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AREQU Guest House

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Ring Road | Bob Marley Junction, Addis Ababa 3909, Ethiopia
AREQU Guest House
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I stayed at Arequ for 20 days in January and February 2015. The guesthouse is a great find, affordable, very clean, the rooms very spacious, the bed extremely comfortable.The breakfast was excellent. But more importantly, the hosts are warm, friendly and welcoming. The construction and traffic in Addis made the city very difficult and the hosts were most helpful in... More 

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nampula, mozambique
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

As my layover in Addis was only 19 hours, my requirements were simple: I wanted a quaint, charming little guesthouse near the airport. It was important to me that the place had character and a family sort of feel to it. Although I was only going to be there for one night, I wanted it to be special... Well, the... More 

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New Delhi, India
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I discovered the Arequ Guest House through Tripadvisor and it was a great find. It is reasonably priced, close to the airport, well located and expertly run. The hospitality of the place is commendable, most staff are able to communicate in English and breakfast good. I stayed for 4 nights at Arequ in the last week of January 2015, most... More 

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Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I stayed at Arequ for three days in January 2015. The hosts are very warm, friendly and welcoming. The guesthouse is very conveniently located, quiet, clean, and all the facilities work well (unusual for guesthouses in the city). A nice breakfast comes with the room at a reasonable price, and you can order lunch and dinner if you don't want... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Designed by an award winning architect, from the outside the building is an unusual design, the exterior does not prepare you for what awaits you internally. The spacious, tastefully decorated reception is only a taste of what is to come. The rooms are spacious, the furniture tasteful and functional, comfortable, spacious beds with a well designed en-suite. We stayed on... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We stayed at Arequ for 3 weeks with our young baby. We've stayed at many guesthouses and hotels in Addis. Most are gaudy, with lots of cheap Chinese furniture, and poorly-finished (loose fixtures, bad plumbing, sockets falling out, etc). Not Arequ. It was spacious, well-appointed and tastefully decorated. In fact, the whole guesthouse is gorgeous. We had the first room,... More 

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Millington, Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Very warm and friendly. Convenient to the airport, with free pick-up. It's not so convenient to some of the main attractions in Addis, but no hotel is for most of them. The city is very spread out, and you'll have to get around by taxi from whatever hotel you choose. Arequ is quiet, clean, and all the facilities work (shower,... More 

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Pangani, Tanzania
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

I instantly felt at peace when I walked thru the door at Arequ after traveling quite a bit across Ethiopia. It would be easy to say this is not a guest house but a boutique hotel with fantastic service. Although one is quick to tell a lot of thought has gone into designing and building this luxurious place, I later... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

The Arequ is a beautiful place to stay in Addis Ababa. The minute you walk in the door you are greeted with warmth and friendship, offered tea and cake and treated like family. The entire place is gorgeous, warm and creative. The attention to details through out is amazing. I have stayed there many times and bring guests yearly from... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Arequ Guest House made our stay in Addis perfect. We are a family of five and loved the beautiful interior, family history, clean and comfortable rooms, fantastic breakfasts. We were met at the Airport, given so much help and advice. Great restaurants and music nearby. Very good value.Definitely coming back!

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