Red Rock Lalibela Hotel entrance

Welcome to Red Rock Lalibela Hotel in Lalibela


Red Rock Lalibela Hotel, is a family-run, budget hotel located conveniently close to the world-famous rock-hewn churches included in the UNESCO list of world heritage sites. You can reach the ticket office and the first group of churches in less than 10 minutes by foot. We are a small hotel with 14 rooms, but we have a cafe and restaurant, so you will have all the services close at hand. You can enjoy traditional coffee ceremony right at the hotel as well as Ethiopian and Western meals throughout the day and evening.

We can also arrange a guide for you as well as tours in and around Lalibela. Just let us know when you are coming and we’ll send a guide to meet you at the airport or bus station, and a shuttle bus to pick you from the airport.

We have rooms with balcony and a stunning view to the Lalibela valley and mountains beyond. We also have some budget rooms, if you are on a tighter budget. All our rooms have good beds with clean sheets and en-suite bathrooms with hot water.

Lalibela is easy to reach. There are many daily flights, and the main roads are in good condition. You can experience the Lalibela highlights in one or two days, but, if you have the opportunity to stay longer, you can  spend four or five unforgettable days exploring the sights and life in and around Lalibela. Take a look at our suggested programs and activities.


All our rooms have comfortable beds and a private bathroom with hot shower.


Many of our twin and double rooms have a balcony with an amazing view either to the Lalibela valley with the churches and market, or to the village road with scenes of everyday village life.

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  • Free and fast Wi-Fi
  • Breakfast available


  • Laundry service
  • Tour guides to hire
  • Help in arranging tours in and around Lalibela
  • Friendly staff


Cafe & Restaurant

Our street-side cafe serves you fresh coffee and tee, cold drinks and cakes. Take a relaxed moment watching villagers walk by. You can also see the traditional coffee ceremony right at the hotel.


Our restaurant serves high quality meals, both Ethiopian and Western. You can also enjoy your meals in your room, if you want to. The restaurant space is ideal for organizing small dinner parties.



Lalibela churches are not the only thing to see: Lalibela is a good base for exploring then Ethiopian highland. We can help you to organise tours to surrounding churches, villages and mountains.

You can make day trips or spend one or more nights out in the countryside.


Take a look at our proposed programs and read about activities around Lalibela!



Lalibela churches date back to the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries. They remain in active use in much the same way as when  they were constructed.  The churches are reason enough to come, but there are many more opportunities to unforgettable experiences in and around Lalibela. You can dive into Ethiopian life in the busy market and learn about Ethiopian culture, from religion to food and dance and explore countryside walking, riding on a mule or by car. Read more about Lalibela churches and village!