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3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Dessie Road | P O Box 155, Addis Ababa 1000-155, Ethiopia
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Ranked #72 of 76 Hotels in Addis Ababa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The airline put us up in this hotel for free due to an extended layover, so the only thing I can't complain about is the price. The beds were like sleeping on stones. There was no air in the room, so we opened the windows to let in the breeze and unfortunately all outside noises as well. The shower functioned,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Recently, just for fun, I went to several hotels in Addis to check on rooms standard. Ararat was the last hotel we checked. We were so impressed with the 3 other hotels but not Ararat. The room was just horrible. The staff at the reception was the least professsional. Also the rooms rates are more expensive. I will not recommend... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

We were actually put up in Ararat by our airline due to a delay, so would never have chosen to stay here. The only way we could describe it is bizarre. We had to whip off the lacy bed covers before they gave us nightmares. The dinner buffet was terrible - stale rolls, greasy cabbage and fries. Breakfast not much... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

My phone never worked for a whole week, kept complaining and it was never fixed. the dining area is a cross the road so had to cross a very wet road every time i needed to go to the bar or have a meal. Slowest Internet in the whole wide world. Shower cubicle leaked in to my loo area and... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

Have to improve in every way. The service is very bad. Rooms are not tidy and the location is way out. There is no lift and had to carry my luggage to the second floor.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

Matress was poor and when taking the shower the water stayed in the bathtub. Communicating in english was a struggle both in the reception and even more in the restaurant. Breakfast was little and for the other meals food was ok, but communication was a struggle and even with few guests it was timeconsuming to give your orders and to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2011

The stay in the Ararat is each time a pleasure. From the first day onwards the employees made me feel very welcomed. Very friendly manger and staff-they walk an extra mile o make their customers happy and satisfied. The hotel itself is in a very good condition. Even though there is a road close by it's very peaceful. I can... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2010

My organisation has used Ararat several times for workshops and conferences. I have alot of experience of these kind of hotels and these services and Ararat is among the best I have seen. The events were non-residential so I cannot comment on the accommodation, however the rooms look well appointed and clean. What I can say is that the staff... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2010

In June of 2008 we traveled to Ethiopia for purpose of child adoption reasons. The flight arrived late in the evening about 10.00pm or so. We were given a reference to stay at Ararat Hotel, so we got a taxi and headed to the hotel. Although we were given alternative hotel names, Ararat happened to be in the direction of... More 

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FessehaSahelle, Manager at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Dear our reviewers, Thank you for the feed back that you have posted on the trip adviser web page regarding our hotel. It is customary to request for the guests passport for some safety majors during registration, but we have nothing to do with marriage certificates. In all circumstances we would like to request our guests to forgive us &... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2010

A group of about 22 of us came and stayed here in October while we were on a mission trip. They were extremely accomodating and the rooms were really nice. The staff at the desk was wonderful as well. I would definitely stay here again!

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Address: Dessie Road | P O Box 155, Addis Ababa 1000-155, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ararat Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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