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Ras Hotel

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ras Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I think i liked the Ras better than many others. I liked the lobby with comfy couches and good wifi. I liked the restaurant with the nice outdoor seating, where i could still access wifi and enjoy a meal. My room was fine - very simple, but clean and comfortable. Breakfast was great - buffet style with lots of options.... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I recently stayed at the Ras Hotel before and after a tour in Ethiopia. The hotel lobby is not particularly welcoming being very drab and the restaurant off it is more like a large cafeteria, however the food was acceptable and the machiato coffees were the best I had in Ethiopia. The standard rooms are adequate with a double or... More 

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Mexico City
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The Ras has definitely seen better days. Today, it looks like an asylum with a cafeteria. It has a long standing tradition as a hotel but is in definite need for maintenance. Some rooms seemed to be undergoing renovation but the main section, where we stayed, left a lot to be desired. Despite our having confirmed our reservation, when we... More 

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I have never ever been so rudely treated at a check-out as in this hotel. This will be more of a rant rather than a review, so be warned. When I had to check out early, around 4:30 since I had to catch the bus to Harar, I had to pay the room price of $68 quoted at check-in. I... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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79 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Room price is reasonable for my stay at Ras hotel. They run all of my way for helping around. Room was spacious, clean. This place is easy for entering many tourist destination. Local people are friendly.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This hotel is pretty bad - but it's cheap which made me decide to stay there. The service mentality is horrible as you feel like you are bothering the staff (a notable exception is the bell boy Shamsu). The internet (lobby only) doesn't work half the time. The shower pressure was so bad that I actually didn't manage to wash... More 

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Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I have been in this hotel for a week in February 2013 and for another week in March 2013. And I must say: I like this place. It is calm, clean, and the prices are moderate. This is already a big compliment for a hotel in Addis Ababa. However, what I like most is the atmosphere in this historic hotel.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

This is a classic Addis hotel, staying here takes you back in time 35 years. Literally. Excellent experience if you are up for it, however if you are after some luxury or even Western hotel standards - you have to find another place. Airport can be reached relatively quickly from here and the restaurant downstairs is pretty decent (excellent Hungarian... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I was disappointed by our stay at the Ghion hotel. The staff were unfriendly and the lady at the reception was actually incredibly rude. The food (Ethiopian Dish) was almost cold when finally served and when I paid I was rudely given back a banknote they refused to accept because it was 'dirty', while the change they then brought me... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I stayed here with a number of students as part of an expedition on three occasions in the summer of 2014, as we moved around Ethiopia. The rooms were basic, not overly clean but fine for what was required. The erratic flow of water (including none at all), and the lack of it being hot on too many occasions was... More 

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