Hudad Lodge at a glance
- Popular hotel amenities: restaurant (with barbecues), garden, outdoor dining area, local tour service.
- Room amenities: private bathroom (no running water), warm blankets, beds.
- Location: highlands surrounding Lalibela.
- Room types: tukuls accommodating up to 3 or 4 guests.
- Our verdict: this is an adventurous option for those looking to stretch their legs and get up into the mountains. A perfect add-on at the start or end of a trip to Lalibela.
Hudad Lodge is often combined with community trekking in Lalibela. Most travellers will spend a day or two exploring central Lalibela and the rock-hewn churches, before heading up into the mountains for a couple of nights at Hudad or a community trek.
The lodge’s four tukuls - each housing up to four guests - are designed in the traditional local style with mud, stone and thatched roofs, providing very simple yet cosy and perfectly comfortable places to sleep at night.
They have beds and dry compost toilets in a separate hut, and hot water can be provided in buckets by the staff as the tukuls do not have running water or electricity. Warm blankets are supplied, as the highlands can get very cold at night.
The restaurant at the lodge serves meals throughout the day, made from fresh, local ingredients. The restaurant has excellent views of the surrounding area, and there is barbecue on site for warmer days.
The lodge can arrange guided tours of local nature spots, villages and churches. If you're booking with us, all of this will be arranged for you.
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