and in the rooms. The food at Mountain View Hotel is a combination of local and European tastes. Cooked by the Jamaican head chef and his helpful and friendly team and served in an open dining room full of natural light. The hotel is known for having the best food in the town and the bar provides services for travellers.
The Mountain View Hotel is set just outside Lalibela. The drive from the hotel to the churches takes about five-ten minutes, the walk fifteen minutes or more.
How to get there
We will assist with all necessary internal transfers after bookings.
Ethiopian Airlines has scheduled flights at least once a day to Lalibela Airport
The road to Lalibela is fine until you get to the village of Gashena, the last 1-2 hours consists of a small and unreliable road which is partly made of tarmac and partly sand
From Bahir Dar: 7-8 hours
From Gondar:t 10-11 hours
It is possible to get private drivers in both Bahir Dar and Gondar, would cost about 100-200 $ depending on negotiations, location and driver
There is a daily bus from Addis Ababa
NB. All prices and times are subject to change.
When to go
Mountain View Hotel is open all year round.
We advise that you talk to your GP, practice nurse or travel health clinic about any immunisations you may need at least two months before travelling.
Applications can be made in person at the Visa Section, by post or on arrival at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Should you require further advice, please call the Embassy consular section on 020 7838 3898.
Travelling with children
Children of all ages are welcome.
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