On the outskirts of the historic town of Axum, this hotel and its sandstone exterior blends into the landscape nicely. The rooms are comfortable and spacious, but the big draw is the restaurant, which has one of the few French-trained chefs in the country.
In its day – a thousand years ago – Axum was the capital of a great empire. It is still considered the holiest city in the country and is home to the reputed Ark of the Covenant. The chapels and churches that still stand are well worth exploring.