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Ras Hotel

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

My sister and I had reserved a double bed a few days before arriving. Upon arrival, we were told that as sisters, we had to take a twin room. Instead of 50 dollars, the price was suddenly 60 dollars. We still don't know whether this is a cultural thing or just another way to get more money. In the end... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

My wife and I stayed at this hotel twice in the last two weeks, not a very good experience. On arrival, on both occasions, we had to hump our suitcases up two floors, there is no lift, and though there were a lot of staff hanging around in the lobby, only one available to handle a large group. On both... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015 via mobile

The central location is definitely the biggest advantage of this hotel. The service is also good and there is an ATM right in front of the hotel. The rooms are rather poor or at least some rooms since the Ras has so many rooms. My room came with some mould on the walls. Wifi was only available in the lobby.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Last time we visited Harar we stayed in a Cultural Guesthouse in Old Town, which for the first time is ok but not much comfortable. Ras Hotel gives you the opportunity to have a good rest, quite comfortable, and enjoy a good breakfast. We cannot say it is superb, or traditional, but it is good enough for one or two... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Very clean. Each room has his own toilet, shower, towel and soap. The persoonel is very good. The terasse is very big and a lot of persons meet them there. Also 2 restaurants and the breakfast is includde with the price of the room. Lot of travellers stayed there, Internet Café.

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Basic but a good place to spend a night's stopover. Lots of other travellers around and nice facilities, comfy lobby, internet cafe, nice enough restaurant, and even a small souvenir shop in-hotel. Food in the restaurant is a bit hit and miss (seeing the same meal on two different nights it seemed nicer and more substantial on one than the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

It's not luxury but it's clean. Shower and toilet in each room. You get a towel and soap. Restaurant is OK food tastes good. Staff are always about and helpful. 2 ATM's at the front door. Wifi in the lobby (which is where I'm writing this!) with comfortable chairs. Only about 5km from airport. If you need a place to... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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 39 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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