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Awasa (Hawassa) is in Southern_Ethiopia.


Awasa is next to a lake and is regarded as a resort town. It is also home to Hawassa university.

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Awasa is 4-5 hours by road from Addis Ababa.

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The better hotels also have some of the best restaurants in town.

  • Lewi's Resort, (By the lake). A good location right by the lake with good quality food (same as other Lewi's cafés in town). Watch the monkeys - they will often steel your food!  edit
  • Haile Resort, (By the lake north of town). Very good food in a clean and modern hotel restaurant. Service can be a little slow.  edit
  • Dolce, (South Western part of town). Italian restaurant offering good quality Italian fare.  edit

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  • Bera Beer. A smart microbrewery in town. This is a popular drinking place - do not bother with the food.  edit

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Awasa has hotels of various standards. from the basic end up to the luxurious Haile Resort, by the lake. Lewi's Resort (not to be confused with a few other Lewi's hotels in town) is also by the lake. Rooms in the best hotels typically cost $50-70 per night. Many of the hotels have a few different locations, so if you are booking for Lewi's Resort by the lake, be careful that you are not booking one of the others.


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