Hello, I recently made a trip to Bahir Dar and stayed at the Ghion Hotel, listed in the guide book. Due to a language barrier, there was a misunderstanding about how many nights I had paid for. When I tried to reconcile the differences in a fair way, the man behind the desk was uncompromising and a little rude. He was speaking to the hotel staff in Amharic as I was trying to sort out the mess, and they were snickering at me. The whole experience was extremely unpleasant and I would not recommend staying at the Ghion. However, if you decide to stay, do not pay the outrageous price of 250 birr that they will ask you for. I stayed for 175 birr, but as I said, I recommend that you save yourself the headache and go somewhere else! Also, the hotel organized a half day boat trip to the monastaries. They tried to charge me 100 birr, but my group of three negotiated the price down to 63 birr/person. There are many people with boats and its not difficult to find a similar deal if you walk around the lake a little!