If you're arriving to Addis Ababa for the first time you could do a lot worse than the Ararat.
The staff is very kind and ready to help with all your needs and the restaurant serves good food at reasonable prices. They also managed to serve us breakfast at 6.00am - something some top hotels (the Sheraton on the Park in Sydney, Australia springs to mind) fail to provide.
The location is a bit far from the city center, but on the plus side, it is in a relatively quiet spot, near the Finnish and Turkish embassies.
While the room is quite simple and the furniture looks a bit dated, it does provide all the basics and we found it comfortable enough.
On the whole, we enjoyed our stay and would definitely stay at the Ararat again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ararat Hotel, Luxury hotel in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, is away from the noise of traffic and clamor of the city of Addis, perched on a hill with a gorgeous view, and a few minutes drive from the city center, Located on Dessie road. ... more less
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