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South Star International Hotel

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Breakfast, lunch, dinner served; Ethiopian cuisine
Property entrance
Standard Double Room | Room amenity
2 bars/lounges, lobby lounge
Lobby sitting area

Overview of South Star International Hotel

South Star International Hotel

4.0 star property

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
City center, Awassa, SNNPR, 1146

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHawassa University2 min drive
  • Popular LocationSidamo Zone Ethnographic Museum4 min drive
  • Popular LocationFish Market4 min drive
  • AirportAwassa (AWA)40 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Awassa, South Star International Hotel is in the city center. Local points of interest include Hawassa University, Lake Awasa, and Sidamo Zone Ethnographic Museum.

What's nearby

  • Hawassa University - 2 min drive
  • Lake Awasa - 3 min drive
  • Sidamo Zone Ethnographic Museum - 4 min drive
  • Fish Market - 4 min drive
  • Wondo Genet - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Awassa (AWA) - 67 min drive


  • Rome 1960, Cafe - 18 min walk
  • Time Cafe - 13 min walk
  • Haile Panorama Lake View Bar - 5 min drive
  • Sholla Grill Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Dolci Vita Resturant - 3 min drive

About this property

South Star International Hotel

4-star family-friendly hotel in the business district
Take advantage of a free breakfast buffet, a nightclub, and a roundtrip airport shuttle at South Star International Hotel. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or steam room, and indulge in a massage.The onsite restaurant, All-day Dinning, features Ethiopian cuisine and brunch. In addition to a poolside bar and a terrace, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • Luggage storage, 4 meeting rooms, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Free newspapers, an elevator, and concierge services
Room features
All 114 rooms boast comforts such as 24-hour room service and fireplaces, as well as thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with premium channels
  • Balconies or patios, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping



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

Protective shields in place at main contact areas

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle on request for a surcharge
  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • A poolside bar
  • A restaurant

Restaurants on site

  • All-day Dinning
  • Kukissa
  • Mankira Garden Court
  • Tiya

Things to do

  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Sauna
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Living room
  • Outdoor pool
  • Playground
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Separate bedroom


  • 24-hour front desk
  • ATM
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour and ticket assistance

Business services

  • 4 meeting rooms
  • Business center
  • Conference space


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Massage
  • Spa services


  • 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
  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer on request
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only


  • Flat-screen TV with premium cable channels

Food and drink

  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony/patio


  • Desk
  • Fireplace
  • Free daily newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board on request
  • Living room
  • Safe

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Check-in from 10 AM - 5:30 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 8 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 20 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day

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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does South Star International Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.

Is South Star International Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at South Star International Hotel?

Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at South Star International Hotel?

Check-in is from 10 AM - 5:30 AM. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at South Star International Hotel?

Check-out is at noon.

Does South Star International Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of USD 20 per vehicle applies.

Where is South Star International Hotel located?

This family-friendly Awassa hotel is located in the business district, within 2 mi (3 km) of Hawassa University and Lake Awasa. Sidamo Zone Ethnographic Museum and Fish Market are also within 3 mi (5 km).


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Rating 6 - Okay. 3 out of 16 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Terrible. 2 out of 16 reviews" "
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Terrible


Traveled with group, Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Hot water didn’t work half the time. Food was awful. Tried to charge extra after I paid through Expedia. No WIFI. No air conditioning. Frequent power surges. I would not recommend!
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with group, Business traveler
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This was a terrible experience. No WiFi, no way to communicate with anyone without it. The advertising said high speed internet, but it just wasn’t the truth. The service was terrible, the food was terrible, just everything was terrible. I wouldn’t ever stay here again or recommend it to anyone. The staff was friendly. That’s the only good thing I can say about this hotel. Very disappointed in everything else.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2020

10/10 Excellent


Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Frequent Traveler
Have stayed here before. Nice folks. Breakfast the best meal, staff always helpful.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

10/10 Excellent

Verified traveler

Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was awesome, liked everything...I recommend its the best ...
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

8/10 Good


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Value for money, even with the below short comings. No fan in room. No Coffee/Tea facilities.
Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2018

8/10 Good

preacher4all, Uk

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Good hotel staff helpful
The shower fittings definitely need upgrading. Make your requirements and expectations to the management very clear. If you do you will find them very helpful. Take time to be sure the staff understand your requirements and requests, because as you would expect from someone who is not using their first language, they have varying degrees of competency in English. Be proactive and you will have a good stay is my advice after many visits to Africa.
Stayed 8 nights in Oct 2017

4/10 Poor

Verified traveler

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I did not apreciate the lack of knowledge of services (included in all bills by the way 10%), Check in: Booked online I paid the total directly with which was confirmed on my arrival. The luggage staff is claiming for tips as if it's an obligation..if you don't have change they act unhappy...weird! gave a dollar and the smile was back... I just entenred my room that 5 mn later, the cleaners try to enter my room without knocking and insist to enter even though it was quiet scared at first. The restaurant is unorganised, the greeting is poor..ended up having a tea only. Room service food was cold for my only meal there. Check out: Waiting for my transfert to leave, took a drink in the lobby to access internet as it was not reliable in the room. Ordered a drink and paid for it while waiting. As I stood up to leave the lady receptionnist ran to me leaving her desk "You have not paid!!!", asks me to come back to the desk, here they are 4 of them looking for an email confirmation from the "manager" goes to me "Ok you can go" as if I was arrested by the immigration office, no apologies, nothing for the humiliation .Somehow this incident actually spoiled the bit I liked about the hotel (hammam, swimming pool, lobby area, garden terrace.) I will definitly not renew the experience on my next visit in Awassa.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2017

6/10 Okay

Verified traveler

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Room comfort
Not safe. I injured my fingers when the balcony door was opened. The stopper is not in place for the door. Same in other rooms as well.

4/10 Poor

CKL, Addis Ababa

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Ticks in Bed
One night stay at South Star has resulted in a a tick-bite nightmare and three trips to the doctor's office. Unfortunately the seemingly clean and friendly environment at the hotel is just a façade. Staff at the restaurant were surprisingly cold and tried to place unreasonable additional charges on meals.

6/10 Okay

yonas , awassa, ethiopia

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice hotel close to every thing except lake awassa
no lotion in the bathroom, only one bottle of water and no glass at all for two gusts, I was booked for city view and didn't get it. But other than that it's was good.