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Menelik II Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Ranked #65 of 69 Hotels in Addis Ababa
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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English first
New York
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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San Diego, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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

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addis ababa ethiopia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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1 review
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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

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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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

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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

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2006

Overall , my stay was pretty good. The staff were very friendly. Although, at meal times in the dining room i had the feeling of them hoovering over me while i was eating, which made me a bit uncomfortable. Rooms were spacious and very nice and safe. But do make sure your room is not near the back as there... More

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Mississauga, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
250 helpful votes 250 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2005

The National Hotel on Menelik Ave. backs onto the Ghion Hotel (where National guests have pool privileges). When I was there in January, 2005 (Coptic Christmas) I paid $99USD for a 5-night stay, which included a hot breakfast each day in the dining room. This is less than one night at one of the 5-stars, so if you are paying... More

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Address: Menelik II Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #65 of 69 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Also Known As:
National Hotel Addis Ababa

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