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Dessie Hotel

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Lideta, Addis Ababa 11340, Ethiopia
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Ranked #12 of 81 Hotels in Addis Ababa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

At Dssie hotel you feel like home out of home. Let me start from the frontdesk. Embet, Frewoiny,Tigist etc. they are so polite and down to earth.The bar area Abraham and Addisu they are WOW. At the restaurant Fre, Tigist KIDIST they are lovely...the General Managers Clawdia is the best friend and owner. Just ask anything you will get it.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I just returned from ethiopia and spent 2 nights at Dessies. I've never had a hotel stay like this before. First off, the accomodations are great. Not fancy -but clean, comfortable, and well located. Also the food is delicious! However what really sets this place apart is the service. The owner not only personally provided 2 way airport transfer but... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Stayed there on two occasions - on a stop over to Lalibela and way back during our tour of Addis. The place is reasonably close to the airport - 15-20 mins from the airport. Rooms - very well furnished and nice. Staff - awesome Best is the owner lady who picked us up and dropped us off. She even took... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I stayed for a week in December 2013 with a colleague at Dessie Hotel. Clean rooms and very friendly staff including the owner. One of the few hotels in Addis where smoking is not allowed inside the hotel. The hotel also provides a vehecle and driver for 650 Birr ($32.50) per day which is a lot cheaper than the local... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

what a little gem...staff here are wonderful and obliging.rooms are comfortable and clean and staff looked after us well. we had airport pickups, could leave our luggage here whilst travelling and all for a reasonable cost. The hotel is a little out of town but taxis weren't too expensive and it was worth it to stay in a quiet ,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2013

One thing I enjoyed about it was the service, the staffs hospitality was wonderful. I visited Addis in October for one month. The food was a good mix of Ethiopian and American. The hotel itself was clean and the rooms were comfortable, overall my stay was pleasing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I had a wonderful experience at this hotel. The atmosphere is very down to Earth with good customer service. The rooms are very clean and the food is fresh! The room rate is more than reasonable. I would definitely stay there again!

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I was oncemore in Addia Ababa and my choice was Dessiehotel as in March. Same good and clean environment - my recommendation is valid. One change - hotel transport is now really expensive, sometimes it might be better to use a taxi. But the hotel transport is safe and clean - the taxis normally not.

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Nagoya, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

I used this hotel September 5 and 13. nice, clean rooms and reasonable Price . The staff was so nice. I was solo traveler and I did not know about Addis well.. But the staff advised me and they guided me.When I break my stomach, he gave me some medicine. I feel so happy to stay this hotel. Thank you!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We are a couple from Sydney - AUSTRALIA traveling extensively all-over the world, especially AFRICA, ASIA and EUROPE. We are having a bit of experience with various types of accommodation and prices. We visited Addis Ababa between 26 July to 30 July 2013 and we’ve had a wonderful time. This hotel for its category is excellent from any point of... More 

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