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Bole Road, Africa Avenue | in front of Japan Embassy, Addis Ababa 512, Ethiopia
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Wassamar Hotel
Ranked #24 of 70 Hotels in Addis Ababa
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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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Penang Island, Malaysia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

If it is somewhere you need to collapse and just sleep with a reasonable breakfast in the morning, then this will do. Easy access to the airport. Clean linen and average sized rooms. Don't expect 5 or even 4 star service. The reception staff can range anywhere from exceptional to "why are they there". It depends. As long as your... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

There are some positive things about this hotel. The location is great, staff are friendly, gym is great and food is good. The downside - and it was quite a major downside for me - was that there were fleas in my bed. I couldn't quite believe it at first - it doesn't look like the kind of hotel that... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We used the Wassamar Hotel as a base for an extended business trip to Ethiopia and returned to the hotel 5 times over a 3 week period. Each time the stay was a sanctuary after long drives and sometimes poor quality accommodation in the provinces. Fast internet, comfortable beds, plenty of hot water, pleasant staff and an efficient laundry service... More

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Bryan, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

The Wassamar Hotel opened a couple of years ago on Bole Road...convenient to the airport and some good restaurants, it seems to focus on business travelers. My wife and I stayed only to nights before traveling south, but found the hotel a pleasant respite from the big, pricey hotels in the center of town that mainly cater to the expense-account... More

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Kuranda, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We got chucked out of the Hilton so the delegates for the OAU 50th anniversary conference could stay there, but I actually preferred this place- smaller scale, not fancy but clean and with good service- they did some after hours laundry for me that the Hilton could not organise earlier for instance. Good wifi, hot water, nice enough restaurant with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

The hotel is located on Bole Road, the site of much construction and road works. One has to walk up an uneven rubble path to enter the hotel, which is off putting. Once inside however, the staff are friendly and helpful. This is a good business hotel. Although rooms are small they contain a desk with cable and WiFi internet... More

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Ashford, United Kingdom
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 hotel reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

I stayed for a week on a business trip. The hotel is a quite reasonable standard. Rooms are very clean and big enough. Wired and wireless internet are available and works as erratically as anywhere else in Ethiopia (not the hotels fault). The TV had multiple channels of sport, film and news including BBC. The design of the hotel has... More

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Tias, Spain
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

Response time from staff prior to booking was excellent, to a standard to which most Spanish hotels (where I live) can only aspire. Rooms are perfectly adequate for a one night stay. The restaurant is open 24 hours a day and, unlike the airport hotels near Barajas (Madrid), they serve breakfast at a sensible time (6am) so you can actually... More

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Espoo, Finland
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

The hotel is ideally located, very close to the airport. The hotel shuttle and reception are very professional and efficient. The hotel itself is a small budget business hotel. Rooms are small but have all the required amenities one would expect of this kind of hotel. Its clean but not very attractive. The WIFI works relatively well in the rooms.... More

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Address: Bole Road, Africa Avenue | in front of Japan Embassy, Addis Ababa 512, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 66

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