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.
The lodge offers 30 spacious cottages dotted around the central building that houses the restaurant, bar, and spa. The spa includes a sauna, steam room, massage and gym, and there is a swimming pool being built on the terrace.
The lodge is a 25 minute drive to Lalibela airport, and a relatively short walk into the town centre. The lodge has two restaurants, one serving traditional Ethiopian food and a separate 'fine-dining' restaurant.
The lodge has all the basic amenities you'd expect in a mid-range lodge, and is the perfect choice if you're looking for a retreat outside the town. The lodge is owned by a local Ethiopian who is extremely attentive and helpful.
Rooms are spacious cottages with either twin or king size beds taking centre stage. All rooms include a TV, WiFi, private bathroom, desks, dressinle table, and a private balconies or verandas. Most rooms offer great views.
Food and Drink
The lodge offers two restaurants that serve traditional Ethiopian cuisine as well international dishes. The food is of decent standard and room service is possible at an extra charge.