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!).
Stay away from rooms in the front of the hotel, unless you are hard of hearing.
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