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1 room, 2 adults

Blue Nile Resort

4-star4 stars
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free long-term parking
Kebele 03, Bahir Dar, Amhara Regional State, 1387, Ethiopia

Lakefront hotel in Bahir Dar with bar/lounge and conference center
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cots/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Dry cleaning/laundry service
    • Free long-term parking
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  • Beautiful views and attentive staff. The rooms were clean and hot water reasonably…Mar. 18, 2020
  • Beautiful grounds with many lovely flowers and right on the beautiful Lake Tana. Food is…Feb. 15, 2020

Blue Nile Resort

from A$142
  • Deluxe Suite, Lake View
  • Junior Suite, Lakeside
  • Superior Room, Lake View (With Extra Bed)
  • Standard Room, Lake View (With Extra Bed)
  • Standard Twin Room, Lake View (With Extra Bed)
  • Superior Twin Room, Lake View (With Extra Bed )

What’s around Blue Nile Resort


  • On the waterfront
  • Bahir Dar Market - 12 min walk
  • Church of St. George - 16 min walk
  • Bahir Dar University - 21 min walk
  • Bahir Dar Stadium - 23 min walk
  • Lake Tana - 24 min walk
  • Blue Nile Falls - 18.3 mi / 29.5 km

Getting around

  • Bahar Dar (BJR) - 25 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 127 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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

Travelling with others


  • Pets stay free


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free extended parking


  • Free area shuttle

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
Working away
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Conference centre
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Italian
  • Japanese

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 37-inch flat-screen TV
  • First-run movies
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Atrim Bar - This lobby lounge specializes in international cuisine.

Azur Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine. Open daily.

360 Pizzeria - This café specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Open daily.

Blue Nile Resort’s small print

Also known as

  • Blue Nile Resort Bahar Dar
  • Blue Nile
  • Blue Nile Resort Hotel
  • Blue Nile Resort Bahir Dar
  • Blue Nile Resort Hotel Bahir Dar
  • Blue Nile Resort
  • Blue Nile Bahar Dar
  • Blue Nile Resort Hotels Ethiopia/Bahar Dar
  • Blue Nile Resort Bahir Dar
  • Blue Nile Bahir Dar
  • Hotel Blue Nile Resort Bahir Dar
  • Bahir Dar Blue Nile Resort Hotel
  • Hotel Blue Nile Resort


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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for ETB 25 per night

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.

FAQs for Blue Nile Resort

  • Does Blue Nile Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Blue Nile Resort 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.
  • Is parking offered at Blue Nile Resort?
    Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Blue Nile Resort?
    Yes, pets are welcome. Service animals are exempt from fees.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Blue Nile Resort?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Blue Nile Resort?
    Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Blue Nile Resort?
    Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Good 7.0 From 21 reviews

Good 6.0
Did not get a room with lake view though I made the most expensive booking. Staff handling it was a bit impatient and rude. After some argument/persuasion was changed to new room with l/view.
Ahmed, ie1 night trip with friends
Fair 4.0
Not worth twice the price
Clean yet dated hotel in a nice peaceful location on Lake Tana, but that’s where the 4 star experience ends. Definitely not worth twice the price of the other hotels in the area. Reception staff were rude, unhelpful and wouldn’t help with organising tours outside of those affiliated to the hotel, which were 4 times the price to those elsewhere. The WiFi was intermittent and essentially unusable and the TV didn’t work. We ended up spending our time at Kuriftu Resort which if they had rooms we would have stayed at.
gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Very clean. Staff very friendly
Ahmed, ie1 night trip
Good 6.0
Hasn’t been updated in a while but good service
The Avanti Blue Nile looks beautiful from the outside. The grounds are gorgeous and kept nicely. However, there are several reasons this is not a 4-star hotel: - the rooms have not been updated in decades and are small, cramped, dark and dingy - the beds are uncomfortable - the WiFi is poor because it is mostly open and they let people from town come use the Internet - there is no fitness center
Alexandra, usBusiness trip
Very good 8.0
shihao, ie1 night family trip

Blue Nile Resort

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