Overview of Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge

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3.9 / 5Good
23 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly



Popular LocationLake Bishoftu14 min drive
Popular LocationLake Hora14 min drive
AirportAddis Ababa (ADD-Bole Intl.)80 min drive
Popular LocationMedhane Alem Church82 min drive

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  • Standard Room

    Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Twin Bed
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  • Standard Double Room

    Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Twin Beds
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About this area

Debre Zeyit

Located in Debre Zeyit, Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge is on a lake. Local points of interest include Hora Lake Recreation Area, Debre Zeyit Market, and Debre Zeyit Mosque.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lake Bishoftu - 14 min drive
  • Lake Hora - 14 min drive
  • Edna Mall - 81 min drive
  • World Bank Ethiopia - 82 min drive
  • Medhane Alem Church - 82 min drive

Getting around

  • Addis Ababa (ADD-Bole Intl.) - 80 min drive

About this property

Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge

Family-friendly guesthouse with free breakfast and restaurant
Guests at this beach guesthouse will appreciate convenient onsite amenities such as a playground and barbecue grills. Rooms offer room service and safes.
Babogaya Lake Viewpoint Lodge offers 8 accommodations with safes. Rollaway/extra beds are also available.
Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include complimentary bicycles.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

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

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast
1 restaurant
1 bar
Room service available

Things to do

Bicycle rentals
Yoga classes

Family friendly

Dry cleaning service
Free babysitting/childcare
Free supervised childcare/activities
Laundry facilities
Rollaway beds available


Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

1 meeting room
Conference space (204 square feet)


BBQ grill(s)
Picnic area
Rooftop terrace


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Assistive listening devices available
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities


Rollaway beds available





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


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets allowed
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available.

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • 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 are 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 offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 72 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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

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Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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

5/5 Excellent

  • 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

5/5 Excellent

  • 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!