Welcome to Jerusalem Hotel - Lalibela, Ethiopia
Jerusalem Hotel, (formerly known as Jerusalem Guest House), is a friendly, family-run hotel, situated in the magnificient town of Lallibela. The parent company is called Lasta Hotel & Tour Plc, and we have been operating since 2003.
All our rooms are equipped with en suite, toilet and shower and water heater, and a private verandah. The front of the hotel looks on to the dramatic scenery of Ashetun Mariam, while the verandas at the rear of the hotel provide stunning views of sunsets over the Semien Mountains.
Lalibela is home to what has rightly been described as The Eighth Wonder of the Word - a series of rock churches, carved out of the volcanic tuff some 800 years ago.
At the end of the 11th and beginning of the 12th centuries, King Lalibela sought to create a new Jerusalem, and the churches he built are all in use today, drawing pilgrims from all over Ethiopia, and visitors from all over the world.
For the visitor, Lalibela constitutes a unique experience - you can savor the ancient ceremonies of the Ethioian Orthodox Church, one of the oldest Christian Churches in the World, against the backdrop of the architectural splendor of the rock hewn churches.
In addition to the 11 churches found within the town of Lalibela, there are many more in the surrounding countryside, perhaps the most notable being the beautiful cave church of Yemrehane Christos.
The climate in Lalibela is always temperate, as it is located between 2450 and 2600 metres above sea level.
There are daily flights to and from Addis Ababa and other locations on the Historic Route, and by road, Lalibela can be reached in a day from Gondar, Bahir Dar and Mekele, and a day and half from Addis Ababa.