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“Good central location for a business stay in Addis” 4 of 5 stars
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Jupiter International Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   P.O.Box 110778, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   |  
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Ranked #9 of 69 Hotels in Addis Ababa
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“Good central location for a business stay in Addis”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

A good hotel (the one at Kazanchise) with free wifi which has the same location but is a bit cheaper than the surrounding international hotels (Hilton, Sheraton, Radisson Blu). The first room I had (Junior Suite being all they had left) had no windows to the outside which I found a bit depressing. Staff were friendly and saved a room on the outside for me when someone else checked out that day. Lobby is a bit dark and can get noisy in the evening with a band playing so not nice for meetings but in the evening maybe relaxing is needed too!

Room Tip: Some rooms don't have windows to the outside
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Hanau, Hessen, Germany
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13 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

I have stayed here a few times, while attending meetings in Addis. On the whole, it can't be beat.

The wifi is fairly fast and free, and there is a coffeepot in the room with tea and instant coffee. Additionally, they supply bottled water free of charge and there is free water provided in the gym.

Beds are very comfortable - real spring mattresses that are replaced when they get old. Plumbing can be in less-than-top-condition (as is typical everywhere I've stayed in Ethiopia) but the staff are very friendly and glad to move you to another room. I've frequently been upgraded without asking when asking for a new room, and the staff are always friendly and apologetic.

The gym/fitness center is very well equipped, with steam room, sauna, a wide variety of cardio equipment, free weights, and a weight machine. There is a personal trainer on staff during the day to assist, though they generally just bring towels and watch TV.

Food in the restaurant is excellent, and the bar in the lobby is nice. Fair warning - they have live jazz in the lobby one day a week and it can make rooms on the first and second floors LOUD. If you get tired of the restaurant food, you can walk to a few restaurants nearby - the restaurants at the Radisson and the InterContinental are particularly good.

Be aware that pricing is flexible - if you have a local travel agent, they may be able to get significant discounts. Even at rack rates, however, it's a good deal.

I have stayed here on every trip to Addis I've made and will continue to do so. The rooms are fantastic, the service first-class, and the amenities second-to-none.

Room Tip: Some rooms - particularly the basic singles and one junior suite per floor - have no window or a win...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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Silver Spring, Maryland
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We stayed at this hotel three separate times during a recent (Dec 2012/Jan 2013) trip to Ethiopia, in rooms 301, 101 and 201 -- all facing the busy, noisy street. During the first stay, sleep was disrupted by loud music from a bar/club across the street as well as a brawl in the street complete with gunfire (we later learned the man with the gun was a policeman). All bad? Not at all! The room was, otherwise, very spacious, well-appointed, and comfortable (albeit a bit cold). Free WiFi is available in the rooms (with a passcode) and there is a business center with computers to use, free, on the mezzanine. The restaurant in the hotel does a very nice breakfast buffet (included in our plan). Staff was friendly and welcoming. They bent over backwards to provide some breakfast the one morning we had to leave before the breakfast buffet opened and, one evening, when we asked questions about how a national dish was prepared, the waiter came back with the recipe for us. There is an ATM in the lobby that works with American VISA cards. Overall, the hotel was comparable to a mid-range hotel in the US. The neighborhood was just OK. The main problem, for me, is that street is not well lit at night, especially once you are a couple of blocks away from the hotel. The first night, we went out to a restaurant about 20 minutes (walk) away and then stumbled our way home in the dark. On the other hand, we walked to a coffee place one afternoon and the walk was very pleasant. A plus: the Hilton is just a short walk away (I'm telling you this because they have great pizza!).

Room Tip: Stay away from rooms in the front of the hotel, unless you are hard of hearing.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Columbus Ohio
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76 reviews 76 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

We are currently traveling in Ethiopia and stayed one night at the Jupiter International Hotel and am basing my rating on that one stay. We are going to be there twice more during our 18 days but based on our experience, feel as though this is a super hotel.

We were warmly greeted upon our arrival Jan 4, 2013 and when I asked for a room on the higher floors back of the hotel they immediately honored my request. We stayed in Room 510 and it was a huge room and very well appointed. We were exhausted from our LONG flight and they answered every request with a smile.

We will be back there in a little over a week and then have a day room before our journey home. Really liked the Jupiter and know that I will a couple more times:-)

Room Tip: Upper floors, back side away from the street noise. Had room 510 which was wonderful:-)
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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akoraj, Manager at Jupiter International Hotel, responded to this review, January 9, 2013
Valued guest,we are grateful for the nice words about our Hotel. They motivate us to try even harder. We look forward to serving you on your next trip to Addis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2013

we used this hotel recently and stayed for two nights. Hotel is good. Rooms are good but bit cold. It has WIFI and tea/coffee fee in the roomwhich is big plus. We got farely reasonable rate of 85 USD after discount which I think much cheaper then other 4* hotels in the city. Location is farely good with shops around and places of interest not too far.

Room Tip: Dlx rooms are much better.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Very convenient place in Addis - when arriving at the ADD AIrport a special Jupiter Lounge is waiting for your arrival and will arrange a free transport to the Hotel immediately. We had the chance to check in already at 8:30am after our overnight flight and have received a very nice Twin Room with full window front. Bottled water and amenities are available and a very good restaurant is on it's premises.

Specially to call out is the Internet Connection - we are in Room 201 and the WiFi Router is in front of our door and made up to 2Mbit which is remarkable for a free wireless connection in a Hotel Room.

The Hotel is undergoing renovation at the moment and I'm looking forward to see the new rooms soon!

Room Tip: Don't choose a room facing the street if you wanna have it quietly!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Excellent Room, furnishings, Food and Grand Breakfast. People at the Reception, Shuttle Airport Transfer, Restaurant, Room Services are really friendly, ladies/ gentlemen. Only problem is the machine running from the adjacent area where new construction is going on!

Stayed for 3 nights; and'll love to re-visit.

Room Tip: Corner Rooms or Suites are cozy
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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akoraj, Manager at Jupiter International Hotel, responded to this review, December 26, 2012
Dear guest, thank you for your kind comments about our Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you on your next visit to Addis
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Additional Information about Jupiter International Hotel

Address: P.O.Box 110778, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 69 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Jupiter International Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 142
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