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There are three Lewi places in town, the upmarket resort, a downmarket one and this is in the middle, the rooms are generally OK, but a lot of the technology no longer works, this meant moving to a new room, when the bedight light control wouldn't allow some lights to work. In the new room all lights apart from 2 worked, and an electrician came to repair the bedside light. He eventually ran a cable to the other side of the bed, sticking bare wires into the socket and declaring this lethal solution a repair! Food was OK, the location means this is only good for. Quick overnight stop. Our tip, check everything functions before accepting your room. Oh there were bed-bugs!

Our group of 6 had a very pleasant stay in the hotel. Definitely the best service for a bargain price. Rooms were very clean, though basic. Hot water in the showers. Flip flops supplied too, which are very handy for the showers, because floors can get wet as there were no shower curtains. Sheets and towels were changed daily and BIG soap bars were also changed daily, along with loo paper. The Wi-Fi coverage throughout the hotel was impressive, BUT the hotel was let down by the chronically poor monopoly Ethiopian Telephone network, which was useless for all but the most basic of services and many times couldn't even send a photo to WhatsApp or an email message! The waiters did their best, but they regularly messed up our orders. Even with two national speakers in our group the orders were still repeatedly delivered wrong. More English speaking staff would be of help. Only!one waiter fully understood what a fried egg was. The food was always delivered slowly, sometimes painfully so. The staff were exceptionally kind and friendly at all times, and really sought to please us with our international tastes.

I am frequent customer of this hotel for a meal the place serve delicious meal in town and enough service with humble staffs ,but they serve drinks with chipped glass and the place lighting should be added. The location is very accessible and the garden is well kept and a heaven for covering the sun.

The location is right in town if you'd like to be able to walk somewhere. The restaurant and cafe are very popular with locals. I think it's the good value for relatively ok food. The macchiato too is fine. I liked the fresh fruit juices. The outside terrace and balconies, which can get dark, are where everyone's at. I can't say much for the indoor restaurant which is also the breakfast area. But I know that sound from this area travels easily up and into the bedrooms. It's like an echo tunnel. What terrible design. Another case of form over function. The rooms are getting worn, and due to "interesting" architecture they are non-standard. Huge columns obstruct space. Lights don't work. Windows don't close shut. The shower stall is an annoying plastic bubble. I guess for the prices they charge, it's good value, so I give it an "average" rating.

I was ashamed to leave so much food on the table after dinner, but the food was not good at all. At the risk of sounding like an ungrateful snob, the lasagna was LITERALLY the worst I’ve ever had in my entire life. I’m not exaggerating. The other food was lacking. For example, the mixed vegetables with the mixed grill included reheated fries that tasted...well, reheated. The bread tasted old. The attached picture is of the curry fish I ordered. Also, my family ordered 5 entrees, and two came out at least 15 minutes before the last entree. What makes it even worse is that this was my sister’s first day in Ethiopia. I have to make it up to her big time after this experience. The service was not good. The waiter had to serve way too many tables, and he dropped way too many balls. Poor guy. There wasn’t enough silverware or glasses, and the salt shaker—which had no top--was completely empty. We asked him for these things, and he couldn’t remember them all. I just gave up and drank from my Ambo bottle when an additional glass didn’t come. I wanted to give this restaurant a 2 out of 5, but the only positive thing was the decor. That’s what earned the 1. I couldn’t find anything else positive enough to bump my rating up to a two.

Lewi Piazza is a sister hotel of lewi resort and spa in Hawassa. The hotel is found in the heart of the city with pleasant service culture and professional staffs, i was spent three days in the hotel and the staffs treat me like a real king with a very clean and furnished room and they have a mouse-watering breakfast

Lewi have THREE hotels in Hawassa. this one is Lewi Hotel Piazza and is a 7 storey tower block in the central business district. It is a modern, universal standard hotel with a car park popular with NGO landcruisers. After a week in simple mountain huts we thought we would treat ourselves to a bit of luxury and this hotel looked promising (and was priced accordingly). The disappointment grew over a number of trivial things. We understood that the rooms had aircon - which they didn't and although the staff offered to bring a floor standing fan for one of our rooms they didn't have another for mine. The room lighting was complicated to control. In my room it turned-out that several bulbs had simply expired and needed replacing. The fridge was not working so they brought another one. The room safe was locked - so the gave me a code over the phone to unlock it. And then they sent a man with a master key. And there were mosquitos in the bathroom so I waited again for someone to come with some spray - so much for "luxury" I must have wasted about an hour of my time just calling and waiting for the room to be put right. Eventually I ventured down to the excellent and popular cafe on the ground level and enjoyed some lamb tibs.

Ich wollte mit einem Freund zusammen ein Doppelzimmer mieten, um Reisekosten (Backpacking) zu sparen. Dies ist in jedem anderen Hotel der Welt ausserhalb Äthiopiens möglich. Im Lewi Piazza allerdings sagte man mir, dass es ausgeschlossen sei, dass zwei Männer ein Doppelbettzimmer teilen. Wären wir Mann und Frau gewesen, wäre das alles kein Problem gewesen. Uns wurde vorgeschlagen für einen viel höheren Preis ein weiteres Bett in das kleine Zimmer stellen zu lassen. Dann hätten wir das Zimmer teilen dürfen. Wir haben dankend abgelehnt.

Awassa Awassa Southern Nations

Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Lewi Hotel Piazza places you 2.4 mi (3.8 km) from Hawassa University. This 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 39 rooms and conveniences like free in-room WiFi, free self parking, and a free airport shuttle.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM. This hotel is home to 2 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Order from 24-hour room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or explore the hotel and get a beverage at the bar/lounge or coffee shop/café.


Lewi Hotel Piazza's 39 individually decorated rooms provide safes and desks. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and free WiFi keeps guests connected. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries.

Property features

Lewi Hotel Piazza features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and coffee in a common area. You can take advantage of free parking, along with a free airport shuttle (available 24 hours). The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with securing valuables and dry cleaning/laundry. Additional amenities include a TV in a common area and a garden.

Room options

Deluxe Suite, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking, City View

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Business Suite, 1 Large Twin Bed, Smoking, City View

TwinXL 1 | Sleeps 1

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