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Axum Hotel

Mek'ele, Ethiopia
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UK
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158 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All reviews of hotels in Ethiopia are ranked against each other following month of travelling and are not ranked against western hotels. Rooms are large and functional in new block. WiFi in public areas fine. Restaurant in old block and aspires to grandeur. Free wine provided Christmas day. Outside bar area. Breakfast is buffet but is not outstanding. Walking distance... More 

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Zanzibar
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41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

I left my valuables with hotel reception (as advised in the rooms) and later realised that this was where my money bag was relived of approx 25% of my US dollars. The bag had a small padlock - like you might use for a suitcase. Nevertheless, this must have been opened with a key (or picked). I know the date,... More 

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109 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

This isn't a bad hotel, but was more expensive than most we stayed in. The hotel looks modern and clean, but the fixtures and fittings are are poorly fitted and maintained. The bar and restaurant staff were pleasant enough, but the reception staff member was pretty hopeless. Lunch and Dinner are taken in what I believe is the old hotel.... More 

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Pietermaritzburg
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I had five nights in the Axum and was disappointed. The building itself is fine but facilities and service are pretty rudimentary (even though staff were friendly). Weak and erratic Wifi makes it hard to work in the bedroom, which is not equipped with a kettle and tea/ coffee either. The restaurant is just about average, and the breakfast in... More 

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South Sudan
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36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Room are good and large , breakfast is very poor , staff is not attentive at all, when I went top make complain about restaurant staff to the reception the reception staff just laugh at me. Hotel look very odd in reception.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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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3 hotel reviews
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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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94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 373 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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264 reviews
123 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
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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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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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