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Axum Hotel

Mek'ele, Ethiopia
Axum Hotel
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Stanford, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Approach by road to this hotel is promising. It is close to Axum's monuments and churches. Early morning call to prayers by the megaphone clad church is a distraction but not fits with religiosity of the Ethiopians. Staff are reasonably professional but overall you are on your own to figure out what and where to act. Restaurant is good and... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was here for a week, and it was better than I was expecting, but not great. The bathroom was serviceable (it had toilet paper, which was more than I was hoping for) and a good shower. The bed was hard, but I prefer that and slept well. The view out the balcony was of a soccer field (dirt) and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

The staff of this hotel are very uneducated. They don't speak English, they don't listen to your order. They got my order wrong the whole time I was there. The plates that came with the food were dirty I told one of the waiters and she just rolled her eyes at me and was gossiping with the others.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 369 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I was given room 4011 at first which had a terrible smell coming from the drains. I changed to room 4019 which was better. The hotel was almost empty, so why would the reception give me a smelly room? The staff need better training. Room 4019 was a large room with a TV which I didn't try, a safe and... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

At first glance - and from a distance, the Axum Hotel looks like any other establishment that one might imagine to be four star. I'm not sure how old the 'new' wing is (the style would suggest early 1990s) but it is already showing its age. Ostensibly the best hotel in town, it quickly becomes apparent that nothing has been... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This hotel is in Mekele City and is considered to be one of the good hotels in Mekele. We had a pleasant stay. Rooms were fine. Gym was very good. During our stay the swimming pool was not ready but they are working on it. Food is also good at this place. Staff is very polite. Overall you can say... More 

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Kfar-Saba Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I stayed at yhe Axum for 3 nights on a business trip. The Hotel was chosen by my hosts. This is a modern hotel that has all the neccesities needed during your stay. Nice, large, clean rooms. They will bring you a fresh bottle of mineral water everyday; you'll need it - do not dare to drink any other water.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This was my second stay at the Axum and things had not improved. Rooms very tied. Shower leaked (shower screen not fitted properly). Service satisfactory. Breakfast buffet good. No credit card facility to pay so make sure you have Ethiopian Birr to pay. WIFI only available in lobby - was very flaky.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

a photo breezed across my contributions showing this lovely hotel...NOT. I stayed here , and our company president was in hotel as well...that gives you an idea of slim availability of decent lodging in town!!! Staff never stays where the boss is LOL. Sheets didn't fit bed, towel was a size made for a Chihuahua , room was not very... More 

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Kosovo
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The hotel has two wings. I stayed in the old one. 60 USD per night for a single room. The towels were dirty (blood stains on one). The room was in poor general conditions ad really old furniture. Contrary to what staff said when I checked in, there was NO HOT WATER. Other travellers confirmed they had no hot water... More 

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