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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ras Hotel
Ranked #59 of 73 Hotels in Addis Ababa
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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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Leiden, The Netherlands
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 19 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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96 reviews 96 reviews
23 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Baltimore, Maryland
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102 reviews 102 reviews
99 hotel reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Pros: Great restaurant that is always busy and reasonable. One of the best massages of my life, and $8.00 Lots of resources for travelers in immediate area- haircut, bookstore, food Did some laundry in 6 hours for me!! Cons: Staff can be very curt and unhelpful. Wifi is inconsistent VERY noisy. Tons of families stay here and are loud, with... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
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Number of rooms: 36

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