Mezena Lodge at a glance
- Popular hotel amenities: restaurant, bar, terrace, garden, lounge areas, pool, spa, tour and airport shuttle services.
- Room amenities: balconies, seating areas, flat-screen TVs, WiFi access, private bathrooms.
- Location: Just outside of Lalibela.
- Room types: bungalows.
- Our verdict: a modern eco-lodge with good views and amenities. It's a bit of a walk to central Lalibela and the churches, but you can always get a tuk-tuk!
Why we like this
- Mezena Lodge has some of the more spacious rooms available in Lalibela.
- Lalibela is a noisy town and Mezena offers the chance to get away from the hustle and bustle of the centre.
- The peace and quiet is made that much better by the extraordinary views on offer from the rooms and adjoining verandas.
- The lodge is committed to environmental and economic sustainability of the region, all staff are hired from Lalibela and the lodge supports environmental safe-guarding initiatives.
Thirty cosy, stone and thatched-roof bungalows are dotted around the lush confines of the lodge. The bungalows combine minimalist decor with traditional Ethiopian design and come complete with balconies that have excellent views over the hills of Lalibela. They also have their own seating areas, flat-screen TVs with cable channels, WiFi access and private bathrooms that have both a shower and a bath. Those with mobility issues should request a room nearer to the lobby, as there are quite a few steps up there from the bungalows that are further out.
A range of international and Ethiopian dishes are served at the hotel’s restaurant throughout the day: buffet or continental breakfast is also served here every morning from 7:30am to 9:30am. There is a bar, terrace, garden and lounge areas where you can enjoy a drink or relax, and a barbeque and fridge in the lodge’s common area.
There is a good swimming pool, as well as a spa and wellness centre. Private parking and airport transfers are available, and the property is wheelchair accessible.
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