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Abbaba's Villa

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Yeka #436, Addis Ababa 0304, Ethiopia
Abbaba's Villa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at Abbabs Villa for 10 days while working with the Mother Teresa Nuns. It was a wonderful peaceful place to return to after a busy day. Charming surroundings with lots of history,a very helpful and interesting owner. We ate there most nights and found the good vegetarian fare quite adequate.It is easy to get around Addis from there.... More 

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Watsonville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

My family and I spent several days at Abbaba's Villa in Addis Ababa. What a lovely place! Quiet, historic, committed to preserving Ethiopian culture. Meeting the owner, Eyerusalem, was one of the highlights of our trip to Ethiopia. She is a wonderful person and now a friend. As a visitor, I appreciated the hospitality and care, and also loved the... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Founded from a vision to serve hospitality, warmth, wholesome food, and a unique experience, Abbaba's Villa is in a green area in the Entoto Hills, at the outskirsts of Addis Ababa. We have chosen Abbaba's Villa to run our retreats, and enjoy the ambiance, wholesome food of Ethiopian delicacies with a twist, and super helpful staff. The Guest House is... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Abbaba's Villa is a very peaceful Guest house with many different corners to sit, read, write, relax - with a wonderful garden and a beehive - Eyerusalem is a brilliant host, Workeye is a fabulous cook - Located next to Abo Church, between German and French Embassy - not an easy destination to reach (with minibus). The Villa is unique,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I had a lovely time staying at Abbaba’s Villa. The owner Eyerusalem made you feel very at home and could not do enough for you - a really wonderful hostess. You could relax in the wonderful garden or inside in the very tastefully decorated living rooms. Having toured Ethiopia this was one of the best places I have stayed in... More 

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dsa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I travel for work, and have stayed in lots of guesthouses and hotels over the last few years - this is one of the best I've stayed in. The owner, Eyerusalem, really treats you as a guest rather than a customer - she organised my weekend trip to Lake Winchi, shared meals with me and the other guests, and really... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My tour company, Stunning Ethiopian Tours, arranged a visit and dinner here. Its conveniently located in Addis, Ms. Gedlu is a superb hostess. The house and its history is interesting. Dinner was delicious and the conversation fascinating. A hi-lite of my 21 day Ethiopian tour. Although I was not staying at the guest house, all the guest rooms looked large... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

In September,2014, my family and I stayed for two 5-day stretches at Abbaba's Villa, located in a quiet part of Addis Ababa, northeast of the center. As noted in other reviews, the home is an Italian style villa, dating (I believe) from the early 1930s. It is on a lovely plot of land, with open areas with small flower gardens,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I lived in Ethiopia for a few years before coming back for a month-long visit, during which I stayed at Abbaba's Villa. It's the best guest house you can find in Addis, not least because of Eyerusalem, the gracious and lovely owner. I felt so completely nurtured by her and her staff. We often had lunch or dinner together, and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

A group of us had lunch here and the food was organic, fresh and delicious. It was beautifully served and we enjoyed the ambiance of the hotel and would love to go back and stay for a week. The owner and her staff were kind and helpful. The art and decor are modern and unique yet it has an ease... More 

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