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Ghion Hotel

, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel have for sure a vintage look and it seems to live in an old 80s tv shows The room are good and breakfast is very nice it's just arond the corner of Churchill street the shopping street in Addis. Unfotunately after the sunset finding a restauran may be very difficult

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Delft, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Best hotel I stayed in in Ethiopia. However that is relative. In Europe I would have rated it a bit lower. The service is enthusiastic. The breakfast is good. You can order your eggs as you like them. The shower appears to be cold, but let it run for 5 minutes and you will get hot water. In the morning... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The grounds are by far the best aspect of the Ghion Hotel. The gardens are very pleasant, and you can probably cover 2-3 miles before repeating any paths/roads. The pool appears to be a big draw, but is frequently crowded, and no one swims laps with the long length of the pool. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The... More 

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Toulouse, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I spent 4 days at this hotel, which was almost full the first night. They therefore gave me one of the bungalows, with which I was not satisfied at all : far from the reception desk (and thus from the wifi connection!), shabby and too large, with a non-existent running water. They have been very helpful and have accomadated my... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Originally the rooms we reserved were given away, so we stayed near the gym. The rooms were large and spacious although outdated. The doorknob was secured by toilet paper. There were no internet outlets for these rooms. I feel like there were more mosquitos in this room than the other. A few days later, we were able to move to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The Ghion is a whole campus. It has the most beautiful gardens that my husband and I loved to stroll through. It has a swimming pool, sauna, gym, massage, four restaurants, and a jazz club. Addis can be quite hectic for a foreigner and the Ghion was a refuge for us. The staff was very friendly and helped us with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Good central location. Reception staff were friendly and welcoming. The bedroom was clean if a little tired. Bathroom was clean and had hot water. The restaurant was not very busy and the waitress was friendly. Food was tasty and not overly expensive. Good selection at breakfast with a mixture of international and local dishes.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This hotel and dining experience is very average but the location is excellent, an oasis of calm created by the large beautiful garden and all within 200m of Meksel Square. The rooms need updating, the dining experience is dull. The staff are pleasant.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This hotel was arranged by the tour company and I was disappointed in it. It does have lovely grounds and gardens. The interior dining services were confusing, the staff weren't as friendly, the rooms were clean, no complaints there. It just wasn't as welcoming as the other hotel I staid in in Addis. The restaurant across the garden was great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for a few days and it was average all round. Standard room and reminiscent of soviet style decor. Nothing special but just comfortable. Seems to be part of a chain of similar hotels in Ethiopia and the hotel we stayed at in Gondar was decorated in exactly the same way.

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