By Franklin Ihejirika
Kuriftu Resorts & Spa is one of Ethiopia’s best kept hospitality secret that is alluring and unique.
The Resorts & Spa is a beautiful place to enjoy nature at its best in a serene environment devoid of the hustle and bustle of the big cities.
Kuriftu Resorts Bishoftu can be best decribed as Ethiopia’s nature haven, as its enjoyment and leisure is better experienced than imagined.
The water park almost completed is absolutely amazing and beautiful.
The environment is calm and tranquil, very ideal for honey moon or for couples renewing their marital vows, for peace meetings, conferences that need absolute concentration among others. It is a perfect getaway experience for tourists looking for something different.
Kuriftu Resort is a wonderful place for leisure with clean and unpoluted breeze.
The Resort which is located in Bishoftu, an hour drive from Addis Ababa, the capital city has 89 rooms, four presidential suites, two restaurants, four conference halls, spa and wellness centre.
With all the facilities to ensure guests enjoy a memorable stay at the resort, the first impression for a first time visitor lingers for a long time. Looking at the rooms covered with shrubs and flowers that act as shield, one would think that the rooms may look old fashioned, but on entering the rooms, they all have modern facilities that make life convenient and this prompts one to start thinking of second visit and to bring friends and family to also experience nature at its best.
The rooms are really fantastic with modern facilities found in standard hotels in town, but designed to still retain its natural state with furnished balconies, minibar, free WiFi, coffee/tea maker, hair dryer (on request) daily housekeeping, blackout drapes/curtains Iron/ironing board (on request) free bottled water.
During a tour of the resort, one can see massive construction works going on, installation of equipment for relaxation and fun for the whole family, including children.
The resort is well positioned in the area of conferences with its Balambars (meeting rooms) that can accommodate different numbers of guests with projectors for power point presentations.
The restaurant overlooking the lake is a natural beauty to behold with cool sea breezes soothing the nerves while eating.
The cuisines are of international standard, prepared to meet the taste of both local and foreign visitors.
The staff are well trained and courteous, with welcoming smiles all over their faces.
Kuriftu Resort is one of Ethiopia’s best kept tourism secret that is worth visiting and experiencing especially for guests who love nature and want to relax.
The resort is a perfect environment for writers, authors who want to cool their brain so as to get fresh ideas and inspiration.
The assistant general manger, Abebaw Muluneh who took Nigerian Journalists on a tour of the Resort, where they spent the night, disclosed that guests from the United Nations, African Union, embassies among others often patronise the place.
Muluneh stated that the Resort has corporate members, permanent members, family membership, and for other visitors visiting for a day with different prize ranges.
Kuriftu Spa has 10 treatment rooms. Their services include deep-tissue massages, Swedish massages, facials, and body treatments. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy and reflexology. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub, and a steam room. The services at the spa include, Moroccan bath, wax, manicure and pedicure, salon, facial, sauna, hair among others.
The Resort offers high-end luxury in an Ethiopian paradise setting. Breathtaking landscapes encompass the resort as guests enjoy the natural wonders of Lake Kuriftu.
The Resort and Spa is truly where luxury reaches its pinnacle and service is simultaneously warm, genuine and sensational and where true beauty has no measure.
There is no doubt that the Resort is one of the best place to be when in Ethiopia to enjoy leisure at its fullest and for the Ethiopians, it is a priced asset and a lovely destination that is worth exploring.