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near Old Airport / Mekanisa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #76 of 119 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

While the surrounding may not be ideal, the Hotel is affordable and clean. If you get affected by noise, then don't forget ear plugs. As early as 4am, the surrounding churches begin their loud prayers protected via loud speakers and that can be stressful . The staff are welcoming, food is ok but could be better. Services can be improved

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Kampala, uganda
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

I stayed at the Yilma Hotel for three nights on a recent trip to Ethiopia in May 2013. It is a medium-priced hotel with self-contained bathrooms with hot water. My room also had a TV in it. There is wireless internet in the lobby and the bar/restaurant area. Breakfast is not included in the room rate. Like many hotels in... More

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Doha, Qatar
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

The Yilma is a inexpensive alternative that's relatively close to the African Union headquarters and in my case, my wife's family home. Don't expect anything but an comfortable bed, basic TV and a minimal water pressure shower. The lobby, bar and restaurant area has free internet that usually works, beer is cheap and food barely edible. Also, during my last... More

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Ozark, Alabama, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

The rooms were nice and clean. Nothing fancy, just very comfortable. The feeling of visiting an old relative. The restroom was also very clean. The atmosphere really made us comfortable. The rooms had a tv, my wireless only worked in restaurant area. The restaurant had very good food with room service. I thoroughly enjoyed eating my breakfast outside on the... More

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Kabale, Uganda
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6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

The hotel is clean, the staff are very helpful. House keeping the best. Beds are however very soft (bouncing on springs). With wireless internet and good room rates, it is certainly a place to be. Whenever I go to Addis that's where I will stay.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
4 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2012

Ask to see a few rooms, check the bathrooms...staff were very apologetic about all the cockroaches in the bathroom and changed my room. But then made me leave hotel 2 nights later as it was booked solid- restaurant food was mediocre, service/attention - subpar for the country.

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Chester, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Pleasant and helpful staff and management (leak in bathroom fixed immediately). Good hot water. Very clean. Comfortable beds. Excellent meals and coffee brought to room so no need to use noisy restaurant. Can pay in birr or US dollars. Wireless internet. Laundry. Reliable taxi available. Only problem for us was loud chanting though loudspeakers from Orthodox Church all night several... More

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Hyderabad, India
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

YILMA HOTEL good budget hotels in the old airport area – Mekanissa Addis Ababa Ethiopia Africa European Restaurant, Bar, Room Service, Hot Shower or Bath, Private Bathroom, 24 Hr. Front Desk WI fi Internet Connection, Sauna/Massage, Dry Cleaning/Laundry I would stay here again if I am ever in Addis again

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Ottawa, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

This hotel was a great place to stay. It is clean, comfortable and quiet. The staff try their best to be helpful! It is also quite inexpensive. It is your average Ethiopian hotel, nothing more nothing less. It is in the area where all of the expats live, but is very quiet and a 20 minute taxi to any of... More

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Address: near Old Airport / Mekanisa, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
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Ranked #76 of 119 B&Bs / Inns in Addis Ababa
Number of rooms: 18

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