This is our third trip to Addis; we always enjoy staying at the Ethio-Comfort Guest House. Now, there are two different guest houses. The first two visits, we stayed in the original guest house; this time we stayed in the new house. The newer house is very nice, and the upstairs bedroom is very roomy. It had a double bed (very firm), a sofa, chair, dresser with mirror, and room for a cot. It also had a large dressing area with 2 walls of storage cabinets. The bathroom was clean, although I always wipe everything down with bleach wipes. Take your own toiletries. The water pressure was adequate--- much better than the older home with sometimes zero water pressure. The power did go off twice, and the guest home is ready with candles. I always take a flashlight, as I don't like mixing kids and candles! The dogs do bark all night. So if you're a light sleeper, take earplugs. The guest house has cable, and the manager allows you to use her laptop for internet.
The food was very American-friendly. Rice and vegetable, pasta with either meat or vegetables, hamburgers, Traditional Ethiopian food, and soups. Breakfast is typically eggs, toast with peanut butter or jelly, firfur (delicious injera with tomato and onions), waffles, coffee or tea, and oatmeal upon request. One recommendation, take plenty of snacks with you, as ordering food does take anywhere from 1-2 hours. Breakfast was always ready and on time, but not other meals. Be prepared, and plan ahead. Ethiopia is definitely the place you need to learn to "go with the flow."
Both guest homes have a small area for kids to play in. But beware of not attending your children. In the newer guest house, if a child walks behind the parked van, the staff is cooking outside--- using open flame units on the ground.
A nice benefit this time around was that the staff gives adoptive families an Ethiopian cell phone for use. This is great, and allows better communication between family and agency.
We did not use the driver at the hotel, although he was very kind and loved to play with our new son.
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