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Taye Belay Hotel

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Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed | Down duvets, minibar, individually furnished, desk
Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Balcony, City View | Down duvets, minibar, individually furnished, desk
Standard Suite | Down duvets, minibar, individually furnished, desk
Standard Twin Room, 2 Single Beds, Balcony, City View | Down duvets, minibar, individually furnished, desk

Overview of Taye Belay Hotel

Taye Belay Hotel

3.0 star property
Central Gondar hotel with 2 restaurants, connected to a shopping centre

6.6/10 Good

42 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Refrigerator
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
Kebele 03, Gondar
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Free airport shuttle
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Library
  • Reception fireplace
  • Front desk safe
  • ATM/banking services
For families
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Fridge
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Gondar

Getting around

  • Gondar (GDQ) - 52 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle


  • Emyame cafe - 13 min walk
  • Dashen Brewery - 8 min drive
  • Chocolate tree Cafe - 3 min walk
  • Kina coffee - 12 min walk
  • TELE Coffee - 5 min walk

About this property

Taye Belay Hotel

A great choice for a stay in Gondar, Taye Belay Hotel features a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours) and a rooftop terrace. Guests can indulge in deep-tissue massages, and Standard, one of 2 restaurants, serves international cuisine. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 87 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport; to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

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 cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


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


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Shopping


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2011
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Spa services


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


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 24-inch TV
  • Premium satellite channels
  • First-run films

Home comfort

  • Minibar
  • Slippers

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony
  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Bath or shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Local maps
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Cleaning supplies

Special features


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


Standard – This restaurant specialises in international cuisine.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for ETB 27.0 per stay

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • 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

Hygiene & cleanliness

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 sanitiser.


<p>Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Does Taye Belay Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Taye Belay Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Taye Belay Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Taye Belay Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Taye Belay Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Taye Belay Hotel?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Taye Belay Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Taye Belay Hotel and nearby?
Taye Belay Hotel has spa services.
Are there restaurants at or near Taye Belay Hotel?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants, featuring international cuisine.
Does Taye Belay Hotel have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
Does Taye Belay Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around Taye Belay Hotel like?
Taye Belay Hotel is in the heart of Gondar, a short 3-minute walk from Ras Gimb and 9 minutes' walk from Fasil Ghebbi.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Poor

Nothing there was nothing to like about this hotel apart from the location was ok
Dougal, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 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
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10/10 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
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2/10 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
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10/10 Exceptional

4-night trip
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10/10 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
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8/10 Very good

Comfortable room, great view over Gonder. Staff were helpful. Buffet breakfast was tasty and plentiful but be aware it’s Ethiopian food.
2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Overpriced & honestly a rip off for tourists
This hotel room was extremely expensive at 74 euros and not up to any condition that 74 euros should get in Ethiopia. I was new to Ethiopia and did not know i was overpaying by so much for such a place. The serving staff I have no complaints with, but I discovered upon check out that local Ethiopian residents pay approximately 1/5th of what i paid as a foreigner. I observed the bookin computer at the check in and a single room will cost a local approximately 450 birr (15 euros) or 600 birr for a double. I confronted the reception staff regarding this and asked could i have a better rate/ these rates if i ever checked in again and they politely said no (a little infuriating, I understand locals pay less sometimes but this is ridiculous!). The restaurant was good by Ethiopian standards, try the fried fish! Wifi was so so when it worked - and not from my room. There are much better options in Gondar and closer to the fort.
Lee, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Centrally Located
Pros: + Centrally located to Gondar's castles + Stress free check-in + SAT-TV + Helpful & friendly staff + Airport pickup & dropoff + Hot showers - low pressure Cons: - Breakfast buffet - poor selection of breakfast foods / weak coffee - Poor value for the money spent on room - Restaurant menu - kitchen lacked ingredients to make most menu items.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The hotel has a great location, almost right next to the Fasil Ghebbi castle complex and a block off the Piazza. But it's not particularly friendly, and not all of the staff seem to be trained in hospitality. The power was out every night from about 9:30 pm to 6:30 am, the rooms get really hot at night, the food is mediocre at best (even the basics were unavailable at times, and the breakfast buffet was inedible). It felt pretty empty at low season, but that didn't inspire better service or greater efficiency. Having the power go out every night was just weird, especially because none of the staff ever mentioned it. Bring a flashlight if you want to get up before 6:30 am, or if you want to find your way around the place after 9-ish.
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