Poised atop the Lasta Lalibela mountain chains, Mountain View Hotel is arguably the best—and definitely the most scenic—option in Lalibela. With its panoramic mountain vistas, guests may come for Lalibela’s landmark churches, and ultimately find themselves staying for the peaceful views.

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Every architectural detail at Mountain View Hotel has been intentionally designed to create a sense of unity with the endless landscape outside. A red brick minimalist fortress, the hotel is wrapped in modern glass panels and multiple expansive terraces to ensure the views can be enjoyed at all hours of the day.

Even the hotel’s 30 rooms are equipped with private terraces, yet another convenient spot to experience the mountains’ spectacular sunsets, stars, and misty dawns. Outside of the views, Mountain View Hotel is also a reliable option for its clean, comfortable beds and en-suite bathrooms with their copious amounts of fresh, hot water—a true luxury in this region.

The main lobby, littered with clay jars from the city’s archaeological sites, is the place to go for television and wireless Internet access. Adjacent is the hotel’s spacious restaurant, where the hotel’s Jamaican head chef produces a variety of tasty European and Ethiopian a la carte and buffet options throughout the day. While the open plan dining room is a marvel for its abundance of natural light, the restaurant’s terrace is the real gem: an ideal spot to enjoy a beer as the sun sets behind the mountains.

Mountain View Hotel sits just outside of town, away from the tourists yet an easy walk uptown to the magnificent rock-hewn churches of Lalibela.

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