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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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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

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 2 weeks ago

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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Los Angeles
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 The rooms were large and spacious although outdated.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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19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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178 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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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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Oakham, United Kingdom
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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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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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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Arusha, Tanzania
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21 hotel reviews
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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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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

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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