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CMC Road | P.O. Box 888, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Kefetew Guest House
Ranked #3 of 116 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 via mobile

It's all been said already and on this, my first night in Addis Ababa, I'm delighted to find those enthusiastic reviews are true. This place really is terrific. I wish I could stay for longer. There's nothing bad to say about it. My only regret is that this is probably my only trip to Ethiopia so I'll probably never get... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

As soon as I walked into Genet's guest house, I felt at home. I was there for almost 3 weeks for work, and coming home everyday to the delicious and healthy dinners and Genet's warm character was wonderful. Genet's cooking is amazing: fresh ingredients, light on the grease, whole grains. The bed was really comfortable and the water was hot.... More

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Zell am See, Austria
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We can only agree with the previous reviews. Genet's Guest House is like a home in Addis. We stayed here at the beginning and the end of our journey through Ethiopia with our children. It was like an island of tranquility in a very busy, pre-Easter Addis. The house is beautiful artistically designed and very, very clean. We have been... More

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Kingston, Jamaica
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

So I am late with my review but there is no time like the present. The review entitled "Good Place, bad nosy owner" forced this!!!!!! There are usually three sides to a story and in this particular case I would love to hear the other two. Most reputable hotels DO NOT allow guests in bedrooms. I had a wonderful stay... More

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Maputo, Mozambique
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Whether in Addis for business or pleasure, Kefetew will provide you will all the amenities (wireless internet, hot shower/bath, satellite tv, sim cards for rent, laundry, meals). Combined with beautiful decor and warm hospitality, you will feel at home and want to return again and again. Breakfast is included along with coffee and tea available throughout the day as well... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

If you are in Addis and are looking for a homely athmosphere with personal touch then this is the place for you to stay. The rooms are cosy and the breakfast is amazing. We had a wonderful stay and will certainly be back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

One of the highlights of our trip was staying with Genet in her lovely guesthouse. The room was wonderful, the common areas are welcoming and comfortable, the food is delicious and Genet is fantastic! Can't say enough good things about this place! Taxi to and from the airport was reliable and easy and a wealth of information is available about... More

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51 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

We felt really safe and comfortable here from the moment we arrived from the airport. Very welcoming, clean and enjoyable with a great sitting area to relax in. Delicious breakfast and nice shower. Everything you could want from a guest house in Addis! Only snag - a bit far from the centre but close to the airport.

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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We had a really wonderful stay at Genet's guest house, I would highly recommend. We had a very special trip to Addis and she became one of the reasons why it was so special. The beds were comfortable, plenty of hot water; the cooking was delicious, as was the coffee. And, Genet was so hospitable. We had a wonderful stay... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

In a nutshell: The host Genet (who lived in the US for a long time) is an amazing person, happy to help with anything you need; she was waiting for me with a smile twice at the airport. The food was excellent. The décor is extremely pleasant, the bed was comfy. You will feel very welcome and relaxed here. I... More

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Address: CMC Road | P.O. Box 888, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
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At Kefetew Guest House what sets us apart from most other guest houses is that we take the ‘guest’ in our name seriously. You will be treated and feel like a truly special guest when you stay with us. Above and beyond our impeccably appointed premises, the soothing ambiance, and the full complement of amenities we make available to you, we will go out of our way to provide you with the personalized service that will meet each and all your wants and needs. You can relax in leisure after a busy day, work in a quiet and private environment, or mingle with our other special guests in our spacious and comfortable common area.Genet, the owner and operator, is always available to personally see to it that you are well cared for and to answer any questions you may have. ... more   less 
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