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Africa Hotel

Aksum, Ethiopia
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Africa Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 hotels in Aksum
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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534 reviews 534 reviews
48 hotel reviews
1,078 helpful votes 1,078 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

I stayed at the Africa Hotel for two nights while exploring Axum. I’ve previously stayed at budget hotels in Ghana, India, and Addis Ababa so I somewhat knew what to expect. Check-in barely existed as I believe the hotel was almost empty and I was thrown a key on entrance. The room was clean and the bed decently appointed but... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

I have no idea why the Africa Hotel has so much hype and it's even recommended in Lonely Planet's Ethiopia book. It was the most horrible hotel I stayed at in Ethiopia. I was supposed to stay there for 3 nights, but I left after 1. My bathroom was flooded, there were mosquitos in the room, bedbugs in my bed,... More

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

I spent two nights there, since I was trying to meet up with someone who was staying there. They gave me a free ride from the airport to the hotel, but they could not give me the ride back to the airport (which was supposed to be included in the rate), and I ended up paying for the tuk-tuk. The... More

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New York
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52 reviews 52 reviews
42 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

At the airport, the representative of the Africa Hotel practically grabbed us screaming “our hotel is the best!”, shoved us into a minibus and brought us to his hotel. When we got out, we were told “Sorry, hotel is full, bye-bye!”. Luckily, we quickly found another hotel nearby (it is called "Abinet"), much nicer and much better value, so we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Rooms similar to other budget hotels in Ethiopia. Boilers are hit and miss, you might have cold shower only if you are unlucky. Bar is dark and not very friendly. Not exactly in the town centre but within reasonable walking distance, I haven't seen many other travelers there but maybe it was just a quiet time. Wifi working on and... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

A comfortable, private en suite room for less than $10 USD/night... the hotel is clean for its age and Ethiopian standards... quiet, clean courtyard, decent restaurant onsite, clean linens, television, and hot water most of the time.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

This hotel is tired and my bathroom was really awful. The bed was fine, no fleas and the linen appeared clean. There are no mosquito nets and there are a lot of mosquitos in Axum. It is undeniably cheap and I guess that old adage is true - you get what you pay for.

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Ottawa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

The Africa is most certainly a budget hotel - but it is clean and well-run. We stayed for two nights and slept like babies (room 301!). The room was clean, although small and showing its age and the TV didn't work. We had hot water for our whole stay although you do have to turn on the water heater. The... More

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

After a three weeks trip in Ethipia I can say this is one of the best hotels we stayed in! Very well located, we didn´t have to fight over the price since they gave us from the begining the price recommended by this year's Lonely Plante (250 Bir the night for a twin room). The hotel was clean, the staff... More

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Yesiluzumlu, Turkey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Atmospheric courtyard Hot water shower Clean enough (for Ethiopia) Cheap as chips Free transport to or from airport Liked the place, though I wouldnt eat here and the gin and tonic I bought was fake - threw it away Aksum is a shitehole, and this is a turd that is at least polished

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Address: Aksum, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Tigray Region > Aksum
Also Known As:
Africa Hotel Aksum
Africa Hotel Ethiopia/Aksum

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