Where to Stay

Paradise Lodge (photo credit: David Stanley)
                                              Paradise Lodge (photo credit: David Stanley)

The country’s best hotels for rest and relaxation.

As tourism continues to boom across Ethiopia, so too does the development of refined hotels and luxury ecolodges. Though this list only begins to introduce the offerings on tap and those currently under construction, it’s a perfect starting point for planning any cross-country travel. The listings range in style, amenities and price point, but they all emit a sense of simplistic elegance — creating scenes of calm serenity amid which to absorb all of Ethiopia’s wonder.

Paradise Lodge, Arba Minch

At Paradise Lodge, “local” reigns supreme — from the bamboo guest huts thatched in the area’s traditional style, to furniture and linens handmade by local artisans, to a restaurant and bar sourcing ingredients from on-site gardens. Add to it all a standard of comfort and amenities expected from any luxury hotel, and the lodge provides the perfect resting place after adventurous days exploring Ethiopia’s Great Rift Valley.

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