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Taye Belay Hotel

Central Gondar hotel with 2 restaurants, connected to a shopping center

  • Free WiFi and free parking

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Kebele 03, Gondar, Ethiopia
  • Comfortable room, great view over Gonder. Staff were helpful. Buffet breakfast was tasty…

    Dec. 14, 2018

  • Nothing there was nothing to like about this hotel apart from the location was ok

    Feb. 6, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 87 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Spa services

For families

  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Fridge
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Television

What’s around

  • Heart of Gondar
  • Fasil Ghebbi - 9 min walk
  • Debre Berhan Selassie - 15 min walk
  • Empress Mentewab’s Kuskuam Complex - 15 min walk
  • Wolleka Falasha Village - 15 min walk
  • Debre Birhan Selassie Church - 17 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Room, 1 Single Bed
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed
  • Standard Suite

What’s around


  • Heart of Gondar
  • Fasil Ghebbi - 9 min walk
  • Debre Berhan Selassie - 15 min walk
  • Empress Mentewab’s Kuskuam Complex - 15 min walk
  • Wolleka Falasha Village - 15 min walk
  • Debre Birhan Selassie Church - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Gondar (GDQ) - 39 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
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Kebele 03, Gondar, Ethiopia

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 87 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free onsite valet parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • 24-hour room service
  • Free reception
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Spa services on site


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 2011
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas


  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Minibar
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

Things to enjoy

  • In-room massage available
  • Individually furnished
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 24-inch TV
  • First-run movies
  • Premium TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, and Swedish massages.


Standard - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine.

Small print

Also known as

  • Taye Belay Hotel Gondar
  • Taye Belay Hotel Gondar
  • Taye Belay Hotel Hotel Gondar
  • Taye Belay Hotel
  • Taye Belay Gondar
  • Taye Belay
  • Taye Hotel
  • Taye Belay Hotel Hotel

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ETB 200.0 per stay


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, Taye Belay Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self and valet parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Gelda Cafe (4-min walk), Tele cafe (4-min walk), and Four Sisters (4-min walk).
  • Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
  • Taye Belay Hotel has spa services.
  • 2.0.Poor

    Very dilapidated. Frequent water and power shortcuts. No gym or spa as advertised in Expedia or in hotel website. Too expensive for the extremely poor condition of the hotel. Windows do not close property.

    5 night business trip, Sep. 15, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Avoid at all costs. This was obviously a once beautiful hotel but it has fallen into an appalling state, and they are still charging llike a high end hotel The lobby is acceptable and the staff reasonably welcoming but when I requested a soft drink at a quarter to ten I was told the bar was closed: it was still manned, and the staff were sitting around idly chatting. I was advised to try the minibar in my room but the drinks were warm and there was no bottle opener. I selected it because of the pool and the location: the location is perfect but the pool is, as another reviewer said, an empty concrete pit. The power cut out overnight, but that's quite common for Ethiopia. When I went for breakfast I was told there was no coffee due to the power cut but when I questioned this a cup of fresh Ethiopian coffee appeared within minutes. The room was extremely shabby, in contrast with the lobby, and although it had been cleaned tolerably the walls and curtains were filthy. The sheets were washed but stained. In the bathroom I found living and dead cockroaches. I can't comment on the shower because I could bear only the most cursory rinse after seeing cockroaches scuttle for the drains when I turned on the light.

    1 night trip, Apr. 25, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff were extremely helpful when my partner was ill which really saved our visit. Referred me to an excellent guide so some sightseeing could still be done. Convenient location to explore but of course can make some of the rooms a little noisy.

    2 night romance trip, Mar. 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    View of the castle

    We had an very nice stay. The staff was very friendly and efficient. Our room had a huge terrace, which we didn't expect, and a view of the castle. The wifi didn't reach to our room, but otherwise it was a great stay.

    Michael, 3 night romance trip, Feb. 6, 2019

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Hôtel nul à en pleurer

    La chasse de la toilette ne fonctionnait pas , l évier était bouché le frigo ne fonctionnait pas les chocolats que je devais offrir étaient pour la poubelle deux jours sans wifi fi et coupure de courant . L hôtel le plus nul que je ai jamais été pourtant beau de l extérieur et lobby

    Chil, 2 night romance trip, Apr. 11, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Hôtel has seen better days

    Hôtel really run down. Huge rooms, but starting to decay. Says it has a swimming pool, but the concrete pit out the back has never had any water in it, and likely never will! Food at dinner very poor, and breakfast even worse. Only real positive is the good central location, and size of the rooms

    Robert, 1 night family trip, Dec. 25, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Friendly place with good location.

    Friendly staff and a good spot just a block from Piaza. A bit worn by now but ask for a room with terrace and you can enjoy a beutiful view of the town and surrounding mountains.

    Jonna, 3 night business trip, Aug. 14, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Friendly staff and good location.

    Friendly staff and good location. A bit worn by now but ask for a room with terrace and you will have a nice view of the town and surrounding mountains.

    Jonna, 8 night business trip, Aug. 12, 2018

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  • 2.0.Poor

    Yakov, 1 night trip, Apr. 3, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    4 night trip, Mar. 19, 2019

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