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Ghion Hotel

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ghion Hotel
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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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Arusha, Tanzania
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we arrived at Ghion, it was hard to believe how much of an oasis it is, considering it is a few hundred meters away from Meksel square. It is almost quiet, and thanks to the fairly big park. The staff could be better, but was mostly accommodating. Some miscommunications, but it all worked out fine in the end. The... More 

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katmandu
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125 reviews 125 reviews
18 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is central,right in the middle of the chaotic trafic,but the great park ,well kept and green,makes an oasis of peace. The rooms are clean,the breackfast buffet good. be sure,when you check in,to ask for the price "all included". It is not overpriced like most of the hotels in rhe town. the bus station is right in front of... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The only frustrating experience I had was trying to accurately (according to Tripadvisor policy) write a review for the other amenities on the Ghion Hotel property. To be clear and fair this is not a review of the Hotel, I did not stay in the hotel and have no comment on that aspect. I have been working in Addis for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Room is fairly old but clean. Had problem with sink in bathroom but that was cleared up straight away. Reception staff were cery nice and receptive. Hotel is in excellent location, near Meskel Square, but is far enough away from street to be quiet. All in all, i had a pretty comfortable stay.

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Ottawa, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Yes the Sheraton and Hilton are nicer, newer and have better rooms in Addis and better European food, but you will pay a high price as is that why you have gone to Ethiopia? This hotel is a relic from the Communist era that has its own charms. The Ghion has one of the best Ethiopian cuisine restaurants in Addis... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Vast gardens of vine, yucca and palms are the main reason to stay here as a respite from the dust generated by all the construction in Addis. The foyer, with its deep leather sofas and retro-feel is also an atmospheric place to while away a few hours. While on the hotel's good points, it's also fair to say that the... More 

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Kent
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107 reviews 107 reviews
40 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Very pleasant gardens at this hotel with lots of bird life. Garden café is a nice place for a lunch. Good choice of local and faranji food with a choioce of restaurants on the premises. there is also a swimming pool on site. Rooms are quite basic but comfortable. Despite being spring fed there is still the odd issue with... More 

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Canada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
34 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

The property is lush and grande and the restaurant has great views looking out at the lake. Just be prepared for the onslaught of mosquitoes that comes with that lushness. Our room was dank and mouldy, the mossie net had lots of holes, the toilet didn't flush, and the lock on our door was shady and hard to work. We... More 

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Connecticut
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This hotel is only a short ride from the airport and right in the middle of the city. The grounds are beautiful with lovely gardens and many bird species. The hotel serves a wonderful breakfast/brunch with much variety and some local favorites. While the rooms are old and a bit tired, they are clean. Just be aware you might or... More 

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