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Ras Amba Hotel

Queen Elizabeth II Street, Addis Ababa 34063, Ethiopia
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel has been around a while - but they have just built a new section. we stayed in both - the new section is very clean and smart ... but on the 4th floor the water pressure was poor and my room had very smelly drain issues. Great view and very clean and comfortable rooms but TV not connected,... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015

I have been staying at Ras Amba many times now. It is a pleasure to come back to Ras Amba after a long journey by air from Europe or from a long journey in rural Ethiopia. The rooms are pleasant and clean and I like the staff. The view from the rooms facing the road have a fine view over... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

At first the hotel didn't appeal to me visually and seemed to old for me but from the moment you step in you are greeted by their amazing security guards who salute you every time they see you and helpful staff and even friendly maids who even took time out of their day to fold my clothes that I left... More 

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Thank Mekias B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

I love this hotel, it has a great view and an attentive staff but the rooms are run down. The bed covers are so old they're see-through The shower takes too long to heat up Door lock doesn't work The WiFi is very slow The breakfast is plain, too plain They rent out the terrace for wedding ceremonies so its... More 

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sarahjhilton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

Ras Amber may not have the glitz of the Hilton or the Sheraton but for a fraction of the price you get a decent room with a balcony and views over the city. The food is ok and breakfast is a buffet of cakes biscuits toast and local fruit. The room cleaners are amazing and for just a few pounds... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

The hotel is a little worn out and the interior is not particularly exciting, but rooms have balconies with nice views over the city and the rooftop eating area is pleasant. The bathroom showers could do with some refurbishing though, and the tv was mounted at an odd angle relative to the bed. All in all, relatively good value for... More 

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Aiken, South Carolina
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164 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Although we did not stay at the hotel, we were referred to its restaurant. Good call!!!! A very enjoyable experience, well worth the walk UP the numerous steps. The outdoor balcony, where we dined, offered a great view of the city. The food was good, as well as the service. Very friendly, and helpful considering our lack of local language... More 

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Portadown, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

By Western standards this is a basic hotel in Addis which is clean and comfortable. Great food, brilliant helpful staff, in a good location. Excellent views over the city from the roof top bar. Free wifi is a definite bonus. I had a very pleasant stay here and would recommend to anyone who would like a comfortable room without having... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

The people of Addis Ababa are fantastic but the infrastructure is just hanging on. By far the best feature of the Ras Amber, in my opinion, is the friendly and helpful staff and manager. I was always greeted with a smile and staff always offered me good advice. The hotel rooms are clean and functional, but very basic. I had... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Stayed here for about 10 nights on two separate occasions. Very friendly and helpful, especially when I was briefly ill. Rooms are clean with small ensuites and balconies. It has great views across Addis Ababa and lots of Kites and Buzzards soar past (I like watching birds). The hotel restaurant is fine, offering mainly european type dishes. The hotel hosts... More 

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