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“Great service, people, and food” 5 of 5 stars
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bole Medhanialem Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   |  
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Ranked #16 of 119 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
1 review
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“Great service, people, and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013 via mobile

I am a college student and stayed here on a mission trip. The service was amazing. They cleaned the room every day and even did our laundry when we needed them to. The have a restaurant that is on the first floor and serves wonderful Ethiopian food. The owner speaks English and was a very friendly and accommodating guy. Any thing we needed, they made sure we had. I highly recommend staying here for any visit to Ethiopia.

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Corona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

My wife and I spent both our times in Ethiopia at the Addis Guest House. We stayed in the suite which was plenty of space and the staff was very friendly. The General Manager was very accommodating and always helpful. The price is very reasonable and close to the airport. The free wifi was great. The cheeseburger and fries are one of the best in Ethiopia if you are getting a little homesick and looking for a descent burger. The free breakfast is awesome. Yonas is the general manager and he can point you in the right direction if you have questions about Ethiopia. Thanks again Yonas... You and your staff made us feel very welcome.

Room Tip: We stayed in rooms 302 and 201 ( suites) you have street view access. Its great for people watchin...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Stayed here for four nights. Great little place in an interesting area of town. Our room was spacious and clean. The staff was very friendly and accommodating, especially in the on-site restaurant. Breakfast was included each morning, and was quite good. We would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Rooms on the front side face the street in front, which stays pretty busy. Rooms are therefore more...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

I recently stayed at Addis Guest House for one night at the beginning and one night at the end of a trip to Ethiopia. The service was very good, with a very convenient free airport pick up. All the staff were friendly, and there was a nice breakfast included in the price. We had a large room with living room and kitchen. It was great to have room to spread out, but the kitchen did not have any kitchen supplies (although we didn't end up needing them.)

Room Tip: We had a room in the front, and it was a bit loud with noise from the street.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

I am an elderly, experienced, often solo world traveler who does much research on my travel destinations, and who is picky - but not unreasonably so. Interested in value but not willing to sacrifice good quality for it - I stay in medium to high end places, no longer a backpacker. First time in Ethiopia.

Addis G H has an email address and the manager, Yannes, is Ethiopian but raised in San Diego, CA, so is Eglish-fluent and understandiing of foreigner's needs. Quick and complete responces to any enquiries (it IS Ethiopia so give him a day or so...). NO DEPOSIT was required of me, so I reconfirmed often. Free airport pickup and dropoff. The neighborhood is good, near airport but not isolated way out in the fringes. Addis is safe to walk about but not a particularly walkable city - the neighborhoods aren't really pedestrian oriented, more of a "go there in a taxi" town. But, that said, Addis G H is on a main street where it is easy to get a taxi and easy for a taxi man to find in returning to it. 300 meters on foot down the road is a main drag with a Cathedral and some office buildings, hotels, and shops - featuring a chic shopping mall (Mafi Mall) for a fashionable cafe (the Variety) where the high end local 20-30 somethings meet to chat and snack, and there is there the Restaurant Blue which is known.
The Addis G H rooms are chearful, simple and spotless and comfortable with soft beds and a little kind of kitchenette (not really set up). Roomy enough, sunny/light with large windows with curtains (always an indication of maintenance level) in good shape. Bathrooms modern and twice the size of those in expensive European B&Bs. A tub (!) - as well as shower - and enough hot water to fill it. The restaurant downstairs is straightforward, serving a really nice made-to-order breakfast (included) and nice lunches/dinners. Try the half grilled chicken. The staff (Yannes and the girls on duty when he isn't) are all English speaking, and friendly. He is the most helpful and enthusiastic for advice, but the girls are also helpful and are nice to sit and chat with in the reception during leisure times. A nice way to "get to know a local" !! There is just the reception with a comfy couch but no real lobby. the restaurant (with an outdoor cafe) serves that purpose. Addis G H is in the Eastern side of Addis - which I found to be by far the best bet - pretty traffic free. It isn't really near to downtown - but there is no reason to be near the downtown, and the most interesting sites and shopping etc is in the Eastern side so the taxi rides to these locales are fast hassle free. I felt at all times safe and at ease and welcomed in this "layed back "home away from home" type place. STAY HERE.

Room Tip: The rooms in the back have less street noise (i found very very little street noise - definitely not...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Palermo, Italy
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Guest hose with out water for a shower.... there was no water if there was water there was leaking everey where.. where the water comes out.....sometimes it look like a swimming pool....if u aske the personel for help, they do nothing for you..the only thing what they say..No problem"it will be fixed tomorrow" but they don't know what to do .. that tomorrow in Ethiopia maybe it wil be next year!!! the sweet room in this Guest house is a room with a lot of noise ....Every room of the Guest hose has a lot of cockroach from the Resturant to the toilets are a lot of cockroachs......don't go there....to stay in health...

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

I stayed here twice on a recent trip to Ethiopia and would give it top marks. Yonas and the staff are very accommodating and the place is spotless. First stay was in the suite at the front of the hotel, but found it could be warm when the sun rose. Staying in the back was preferable. Being picked up and then taken back to the airport was a definite plus. I'd stay there again!

Room Tip: Rooms in the back are quieter and the sun will not rise and shine in your eyes.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: bole Medhanialem Road, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
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Ranked #16 of 119 B&Bs / Inns in Addis Ababa
Number of rooms: 8
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Addis Guest House Hotel Addis Ababa

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