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Dreamliner Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Gabon Street | Meskel Flower Area, Addis Ababa 31349, Ethiopia   |  
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Ranked #34 of 81 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Geneva, Switzerland
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25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“clean and friendly”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

A clean and comfortable hotel. Free internet in all rooms and lobby which works well. Breakast ok. The hotel arranes free pickup and return to the airport. everyone is very friendly and helpful. Location ok but not really for walking around at night. If you are sensitive to noise, this might not be the best -- you hear the call to prayer. Would return.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Jerusalem, Israel
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145 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

We booked two nights on the internet and prepaid it.Arrived at the hotel at about 10 am.The problems began right at check in.The prepayment was not found but"we can give you a room".
In the afternoon we came back to the reception to see a map.They do not have maps of Addis Ababa!!Later we asked about the weather for tomorrow and were told to go to find it out by ourselves in the internet.The consierge wasn't better.He did not know about the famous statue of Lion of Juda.The next morning our wake up call wasn't delivered.Nobody did appologize.The English is very poor and you are not sure if they realy understood what you want or just agree with you.
The hotel is perfectly clean and the lobby is very nice as well as the big room we received.The room did not have air conditioner!The hotel is situated right in the middle of a slum,thou quite close to the so called "center".Anyway,you must take a taxi just for the safe side.Taxis are painted white and blue and prices are negotiable on the spot.
The hotel has a very wide variety of menu choices and the food was quite good.One time they forget to add the crutones to the salad.
Internet is available in the bussines center(a small room) at a price for each 15 minutes.
The bill can be paid in local currency(birr) or in dollars or euro.The reception does not exchange money ,they will send you to a bank.
There is a bar on the eights floor called "Sky bar"(!!) We asked for capuccino and they had no ideea what we want.The bar woman even did not bother to find out what we want!
All together we experienced a deep disatisfaction with the service.The feeling was that they just don't care about anything.
The hotel has a desk at the airport and a shutel is arranged when you arrive.The hotel is not farther than 5 km.The same shutel is available at specific hours if you leave the hotel to the airport.We used it both times but when we left the hotel ,at about the middle of the course the driver received a call and turned back to collect another guest.Quite annoying.
We stayed at the hotel last week.
• Stayed August 2012

Room Tip: the view from all the windows is ugly .there is a school across the hotel and two mosques with loud...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Zürich
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15 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I spent one week in this hotel. The hotel is approximately 10 minutes' drive from the airport and offers an airport pick up. Good taxi connections to the interesting sites in Addis. The rooms are very clean, the breakfast buffet is completely ok, and the staff is really friendly and helpful! So the price-service-ratio is good. There is a mosque near, so please just be sure to bring earplugs and you won't hear anything. All in all a definitely recommendable hotel which leaves a professional impression on the guest!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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United Arab Emirates
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34 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

The hotel is conveniently located & well connected to the rest of the city through taxies. Rest the rooms are clean,basic and no different than any other 3 star hotel in Addis.

'Zaika', the famous restaurant on board serves good Indian food with soothing ghazals, and this seriously appeared to be a blessing for Indians who'd like to stick to their authentic food habits. Their handi chicken, lamb biryani and indian desserts are worth mentioning.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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London
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44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Ticks all of the 'meets requirements' boxes for the price, reasonable when compared to the higher priced chain hotels up the road. Really could do with addressing the noisy nights....as already mentioned the local religious centre belts out prayers at all hours......and the barking dogs later on don't help.
Having said that the staff are helpful and friendly and the Indian restaurant attached to the hotel takes away the need to search for a good curry

Room Tip: Back rooms get the 'call to prayer'...Front rooms get noisy music at the weekends
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Taunton, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Hotel is clean and the staff very friendly - the airport pick up is easy to locate and the vehicles are clean and in excellent safe condition. All the facilities listed were in use and in good working order. The gym is not much more than a few treadmills but it does overlook Addis which is quite pleasant. As mentioned the Indian restaurant is fantastic, the main hotel restaurant serves generic continental cuisine would have been nice to see more Ethiopian food on the menu. Location is convenient for short taxi to center of Addis.

Room Tip: The higher in the building the better, better views less noise
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

The hotel itself is nothing exciting. Basic, clean rooms that have hot water and consistent internet, which meets my basic requirements. There's a mosque nearby that belts out call to prayer pretty regularly, so it's not that quiet of a hotel. I had to move rooms a couple times (my first room was next to the elevator shaft and thus noisy, my second room was under the sky bar so also noisy).

The included breakfast buffet isn't that great, but it's sufficient. The room service food is pretty average as well. The attached Indian restaurant on the ground floor, however, is excellent.

The gym is pretty mediocre, it has 1 working treadmill, a few machines, and no free-weights.

All in all, this hotel is nothing fancy, but it meets my criteria. The prices at the hotel change seasonally and during conferences and events, so check to see if you are getting the lowest rate.

Room Tip: When you get checked in, check that your room doesn't share a wall with the elevator shaft. Also...
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  • Stayed July 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Dreamliner Hotel

Address: Gabon Street | Meskel Flower Area, Addis Ababa 31349, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #34 of 81 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dreamliner Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 96
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Dreamliner Hotel is a four-star hotel, located five-minute drive from Bole International Airport, which guarantees your full satisfaction while offering an experience of the highest international standard and a unique brand of accommodation provided with Ethiopian hospitality. ... more   less 
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