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The Piazza, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Baro Hotel
Ranked #48 of 69 hotels in Addis Ababa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

stayed there only because Wutma Hotel (across the street) didn't have a room for me. the rooms cost 200 Birr (10$). there are hot water in the shower and wifi (not always work) in some of the rooms. the only, and big, problem is that the rooms stinks. you have to leave your window open or else you want to... More

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Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

I arrived late at night to find out that my room had been given to someone else. It had taken time to exit the airport and though I had called just hours before and said I am coming there was no room. They had given it to someone else. They said I could stay out in the garden. It was... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is a decent hotel if you've just arrived in Addis on a shoestring in a very lively location in the Piazza area of town. The staff are very friendly and there's a nice terrace area which is a good place to chat to other travellers. Staff are also very good at helping you get orientated and giving directions, and... More

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San Francisco, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I stayed here twice coming in and out of Addis. There are a few nice rooms to your left if you are facing reception, with windows looking into the courtyard. The rest are pretty dark and not nice. If you're already used to budget accomodations in Ethiopia, it's fine. There was water (not always the case in Ethiopia) and hot... More

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Asgardstrand, Norway
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I'll copy an email I sent them a couple of days ago: "What is wrong with you [TripAdvisor would not accept this kind of profanity]?! Overcharging a poor first-time visitor to Ethiopia who has been stuck for three hours at the airport, and then, at 6 in the morning, you give her the worst room you have?! And THEN you... More

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Khalkis, Greece
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Baro Pension is in 5 minutes walking distance from the Piazza. Other than that, there is no reason to stay in this place. Stingy toilets and bathrooms, very noisy during the night and very busy with hookers and locals. Kitchen was lower than average. The manager was a crook that was trying to skip issuing a receipt. Because they let... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

The rooms and facilities, while not particularly pretty, were clean and functional and isolated enough from the busy streets of Addis that it was possible to get a decent sleep. Food and drinks were available on site for reasonable prices and the staff were friendly and helpful. Located in the Piazza area, it was conveniently close to all the important... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Hotel is real nice. Good value. Has a central location. Good security.Would like to know low price hospitals in the area. I have heard of a Zari Hospital in Addis Ababa, is it close to Piazza? Low price?. Thanks in advance.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

It's a decent value for the cheap price, but if you are coming from outside of Ethiopia, you will be shocked at the standard - especially compared to anywhere in Asia or even many other African countries. It's probably worth spending a bit more on a nicer place to acclimate for your first day or two. The toilet seat was... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

I stayed there for over a month. If there was a problem was because of the Train Construction around Piazza. Service was excellent and prices were great. Good security, clean rooms, good food and great service and that's all I needed. Place is in Piazza, and Piazza has everything one needs. Also I made a lot of friends from all... More

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Address: The Piazza, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Baro Hotel Addis Ababa

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