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Kefetew Guest House

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CMC Road | P.O. Box 888, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Kefetew Guest House
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Ranked #5 of 134 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Genet's guest house was a dream. The landscape, architecture and overall aesthetic was gorgeous! After experience a slight hiccup at the airport upon arrival, Genet was so gracious as to wait for me for 3 hours and happily chauffeur me to her home, where I was welcomed by her staff and checked into a lively room with a cozy private... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I'm 9 years old, travailing with my family and this Guest house was one of the highlights of our trip. We had an awesome experience at Kefetew ,the food was way better than awesome, but you have to like dogs - there's a chiuaua party in the house! My parents say that Genet was very helpful with transportation and had... More 

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Long Beach, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Thank you, Genet, for your warm hospitality. We loved our time at your guest house and will recommend it to others. The accommodations were lovely and the meals outstanding. We always felt very much at home while in Addis.

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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed two nights at the beginning of 2 weeks in Ethiopia and could not wish for better introduction. Genet was the best host and staff very attentive. Breakfast was excellent with mixture of ethiopian cuisine and European. The house was very clean and the huge bedroom we had on the first level was very comfortable. It is a bit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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21 helpful votes 21 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
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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
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38 helpful votes 38 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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