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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.
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 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 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.
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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