Blue Nile Resort

4.0 star property
Lakefront hotel in Bahir Dar with bar/lounge and 24-hour fitness

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Blue Nile Resort

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Lake view
Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, pillow-top beds, minibar
Free daily buffet breakfast

Overview of Blue Nile Resort



Property highlights

  • Spa
  • Free parking
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Airport transfer
Kebele 03, Bahir Dar, Amhara Regional State, 1387
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • 3 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • 24-hour room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference center
  • 3 meeting rooms
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Superior Twin Room, Lake View (With Extra Bed )

  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Twin Beds

Deluxe Suite, Lake View

  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Standard Twin Room, Lake View (With Extra Bed)

  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 2 Twin Beds

Standard Room, Lake View (With Extra Bed)

  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed

Superior Room, Lake View (With Extra Bed)

  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Junior Suite, Lakeside

  • Lake view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Bahar Dar (BJR) - 24 min drive
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Free area shuttle


  • Homland Hotel - 4 min drive
  • Skyler Bar & Restaurant - 9 min walk
  • Desset Resort - 2 min drive
  • Abol Coffee - 2 min walk
  • Yeshemebet's Suq - 4 min drive

About this property

Blue Nile Resort

Blue Nile Resort offers a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). Guests can grab a bite to eat at one of the 3 restaurants, then indulge in deep-tissue massages or aromatherapy. This upscale hotel also features a bar/lounge, a 24-hour fitness center, and a terrace.


English, Italian, Japanese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 127 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - midnight
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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
  • 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


  • One child (12 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding, but may not be eligible for free breakfast


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free covered onsite extended parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Free airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • 3 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Free local shuttle

What to do

  • Sailboat

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • 3 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Spa services
  • Massage/treatment rooms


  • Braille/raised signage
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 37-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium satellite channels
  • First-run movies

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bidet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms. Services include deep-tissue massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Atrim Bar - This lobby lounge specializes in international cuisine.
Azur Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in Italian cuisine. Open daily.
360 Pizzeria - This café specializes in Mediterranean cuisine. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Cribs/infant beds are available for USD 25 per night
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 25 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Individually-wrapped food options are available through room service.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.


This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Blue Nile Resort Bahar Dar
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Blue Nile Resort Bahir Dar
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Frequently asked questions

Does Blue Nile Resort offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Blue Nile Resort does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. 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 Blue Nile Resort?
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 staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Blue Nile Resort?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Blue Nile Resort?
Yes, there's free self and extended parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Blue Nile Resort?
Yes, a free airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Blue Nile Resort?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Blue Nile Resort and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as sail boating. Enjoy amenities like a 24-hour fitness center, spa services, and a picnic area. Blue Nile Resort also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Blue Nile Resort?
Yes, there are 3 onsite restaurants, featuring international cuisine.
What's the area around Blue Nile Resort like?
Blue Nile Resort is located on the waterfront, a short 8-minute walk from Church of St. George and 12 minutes' walk from Bahir Dar Market.







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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

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2/10 Poor

Elias, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful scenery unmatched anywhere else.
Moges, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Zemen, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Beautiful views and attentive staff. The rooms were clean and hot water reasonably available. Although this wasn't a huge surprise, we did all get gastroenteritis from eating at the restaurant at different times during the week. They were often out of food options as well, though there was a big conference going on, so this may have been the reason. This resort is also somewhat overpriced for the amenities and area.
5-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful grounds with many lovely flowers and right on the beautiful Lake Tana. Food is very good, including the breakfast buffet. Some of the rooms have older plumbing, but overall great hotel for the location. Hot water and semi-reliable Wifi.
Marta, 3-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Did not get a room with lake view though I made the most expensive booking. Staff handling it was a bit impatient and rude. After some argument/persuasion was changed to new room with l/view.
Ahmed, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

The property location is fantastic located by the lake with incredible views of the lake. The staff at the reception were very helpful and professional. However the twin room we got was so small with very small single beds and hardly any room to move around for 2 people. The shower water was scalding hot and it took us 2 days to figure out how to moderate it. Also no WiFi in the rooms and very spotty throughout the hotel. Food also below average.
3-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

The hotel was maintained at the level of a mid-range hotel you would find in the US. The staff was very friendly and wanted to help as much as possible, but appeared to lack significant hospitality management experience, and were fairly reactive as opposed to proactive. The food was pretty good, and the views were great (if you could find a clean window to look out). There are a couple of newer hotels in the area, which I heard were nice (but same management challenges). There are also some more cultural hotels which were quite nice...HOWEVER, for the price you pay for Blue Nile, it is certainly worth considering in options if you are staying in that area.
4-night trip
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4/10 Fair

George Allen, 5-night trip
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