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Ghion Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ghion Hotel
Ranked #38 of 69 hotels in Addis Ababa
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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Vancouver Island
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
46 hotel reviews
107 helpful votes 107 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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Decatur, Georgia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

I loved the location and the hotel but I had a problem with the staff. I was traveling with the Explorer travel group in late February. I prepaid for my stay with the group and on additional night. When I got there I was told that there was no record of my payment and I was asked to pay again.... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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48 reviews 48 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Its merits are : *** International standard swimming pool locals and foreigners use, on weekends it is super busy. ***It is green out side park, flowers to sit on read relax and locals have weddings. ***Its proximity to Meskel square , just 5 minute walk to Selam bus or sky bus station to go north or south Ethiopia.....fan of sport... More

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Bangor, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

If you like weddings you will love th eghion. the gardens ar ea hotspot for the weddings of young rich people who blend Ethiopian culture with western style dress and partying. we counted 18 weddings going on at he same time in the magnificent gardens!. Otherwise this hotel is like steeping bck to the 70s. It is comfortable enough and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
34 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

The Ghion is a retro throwback amongst the modern Addis "International Style" hotel explosion. It's decor is insistentlty 1970s, though the hotel dates from the 1950s. It has 191 rooms, two restaurants and an Olympic size swimming pool and actual parking spaces (rare in Addis), set within twelve hectares of gardens; a green lung in an increasingly crowded and polluted... More

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91 reviews 91 reviews
77 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This was our hotel for a group tour and we stayed twice. Location was OK if you don't need to walk far from the hotel. Decent Chinese restaurant on the street near the driveway to the hotel. Front staff charged us for breakfast when it was supposed to be included, our local tour agent got the money back. At least... More

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154 reviews 154 reviews
63 hotel reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We stayed here on three different occasions during the course of a tour. The best thing about this hotel is the nice grounds - used for multiple weddings during our visit. Second-best is that it is only 30 minutes from the airport, close by Addis traffic standards. After that, things go downhill. The rooms are small and old. Hot water... More

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Also Known As:
Ghion Hotel Addis Ababa
Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #38 of 69 hotels in Addis Ababa
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ghion Hotel 3.5*

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