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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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Brussels, Belgium
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180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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37 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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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16 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
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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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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Launceston, Australia
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35 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015 via mobile

Stayed one night after our flight was cancelled from Axum to Lalibela . For Ethiopian standards the room was not bad but bathroom very small shower leaked and had to find someone to give us new towels as reception was not responsive after asking for some. The bar in old part was very atmospheric and good service. The restaurant was... More 

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Donegal Town, Ireland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 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
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

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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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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