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Dessalegn Hotel

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Dessalegn 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
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Karlstad, Sweden
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26 reviews 26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel seems to consist of 3 separate Buildings, this review is based on Desalegn Nr 3 only. Heard that the other buildings might be much better, but I have no own experience. The hotel is ok, but quite boring experience. Equipment and facilities are old and a bit worn down. The room was equipped with kitchen, but nothing was... More

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Padua, Italy
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hotel is in a great location, Bole area, 5 minutes drive from the airport, but on a quiet interior street. Very quiet and clean, with elevator, furniture a bit dated but good, free shuttle to and from the airport, an excellent breakfast buffet, international style. Staff were efficient and courteous. Great choice in Addis.

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

I arrived at the Desalegn hotel at 11pm on a Sunday night. The check in process was very fast-which was great, however the reception had a dusty odour. I had not eaten anything sensible since lunch time, and asked if the kitchen was open. I was told it isn't, I asked for a glass of juice from the bar... the... More

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I stayed at the Desalegn 2 (near the other Desalegn) off of Bole for a month. This location is fairly close to the airport, and they offer free shuttle back and forth from the airport. The area is pretty safe, but there are many pickpockets and the area is a fairly popular for prostitution. During my stay there, I felt... More

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Saint John, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
25 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Priced near $100 US for a couple. The included breakfast is stone cold but included chicken so wasn't totally bad. The water was warm and you had a nice balcony. There was good security here and the bell boys were on you with their service.

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

somebody recommended us to stay in this hotel,and we stayed for 2 nights ,despite it doesn't meet its international standard rating it is fine place to stay for 2 nights ,we enjoyed the meal,and the service is not bad .

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is the worst hotel I have EVER stayed at, I have stayed here 7 or 8 times over the last year (a few days to a few weeks). Let me first mention the one or two good points, there is a variation in room size but most are a good size. The breakfast which is included is good value... More

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Khartoum
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I visited this hotel in January 2014 for the third time as I think there is a deal with our office to accommodate our events in Ethiopia in Desalegn hotel. I was surprised this time with the deterioration in their services, especially the rooms. it is easy now to see a "bug" walking from the bathroom to the room, lamps... More

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Oslo, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

overall quality of the hotel is good. But the gym is weigh below standard for the gyms of our time and so overly priced. (they should think about what they charge for...).I also learned, For visitors the gym is so uninviting since they are trying to have very few customers who wouldn't really care about paying. Had they improved the... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

After 2 stays there, i have been fairly happy. The credit card machine has not been working either times, however, so please be bring cash with you! Located in Bole on Cape verde street, it's very close to the airport and the hotel has a free shuttle. The surroundings are calm and many great places to eat around there. The... More

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Additional Information about Dessalegn Hotel

Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Number of rooms: 38
Also Known As:
Dessalegn Hotel Addis Ababa

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