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4.0 / 5Very Good
27 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Church of St. George
    7 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Lake Shore
    8 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Fish Market
    17 min walk
  • Airport
    Bahar Dar
    11 min drive

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Book online or call:

+64 9913 4658
  • Standard Room, Garden View

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Suite, Lake View

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Room, Lake View

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Executive Suite

    Room Amenities

    • Lake view
    • Sleeps 2
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About this area

Bahir Dar

Kuriftu Resort & spa Lake Tana is located in Bahir Dar. Bahir Dar Market and Church of St. George are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Lake Tana and Blue Nile Falls.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Church of St. George - 7 min walk
  • Lake Shore - 8 min walk
  • Blue Nile Bridge - 8 min walk
  • Fish Market - 17 min walk
  • Lake Tana - 1 min drive

Getting around

  • Bahar Dar (BJR) - 11 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Restaurant offering local and international cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open 24 hours.

About this property

Kuriftu Resort & spa Lake Tana

4-star hotel with free breakfast and free airport shuttle
This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool and a bar/lounge. Free full breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free airport shuttle. Additionally, spa services, 24-hour room service and concierge services are on-site. All 28 rooms boast deep soaking bathtubs, and offer free WiFi and 24-hour room service. Minibars and coffee/tea makers are standard, as are TVs with cable channels.
Kuriftu Resort & spa Lake Tana offers 28 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and a safe. Cable televisions are provided.
Bathrooms include baths or showers with a deep soaking bath, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries. This Bahir Dar hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free 24-hour return airport shuttle
Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

Free full breakfast available daily 6 AM–10 AM
1 restaurant
1 bar
24-hour room service

Things to do

Outdoor pool
Spa services

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Outdoor pool


Front-desk safe

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Concierge services
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance
Turndown service


BBQ grill(s)


Manicures and pedicures

Room amenities


Air conditioning


Bathtub or shower
Deep-soaking bathtub
Free toiletries


32-inch TV
TV channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker
Free bottled water


Turndown service



Check-in time starts at 2 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types

American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

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.

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Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Great location with views of Lake Tana and close walking distance to town center. Spacious rooms with nice terrace where you can relax with a wood burning fire in the evening. Very friendly staff. However, property could be updated a bit. Wifi is weak unless you’re in the lobby - need signal boosters. Shower has no water pressure, and little regulation of hot and cold. Doors do not shut or lock easily (bar serves as lock once inside), and while rooms are sprayed, mosquitos do get into the room requiring manual spraying. Hotel does offer netting for beds which is good.

Stayed 3 nights in Dec. 2019


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Amenities

Hotel location I’d wonderful, next to lake. The property is quirky, with stone buildings and tress. We could not connect to wifi during our stay. We had to move from our first room as it had no hot water and was next to the main road.

Stayed 4 nights in Oct. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Super African Traditional style. Only Mosquitos problem.

Stayed 3 nights in Sep. 2019

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Best place in Bahir Dar

We stayed at this lovely place 2 nights. It was easy to book trips on the lake to the monastries and to Blu Nile from the site. The outside bar was a beautiful place with a wonderful view. The restaurant and the hotel are the best in town. The wifi was ok. If you go there, find time to take a walk on the path just under the bar to the smal local harbor and have a coffee or beer there.

Stayed 2 nights in Jul. 2019


  • Disliked: Staff & service

Poor service and attention to detail

The place was built with incredible originality and love, but must now have a different owner as there is no style or attention to detail in much of anything. The reception is dark and somber, the rooms very unclean around the edges, and the exposed incandescent bulb the lighting of choice. The fish at the restaurant is cooked to something resembling jerky, which itself feels like the vast dining hall of an all-inclusive resort. It seems there is no one around really running the show, and the English and training level of the staff is outright poor. There’s certainly worse, but it’s sad to see a place with such lovely potential operated by someone who seems to have no clue how to run a hotel.

Stayed 2 nights in Jun. 2019

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