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Dessalegn Hotel

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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New York City, New York
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32 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Why waste $200-$300 a night on a hotel near by when you can have a great location to all central business district locations, restaurants, & night life ? Cheap & easy. No reason to spend so much more- especially on your own budget.

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New Delhi, India
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to stay, worth the money. Rooms are well cleaned. Very quick laundry service, hotel serves complementary breakfast which is awesome. Staff are very co operative and serve with smile. Bad part is kitchen closes at 10 pm and u are left in the hands of bar service.

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Thank Neeraj K
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

There is a wedding ceremony with a terribly high volume music (now it is 11:30pm). Impossible to sleep. I complained but didn't get any reaction. If you call room service nobody answer, the same forcthe reception (maybe because of the loud music. Internet works very bad. The balance cost benefit is very bad.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at Desalegn for 3 nights because my other favourite places were booked. When Desalegn was suggested to me I was sceptical mostly because I had never heard of before in my previous visits. So my favouritism is probably biased because I didn't have high expectations. It's located on a quieter street in Bole area, so not far from... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Adequate business hotel in many respects. Free shuttle, large rooms, comfortable lobby. But bad infestation of bed bugs left us covered in itchy bites. We then transported the bugs home with us. Nightmare! Food poor too.

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Nairobi
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015 via mobile

This place first of all is quiet, you can relax as you work and also their service is the BEST. Their food I like it. The rooms are spacious too and always cleaned. The wifi is available though power issues affecting the country don't really affect this hotel because they a back up generator which auto switches on when the... More 

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Washington, DC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I stayed 8 nights at the Desalegn Hotel after making a reservation almost a month in advance. From the website I expected breakfast each morning, wifi internet access, and comfortable rooms. I got a comfortable room, the shower had hot water every morning, and I slept great. The breakfast was almost identical each morning and borderline inedible - it appears... More 

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West Chicago, Illinois
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10 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

First visit to Addis Ababa. Assuming I return, next time I'll stay in a different hotel. Staff friendly and helpful. Brkfst OK. Lunch and dinner pretty bad. Room large and reasonably clean, though there was something disconcerting about the bathroom. Wasn't dirty but wasn't immaculate either. Comfortable bed. Neither WiFi nor TV reliable. Their credit card access wasn't working. Had... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

I stayed here two nights on both ends of a trip down to Hawassa. I was picked up at the airport (after a 30 minute wait) and dropped back at the airport. The hotel was fancier than I expected. The rooms were comfortable. Since I stayed here on Saturday nights, there was loud music from wedding parties both times. Neither... More 

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Bonn, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The price it is generally competitive however in the same area there are hotels that with 10 dollars more can offer much more in particular to internet facilities and quality of the room. Staff is helpful so it is a plus. the gym is nice but pricey even for residents. The other older dessalegn to be avoided as no reliable... More 

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