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Waterfront Hotel

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Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
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Overview of Waterfront Hotel

Waterfront Hotel

3.5 out of 5

3.7/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
Bahirdar, Kebele 07, Belay Zeleke Road, Bahir Dar, 7733

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBahir Dar Stadium16 min walk
  • Popular LocationBahir Dar Market2 min drive
  • Popular LocationChurch of St. George3 min drive
  • AirportBahar Dar (BJR)11 min drive

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About this area

Bahir Dar

Located in Bahir Dar, Waterfront Hotel is connected to a shopping center. Bahir Dar Market and Church of St. George are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Tana. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's going on at Bahir Dar Stadium. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Bahir Dar Stadium - 16 min walk
  • Bahir Dar Market - 2 min drive
  • Lake Shore - 3 min drive
  • Blue Nile Bridge - 3 min drive
  • Church of St. George - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Bahar Dar (BJR) - 11 min drive


  • Ours cafe — 10 min walk
  • Dipo kurit bet — 10 min walk
  • Alwaq Hotel — 15 min walk
  • Yamcol — 16 min walk
  • Yohannes kitfo — 16 min walk

About this property

Waterfront Hotel

Family-friendly hotel connected to a shopping center in Bahir Dar with free breakfast
This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking, and a free airport shuttle. Other amenities include a conference center, 24-hour room service, and a business center. All 36 soundproofed rooms provide free WiFi, free wired Internet, and 24-hour room service. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include balconies or patios and minibars.
Waterfront Hotel offers 36 air-conditioned accommodations with minibars and safes. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.

This Bahir Dar hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and complimentary newspapers. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

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

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Free valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Free 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle
  • Airport shuttle at scheduled times
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Free supervised childcare/activities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • ATM/banking services
  • Elevator
  • 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
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 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)
  • Braille signage
  • In-room accessibility
  • Low-height counter and sink
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • Cable channels
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Minibar

Outdoor space

  • Balcony or patio


  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Safe
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Up to 2 children stay 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
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

Guests must transfer via required shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Waterfront Hotel Bahar Dar
Waterfront Hotel Bahir Dar
Waterfront Bahir Dar
Hotel Waterfront Hotel Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar Waterfront Hotel Hotel
Hotel Waterfront Hotel
Waterfront Hotel Hotel
Waterfront Hotel Bahir Dar
Waterfront Hotel Hotel Bahir Dar

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Overall score and ratings



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




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Near the city center
I extended my stay here because it was a much nicer hotel than the others I saw in Bahir Dar in the same price range.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lake Tana hotel
Very nice room, shower, balcony, staff, wifi. The food in the restaurant could be improved, though the dining room and terrace are nice.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Bahir Dar
Clean, new, nice furniture, balconies. Closer to the city center than this map shows, about 12 blocks from the lake. No airport shuttle, and the taxi they called for me was expensive.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Staff & service
Terrible hotel i have ever seen! Their customer service was very poor too
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Above Excellent - Waterfront hotel, Bahir Dar
My stay at the Waterfront Hotel in Bahir Dar was above excellent! The hotel itself is very new, located in a safe area of city center, a few minutes of walk from the local open market. At the hotel, it has a nice restaurant with a separate spacious open eating terrace, free WiFi access throughout the hotel, and free airport shuttle. Fresh coffee and fresh fruit juices were available each morning along with a generous and delicious breakfast of my choice. The restaurant menu was a variety of a traditional Ethiopian dishes, along with other options including burgers, pastas and pizzas. The owner, Meseret Kassie, speaks fluent English. Most importantly, he listens to customer’s concerns, is responsive and provides immediate solution. The first night, I had some problems with shower in my room. He had me changed to a different room immediately. (Most of the rooms have balcony. My first room didn’t have one, but the second room did.) The hotel staff are polite and helpful. After my Blue Nile waterfalls trekking, my boots were muddy and dirty. The next day morning, the staff member took my boots for shoe cleaning, polishing, and repair for only 20 Birr. The hotel has a nice, clean, modern, and well equipped big kitchen with glass windows that you can view from the dining area. Waterfront in Bahir Dar truly has the best value for the money in addition to the excellent food and service, nice and helpful staff, clean and comfortable room. I highly recommend it.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2018