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Milano Hotel

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Ring Road Street, Mek'ele, Ethiopia
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Mek'ele
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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South Africa
20 reviews 20 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Don't be fooled into thinking this is acceptable. I looked at 10 rooms after being shown one which was reasonable and checking in. We were asked to pay in advance??? and once we had done so, we went up to our room (not the same room we were shown) and it was awful. I looked at 10 other pathetic rooms... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
11 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I know the hotel from its names Hawzen to Milano different owners. Still rooms need to be re innovated to smell good look good. Its staffs and "tour guide" friendly atmosphere , its central locations makes it the strategic place in Mekelle to meet travel mates specially to go to Denakil ,tour guides and car rentals. It is why weather... More

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Leuven, Belgium
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

This is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. The rooms were smelly and the shower was cold. The food was terrible and the staff rude. However, I had one of the best drinking nights of my life in it's bar. Two Southafrican miners coming out of the Danakil depression wanted to party hard, and of course we ended... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Notwithstanding the other reviews, in my experience, not a bad choice if you're in Mek'ele without the budget for the somewhat inflated Axum Hotel room rates. Milano has a number of things going for it: the staff for one are friendly and helpful, and manager Tewodros/Teddy is usually happy to help. The location is also good - right on the... More

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Ningbo, China
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

We were horrified by our terrible experience and the shocking attitude of the staff at this hotel. We arrived in the evening, tired from 14 hours of travelling on buses, and were given three different rooms in succession, all with different problems: the first room was cockroach infested, the second room's hot water heater and TV were broken, and the... More

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Brindisi, Italy
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

There was a theft in my room. Luckily I leave in the room only a small fraction of the money I have. The worst was the attitude of the owner and the policemen (they where clearly his friends): He told me that was my fault to leave values in the room (may be true, but of course I can't suggest... More

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Frankfurt, Germany
1 review
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

The title of this review says it all. Terrible hotel, pushy, unfriendly staff to begin with (i.e. you're not allowed to bring your own water inside, it got taken from us without comment, leaving us beyond baffled). Worst of all IT IS NOT CLEAN. We stayed for 4 nights before we had to move. All our rooms were infested with... More

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1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

A terrible hotel, among the worst "good" hotels I ever visited in Ethiopia (if I do not count the simple hotels usually not visited by tourists from outside Ethiopia). It might be ok for rapid visitors who do not need to stay for a longer time, but only for them. At least the sheets are clean (as everywhere in Mekelle... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

The most memorable thing about this hotel for us is that the walls were very pink! The hotel was probably one of the best value for money places we stayed in Ethiopia. It is a huge complex and as we only stayed one night, getting in late and leaving early, we really did not have time to explore the hotel... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2011

Best place to stay in Mekele. After travelling extensively throughout Ethiopia for a number of years, I'd have to say that the Milano is one of the best value for money hotels in Ethiopia. The staff and management are friendly, the rooms are well kept, and the location is excellent. I've stayed in the other good hotels in the city... More

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Address: Ring Road Street, Mek'ele, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Tigray Region > Mek'ele
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Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Mek'ele
Also Known As:
Milano Hotel Ethiopia/Tigray

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