Testimonials

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“Picturesque Africa”
I would definitely recommend spending that bit extra to get a lake view room. Waking up every morning to the scene of peace and calm over the lake and mountains in the background is breath taking and probably what makes this hotel so special. Every morning I sat out on the balcony to watch the birds and the hippos in the lake, it was incredible. At night the sunset was incredible to watch. The staff are most friendly, and take an interest in how your day has been. They make the effort to come over and speak with you even if you are not ordering anything with them. Free wifi is available in all areas of the hotel. The food is average at the hotel, but the local dishes are definitely superior, try the chikena tibs with rice, one of my favourites while I stayed. There are a range of places ... More
--- Kristina C
 
“A serene retreat on placid lake Awassa”
I stayed in Haile resort overlooking Lake Awassa. This was my home for more than 2 months from Aug to Oct 2016.I enjoyed the stay every bit . Staffs are well behaved and warm in welcoming you. Lots of greeneries in and around the hotel with different types and sizes of birds. Menu is limited and may be improved. Sunset from Hotel over lake Awassa is breathtaking.
--- Biswasani
 
“International workshop and network meeting”
For 12 days in April 2016 we called the Haile Resort Hawassa our home. We were a group of 12-20 international development workers from 9 countries. Our group had a wonderful and productive time at the resort where we felt we were part of the family. The whole staff - from the sous chef, concierge and receptionists to the waiters, security guards and cleaners - everyone was top professional, welcoming and went above and beyond in hosting us. Twice we were given the opportunity to have a lovely ... More
--- Margit
 
“Best hotel in Ethiopia!”
OK. Best hotel I stayed in Ethiopia during my three week trip from the North to the South and the East. Room - Nice decor, ceiling fan, fridge, hairdryer. Shower does not leak (this seems to be a problem with all the other hotels I stayed in Ethiopia). International channels on tv. Internet is only available at the lobby. Good restaurant. Lots of amenities- tennis, pool, volleyball, mini golf, ladies spa, men's spa, nice view of Lake Awassa/Hawassa.
--- Andrew
 
 
“An excellent surprise”
I Was in Addis for business and went to Hawassa for the weekend and really glad that we did. It has awesome views of the lake. The rooms are modernly designed. The Ethiopian cuisine was worth the adventure to my taste buds. I loved staying there. Hotel was fully booked and many people around for the weekend so the pool was so busy. Can improve on customer service as the reception calls were hardly answered but the management was there to deal with my concerns. Definitely going back whenwhen a back in Addis.
--- Michelle F
 
“One of my favorite spots in Ethiopia ”
A nice oasis in Hawassa and one of my favorite hotels in Ethiopia. I have been here four times over the course of two years with business family and friends. Each time I am happy with tge service and facilities and would recommend to others...
--- MJellick
 
“Efficient, clean, modern hotel”
This is a large, well run hotel on the shores of lake Awassa. Rooms are modern and clean with great views over the lake. There is an impressive swimming pool and gym , good wifi, excellent facilities and helpful staff. The large bar area with good light meals and excellent service was great for relaxing in the evening.
--- Mwanafunzi
 
“Excellent hospitality ”
We love staying at Haile Resort because it is always restful, welcoming and interesting. We enjoy watching the various birds and hippos at the lake. The ground are wooded and lovely. Service by hotel staff is topnotch. The buffet breakfast is a little heavy on Ethiopian dishes but you will find something to enjoy.
--- Candi W
 
“Amazing”
perfect 2 days at a good price! very clean, great staff, good late night pizza and wine breakfast is great++ full of everything you can imagine the view of the lake and the town are really amazing recommended
--- Andrew