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Executive Room | Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk
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Overview of Waterfront Hotel

Waterfront Hotel

3.5 star property
Family-friendly hotel with restaurant, connected to a shopping centre, near Bahir Dar Stadium

7.4/10 Good

7 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
Bahirdar, Kebele 07, Belay Zeleke Road, Bahir Dar, 7733

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About this area

What's nearby

  • On the boardwalk

Getting around

  • Bahar Dar (BJR) - 11 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Alwaq Hotel - 15 min walk
  • Abay Whiskey House - 17 min walk
  • Misrak Restaurant - 18 min walk
  • Wude Coffee - 19 min walk
  • Ours Guest House - 19 min walk

About this property

Waterfront Hotel

Located only 4.4 mi (7.1 km) from the airport, Waterfront Hotel offers a free shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests looking for a bite to eat can visit the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Other highlights include a snack bar/deli, a terrace and a garden. Fellow travellers say good things about the walkability and overall comfort.



At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Express check-in available
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via required shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 24 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Up to 2 children (8 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding
  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Free supervised childcare


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Free on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • BBQs
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)
  • Free supervised childcare/activities

What to do

  • Shopping
  • Access to nearby indoor pool

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference centre


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Bike hire


  • 1 building/tower
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On-site venue – This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge


<p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Waterfront Hotel Bahar Dar
Waterfront Hotel Bahir Dar
Waterfront Bahir Dar
Hotel Waterfront Hotel Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar Waterfront Hotel Hotel
Hotel Waterfront Hotel
Waterfront Hotel Hotel
Waterfront Hotel Bahir Dar
Waterfront Hotel Hotel Bahir Dar

Frequently asked questions

Does Waterfront Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Waterfront Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
Are pets allowed at Waterfront Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Waterfront Hotel?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Waterfront Hotel?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Waterfront Hotel?
You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is noon. Express check-in is available.
What is there to do at Waterfront Hotel and nearby?
Waterfront Hotel has a garden and access to a nearby indoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Waterfront Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Pelican Wine Bar (2.1 mi), WOW Cafe (2.3 mi) and Lake Shore Resort (2.4 mi).
Does Waterfront Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Waterfront Hotel like?
Waterfront Hotel is located on the boardwalk, a short 16-minute walk from Bahir Dar Stadium. Travellers say that the area is walkable and good for shopping.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Near the city center
I extended my stay here because it was a much nicer hotel than the others I saw in Bahir Dar in the same price range.
3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lake Tana hotel
Very nice room, shower, balcony, staff, wifi. The food in the restaurant could be improved, though the dining room and terrace are nice.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Bahir Dar
Clean, new, nice furniture, balconies. Closer to the city center than this map shows, about 12 blocks from the lake. No airport shuttle, and the taxi they called for me was expensive.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Terrible hotel i have ever seen! Their customer service was very poor too
Get, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Above Excellent - Waterfront hotel, Bahir Dar
My stay at the Waterfront Hotel in Bahir Dar was above excellent! The hotel itself is very new, located in a safe area of city center, a few minutes of walk from the local open market. At the hotel, it has a nice restaurant with a separate spacious open eating terrace, free WiFi access throughout the hotel, and free airport shuttle. Fresh coffee and fresh fruit juices were available each morning along with a generous and delicious breakfast of my choice. The restaurant menu was a variety of a traditional Ethiopian dishes, along with other options including burgers, pastas and pizzas. The owner, Meseret Kassie, speaks fluent English. Most importantly, he listens to customer’s concerns, is responsive and provides immediate solution. The first night, I had some problems with shower in my room. He had me changed to a different room immediately. (Most of the rooms have balcony. My first room didn’t have one, but the second room did.) The hotel staff are polite and helpful. After my Blue Nile waterfalls trekking, my boots were muddy and dirty. The next day morning, the staff member took my boots for shoe cleaning, polishing, and repair for only 20 Birr. The hotel has a nice, clean, modern, and well equipped big kitchen with glass windows that you can view from the dining area. Waterfront in Bahir Dar truly has the best value for the money in addition to the excellent food and service, nice and helpful staff, clean and comfortable room. I highly recommend it.
3-night trip
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4/10 Fair

He tenido que pagar sl llegar, o no me daban la habitación. Ya había pagado s Expedia
Ricardo, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Excellent établissement
Chambre et prestation exceptionnelles pour un prix modeste. Accueil convivial et chaleureux. navette aéroport gratuite. La connection wifi n'est pas très puissante mais elle a le mérite d'exister. Ascenseur ultra moderne, personnels classe.
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