Limalimo in the news

 

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Certificate of Excellence

June 2017: Some nice news from the TripAdvisor community this week: Limalimo has been chosen to receive a "Certificate of Excellence". Thank you to all those who stayed with us over the past year, and especially to those who took the time to put up a review. It's been a great trip so far and we look forward to many more of such milestones in the future!

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Conde Nast Traveler

March 2017: CN Traveler writer Alex Postman dives into the beauty and culture of Ethiopia in this lovely article about his travels throughout northern Ethiopia. "Be sure to book the minimalist-chic Limalimo Lodge, with staggering valley views..." Great suggestion!

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Rice / Potato

Wonderful review of Limalimo on the newly launched Rice / Potato travel website. "There’s no denying: Limalimo’s main draw is the incredible view from both the rooms and the communal living area. Miles and miles of rugged mountainscape make for one of the most impressive natural sceneries we’ve ever witnessed. Lovers of good architecture will have another reason to make the pilgrimage here: the minimalistic design of the lodge is absolutely stunning."

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Telegraph Travel Review

June 2016: Telegraph Travel writer Fiona Duncan gives Limalimo Lodge 8/10 in her expert rating, stating that: "This most exciting lodge has given the country’s standard of accommodation a much-needed boost with its cool and contemporary looks. It is set in the Simien Mountains, noted for its hiking, and appeals to those wanting adventure and to relax amid spectacular scenery."

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Going wild for Ethiopia

June 2016: Country and Town House Magazine feature Ethiopia as somewhere to 'go wild' for, listing Limalimo Lodge as one of their four top picks of places to stay when you visit this country of "amazing bird life...near tame Gelada monkeys...unforgettable rock churches...wonderful coffee...perfect temperatures cool breezes and cloudless African skies."

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Five best safari lodges in Africa

May 2016: The Independent's Aoife O'Riordain has placed Limalimo Lodge in her top five safari lodges in Africa. "Opened in January, the Limalimo Lodge is its [Simien Mountains National Park] newest place to stay, with just 12 guestrooms constructed in the vernacular style using rammed earth, wood and thatch. Guests can spend their days exploring the vastness of the surrounding landscape..." 

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Regain Control and Go Remote

Apr 2016: The Metro have included Limalimo Lodge among their list of places if you're looking for somewhere 'far-flung'. "If gentle walking and wildlife encounters followed by a snazzy sundowner sounds more like your kind of thing then check into Ethiopia's new Limalimo Lodge. Hidden in the spectacular Simien Mountains National Park..."

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Yoga Retreat: 20-22 May 2016

Mar 2016: Limalimo Lodge and Tulsi Yoga have joined forces to host a yoga retreat from 20-22 May 2016. Once you arrive at the lodge, you'll take part in four sessions of yoga (led by Tulsi's Deborah) with live music, and be able to relax in the surrounds of the stunning Simien Mountains National Park. At $295 per person, this includes two nights at the lodge, all meals, yoga and ground transportation as well as your park entry fee, guide and scout fee and a contribution to conservation in the UNESO listed national park. 

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Outside Online: The 28 best trips of 2016

Mar 2016: Each year, Outside Online send their editors and writers on a mission to find the destinations on the vanguard of travel. The major takeaway from their 28 favorites of 2016, is that the entire world is getting more adventurous. Ethiopia has made the shortlist for Outside Online's top 28 places to visit (in at number nine), with the suggestion of staying at the 'airy' Limalimo Lodge.

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Fathom Way to Go: The world's most exciting new hotels

Feb 2016: The team at Fathom Way to Go have put together their list of the world's most exciting new hotels - there are some incredible looking ones among their 34 strong shortlist...with Limalimo Lodge making the pick! 

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Huffington Post: 10 Hot Honeymoon Ideas

Feb 2016: Cathy Winston of the Huffington Post (UK) includes Limalimo Lodge in her list of honeymoon destinations, for those looking to celebrate 'off the beaten track'. 

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Limalimo Lodge nominated for a World Travel Award

Feb 2016: In February, Limalimo Lodge was nominated for a prestigious World Travel Award under the 'Africa's Leading Luxury Lodge' category. We're delighted to receive this nomination in such early days, and be considered in the same league as the other lodges in this category. 

 


 

 

MoneyWeek: Five great new hotel openings

Jan 2016: One of the UK's financial magazines, MoneyWeek, have placed Limalimo Lodge at the top of their list of five great new hotel openings for 2016: 'The 14 rooms at the lodge itself exude a “down-to-earth” contemporary style, with fireplaces, designer sofas and “tall windows facing across the mountains” and the setting is truly “soul-stirring”.'

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Julia Bleasdale: To Build a Home

Jan 2016: British Olympic long distance runner, Julia Bleasdale, has produced a video of her time training in the Simien Mountains. During her training, she spent a lot of time at Limalimo Lodge, and the video footage beautifully captures the site, workers, community, and what guests can expect when they come to stay with us. 

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British Airways Highlife: Hot Hotels 2016

Jan 2016: The British Airways in-flight magazine, Highlife, lists Limalimo Lodge as one of their 'Hot Hotels' for 2016. "Built with natural resources like wood, thatch and rammed earth, and powered by renewable energy, this luxury retreat takes care of the surrounding environment..."

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The Guardian: Training in Ethiopia enables me to thrive

Jan 2016: Following a stint of training in the Simien Mountains National Park, Julia Bleasdale has written a blog for The Guardian, highlighting why the destination offers her a balance of purpose and pleasure, that in turn enables her to thrive. "We are here in Ethiopia again to facilitate my regular stint of winter altitude training, high up in the mountains, at about 3,000 metres. We have also decided to explore an area that is new to us, and take the opportunity to visit a small building project that aims to bring further much-needed development to an outlying area of the Simien Mountains."

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The Financial Times

Jan 2016: The Financial Times' How to Spend It feature has this month looked to Ethiopia, and Limalimo Lodge in particular - a lodge that "promises majestic scenery and teeming wildlife...guests will share the majestic scenery with ibex, wolves and gelada monkeys (which run in troupes of up to 200), and engage local people in pursuits ranging from beekeeping to injera-making lessons."

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Journey's Magazine

Jan 2016: Turn to page 22 of the Spring 2016 edition of Journey's Magazine to learn more about how "Limalimo Lodge fits seamlessly into Ethiopia's Simien Mountains National Park..."

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Travel Africa

Jan 2016: The January-March 2016 edition of this gorgeous magazine has a six page spread on the Simien Mountains National park, as well as a mention on page 148 of a certain 'New Property': "With incredible views due to its location on an escarpment in the Simien Mountains, this small lodge is due to open in March, providing a perfect base for exploring the region..."

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The Luxury Travel Bible: An eco-lodge for Ethiopia

Jan 2016: Limalimo Lodge makes the News section of the Luxury Travel Bible, as one of Ethiopia's new eco-lodges in development. "Working in partnership with the African Wildlife Foundation the environmentally-friendly lodge has been built by locals of the Limalimo community made from rammed earth, wood and thatch."

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London Evening Standard: Travel Wish List for 2016

Jan 2016: Starting the year with another fantastic achievement, listed on the London Evening Standard's 'wish list' for new hotels to stay at in 2016! "This 14-room luxury lodge looking out over the Simien Mountains will be a first of its kind when it opens in March in northern Ethiopia. Trek through Unesco-protected parkland and camp under the stars as part of your adventure in this rugged landscape."

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Read news from the lodge and coverage received in 2015 and 2014.

Outside Online: The 28 best trips of 2016

Mar 2016: Each year, Outside Online send their editors and writers on a mission to find the destinations on the vanguard of travel. The major takeaway from their 28 favorites of 2016, is that the entire world is getting more adventurous. Ethiopia has made the shortlist for Outside Online's top 28 places to visit (in at number nine), with the suggestion of staying at the 'airy' Limalimo Lodge.

<< read more... >>

 

Outside Online: The 28 best trips of 2016

Mar 2016: Each year, Outside Online send their editors and writers on a mission to find the destinations on the vanguard of travel. The major takeaway from their 28 favorites of 2016, is that the entire world is getting more adventurous. Ethiopia has made the shortlist for Outside Online's top 28 places to visit (in at number nine), with the suggestion of staying at the 'airy' Limalimo Lodge.

<< read more... >>