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Wassamar Hotel

Bole Road, Africa Avenue | in front of Japan Embassy, Addis Ababa 512, Ethiopia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, UK
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176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three stars here means good average, not average average. The Wassamar looks unprepossessing from the outside, in a very ordinary city building, but that's partly because all you get on the ground floor is a modest lobby. You have to go up one floor for the reception desk, which is in a much more spacious atrium. The bellboy was enthusiastic... More 

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Fonthill, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived at the Wassamar Hotel via a cancelled flight at 2:00 AM. All staff from shuttle driver to reception were very friendly and efficient. Next morning I had to sort out travel plans and had no personal phone, so reception stepped in and assisted with all calls and confirmations - friendly and competent beyond expectations. Room was very clean, quiet,... More 

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Washington, DC
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6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

All other reviewers are correct. This is a great location, good value, clean, friendly place. If you don't need or want internet access you are covered. For me, it's a big problem. I have to do work at my hotel at night, and I'd really love to be able to call my family at home. It's my 3rd night here,... More 

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Caldecote, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I've stayed on a 3-4 monthly basis over the last 15 months at Wassamar and have loved it! I planned to move to private accommodation after the first month, but decided to remain at Wassamar for the following reasons:The staff are wonderfully friendly and accommodating - from the managers, to the front desk, to the porter, to entrance staff and... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We stayed at Wassamar a number of times over the summer of 2014 when in Ethiopia for work. They are by far the best value for money in Addis Ababa. The rooms are clean, spacious and very comfortable for extended stays (we stayed in a suite). The staff was incredibly friendly and helpful, and the hotel is well situated for... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I stayed at wassamar several times. always they picked me from airport on time by the hotel driver.the staff always helpful and excellent service. the rooms are very clean and hot water,good towels,quality linen.the breakfast is very good.

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Poatina, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Excellent Value. Very friendly. Lovely clean rooms. Ideal for working in the room. Great food at a good price. Good internet connection. I have stayed here twice now. It is a very well designed and good quality.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I have just returned 4 day stay at Wassamar. I ended up there as a last resort when my regular place at jupiter was fully booked. I wasnt expecting to enjoy myself and was pleasantly surprised. Reception was great. Every staff bent over backwards to accommodate all our needs. I was able to use the business centre well into the... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 via mobile

Right along the African avenue. On the highway, you can easily miss it when driving, even with taxi. Generally clean. Good price for what you get. Quiet. I got a room facing the highway which I did not mind. Ethiopia isn't as noisy as Nairobi roads.. Average breakfast options..some cooked stuff available, all complementary. Gym and sauna complementary as well.... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Wassamar Hotel is not very representative from the outside, but inside the hotel is very nice. The lobby is located at 2'nd floor and manned with a very helpful staff. The rooms are high standard even though it is not European standards. The (double) bed was very comfortable and I had a wonderful sleep. The Internet was unfortunately very... More 

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