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Ghion Hotel

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Lund, Sweden
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2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cosy hotell with a nice staff with a good service. An oasis in the center of Addis. The gardens are nice to relax in after excursions in busy Addis. Nice restaurant for Ethiopian food. One of few places in Addis with a playing field for Children. A very good hub where we could meet friends and relatives during our stay... More 

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20 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is very old. The room that cost 85$ is very little and dirty the suite (110$) is too large. In general is better than many other hotel in addis (the standard in addis is very low). For two times I've asked for a shuttle from the airport (free) and for two times I haven't see anyone.

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here on two separate occasions. The first time we had no hot water for 2 nights - I was extatic to have a slightly warmer than freezing shower! On this Occassion our room was not cleaned during our stay. The second room on the 3rd floor was slightly more pleasant but had a couple of sticky spots on... More 

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Tain, United Kingdom
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212 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Have read several of the reviews posted here I'm not sure what people expect from a hotel in the centre of Addis Ababa. Ethiopia is a poor country and the staff here try their best to make you feel comfortable. The rooms were okay, slightly tired but clean. The loo flush was held together with a piece of string which... More 

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Norfolk
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

I would have given a 2 star rating for this hotel but the grounds are very pleasant. Given the hotel's locality in Addis, the large grounds are lovely to walk around, bird watch and watch the many weddings that are held here. We stayed here for 2 nights at the start of a wildlife tour of Ethiopia. Check in went... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We stayed here on 3 occasions in November for a total of 4 nights, so we saw 3 different rooms. They were all awful in that nothing worked. Curtains wouldn't close, TVs wouldn't work (not surprising in that the aerial leads were either missing or were't connected) but above all the plumbing. Cistern lids cracked and roughly stuck together, cistern... More 

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sydney
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The Ghion Hotel has been decribed as having "faded grandeur". I would describe it as being dirty, old, noisy and past it. It does have three redeeming features...the lovely gardens, great bird life and the secret Ethiopian restaurant accessed by passing through the main dining room. I stayed there for 2 nights before I was told of this place by... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Our tour scheduled us to stay in this hotel on 3 different occasions.[ This tour included travelling around the country, where we found consistently clean pleasant hotels] The Ghion Hotel was the exception.The hotel has been totally neglected: stained rugs, every trip there were unclean towels on the floors, broken windows, lights that didn' t work, desk clerks that informed... More 

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Torbay
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34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Ghion Hotel is not the most luxurious hotel in Addis, nor is it the most expensive. "Faded Grandeur" best describes the Ghion. The lift often didn't work, the windows were difficult to open and the plumbing was interesting. The temperature of the shower varied in accordance with how many other people were using it at the same time and I... More 

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Pune, India
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15 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Rooms are good and clean. I took the one with garden view on the first floor hence got some wifi signal. Else wifi is only in the lobby. No lockers in the rooms just some cupboards with locks to it. Water is highly chlorinated. Safe for solo travellers Close to Meskel square (busy road), postoffice (soveinier shopping), national theatre (for... More 

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