Yared Zema International Hotel

Tigray Region, Ethiopia

At a Glance

  • Yared Zema is centrally located in the city of Axum within walking distance of the Stelae Park obelisks

  • Good facilities including a restaurant, cafe, bar, gym and massages

  • A lovely outside terrace is perfect for enjoying an al fresco drink

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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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Yared Zema International Hotel is a modern property in the heart of Axum, close to key historic sights. It has a selection of facilities and accommodation options which will ensure your stay in the city is a comfortable one.

Yared Zema International Hotel is a modern city hotel located within walking distance of the Stelae Park obelisks and St. Mary of Zion Church. Opened in 2014, it’s one of the newer hotels in the city. The hotel’s name draws its influence from Axum-born musician Saint Yared, who introduced the idea of music to the Ethiopian Orthodox Church and created the traditional Zema chant. 
All 60 rooms are cosy and well furnished, with comfortable bedding and bathroom amenities. Large windows provide guests with views of Axum city. Junior suites offer a living space and Jacuzzi, perfect for adding a touch of indulgence to your stay.  The hotel serves a range of delicious local and international dishes at the restaurant. There’s also a café and bar, and the outside terrace is one of our favourite spots for a relaxing evening drink.   Yared Zema International Hotel also has a well-equipped gym and massages are available to guests.
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Yared Zema’s 60 rooms are simply furnished, but comfortable and clean. Each one has a view of the city. The separate living space and Jacuzzis in the junior suites add a touch of indulgence to the guest accommodation.


Although Yared Zema International Hotel welcomes children, there are no specific facilities for them.


The hotel’s restaurant serves Ethiopian and international cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere. There’s also a café for pastries and coffee, and a bar; you can enjoy your drink on the lovely outside terrace. The gym is well-equipped and massages are on offer to guests.


The experienced staff at the hotel’s tour desk will be happy to advise you on different activities available in the city, including walking tours and market visits.

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'
  • Signature Departure: Ethiopia An Unspoiled Corner of Africa with Timkat Festival

    Axum, Simien, Bahir Dar, Lalibela, Addis Ababa

    inc flights & transfers for 9 nights

    • Witness the annual Timkat festival in Addis Ababa  
    • Be invited to a local village for a coffee ceremony
    • Small group size of maximum 16 people

Location & directions

Tigray Region, Ethiopia

Located in the centre of Axum, Yared Zema International Hotel is a 25-30 minute walk to the Stelae Park obelisks and St. Mary of Zion Church.

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