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Heron Hotel

3-star3 stars
Amora Gedel, Awassa, Ethiopia

Mountain hotel in Awassa with restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • I stayed here for a couple of nights as a way to break up a long journey. It was clean,…Dec 25, 2020
  • This is my second time staying at Heron hotel and The staff went above and beyond my…Mar 24, 2020

Heron Hotel

from NZ$63
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Lake View
  • Superior Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Lake View
  • Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Lake View
  • Business Suite, 1 King Bed, Accessible, Lake View
  • Presidential Twin Room, 2 Bedrooms, Lake View, Executive Level

What’s around Heron Hotel


  • Hawassa University - 3.9 mi / 6.2 km

Getting around

  • Awassa (AWA) - 56 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 33 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time noon-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. 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

Travelling with others


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Area shuttle within 15 km*

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Barbecue grills
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Year Built - 2017
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Minibar
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony or patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Heron Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Heron Hotel Awassa
  • Heron Awassa
  • Heron Hotel Hotel
  • Heron Hotel Awassa
  • Heron Hotel Hotel Awassa


Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve rollaway/extra beds.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for USD 17.0 per stay

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 20 per vehicle

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Heron Hotel

  • Does Heron Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Heron Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Heron Hotel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Heron Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Heron Hotel?
    Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Heron Hotel?
    You can check in from noon - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Heron Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Venezia Resaurant (6-min walk), Hi Life Bar+Grill (10-min walk), and Dolce Pizza Pin (13-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Heron Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 20 per vehicle.
  • What is there to do at Heron Hotel and nearby?
    Heron Hotel has a garden.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.8 From 19 reviews

Very good 8.0
Pleasant by African standards
We enjoyed our stay at the Heron hotel for a number of reasons- the location near the lake and wildlife was wonderful! The food at the hotel restaurant was usually delicious, though be prepared to wait a while longer for your meals. (This was standard across Ethiopia though.) Room amenities were nice. A fan was provided (no AC) and WiFi usually worked. Hot water was unreliable, so that was a downside. For the price- we felt it was a good deal.
Jonathan, us5 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Front desk, restaurant and cleaning personnel were amazing. Very friendly and professional. Only thing was shower was luke warm not hot. I would stay there again.
ca3 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location and friendly staffs. We didn’t stay at this hotel because the hotel was full when we got there. They moved us to a better hotel.
us1 night family trip
Fair 4.0
Was driving to Hawassa by the time I booked the hotel, tried to call no one picks up cellphone or landline, tried google maps there were connectivity problem, it took me about 40 minutes to reach the place
Samuel, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Fantastic hotel
Excellent friendly people good food the full package would use it again for sure.
doreen, gb1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Excellent was fantastic
Wesen, us3 night family trip
Very good 8.0
A lovely hotel near the lake
It is a nice and comfortable hotel with large rooms and bathrooms in a good location. Go to the rooftop bar for a great view over the lake and to watch the sunset. The only downside was the wifi but that is a problem in most of Ethiopia.
Michael, au6 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Very friendly good hospitalaty you feel home good experiense
us1 night trip
Very good 8.0
stephen, ie4 night trip
Good 6.0
de13 night trip

Heron Hotel