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Wabi-Shebele Hotel

Mexico Square, Addis Ababa 3154, Ethiopia
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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14 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I spend two nights three days in wabi on the way to ND, jamena Chad on official trip. It was really good experiance in Addis Ababa. Hotel was good as per price and the food was better almost like Indian food buffet system. but in the buffet package you will get either water or cold drink just one bottel for... More 

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

20 or 30 years ago, I imagine this was a fairly upscale hotel (keep in mind that Ethiopia was then in the midst of a civil war). Since then, its owners must have diligently maintained its price level relative to other Addis hotels—while neglecting to maintain the hotel itself. The elevators are cramped and rickety, the carpets frayed and soiled.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We stayed for a week last november, the first room me and my friend were booked in was on the 3d floor. The shower and toilet did not work, there was water all over the floor and cockroaches everywhere. We changed rooms, however the shower was cold and still a faulty toilet. Also cockroaches everywhere. The breakfast was reasonable thanks... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2011

I would like to start by appreciating the staff hospitality! Every one I run to is very polite and accomodative! But the hotel needs quite few remodeling/upgrading, especially the Bathrooms and the Elevator. Also some rooms need to be smoke free!! Since the 2 Restaurant does not have Elevator/access, handicap or senior citizens can't dine there. It is located on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2011

We recently stayed a few days here with a group and enjoyed a pleasant stay. Yes, the elevators are a bit old but the rooms were nice and clean, the employees helpful, the food at the restaurant and the garden restaurant next door was decent, and the location is good for getting around to the various areas of town. We... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2010

The room was big, the bed large, and good windows that let in a lot of light. While things are a bit run down, they're fairly clean. Staff friendly but not very professional. Maintenance a problem: elevators barely work, hot water system improperly installed (only hot water in shower). Restaurant awful.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2009

I made the HUGE mistake of relying on Ethiopian Airlines to take care of a 12 hour overnight layover in Addis Ababa. They put me in this flea pit of a hotel. The place is old, run down, dirty and depressing. The elevators are frightening. I would honestly prefer to sleep in the airport terminal. As we were waiting in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2009

Reception area very small. Lifts very old and scary. Room very basic with the barest requirement. TV reception terrible. Not worth even the transit stay, which was booked by Ethiopian Airlines and which I paid for. Thankfully on return journey was put up in Ararat Hotel was splendid. Hisham Said Hamdun P.O.BOX 18473, SANA'A YEMEN. e-mail: hbasalim@yahoo.com

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2008

Ethiopia is a very friendly and helpful place to be unless you are at this hotel, service was slow, staff disinterested in doing their work or helping us customers. I switched to the Bole Rock hotel, I was quite pleased with that hotel and the staff there are very hospitable.

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