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“Feels like home” 5 of 5 stars
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Yeka #436, Addis Ababa 0304, Ethiopia   |  
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Ranked #6 of 120 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
Munich
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Feels like home”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

If you are looking for a place in Addis where you immediately feel like home then Abbaba´s villa is the place to stay. The owner Eyerusalem is an affectionate open-minded woman who makes you feel welcome at once. She has decorated the house diligently with old furniture and some newly bought antiques that give you a good impression of Ethiopian handicraft. It is also nice to sit outside on the patio and have breakfast. Eyerusalem has a very good cook, Worke, dinner (mostly vegetarian) was always great! There are also six dogs and one horse on the big compound. The fact that we quite often didn´t have power or water during our 2 week-stay was made up for by Eyerusalem and her staff more than enough.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Brighton, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

We stayed for a couple of nights in January, at the end of our stay in Ethiopia. Abbaba's villa is just as others describe it. Jerusalem the owner is absolutely charming and really is welcoming you into her ancestral home; the public rooms are full of furniture, antiques and memorabilia from her family's past and could not feel less like a hotel. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, the bed was unbelievably comfortable (we were in one of the standard doubles which was perfect for our needs) and the setting, on a hill outside central Addis, is green and spacious.
The pros: Jerusalem herself - very warm and friendly, and speaks excellent English; The tranquil atmosphere.
The cons: you need to get a taxi or tuktuk into the centre of town (this is really easy and probably outweighed by the peace and clean air up on the hill); the buffet breakfast would benefit from more fruit or fruit juice.
Minor points, both of these - would definitely recommend

Room Tip: All rooms are lovely
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Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We have stayed for 2,5 weeks in this guesthouse. We can really recommend this place. Especially if you are travelling with children. It is a compound with in the middle a villa with a large livingroom, terrace, veranda, gardens, etc. It has only five rooms for guests. Everything groundfloor. Very quiet. Very save, Our daughter (almost three years old) was all day playing around, looking for the little dogs, etc.
Eyarusalem (owner), Worki (great cook, we loved her lentil soup), Tesfay (doorman) and Martha are a great team. They really do everything to make you feel at home.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

it was our 8th time in addis but the first time in abbabas villa.it was a fantastic experiance.
we were there with 4 adults and 5 childeren we all enjoid it verry mutch our youngest son (he is 6)still misses the house and the horses.the kitchen is great (workenish is a fabilous coock)
if you want you can use the kitchen your self and workenish helps you as many as possible. all you wish she makes it .the rooms are perfect and you have always hot water .the terras outsite is a little paredise.we only can thanks eyarusalem,workenish,tesfay and martha .there are now a little bit family.

Room Tip: all the rooms are fine
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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La Rochelle, France
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

This Guest House is a precious adresse not to be missed in Addis Abeba. The house is a beautiful construction of the 1920's, with gorgeous wood works and floors (great living room to chill out), in the middle of a beautiful, green and spacious garden (great breakfast on the sunny terrace in the morning!) where one can find peace and quiet at the end of a long day in busy Addis.Mrs Eyerusalem is a generous and kind hostess, welcoming her guests in warmth and smiles. We had a tasty diner (ethiopian and international) every night at the guesthouse, prepared by the wonderful cook. We walked downtown from the guest house every day (downwards the mountain, for good walkers who like to discover the people's way of life, outside the traditional tourist circuit), but a taxi can be arranged without any problem at low cost. The quietness of the evening in the house is especially appreciated in this loud city. We strongly recommend this address to singles or couples AND families with kids (cute dogs and 2 horses in the garden, plus lots of space)

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wiesbaden, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2011

Abbaba's Villa has become a home for us! We will come back as soon as possible. Eyerusalem's hospitality made us feel comfortable from the first moment, we arrived. Wonderful rooms, wonderful guest-room for all guests, a nice garden. Two horses and four small dogs that soon bacame friends of our daughter. Breakfast and, if you want, also lunch and dinner, are very tasty. We will recommend this guest house, that is located in the sub city of Yeka, to everybody, we know.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2011

I enjoted my stay at Abbabas Villa Guesthouse, it's a lovely old house with a very homely and comfortable ambience. I enjoyed sitting on the terrace chatting and drinking in the greenery of the gardens. My bedroom was quite comfortable although it would have been helpful to be able to hang up some of my clothes. Jerusalem was a friendly, kind, extremely helpful and thoughtful hostess. I would certainly stay there again

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Abbaba's Villa

Address: Yeka #436, Addis Ababa 0304, Ethiopia
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Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 120 B&Bs / Inns in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abbaba’s Villa has five (5) large contemporary style bedrooms, each individually decorated in Ethiopian and European style, offering guests a comfortable and friendly stay. The bedrooms are comfortable and well equipped with all the luxuries needed. The rooms have comfortable beds, an en-suite bathroom with hot shower, side desks, closet, and of course pure silk filled duvets to make your stay extremely comfortable. ... more   less 
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Abbaba`s Villa Hotel Addis Ababa

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