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Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge

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In-room safe, rollaway beds
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Overview of Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge

Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge

3.0 star property
7.8 out of 10 Good
7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Breakfast included
  • Pet friendly
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
Kebele 15 House 571, Bishoftu, 4000

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHora Lake Recreation Area4 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Hora4 min drive
  • Popular LocationDebre Zeyit Market5 min drive
  • AirportAddis Ababa (ADD-Bole Intl.)79 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Bishoftu, Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge is on a lake. Shoppers can check out Debre Zeyit Market, while everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of Lake Hora and Hora Lake Recreation Area.

What's nearby

  • Hora Lake Recreation Area - 4 min drive
  • Lake Hora - 4 min drive
  • Debre Zeyit Market - 5 min drive
  • Lake Bishoftu - 6 min drive
  • Debre Zeyit Mosque - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Bole Intl. Airport (ADD) - 81 min drive


  • Family Restaurant - Debre Zeit - 4 min drive
  • Tom International Hotel - 6 min drive
  • Adulala Resort SPA main Restaurant - 7 min walk
  • Adulala Resort SPA Top View - 20 min walk

About this property

Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge

3-star family-friendly guesthouse by the lake
Take advantage of free continental breakfast, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a rooftop terrace at Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge. This guesthouse is a great place to bask in the sun with kayaking and fishing. Free WiFi in public areas is available to all guests, along with a coffee shop/cafe and a garden.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • Free self parking
  • Free bicycle rentals, express check-out, and wedding services
  • Luggage storage, a 24-hour front desk, and express check-in
  • Guest reviews say good things about the helpful staff and location
Room features
All guestrooms at Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge include comforts such as safes and room service.


Dutch, English, French, German

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/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free self parking on site

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant

Things to do

  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Kayaking
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Free babysitting
  • Free supervised activities for children
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra bed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 204 square feet of conference space
  • Meeting room


  • Barbecue grill
  • Garden
  • On a lake
  • Picnic area
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Assistive listening devices
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • No elevator
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Rollaway/extra bed


  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Room service


  • Safe

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Check-in time starts at 1:00 PM
Express check-in available


Check-out before noon
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay free
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
3 children, up to the age of 14 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: ETB 800 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Babogaya Lake
Babogaya Lake Viewpoint
Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Debre Zeyit
Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge
Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge Debre Zeyit
Babogaya Lodge
Lake Babogaya
Babogaya Viewpoint Bishoftu
Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge Bishoftu
Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge Guesthouse
Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge Guesthouse Bishoftu

Frequently asked questions

Is Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property.

How much is parking at Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge?

Check-in begins at 1:00 PM.

What time is check-out at Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge?

Check-out is at noon.

Does Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ETB 800 per vehicle applies.

Where is Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge located?

This family-friendly Bishoftu guesthouse is located on a lake, within 3 mi (5 km) of Lake Hora, Debre Zeyit Market and Hora Lake Recreation Area. Lake Bishoftu and Debre Zeyit Mosque are also within 6 mi (10 km).




Rating 10 - Excellent. 13 out of 30 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 43%
Rating 8 - Good. 8 out of 30 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 27%
Rating 6 - Okay. 5 out of 30 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 17%
Rating 4 - Poor. 2 out of 30 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 7%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 2 out of 30 reviews" "
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Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Good


Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Mr. Yan and his staff were exceptional. The lodge is eco friendly and rejuvenating. I will be back again.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2022

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Fantastic location, great room with an amazing view. Jan was very accommodating and kind.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best lake views in Bishoftu
We had a wonderful stay in Babagoya Viewpoint Lodge. It was a lovely few days away from the hustle and bustle of Addis Ababa. The resort has fabulous animals around - Six large tortoises roam around, rabbits you can feed, and so much fascinating birdlife (Jan can tell you more about the birds around the lake). Our room was a sort of treehouse which was very fun and had a stunning view of the lake when you wake up in the morning. All the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating, and it was very easy for us to arrange trips nearby through the lodge - we went to Green Crater Lake by bajaj (tuk-tuk) with a driver from the lodge. The food was good, and the reception area was a great place to relax and take in the views. I would recommend Babagoya Viewpoint Lodge to anyone wanting something with more of a homemade feel than a hotel, hidden away in the trees around the beautiful Bishoftu Guda lake.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

8/10 Good


Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

2/10 Terrible

Verified traveler

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Staff are not helpful . Manager is not on station and he never pick up the phone .
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

6/10 Okay


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
The stay was not so good, as the facilities offered were not there, there was no wi fi, boats were broken. no bar etc. The price charged was also very high.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

6/10 Okay


Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Beautiful setting but bathrooms need help.
The setting is one of the most beautiful in the world. It is right on the lake and is completely unbelievable. The rooms themselves were interesting. It was mud hut which was actually quite quaint and kind of fun. The concern was the bathroom. It was not clean and did not work very well. There was no toilet paper and we had to ask several times for that. It showed internet access when we booked it but that was only available in the eating area, not in the rooms. Overall it was fun but be aware of what you are getting into, especially in regards to the bathroom facilities. They were also not going to let us leave because they said we had not paid for it, although we had pre-paid. We finally got that resolved but it took a few minutes.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2018

10/10 Excellent

Mr D A

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
A really warm welcome.
While the accommodation is a little basic, the location and the helpfulness of the staff make this a wonderful place to stay near Addis Ababa. The price is very reasonable and the food freshly cooked, with a variety of Ethiopian and international dishes. Jan and his family go out of their way to make your stay memorable. I am a keen birdwatcher and Jan personally took me out at no cost, showing me the best sites so I could go again on my own later. Unless you are looking for luxury this is a real find.
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2018

10/10 Excellent

Rachel, Canada

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Ethiopias hidden gem
This place was amazing. A delightful blend of Ethiopian culture and Mediterranean esthetic. The food on the menu was delicious every time, whether it was spaghetti or shiro. The hotel owner and his staff were always available to bring you to the market or recommend good sight-seeing. Waking up in the morning to a flock of cormorants roosting near your treehouse is once in a lifetime, and even the 106 steps down the terraced yard is worth it to take a canoe trip on the lake. This place is well worth the hour drive from addis and we will certainly come again when we are next in Ethiopia!