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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, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was fine for what I needed. It was very convenient for the airport and the free shuttle service was good (once it arrived!) the wi-if worked consistently and the TV in the room was a bonus. There was a bit of a nasty smell at times in my room which I would have lost the stomach for on... More 

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Alexandria, Egypt
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

This hotel has a high level of customer focus. Not fancy but efficient. Close to airport has a shuttle to airport. Clean room. The only issue is lack of AC at rooms. Only fans are available upon request. Pls ssk for a panoramic room at the back.

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Prishtina
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94 reviews 94 reviews
54 hotel reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I have spent some 4 days at this hotel in official business. It has a good location close to the airport. The hotel's reception is located on the second floor and there are very friendly security staff that are quite helpful. The room rates are a bit expensive (some 80 usd/night) for Addis terms and you get in return some... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We stayed the night of arrival, travelled for a week, then 2 nights before flying out. All three nights were clean, quiet and comfortable; and the staff were very friendly and helpful, although the check out procedure could be made much shorter, imo (the paperwork takes way too long). The breakfast (included) is nice - you can ask for espresso,... More 

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London, UK
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94 hotel reviews
186 helpful votes 186 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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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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
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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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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