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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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Washington, DC
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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 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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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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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
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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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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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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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