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3.6 / 5Good
14 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Lake Awasa
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Fish Market
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Hawassa University
    6 min drive
  • Airport
    Awassa (AWA)
    29 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Awassa, South Star International Hotel is in the city center. Local points of interest include Hawassa University.

    5/5 guest location rating

    Guests like it for

    • Safe (2 reviews)
    • Good eats (2 reviews)
    • Walkable (2 reviews)
    Popular Location

    What's nearby

    • Lake Awasa - 4 min drive
    • Fish Market - 4 min drive
    • Sidamo Zone Ethnographic Museum - 4 min drive
    • Hawassa University - 6 min drive
    • Wondo Genet - 22 min drive

    Getting around

    • Awassa (AWA) - 32 min drive


    • All-day Dinning – Restaurant offering Ethiopian cuisine. Serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner.
    • Mankira Garden Court – Garden-view restaurant. Serves light fare.
    • Kukissa – Lobby lounge. Serves light fare.
    • Tiya – Poolside restaurant.

    About this property

    South Star International Hotel

    Along with a restaurant, this hotel has an outdoor pool and a nightclub. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free valet parking are also provided. Additionally, 2 bars/lounges, a poolside bar, and a sauna are onsite. All 114 rooms boast fireplaces and offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. Free wired Internet and living rooms are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.

    Property amenities


    Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
    Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    Free self parking
    Free valet parking
    24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
    Airport shuttle on request

    Food and drink

    Free buffet breakfast available daily 6 AM–10 AM
    1 restaurant
    2 bars/lounges and 1 poolside bar
    24-hour room service

    Things to do

    Outdoor pool
    Spa services
    Steam room

    Family friendly

    Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
    Laundry facilities
    Outdoor pool
    Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
    Separate living room


    ATM/banking services
    Free newspapers in lobby
    Front-desk safe

    Guest services

    24-hour front desk
    Concierge services
    Daily housekeeping
    Hair salon
    Laundry facilities
    Luggage storage
    Tour/ticket assistance

    Languages spoken


    Business services

    4 meeting rooms
    Business center
    Conference space


    Picnic area




    If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    Accessible bathroom
    In-room accessibility
    Roll-in shower
    Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    Wheelchair-accessible parking
    Braille signage


    Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities


    Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


    Free toiletries
    Hair dryer (on request)


    Cable channels
    Flat-screen TV
    Premium channels

    Food and drink

    Coffee/tea maker
    Free bottled water

    Outdoor space

    Balcony or patio


    Free newspapers
    Iron/ironing board (on request)
    Separate living room
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

    Frequent Traveler

    Have stayed here before. Nice folks. Breakfast the best meal, staff always helpful.

    Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    It was awesome, liked everything...I recommend its the best ...

    Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Value for money, even with the below short comings. No fan in room. No Coffee/Tea facilities.

    Stayed 6 nights in Feb 2018

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    Good hotel staff helpful

    The shower fittings definitely need upgrading. Make your requirements and expectations to the management very clear. If you do you will find them very helpful. Take time to be sure the staff understand your requirements and requests, because as you would expect from someone who is not using their first language, they have varying degrees of competency in English. Be proactive and you will have a good stay is my advice after many visits to Africa.

    Stayed 8 nights in Oct 2017


    • Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities


    I did not apreciate the lack of knowledge of services (included in all bills by the way 10%), Check in: Booked online I paid the total directly with Hotels.com which was confirmed on my arrival. The luggage staff is claiming for tips as if it's an obligation..if you don't have change they act unhappy...weird! gave a dollar and the smile was back... I just entenred my room that 5 mn later, the cleaners try to enter my room without knocking and insist to enter even though it was locked..got quiet scared at first. The restaurant is unorganised, the greeting is poor..ended up having a tea only. Room service food was cold for my only meal there. Check out: Waiting for my transfert to leave, took a drink in the lobby to access internet as it was not reliable in the room. Ordered a drink and paid for it while waiting. As I stood up to leave the lady receptionnist ran to me leaving her desk "You have not paid!!!", asks me to come back to the desk, here they are 4 of them looking for an email confirmation from Hotels.com..then the "manager" goes to me "Ok you can go" as if I was arrested by the immigration office, no apologies, nothing for the humiliation .Somehow this incident actually spoiled the bit I liked about the hotel (hammam, swimming pool, lobby area, garden terrace.) I will definitly not renew the experience on my next visit in Awassa.

    Stayed 1 night in Jul 2017

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