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“A disapointment!” 2 of 5 stars
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Hotel de Leopol International
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jomo Kenyata Street | Next to Bambis Supermarket, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   |  
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Ranked #62 of 69 hotels in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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35 hotel reviews
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“A disapointment!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

It seems the hotel has not been renovated since its heydays! it is sad to see this hotel going down...
Seriously, international? Instead of expansion and building new hotels the management really need to think to renovate and get his hotel to standards.
Rooms carpets are too old, showers and toilet equipment needs to be renovated, altought clean sheets the bed spreads and the beds are too old!
I was forced to stay there on a transit flight in Addis, by Ethiopian Airlines,sorry but here much much better hotel to arrange for transit in Addis.

Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

Stayed at the Hotel de Leopol for 4 nights in February 2012. Decent centrally located Hotel. Clean, relatively good value for money with a great Indian restaurant on the top floor. The Indian food itself was worth staying at this hotel for, though it might be a good idea to leave the Chinese menu alone and only concentrate on the Indian menu as the Chef is from India and is definately as good as any Indian Chef when it comes to Indian dishes. For Vegetarians try the Dal Tadka and the Aloo Jeera. For the non vegetarians, the Chicken Tikka's and the other Chicken dishes were great even thought the restaurant could do with some additional staff as it has only one waitress and therefore the service gets a little slow when the place is full.
The staff at the hotel is a little slow specially when it comes to room service and that also might have something to do with the single elevator in the hotel which seems to have some kind of Antique value considering it's speed.
The Hotel is right behind the Bambis Suprermarket ( 2-4 minute walk from the hotel) and therefore extremely convenient.
Al in all a pleasant experience and would certianly recommend this hotel to most friends and others.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2011

After spending 3 nights at Ghion I moved to Leopol. It is a very decent hotel offering clean rooms, fine food, friendly staff and service. Decent Indian restaurant on top floor.
Sauna and Steam is clean and worth the 100 birr
good place to stay- try it out

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2010

I stayed at the Hotel De Leopol International in October 2009. I must say it is a lovely hotel especially for Ethiopian Standards. I paid USD 56.00 per night for a single studio room inclusive of breakfast which was basic but nice. My room had a comfortable bed, sparkling clean bathroom, a tv with east african channels and a small fridge (this was great as any left overs i had i could easily put them in the fridge and eat them later). The bathroom supplies (i.e the soap and toilet paper) were replaced daily after cleaning and so were the towels. The shuttle at the airport was lovely and the ambience was great. They have a desk at the airport and so this makes life easy incase you do not have a reservation in advance. I also bought a sim card from the De Leopol immediately i arrived and this made it convinient for me to be in touch. The hotel is in a more private area of Addis and therefore you do not need to worry about pestering tour guides waiting outside the hotel. There is a gym, steam and Sauna within the hotel premises and a beautiful gift shop too. Nearby there is the Bambis supermarket which is convinient for any extras one may need. The Duke bar is a lovely place to relax with good food. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the De Leopol Hotel. What i loved about the De Leopol was the cleanliness of this hotel and personalised service from the bell boys to the receptionists and the rest of the staff. I would definately recommend the De Leopol anytime and will be staying here in future!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Turin, Italy
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2010

The hotel is a mix of kitsch and nice features. Rooms are nice and clean, but the leopard spotted bedspreads are terrible ! On the whole, I found it expensive for what is the offer.

  • Stayed April 2007, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2009

The Leopol is definitely a nice all around place to stay. They have two restaurants, one that serves western style foods and traditional Ethiopian foods, and one on the top floor that serves pretty good Indian and Chinese food. The staff was great and rooms were pretty average. They have free LAN line internet in the rooms which was decent for that part the world. They are also conveniently located near a large supermarket and not too far away from the airport.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2009

DeLeopol's greatest asset is its professional and courteous staff. General manager, front desk, restaurant, cleaning, and front gate staff are all very friendly and approacheable. As of March 2009, least expensive room (studio) approximately USD 60.

Upside:
-Internet access is available in all rooms, and included in price of room.
-Rooms are clean, comfortable, and have balcony
-Location is Urael, which is walking distance from meskel square and a number of coffee shops and cafes. Very short ride from Bole road and short taxi to Airport.
-For Addis, a good middle of the road bargain for price-concious travellers.
-Modest breakfast included in price of room.
-Very good Indian restaurant located on top floor
-Visa and mastercard accepted, though at a commission.
-Flexible and accomdating management/staff

Downside:
-Internet connection is not consistent. This is perhaps a National Telecom problem and not the Hotel's fault.
-Only one elevator. Can be a traffic problem at peak times of day.
-Restaurant service can be slow and personnel not always attentive to details. Often breakfast has numerous staff but they seem to stand around instead of consistently clearing tables or making sure that sugar and cutlery are available
-No fitness center or swimming pool.

This was my 2nd stay in four months. I plan on staying here on future visits to Addis Ababa.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Jomo Kenyata Street | Next to Bambis Supermarket, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #62 of 69 hotels in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel de Leopol International 4*
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