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Taitu Hotel

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Taitu Hotel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Taitu Hotel does have a great garden for meeting fellow travellers but do yourself a favour and stay elsewhere and just visit for dinner or a drink. I emailed Taitu a few days before my arrival and heard nothing so ended up calling them the day of my arrival and they allocated me a room, I arrived quite late... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wasn't convinced by the dark, tiled corridors or the even gloomier bathrooms - and yet, I still returned to stay there again when we came back through Addis. Its a special place. The main building belongs to a different time in Ethiopia's rich and fascinating history. There are too few buildings of this style that have survived. The shaded... More 

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Gonder, Ethiopia
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel in the Piassa of Addis Ababa was built in 1905. There was recently a fire at the hotel and it was said that there was a renovation in the hotel very quickly. I stayed in the hotel for one night and the room was terrible. The bath looked dirty, but I believe that it was all the grime... More 

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Asgardstrand, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We made the move from Atelefugne, to get a better location (ended up hating Piazza though), a bit cheaper room and some of that old-style feel. As you enter Taitu you're impressed. The restaurant is lovely (though the food wasn't very good, we soon realised) and it all looks well-maintained. We thought we had made the right choice. But then... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I stayed multiple days here and it's quite overpriced for the terrible conditions offered. the good: the location is decent, though there are a lot of con artists in the area. The building has a lot of character. The bad: everything else. The rooms are in decrepid conditions. Falling apart, toilets don't work or don't have toilet seats, all together... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

We stayed here in early January before the Jan 10, 2015 fire. We had upgraded to a room in the old part, which had character if not very clean. Our Ethiopia tour guide booked us in again to one of the "new" rooms, but when we showed up the room hadn't been cleaned. The garbage was full, the toilet was... More 

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Italy
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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

It must have been a very nice hotel, once...it has very nice reviews on the Lonely Planet but... When I was there the main building was burned down by a fire at the beginning of January 2015. I made my reservation by phone and the reception didn´t mention the fact or even that they couldn` t assure basic comforts anymore... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I’m glad we stayed in the historic Taitu hotel during our trip, because I have just noticed a new story that a fire destroyed 75 % of the main building past weekend, so no more hotel or jazz bar! It is true there were many things that could have been better, but this definitely was not how its story was... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We spent the month of December 2014 at Taitu Hotel. It is still a very conveniant and cheap option for a central location in Addis. We stayed in the cabins in the courtyard with common bathrooms. Their state depend of their users. Ethiopian clients unfortunately tend to leave a mess behind, especially the concept of toilets (WC = water closet….)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in the rooms away from the main building. They were dirty, infested, damp and had questionable electrics hanging about. It was extremely cheap though, so it's kind of what we were expecting considering we were running out of money. On the plus side, the main building was a real colonial style antique and the Ethiopian food options were... More 

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