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National Hotel

Menelik II Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Well at first,, its overpriced,you have to pay double more than Ethiopian fellows, despite the good location,, the wifi works only in reception,, the rooms get very cold at night,, the heaters are not working, even in the bathroom,, door locks are loose,breakfast is the worst,workers are terrible in English.

2 Thank Muhammed E
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is the worst hotel ever!! Worst service ever!! All night long a lot off noise!! The people in the restaurant are NOT kind at all!! They let u wait for 45 minuts if you order a boiled egg!! The food was not good and most things are not working ( like tv ) Sleeping on the street is a... More 

3 Thank Dawit H

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

WORST HOTEL EVER!!!!!!! I have never had an experience like this.DO NOT STAY THERE. This was the worst hotel I have ever been at. Here are a few reasons why not to stay at the National Hotel located in the capital of Ethiopia 1. The reception workers are lazy and do not do anything. It took them three days to... More 

4 Thank Sherry J
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I stayed here for one night after hearing it was a good option in the area. I did not enjoy my stay here. First, upon arriving, the lobby smelled of smoke. It was not a welcoming lobby and the staff was rather unfriendly. Luckily the room they showed me did not smell, so I took it. It was late and... More 

3 Thank JenniferJacobs
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

This hotel is old and not very clean. The rooms are very large. The doors can be locked but this makes no sense because they are like being out of paper. Also the windows cannot be closed. The bathroom is very old and not comfortable. However, the hotel is central. It has a small bar in the cellar which is... More 

Thank Fuchur33
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2010

Very central, just off Maskal Square. Nice size rooms. Tendency to make up the price to suit your face. When I booked people in for tour companies I would always be given (as a Brit) higher price quote than if an Ethiopian colleague went in. BIG PROBLEM also is the NOISE from St Stephanos church opposite front of hotel. Yes... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2010

I have been stayed at this hotel for 7 times between 2002 - 2009. I usually stayed for 3 - 5 weeks. I am originally from Ethiopia, but living outside of the country for the last 26 years. This hotel is the most convinient, affordable, and very secure for my needs. The hotel was built by a wealthy gentleman, politician... More 

6 Thank Yagerlij
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2010

I stayed at the hotel for 5 days during a business trip in Feb 2010. The room was very clean and well kept, the bed was made with clean linen every day and there was hot water to shower with. As far as African hotels go, I'm sure this one is pretty decent. Language is a problem, as most of... More 

1 Thank mightystassen
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2009

I stayed at the National Hotel for a total of 04 nights in October 2008. I must say the hotel was not a bad choice as the rooms were very clean and service was excellent. Although we did have a little bit of a communication problem with the staff as some of them hardly spoke any english at all. Breakfast... More 

2 Thank yolanda01
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2008

I stayed here in June 2006 and found this hotel very very comfortable and atmosphere was excellent . As it was my first every visit to Ethiopia i found it Tremendous.It was very lovely . Muhammad Bilal Jadoon Islamabad Pakistan

1 Thank bilaljadoon

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