Planet Hotel

Tigray Region, Ethiopia

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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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The Planet Hotel is a city style hotel in the heart of Mekelle. It is a good place to use as a base to explore the extraordinary Mountains of Adwa, site of the Battle of Adwa with the Italians in 1896 and the impressive pre-Axumite temple of Yeha.

The Planet Hotel is a modern, city hotel which we believe makes a comfortable and well-located base from which to explore the area. It’s within a short drive of the capital, Mekelle’s, museums and mosques, and the rocky landscapes of Tigray region are drivable in a day.
The hotel features comfortable rooms and suites, many of which have a private balcony. Some suites have a seating area and others have extra beds, which make them suitable for those travelling with children. Guests can enjoy both traditional Ethiopian dishes and western cuisine at the restaurant, and relax with a sunset cocktail to music at the contemporary bar space.
The Planet Hotel’s facilities will make sure you are able to relax and enjoy your time after a day exploring the Tigray region. There’s a range of gym equipment in the sizeable fitness centre, whilst the swimming pool is large and has an adjacent smaller pool area. The health club also offers guests the chance to treat themselves with time in the sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room or with a massage. Guests can browse the on-site shop, and the 24-hour front desk will be happy to arrange tours of the surrounding region so you can make the most of your visit to the region.
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The 80 rooms at the Planet Hotel are simple and provide a clean and comfortable base for your stay in Mekelle. Some have a private balcony. Suites are more spacious with a seating area, and the executive suite has two twin beds, as well as a king bed, making it suitable for families.


The Planet Hotel welcomes children, and there are rooming options to suit families, such as spacious suites with extra beds. There’s also a small pool next to the larger swimming pool.


The Yeha Restaurant serves both Ethiopian and international cuisine. The bar is relaxed with comfortable lounge chairs to enjoy your choice of cocktail. Guests can use the well-equipped gym, swim in the large pool or reinvigorate with a sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room or massage. There’s also an on-site shop.


Excursions around the Tigray region are available from your hotel, as are walks around Mekelle city.

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Tigray Region, Ethiopia

The hotel is located within a ten-minute drive of the Yohannes IV Museum, sited in the emperor’s former palace. It’s also within a two and a half hour drive of the famous rock-hewn churches of the Gheralta region.

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