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Dessalegn Hotel

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Dessalegn Hotel
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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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Bonn, Germany
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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Kampala, Uganda
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 via mobile

Spent Two nights there. Rooms were basic with no air conditioning. Free wifi available but very slow. Breakfast was okay if one is inclined to Ethopian cuisine. Passable for one on business definitely not for those on holiday.

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Kampala, Uganda
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75 reviews 75 reviews
15 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

There are two Desalegn Hotels in Addis that I know of. One is older and somwhat ok whereas the other one is much newer and better. Same price, so go for the newer one. Rooms are very nice and Clean. although a bit basic. Elevators work fine so go for a room some floors up to enjoy the view of... More 

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Ann Arbor MI
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 hotel reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Older Western style hotel convenient to airport. Free shuttle. Large rooms with wonderful parquet wood floors. Large bathroom. Adequate hot water. Shower leakage to unpreventable. Received adequate towels when asked. Wifi worked pretty well. Comfortable beds, but dated , although clean, linens and bedding. Room was kept clean. Breakfast was very good, fresh omelets and fruit voices. Coffee of course... More 

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Berlin, Berlin, Germany
16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

To start with, the free airport pick-up service works. The Dessalegn then surprised me as a very neat business hotel at what are pretty much the best rates in this category in Addis. The unlimited Wifi worked without any trouble both in the comfortable lobby/bar and my room. The gym and the sauna - contrary to the impression one could... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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107 reviews 107 reviews
25 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Clean rooms. Excellent breakfast. Wi-Fi not consistent but what do you expect for Addis? There is a decent Chinese restaurant down the side street that serves Chinese workers, very authentic so don't expect to get by with English, point at the photos in the menu.

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

I stayed at this hotel for a night. Rooms are well maintained.Neat and clean.Check in was hassle free. Airport shuttle was properly coordinated.Breakfast is average.Staff is well mannered and they take care to hear what you say. Coffee shop at the lobby is too good.,

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Karlstad, Sweden
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26 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

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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Gradisca d'Isonzo, Italy
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

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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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

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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