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Ghion Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #42 of 72 Hotels in Addis Ababa
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Durham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Ghion 3 times - at the start, middle and end of my Ethiopia trip. The gartdens were nice, the rooms run down, some worse than others. Not all had hot water. One had a strange smell. All those I stayed in had charging points for my camera etc. On none of my visits was the internet centre... More 

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El Cerrito, CA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first hotel in Ethiopia, and we did not choose to return. On the plus side, there are nice gardens in front of the hotel, allowing for walking , stretching, and some time out of the hubbub that is Addis. However, the food is generally dull, and the rooms inexcusably tacky for its location in A large city.... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Touring Ethiopia with a group for two weeks, we were brought here for a few hours after our overnight flight from the UK (before flying to Dire Dawa) and were pleasantly surprised to find that each couple had been given a room for a few hours. There is a branch of one of the main banks here and their exchange... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Coming here after a more rustic stay outside Addis made the Ghion seem great! My room was a twin and was light and spacious. Plenty of hot water, decent towels, and a balcony. It was very old fashioned, and felt tired and run down. Only 1 socket that I could use for charging. Staff were very helpful and responded quickly... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

One thing is for sure: this very central place near Mesquel square is the most quiet hotel in town. Surrounded by gardens, the only noise during the night or early morning are the birds singing. The rooms, as well as the lobby, are spacious and clean, and staff is really friendly. Obviously the location is great if you want to... More 

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Minneapolis, MN
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

The hotel is OK. The staff are friendly. I was in Addis for a medical mission and had several Ghoin staff asking me to help them with their eyesight (??). I also had people (workers? guests?? not sure who they were?) follow me into my room asking me for Chapstick. The Peace Corps was there while we were visiting, and... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I stayed here before a trek and felt it was as others have said run down a little grubby and had been left without any maintenance for some time. However the staff were all nice, the lobby area where we did a lot of waiting was clean and comfy. One socket did not want to charge my phone so I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

I stayed here for one day/night at the start of a holiday, and then had a day room before flyng out. It was like being in two different hotels - the room and bathroom on the first night (upstairs) were really run down. There were no plug sockets, wires were taped into the wall or left sticking out with no... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Good Location. Run down Government hotel. Rooms really need updating. Very small, toilets don't flush very well. Gardens are lovely, and spa and pool. Really good Chinese restaurant just outside the gates. Coffee bar was ok for a sandwich (Ethiopian style). Ethnic restaurant was good. There are definitely better hotels in Addis

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137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed at the Ghion Hotel for just a few hours, really, after getting into Addis Ababa after midnight and then leaving to catch a late morning flight the next day. While the lobby is attractive, the first impression of the hallway while walking to our room was of a run-down, second-rate hotel. Entering the room confirmed that impression. All... More 

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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ghion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 190
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