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Friendship International Hotel

4.0 of 5 Africa Avenue, opposite to Alem Building, 200 meter inside, near to Robel Plaza, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mombasa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I was all over Ethiopia but in all the 7 hotels we stayed this was the best,good food,clean rooms every thing works stayed one night Kenyan group the staff were very good,very low noise level cool rooms

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friendship_int, General Manager at Friendship International Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Respected Client, Thank you very much indeed for posting your positive review about our property. We are highly pleased to know that you were happy with our services & we appreciate for you witnessed that our hotel is the right choice to have a decent & comfortable stay at a very affordable price in Addis Ababa. We look forward... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

First off, the location was very convenient. Only 5 minutes from the airport and the hotel provides free round-trip shuttle service. There is a lot to see and do within walking distance so not having a car wasn't a problem. The hotel was nicely designed and taken care of. My royal suite was something transplanted from Las Vegas! I'm from... More 

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friendship_int, General Manager at Friendship International Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Respected Client, Please get our sincere gratitude for your positive review about our product & key location. We appreciate the precious time that you devoted to write your compliment about our services specially our fully fledged & homey executive suite room. We hope to serve you again & again with a strong & consistent commitment in a way to... More 

Cairo, Egypt
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Special Thanks for all staff in FriendShip International Hotel because we have a wonderful and hospitality accommodation for my Egyptian group around 100 pax in October 2014 Everything in the hotel is fantastic and special special special thanks for Ms. Yael (Sales and Marketing Manager) for her help and professional work to be our accommodation more hospitality. Many thanks for... More 

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friendship_int, General Manager at Friendship International Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Respected Client, Thank you very much for your favorable review. We are very glad to know that you & your group of 100+ were exceptionally satisfied by our services. We also appreciated your comment about our staffs whom you were impressed by there professionalism. We are proud & grateful to have such staffs. We promise to keep our strength... More 

Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We recently had a conference at Friendship International Hotel for about a week. The rooms were spacious and welcoming, the staff very helpful and everything went on well without any problems. The hotel is situated near many malls and restaurants and thus it was very convenient for everyone. We had a group of 90 pax who all had a great... More 

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friendship_int, General Manager at Friendship International Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Respected customer, Thank you very much for sacrificing your precious time to write such a favorable review about our services.Your satisfaction is a guarantee for our continuous growth. Hence, we promise to maintain our service level consistent through out, in order to earn much more loyal clients likewise. We are contentedly look forward to serve you again! With hospitality... More 

Nairobi
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
39 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The hotel is in a good area, and I have to admit that the reservation manager was prompt in her responses over email before my arrival and even offered a discount. The free airport pick up was confirmed, but I had to wait for over 20 minutes for the shuttle to arrive despite the hotel being less than 5 minutes... More 

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friendship_int, General Manager at Friendship International Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Respected customer, Thank you for your detail review & we apologize for the inconvenience you faced on arrival as well as during your stay with us. Please note that all the areas are immediately & properly addressed to take the required corrective action. Hoping to serve you again, we promise that you will get the utmost satisfaction from all... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We stayed here for one night and were unhappy with the overall service we received. We travelled with two children. Having made the reservation a day earlier, and requested for an extra bed, we expected that the room would be ready when we arrived but it wasn't. We had to wait about an hour before we were allocated a room.... More 

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friendship_int, General Manager at Friendship International Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, We would like to extend our sincere apology for the unpleasant situation happened during your stay with us. As per our procedure; unless it was suddenly noticed/requested after your arrival, the extra bed should have been ready to use before your check-in. Though we have buffet breakfast serving time,our staffs should have understood your condition & served... More 

Nairobi, Kenya
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
56 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Friendship Hotel is like a little piece of China in Addis Ababa. The fixings and furniture that seem to have been imported directly from China. As a result, most of it seems a bit flimsy and out-of-place. The shower head in our room kept falling down, the water temperature was tough to regulate. On the plus side, the staff were... More 

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friendship_int, General Manager at Friendship International Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Respected Customer, Thank you for your valuable review. We appreciate the time you took to write such a constructive comment about our services. Apologizing for all the inconveniences, allow us to confirm that It was simply a common technical failure that inconvenienced your stay not the materials quality. Please note that we have immediately started an aggressive & detail... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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61 reviews 61 reviews
33 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

As we had an 18 hour transit in Addis Ababa, this was the hotel that Ethiopian airways provided us as part of the transit, it is really close to the airport only a few minutes drive away in the suburb of Bole. We were surprised at the quality of the hotel. The hotel has a nice lobby with a lounge... More 

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friendship_int, General Manager at Friendship International Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Respected Customer, Thank you very much for your detail review about our services. We really appreciate the time you have taken to write such a valuable comment & recommendation. Please note that we take all your points very seriously & keep up our strong points while immediately investigate & take a corrective action to improve the few but most... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is a nice hotel. The level of finish in this hotel is impeccable; there are many nice things. The checkin was very fast and efficient. The meals were delicious and had a variety of cuisines represented. The faucet in my bathroom was very loose. That was unfortunate. They also didn't provide any gratis bottled water which saddened me. I... More 

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friendship_int, General Manager at Friendship International Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued Customer, Thank you for devoting your priceless time to write your review about our services. Based on your credible note, we will take an immediate corrective action to make sure that all taps in our rooms are always well fitted & the free bottled waters are always replenished on time. Otherwise, we promise to keep up all our... More 

Switzerland
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

I booked the hotel following an efficient and effective email communication. All in all my stay was generally good. Internet connection and electricity was more or less stable and can be rated as very good particularly compared to other hotels in the vicinity. Generator ignites automatically within seconds of black outs. Room was very clean and was fit with jacuzi... More 

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friendship_int, General Manager at Friendship International Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Respected Customer, Thank you very much for your precious time devoted to write such a constructive review about our hotel. Please note that based on your observation,we will immediately investigate & take the required corrective actions to rectify our weak links while keeping up our strong sides. Hopping to serve you again in future, we promise that you will... More 

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Address: Africa Avenue, opposite to Alem Building, 200 meter inside, near to Robel Plaza, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Friendship International Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 104
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