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3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ghion Hotel
Ranked #39 of 76 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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40 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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34 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Ghion is a piece of Ethiopia's history. I can imagine grand events being held at the hotel in it's day. The Hotel is located behind the presidential palace and I can imagine this was very convenient for state functions as well. Unfortunately the room décor is outdated and a lot of areas need some maintenance.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great hotel, with a perfect location!! Right in the centre, everything is on walking distance!! You are right next to bole road and meskel square. With a real nice green complex!! The service is kind and the cafe is a populair place for a coffee or thee!! The rooms are nice and clean!!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

As other reviewers have noted the Ghion is a little faded. The decor is very 1970s, its pot luck whether the water is hot and the prices are at the upper end of reasonable. Having said that it is centrally located in the very centre of Addis and is surrounding by some very large gardens that warrant a leisurely wander.... More 

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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Best to begin by saying that I only stayed in 2 hotels (as well as 13 camping sites) in Ethiopia so it's difficult to compare The Ghion with standards in other Addis hotels. Hence 3 stars for a hotel I'd give 2 stars in a different location. I stayed here twice: once before commencing a Simien Mountains trek and once... More 

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30 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We stayed here 3 separate times whilst on a tour of Ethiopia with Explore. We had a day room here on arrival before flying to Harar, and then stayed a night when we came back on the way up north, and finally a day room before leaving. As everyone has said the grounds are beautiful with the added advantage of... More 

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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

This extensive hotel is only a short drive from the airport making it a convenient location to stay. We chose to stay here principally because of the extensive and well maintained grounds which are a pleasure to walk around and full of birds - including several Ethiopian endemics. The hotel itself is large and sprawling, with a variety of rooms,... More 

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Additional Information about Ghion Hotel

Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ghion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 190
Also Known As:
Ghion Hotel Addis Ababa

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