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Ras Hotel

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Ranked #45 of 69 hotels in Addis Ababa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Moscow, Russia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is rather simple hotel for short staying. It is popular between European tourists, and can feel perfectly safe there (as I did). The restaurant is always busy in the evenings because a lot of Ethiopians come there to meet. Food is good. This hotel is quite old - it was one of the first "luxury" hotels in Addis as... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I stayed in the RAS hotel for 6 nights prior to commencing a group tour departing from that hotel. I have travelled extensively to over 60 countries (including 15 in Africa) and can say that without a doubt this is the worst hotel experience that I have ever had. The room (top floor) was adequate, although my shower did not... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We were a group of three siblings staying at the RAS while visiting Ethiopia. The rates were 700 BIRS for a room with 2 single beds, the showers were nice but one of the rooms had no water pressure the other had great pressure. The WI FI in the lobby was pretty good but in the rooms it was not... More

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Brussels, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I stayed 2 weeks (Nov. 2013) at Ras Hotel, Churchill Av.: Good location, close to Mesqal sq, Bole and Piazza. Cheapest rooms on ground floor, 300birr/17$, simple but clean, there is rarely warm water in the shower, if you are lucky sometimes in the afternoon...but it's neither really cold. Insist if you want one of those (they prefer to sell... More

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müöheim ruhr
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Located at churchill road.shopping and bank just around the corner. Not. Far from airport. Fare not more than 200. Birr. The hotel is total old. The rooms are poor. Rooms at 1 first have problems with rats above the rooms. You can heare the running. Shower mostly warm. Intrnet available. Local tour office at. The ground. Food in the restaurant... More

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The more expensive rooms are adequately furnished and have hot water, though they could be cleaner and noise can be a problem. Small black and white tvs with poor reception. All a bit ramshackle and badly in need of an update. Centrally located.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

The Bradt guide is very positive about this hotel; I wonder if the authors actually stayed the night... Our room (€30!!) looked ok at first sight, but we soon found out that we had no hot water. The staff was not really helpful and we had to wait quite a few hours untill we finally got water that was slightly... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
22 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

The Ras is pretty cheap...about $30 per night. It's very central, the breakfasts are decent enough, and it's reasonably clean. That's the good news. The bad news is that you will probably find a cockroach or two in the bathroom. Also in the bathroom the shower may work well or you may get a dribble of lukewarm water. If you're... More

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Granada, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

small, noisy and dirty rooms, not lovely staff ..a poor choice in Addis. Really my couple and i were for two times in 2013 August. The third one we change other best hotel. It appears in a lot of guides for the old fame but always stilling. Not a clear rates and any helpless worker in the hotel.

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Bergen, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

It is not the best hotel in Addis, there's no swimming pool and the area can be dodgy at night. But the staff is super-friendly, the rooms are clean (and all have hot water), the restaurant has a great atmosphere and they serve great food. Try the (hot!) Ethiopian soup or the goulash soup. If you only need a room... More

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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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