Ghion Goha Hotel

Lalibela and Northern Ethiopia, Ethiopia

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  • Ideally located on a hill overlooking ancient palaces and castles of Gondar

  • Comfortable rooms furnished in traditional Ethiopian decor

  • Goha offers an outdoor swimming pool and a lovely terrace with far-reaching views of the city and Lake Tana

  • Ethiopian and European cuisine served in a relaxed atmosphere at the hotel's restaurant

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The best time to visit Ethiopia is from mid to late October until May. During this time the highlands are ideal for hiking especially after the rainy season has just finished as the landscape bursts into life.

Due to the high altitude of the country in comparison to its location conditions get quite cool at night. Temperatures generally can reach above 30°C in lowland areas, whereas the highland temperature can dip below 20°C. Addis Ababa has a relatively even temperature year-round.

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Perched on a hill with stunning views of the castles and palaces of Gondar, Goha Hotel is a great place to stay and explore the Royal Enclosure. It’s traditionally decorated rooms, swimming pool and al fresco terrace are all lovely features.

Goha Hotel is located on a hill with panoramic views of Gondar. Just a short drive from the famous Royal Enclosure with its ancient castles and palaces, the hotel is an ideal base for exploring the city’s sights. The simple yet comfortable rooms are furnished in vibrant colours with a local touch. Suites are available and have a seating area in front of a large window. 
The restaurant has a laid-back and friendly atmosphere, and serves traditional Ethiopian dishes and European cuisine. Live performances of traditional music and dance are put on for guests at the weekend. The swimming pool provides a refreshing place for a dip after a day discovering the halls and libraries of the Royal Enclosure, and the al fresco terrace is a lovely place for sunset drinks overlooking ancient castles and the shores of Lake Tana. 
The hotel’s staff will be happy to arrange excursions in the local area, including guided hikes and explorations on horseback. Bicycle hire is available from the hotel, and the Simien Mountains are also accessible from here.
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Comfortable rooms are simply yet tastefully decorated with bright fabrics and linens in a traditional style. Guests can upgrade to a suite, which has a nice seating area positioned in front of a large window.


Although Goha Hotel welcomes children, there are no specific facilities for them.


Goha Hotel offers a range of facilities to make your stay in Gondar a comfortable one. The restaurant has a friendly and relaxed atmosphere, which is perfect for guests to enjoy Ethiopian and European cuisine after a long day’s exploring. The restaurant also hosts traditional music and dance at the weekends. There’s an outdoor swimming pool, and the terrace is a lovely place for sunset drinks overlooking the city’s ancient castles and shores of Lake Tana in the distance.


Activities at Goha Hotel include a billiards table and bicycle hire. Hotel staff can also advise on local hikes and horse riding excursions.

Holiday Ideas

  • Churches, Castles and Mountains of Ethiopia

    Addis Ababa, Lake Tana, Gondar, Simien Mountains, Axum & Lalibela

    from £3900 pp inc flights & transfers for 7 nights

    • Trek in the spectacular Simien Mountains and spot the Gelada Baboon
    • Visit Axum, the holiest city in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
    • Marvel at the construction of the rock churches in Lalibela
  • Northern Ethiopia and the Omo Valley

    Addis Ababa, Lake Tana, Gondar, Axum, Lalibela & Omo Valley

    from £5200 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights

    • The Hamer People of the Omo Valley are known for the bull jumping ceremony, the culmination of a three day initiation rite
    • Visit the fascinating rock hewn churches of Lalibela
    • Take a city tour of Addis Ababa which can include the archaeological museum which contains a copy of the skeleton of 'Lucy'

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Lalibela and Northern Ethiopia, Ethiopia

Goha Hotel is perched on a hill with panoramic views of Gondar. It’s a 10-minute drive from the Royal Enclosure.

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