Services and Accommodations

The Morning Coffee Guesthouse

Birtukan and Nesibu, founders of Yezelalem Minch (YZM), initially opened a guesthouse to accommodate adoptive families and mission groups. This has created a safe and supportive atmosphere. Since its beginning, the guesthouse has welcomed many families and individuals visiting Ethiopia for various purposes. Birtukan and her family are living on the 1st floor of the building; the 2nd and 3rd floors contain 15 guest rooms of various sizes, two living rooms and one children’s playroom. The 4th floor is for long term stays (more than three months) and there is a 5th floor with a terrace that boasts a very nice view of Addis. Birtukan is planning to add a steam and sauna bath on this floor. Regular room rates range from $46-$85 per night. Room rates include free hot breakfast with coffee, tea and fresh fruit juice or smoothie. The staff at Morning Coffee prepares delicious American foods. Traditional food will also be served upon request. Both of the kitchen helpers are proficient in Amharic and English and can often assist with language. The friendly staff at Morning Coffee will make you feel as though you are coming home.

Features:

  • Many rooms have balconies
  • A large play room with lots of toys and some games
  • 2 common living room areas—both have a TV with satellite TV and a DVD player
  • A beautiful view of the city from the 5th floor terrace
  • 2 patios for children to play on within the compound
  • 2 long-term apartments for local missionary families (4th floor)

The following services are complimentary at the Morning Coffee Guesthouse:

  • Demonstration on preparing a traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremony
  • Demonstration on making Injera (bread) and different types of Ethiopian Wat (stew)
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Laundry
  • Coffee, tea and snack service anytime as per guest request
  • Nanny service for children
  • Filtered water
  • Assistance with shopping

Other Services:

  • Morning Coffee provides a mobile to make phone calls. Families are expected to buy airtime according to their needs (available for purchase at a shop across the street).
  • Guests can buy tea, spices, coffee, jewelry and various crafts at Morning Coffee.
  • Van and driver available as needed.
Room Options
(all nightly rates are in USD and for up to 2 occupants – see extra bed prices for more occupants)

Regular
Rate
Extended
11-20 nights
10% discount
Extended
21+ nights
15% discount
Family Extended
21+ nights,
4+ people
30% discount
Large King Suite
King bed, private bath, balcony, large room
(add beds for up to 4 extra people)
$85 $76.50 $72.25 $59.50
Large Queen Suite
Queen bed, private bath, balcony, large room
(add beds for up to 4 extra people)
$75 $67.50 $63.75 $52.50
Standard Queen Suite
Queen bed, private bath
(add beds for up to 2 extra people)
$65 $58.50 $55.25 $45.50
Large Queen Room
Queen bed, large room, shared bath
(add beds for up to 2 extra people)
$56 $50.40 $47.60 $39.20
Small Queen Room
Queen bed, shared bath
(add beds for up to 2 extra people)
$46 $41.40 $39.10 $32.20
Extra Beds
(prices per night)

Regular
Rate
Extended
11-20 nights
10% discount
Extended
21+ nights
15% discount
Family Extended
21+ nights,
4+ people
30% discount
Bunk Bed
(2 people)
$30 $27 $25.50 $21
Queen Bed
(2 people)
$30 $27 $25.50 $21
Single Bed
(1 person)
$20 $18 $17 $14
Crib
(Child 0-3 yrs)
$10 $9 $8.50 $7
Meals

Regular
Rate
Extended
11-20 nights
10% discount
Extended
21+ nights
15% discount
Family Extended
21+ nights,
4+ people
30% discount
Breakfast with Coffee and Tea Included Included Included Included
Lunch with Coffee $6 $5.40 $5.10 $4.20
Dinner $6 $5.40 $5.10 $4.20
Children under 5 Free Free Free Free

Rate Options:

There are three rate options; regular rates are for any number of people for any length of stay from 1-10 nights. There is a 10% discount for extended stays of 11-20 nights. There is a 15% discount for further extended stays of 21+ nights. There is a 30% discount for a family of 4 or more people who stay 21+ nights.

Each room price includes 1 bed for up to 2 people. Extra beds are available for an additional cost.

(Room and food rates already include 15% VAT) Payment: The rates are stated in USD for the common understanding, but the payment will be conducting in Ethiopian Birr.
Service charge – 6%

For mission team made up of 10+ people and have willing to use share Bath and rooms $30/night/person including breakfast and 15% Vat