Abay Minch Lodge

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1 bedroom, Frette Italian sheets, pillowtop beds, in-room safe
1 bedroom, Frette Italian sheets, pillowtop beds, in-room safe
1 bedroom, Frette Italian sheets, pillowtop beds, in-room safe
1 bedroom, Frette Italian sheets, pillowtop beds, in-room safe

Overview of Abay Minch Lodge

Abay Minch Lodge

4 out of 5
Guests rated this property 4.1/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
Adewa Road, Bahir Dar, 251

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationChurch of St. George4 min drive
  • Popular LocationLake Tana5 min drive
  • Popular LocationBahir Dar University6 min drive
  • AirportBahar Dar (BJR)16 min drive

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About this area

Bahir Dar

Located in Bahir Dar, Abay Minch Lodge is in the historical district and near the airport. Local points of interest include Church of St. George, Bahir Dar Market, and Lake Tana. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as boat tours.

What's nearby

  • Church of St. George - 4 min drive
  • Bahir Dar Market - 5 min drive
  • Lake Tana - 5 min drive
  • Bahir Dar University - 6 min drive
  • Bahir Dar Stadium - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Bahar Dar (BJR) - 16 min drive


  • Blue Jayz Restaurant — 4 min drive
  • Ours Guest House — 4 min drive
  • Wawi Pizzeria — 4 min drive
  • Wakanda Coffee — 4 min drive
  • Wude Coffee — 5 min drive

About this property

Abay Minch Lodge

4-star lodge with free breakfast and free valet parking
Along with a restaurant, this lodge has a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free full breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking, and a free airport shuttle. Other amenities include a snack bar/deli, a conference center, and coffee/tea in a common area. All 40 rooms feature comforts like pillowtop beds and Frette Italian sheets, while conveniences include dining areas and sitting areas. Free WiFi and balconies are standard, as are LED TVs with satellite channels.
Abay Minch Lodge offers 40 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Rooms open to balconies. Accommodations offer separate dining areas. Pillowtop beds feature Frette Italian sheets. 21-inch LED televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include separate bathtubs and showers and complimentary toiletries.

This Bahir Dar lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily. Amenities available on request include hair dryers.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free extended parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Free RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 6 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Free reception
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Family friendly

  • Free babysitting/childcare
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Banquet hall
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center (1291 square feet of space)
  • Meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • 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 (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel

Room amenities


  • Frette Italian sheets
  • Pillow-top mattress


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Separate bathtub and shower


  • 21-inch LED TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Dining room
  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service

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Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 15


Check-out before noon
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

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
Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 15 years old
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, and American Express

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Abay Minch
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Overall score and ratings

Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 14 reviews
5 - Excellent 21%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 14 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 14 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 4 out of 14 reviews
2 - Poor 29%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 14 reviews
1 - Terrible 7%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The internet did not work. While the property listed that rooms had their own safe the room did not have one. My room was a very long walk away from reception. The mosquito net does not cover the bed. Hot water is not available at all times and only seems to be switched on in the morning. While there is a Visa card machine, I was told it does not work.The room was very clean and the restaurant offers a variety of options.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The lodge is in a beautiful setting, the rooms were clean and with plenty of hot water and good water pressure. The staff are friendly and helpful. The local area is not particularly good, but a short tuk-tuk ride will take you into central Bahir Dar.
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2019

4/5 Good

Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2019

1/5 Terrible

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
I do NOT recommend this hotel. This was by far the most expensive lodging that I booked during my recent week-long visit to Ethiopia. The room was mediocre, pretty, but - no towels, collapsed mattress. Terrible to weak to intermittent to non-existent wifi. The food in the restaurant was also just average. The worst, however, was the drivers outside the gate. Beware! Hailu was exorbitantly over-priced. Aftoom is a cheat and a thief. The hotel management bears responsibility because these cheats and grifters are allowed on the property, meet guests in the lobby and are recommended by management. Hotel management should vet, approve, and authorize the drivers and protect the guests.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The grounds were beautiful, the restaurant was decent (excellent breakfast and lunch, so-so dinner buffet), and the room in general was very nice. The staff bent over backwards to ensure our stay was great. The only issues we had were: 1.a waitress who was upset that we wanted to charge our lunch to our room (I think she was worried about losing her tip), and the fact that the bathroom smelled of sewage after we used the shower.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018