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3.5 / 5Good
13 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Hawassa University
    6 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Fish Market
    10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Sidamo Zone Ethnographic Museum
    10 min drive
  • Airport
    Awassa (AWA)
    32 min drive

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  • Standard Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • 279 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Deluxe Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • 527 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Family Suite

    Room Amenities

    • 527 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • Executive Suite

    Room Amenities

    • 538 sq ft
    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Suite, City View

    Room Amenities

    • 786 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Standard Single Room

    Room Amenities

    • 258 sq ft
    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area


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

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Hawassa University - 6 min drive
  • Fish Market - 10 min drive
  • Sidamo Zone Ethnographic Museum - 10 min drive
  • Wondo Genet - 36 min drive
  • Rastafarian Community - 36 min drive

Getting around

  • Awassa (AWA) - 28 min drive


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

About this property

South Star International Hotel

Family-friendly hotel with free breakfast and free valet parking
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 on-site. All 114 rooms boast fireplaces, and offer free WiFi and balconies or patios. Free wired Internet and separate living rooms are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
South Star International Hotel offers 114 forms of accommodation with fireplaces and minibars. Rooms open to balconies or patios. This accommodation offers separate living rooms. Flat-screen televisions come with premium cable channels. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.
This Awassa hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and safes. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. An iron/ironing board and hairdryers can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool and a sauna.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
Free valet parking
24-hour return 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 reception
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 centre
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
Braille signage
In-room accessibility
Roll-in shower
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


Free toiletries
Hairdryer (on request)


TV 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



Check-in between 10 AM - 5:30 AM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.
  • 24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0 per day.

Payment types at the property

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 20 per vehicle (roundtrip)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms.

Property is also known as

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5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

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


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
  • Disliked: Room comfort

Not safe. I injured my fingers when the balcony door was opened. The stopper is not in place for the door. Same in other rooms as well.

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