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Axum Hotel

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Mek'ele, Ethiopia
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Axum Hotel
Ranked #3 of 5 Hotels in Mek'ele
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Donegal Town, Ireland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in the new wing. Although the bedroom itself was very nice, the bathroom was utterly dreadful. The shower stank very badly due to serious plumbing problems. The food in the evening restaurant was really excellent with friendly and professional service.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Let me preface by saying I have lived in Ethiopia for 3 years and have stayed in all sorts of hotels throughout the country. This is a hotel I would avoid and tell everyone to do the same. We had been camping for three days and just wanted somewhere clean to sleep so our standards were not very high. The... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Other reviews cover it. No hot water, little interest from staff in the guests and really ordinary food even by Ethiopian standards. First room we were put in one could not swing a cat and no room to open a suitcase. If they promote gin and tonic in the bar, it is not unreasonable to expect tonic. There were many... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Been here 3 nights and followed other suggestions. Use New Building for rooms on lower floors and Old Building for food if eating in . My wife is Ethiopian and was pleased with the room. Stayed on 2nd Floor in New Building. Room ok if a little small but shower warmed up after 11am. Bed and bath/shower fine. Taxi from... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is really a dreadful place to stay. Even in the supposedly high quality "new wing" the sink and showers leak, the hot water is non-existent and the wifi service is patchy. Breakfast is second rate and the rooms smell musty. All this would be tolerable, however, if it wasn't for the staff. By and large they are sulky, unhelpful... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Worst hotel I've stayed in in Ethiopia. To start off my room key hadn't been activated and didn't work on my door (I would later find out why). The rooms are dark and dank. They stink of dampness and decay. My friends toilet didn't flush and after asking them to fix it 5 times they finally did, however her room... More 

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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Based on the size of the hotel, I was expecting great things but ended up very disappointed. Reception was was a small under manned affair with little by way of help or professionalism. Several us were told that the wifi was patchy in the rooms (patchy was being generous, non existent was a better description) but okay in the reception... More 

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New York City, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Our experience of the Axum was a good one. We stayed in the new building. (The ground floor is called floor zero.) The beds are hard, which suits me fine. The television in the room was big-screen, and - rather important - all the plugs in the walls fitted American devices (unlike in Addis, even). The room itself was spotless... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

This hotel is new and big. However, there are some strange things that I've noticed. It was practically freezing in my room - I had to wear everything warm I had for the night and it was still uncomfortably cold. In addition there was no hot water, and I couldn't even think about cold shower at such room temperature.) At... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I have stayed in Axum Hotel, new building in Mek'ele for one day May 13 to 14, 2014, the rooms are very clean and silent, that could help you have a quality sleep, and the breakfast is also nice you can have variety of meals, as well you can test the Ethiopian traditional meal made of "Enjera" in general Axum... More 

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Address: Mek'ele, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Tigray Region > Mek'ele
Number of rooms: 114
Also Known As:
Axum Hotel Ethiopia/Tigray

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