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Semien Hotel

Belay Zeleke Street, Kebele 03/09, Addis Ababa 7658, Ethiopia
Semien Hotel
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Rating summary
  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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York, PA
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305 reviews 305 reviews
21 hotel reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Stayed there twice over a two year period of time with mission group from church. Rooms were adequate and we appreciated the cleanliness, flush toilets and hot showers. Towels are thin, so bring your own if you want the thick ones you may have at home. Rooms are small, but this isn't a place you spend much time in your... More 

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Milan, Italy
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

I know why I am always back to the Semien Hotel :I feel home.They tell me "welcome back Francesco"and they smile, from the manager to the receptionists to all the waiters.And because of the huge ,free, international breakfasts I can have even in my bed.And when I ask extra special eggs but "5 minutes boiled"I am sure that in the... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

I stayed at this hotel in 2005, 2010 and Dec2013/Jan2014. The quality and reliability of the service has declined over the years. My last stay was a nightmare. I was assigned a room on the 6th floor. Upon inspecting it I found the toilet flush had broken. I asked a room change and was offered another room on the 3rd... More 

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Gandhinagar, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Stayed there from 11thSept. to 5th October with my wife.The tarrif includes complimentary breakfast.The room was small the bed was not all that comfortable.The rooms are cleaned everyday and the towels and bed linens changed whenever requested.The staff is very cooperative ,Polite and helpful.Addis Ababa is cold and one requires hot shower bath which the rooms have hot water 24... More 

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Ebene, Mauritius
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11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

The hotel meets the barest essentials - clean white towels and sheets changed everyday. The breakfast selection was poor and didn't change most of my stay. Internet (free) is only available at the lobby and not in the rooms. It tends to be very slow during the day but can be quite fast at night. Had diner (buffet) once at... More 

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Pullman, Washington
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4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

After three months of traveling and doing fieldwork in southwestern Ethiopia, I needed a place to stay in Addis Ababa before finally flying home. A number of my research colleagues have also stayed in and recommend this hotel. Although the food in the restaurant isn't great and the customer service isn't spectacular, the hotel is perfect for a good, safe... More 

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Navi Mumbai, India
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

Semien Hotel is a three star hotel in Addis Ababa with very reasonable rates. The rooms are decent and the staff is generally very helpful. Maybe the only drawback is that it is a bit away from the main areas of the city. And of course the meals are all Ethiopian. But generally I keep coming back to this hotel... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I spent 4 nights in a room on the third floor in Semien Hotel in November 2011. I pretty much spent all my time in the hotel because in the day time I facilitated a workshop in the conference room on the 7th floor, from where you get a 360 degree view of the city. The hills in the distance... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Stayed here four nights on 5th floor, great views! Leak from the ceiling on first night lost some sleep but changed rooms next door. Lost an iPod in the process..hotel staff cagey about finding it. Maintenance very poor, so more problems likely. All meals local buffet with plenty of choice and reasonable so many locals drop in. Wifi works only... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

I was booked here by another organization who paid the business trip. I basically did not get hardly any sleep in the ten nights here. The rooms are fairly clean and the view from mine on the 5th floor was great. The water from my shower leaked up through the floor drain and came out in a trickly. There are... More 

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