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Ras Amba Hotel

Queen Elizabeth II Street, Addis Ababa 34063, Ethiopia
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Ras Amba Hotel
Ranked #31 of 69 hotels in Addis Ababa
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Aiken, South Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Dublin, Ireland
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

We stayed here 3 nights....3 nights too many. It's not the best hotel in Addis - you'll find a lot better, but the location isn't bad and is in walking distance of the few main points of interest. Rooms are very basic as is the hotel, and food isn't great. It was ok, but definitely not recommended.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

small hotel in an excellent location. there is a lot you can walk to from here and taxis are easy to find. the staff are unbelievably helpful. Food is good and the dining room and top floor bar are good. the bathrooms are a little bit tired but the water is hot and everything is clean. If you want the... More

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Jindera, New South Wales, Australia
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

If you want to stay somewhere nice, not overly fancy, but where the locals eat, drink and stay, stay at the Ras Amba. The rooms are small, as are the bathrooms, but the great staff, and all the local happenings make up for it. There were 6 weddings whilst were there (on 2 separate occasions) none of them disturbed us,... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

This hotel, in the vicinity of Arrat Kilo in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia, has a wonderful roof terrace with functioning Wifi. The roof also houses a space for parties and Conferences and a comfortable Indoor bar. You can have meals on the terrace. The regular restaurant is one floor down. "Ferenji" (foreigner) fare is alright but there is little in the... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

i stayed at Ras Amba hotel during a recent trip to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. After spending the night at the hotel and waiting for over an hour for the water to get hot in the morning to take shower, I contacted the front desk staff for assistance. An employee in uniform showed up and told me to try again after... More

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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

I have lost count of the number of times I have stayed at this great little hotel! The place is a little distressed, but the friendlyness of the staff make up for that. They cannot do enough for me and my colleagues from Vision Aid Overseas.

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Address: Queen Elizabeth II Street, Addis Ababa 34063, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #31 of 69 hotels in Addis Ababa
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ras Amba Hotel is a well-known four star hotel in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa. It provides jobs for 65 people. Along with lodging, the hotel has a restaurant,a bar, a wedding and meeting hall, a catering service. Thanks to our clients we are now expanding our hotel . It will provide more rooms for our new clients spa and a gym room are included . ... more   less 

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