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Bole Road, Africa Avenue | in front of Japan Embassy, Addis Ababa 512, Ethiopia
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Wassamar Hotel
Ranked #25 of 69 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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Penang Island, Malaysia
19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
18 reviews 18 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
16 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
24 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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88 reviews 88 reviews
50 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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37 reviews 37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
45 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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Nairobi, Kenya
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

I stayed at this hotel on 17 - 18 March 2013 while working with officials from the Ministry of Health in Ethiopia. Overall, the hotel was good with easy access to the international airport. The check-in and check out process was fairly efficient and the food was generally OK - we had breakfast and dinner at the hotel and lunch... 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): $$

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Wassamar welcomes you at the gate of Addis Ababa, 1.2 km from the airport with its attractive amenities and excellent service. Wassamar offers on-site indoor/outdoor restaurant with complimentary breakfast, free high-speed internet, gym, sauna and steam room. For those interested in business, we offer small and large conference spaces with a capacity of 10 and 100 individuals. Both wired for internet access and sound systems and projectors. Come and see us, you won't be disappointed! ... more   less 
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