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“Great location, clean rooms, good price.” 3 of 5 stars
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   |  
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Ranked #57 of 72 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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“Great location, clean rooms, good price.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2011

The Ras hotel is centrally located. Though my room was basic it was clean and comfortable. They have a small shop and several restaurants, in the hotel.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

I stayed in this hotel in 2009 on and off over a period of 2 weeks. It was good value for money, but the rooms were run down. I went to check the rooms last week for a a friend who is coming and asked to see the rooms. All the rooms on the floor were I was staying were renovated, bathrooms are brand new, it seems clean and it is now at 450 birr a night for a twin a rather good value for a central location and a nice self service breakfast included.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hamburg, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

Stayed at the Ras Hotel for a week. While they had my reservation, they did not have my daughter's reservation which I made at the same time a week earlier. Nasty reception desk lady treated me like a second-class citizen. I threatened to leave the hotel and complain to Ras Hotel Enterprises (their head office in Addis) and they miraculously found a room for my daughter. Additional services provided by the reception desk were just as bad. Perhaps the reception staff needs to be evaluated. Anyway, the hotel location is good. The rooms are clean. The food is generally good. Nice patio for people watching. Price is very good. (I'm usually pretty mellow, but I *did* call and complain to Ras Hotel Enterprises about the reception desk.)

Room Tip: Make sure you confirm your reservations twice. Maybe three times. What a hassle.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Oslo, Norway
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63 reviews 63 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

Our stay at Ras was very brief as we arrived late and were leaving early in the morning. The room was very basic, and there was plenty of moist and mold on the walls. Good value, but health problems will probably arise for long-time visitors. Centrally located and very reasonable.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Darwin, Australia
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2011

We stayed here 3 times during our 3 week Ethiopia trip. 1st time we had a basic room which was large, clean and quiet but with a cold shower. 2nd & 3rd time we had an upgraded room which was the same size but had a new bathroom and hot water. Ras is centrally located. The room rate includes an awful breakfast in the hotel restaurant but offers a good selection for a tasty lunch and dinner. There is an ATM in the foyer. We would stay there again.

Room Tip: Upgraded room
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  • Stayed November 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi
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44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2011

After staying further out of town for our first night in Addis we moved to the Ras Hotel on Churchill Avenue. The hotel is old but renovations are being done. The place has plenty of rooms so walking in off the street was no problem. Paid ETB450 or US$27 a night for a double room for 2 people with breakfast included. Double or twin rooms available with TV (3 channels) and private bathroom. No fridge in the rooms but the food and drink available in the bar was ok (be careful with the spicy meat mixed with injera for breakfast). Restaurants, shops and cinemas nearby. 2 minute walk to the nearest supermarket. 10 minutes by minivan to the Merkato market area and 10-15 minutes by taxi to Bole International Airport. Can change US$, £ and € to ETB at reception. Reception staff sold us mobile credit and kindly let us use their own mobiles to call Nairobi. Travel Agent within the hotel. Standard and simple hotel but did the job for a bed and shower in downtown Addis.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 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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Eugene, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2011

It is very basic but clean and at $27 per night a decent value. It's front deck is great for people watching and there is a very pleasant beer garden a block down the street. It does not have an elevator or airconditioning. Hot water is not reliable.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
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Ranked #57 of 72 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 36

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