The Dib Anbessa Hotel in Bahar Dar is misrepresented by the guide book. I was forced to stay there a couple of nights ago when all the other hotels were fully booked. The rooms are really, really nasty. Everything is old, and the bathrooms are in a terrible state – chipped shower bases, taps missing, toilet flushing mechanism replaced by wire. The toilet didn’t flush, until fixed by the technician, when it didn’t stop flushing. There was no hot water. Old, grubby-looking towels I didn’t dare use. Carpets ripped, stained and smelly. Threadbare sheets. I got very badly bitten by mosquitos even under the mosquito net. This hotel was placed in a relatively high bracket in the guide – higher than the Ghion, whereas I asked someone who stayed at the Ghion who said that the toilets there flushed, there was hot water there, and the rooms seemed fine.