We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Just fine. Close to Airport” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Harmony Hotel

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Save
You added Harmony Hotel to your Saves list
Harmony Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bole Medhanialem, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Offers & Announcements
New Asian Restaurant
Ranked #27 of 80 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Just fine. Close to Airport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Was here for 11 days. New wing rooms are good. Service and staff are v good. Food is horrible...Had a tough time with food. Overall it was fine. I would stay here again. Close to airport. It was also close to the place I was working for.

Room Tip: Contact Helen - Duty Manager for good service
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

204 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    36
    86
    49
    21
    12
See reviews for
16
16
31
122
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (71)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Herndon, Virginia
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I stayed at the Hotel for another 2 weeks (October 18 through November3, 2012). The service was excellent as always. They expanded the hotel and added a new wing with rooms that are equipped with modern amenities (Lights, bathroom, TV). A swimming pool is under construction. I have attached pictures. The rooms clearly are far better and way cheaper than what you pay at the Hilton. Also you do not pay for internet access nor do you pay for a generous servings of an all you can eat breakfast buffet. This hotel is excellent in its offerings and is cheaper than Hilton or the Sheraton.

  • Stayed October 2012, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

This is my second time staying at this hotel. Very close to the airport and walking distance to restaurants and other local shops. Edna Mall is a block away so I walked to watch local movie and had a blast. I got my room through azebot.com with good discount, a site where they provide online reservation to Ethiopia. They don't seem to have a lot of selection, but I like the discounts and access to attractions information. I would stay at Harmony again.
You're right Biomedguy. I've heard the same complaints from people who stayed in lower floors. You want to be on the higher floors and ask for Window rooms. They may charge you a few dolloars more, but it is worth it.

Room Tip: Make you reservation ahead of time and ask for higher floors. You can get discounts on azebot.com or...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Plus points:

1. Very Near to Airport and Mall
2. Clean Area
3. Good Rooms and Service.

Bad/ Needs Improvements:

1. Some rooms are very small so be careful if you get them
2. Food is not very great
3. Was value for money at one time but now increasing cost has taken its shine a bit.

I was regular there but now started looking at other options.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ottawa, Canada
Top Contributor
168 reviews 168 reviews
27 hotel reviews
Reviews in 63 cities Reviews in 63 cities
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

My room (201) had no windows was very noisy with LOUD music from the bar and no ventilation.
No wifi only ethernet in room.
The area outside the hotel is NOT safe, pickpockets everywhere (of our small group one had his cell phone stolen, another jus tprevented having his wallet lifted.
Breakfast buffet is excellent though.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 2 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 5
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Suite 401 was clean, and spacious but basic. Air conditioning was a pleasant surprise. The bed was a little hard though, but very quiet room! There are two TVs inside but no kid's channels. The breakfast was good and overall service was fair. I would come again to this hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

I stayed by myself at Harmony for 3 nights a couple of weeks ago on a business trip. It's a good hotel, but definitely not a 4 stars.

Great things about it: the breakfast is a buffet style, and is very good, with a lot of variety of both Ethiopian and international. Dinner is also good, and they have a REALLY good pizza (I ordered a margherita and really loved it). The room is also good, spacious, clean with a TV that has a good amount of channels, a nice desk if you need to work, a balcony. The gym is also good (not great compared to American standards), but you can do some exercise, and it's a walking distance of the Bole Rock, a great gym with an indoor pool with a great price. Location is also very good, close to the Edna mall that has a cinema, a few good stores (including a book store). There is free wi-fi in the lobby, but it's slow.

Things I didn't like: there is no wi-fi in the room, only DSL. It sucked because I have a Mac Air, and don't have the adaptor. So, I had to go to the lobby all the time to use the internet. Also, on my first day there, while using my computer sitting on the couch at the lobby, I saw a cockroach ON THE COUCH!!! Sooo disgusting.. Plus, they have a smoking floor (the 5th), and they booked me on the 4th floor. My room was REALLY smelly of smoke and because of my asthma, and the high altitude the city is located, I felt really sick and had to use my inhalator all the time!! I asked them to change the room, but people in the reception were not friendly at all! They were just not willing to help. Bottom line, I had to stay in my room because there wasn't any other one available (which I don't think it was true because another expat during my stay and he changed room!). Plus, they told me they were going follow-up with me about the room, but never did.

Overall, it was a good experience. But you can find other better options in the city paying less!

Room Tip: If you do not stand smoking, ask for a room away from 4th and 5th floors!
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay
Hotels you might also like...

Been to Harmony Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Harmony Hotel

Address: Bole Medhanialem, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Phone Number:
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 80 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Harmony Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 150
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently opened, Harmony Hotel represents an initial investment of over US$10 million and brings it to the forefront of four star accommodation venues in this rapidly growing East Africa hub. Situated 1½ kms from the Ring Road and 5 minutes from Bole International Airport, Harmony Hotel is conveniently located in the Bole Medhanialem area of the city within short walking distance of shopping malls, Multiplex cinema and an array of bars, restaurants and recreational facilities. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Travelocity, Booking.com, Orbitz, Odigeo, TripOnline SA and Agoda so you can book your Harmony Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Harmony Hotel, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.