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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Taitu Hotel
Ranked #36 of 69 hotels in Addis Ababa
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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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I stayed, as a woman who would be alone my first night, because I wouldn't be isolated in a newer place in Bole. I wanted to go out and do things, like the Jazbamba club, located in the Taitu complex, or walk out the door, to find pizza, coffee ceremony, yummy Italian coffee, etc. The good: Love the beer garden... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Taitu hotel was very reasonably priced and in a decent location. I was not planning to stay here when I was in Addis, but due to last minute changes I showed up here and it worked out well. There is a lot of commercial activity and bars right around the hotel, and at night the neighborhood felt a little seedy... More

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Toronto, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

After booking a room online we arrived to be told that the only available room was in fact 5 dollars more. We had a large and comfortable room with 2 beds. The room was adequate yet the bathroom was quite sub-standard. The shower was cold and dirty. The toilet had no discernible flushing ability. No toilet paper was provided. We... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014 via mobile

It was interesting to see both the exterior and the interior of the first place in all of Ethiopia to offer food for sale! The place is full of character and perhaps ought to be turned into a museum. Certainly it isn't currently In the business of offering good food or service. The traditional food that was offers was absolutely... More

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Los Angeles, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Rooms range from us 9 to 30 a day. The cheaper rooms have shared communal toilets while the more expensive rooms have private.toilets. The rooms and everything in the hotel is shabby but u pay for what u get. One nice thing about the taitu hotel is there are travel agencies on the hotel grounds and u can book any... More

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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews 108 reviews
36 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

The positives: - Great location - Lovely staff - Good prices - Very good restaurant - Great vibe to the place - Amazing for meetups - Loads of parking - Storage lockers at reception - Security guards keep the buskers outside on the street The negatives: - Very basic rooms - Intermittent hot water - Cleanliness was questionable

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New Zealand
14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The restaurant was okay, but that's about the only positive. Our room was huge, but the bed and pillows were very uncomfortable and the bathroom archaic with a shower that didn't work properly - tap kept falling off! Room wasn't clean and entire place in desperate need of a makeover. Staff were offhand and it took 30mins to produce a... More

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Songdo, Korea
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

If you visit Addis Ababa, it's a must to stop by this historic hotel and restaurant, if for no other reason than its status as Ethiopia's oldest hotel. It has a funky charm to it including the original wooden staircase leading upstairs to the rooms. If you're looking for elegance, comfort, and class--go to the Sheraton--but if you're looking for... More

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London, United Kingdom
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

After consulting the Lonely Planet guides for Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somaliland, I settled on Taitu. I was drawn to Taitu for a couple of reasons: I was booking for a group, needed some flexibility, needed a reasonable price, and wanted a reasonably central location. With Taitu you get some real contrasts. The rooms in the more modern appendages to the... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I stayed at the Taitu on two occasions during a recent trip. It's a solid choice for the budget traveler who doesn't mind a little (a lot) of wear and tear. Both stays were in the annex immediately behind the main building. I never saw the rooms in the old hotel, but the annex rooms were like concrete bunkers. But... More

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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Also Known As:
Taitu Hotel Addis Ababa

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