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Dreamliner Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Meskel Flower Area (near Olympia), Addis Ababa 31349, Ethiopia   |  
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Ranked #21 of 69 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Very decent place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

I was apprehensive about the hotel having already had a terrible experience in another hotel in Addis. To my surprise, this hotel would rate decently compared to all the other hotel acoss Asia and Africa that I have stayed in. Clean and well maintained rooms, good internet facilities, very good restaurants and a good location midway between the airport and city center. I would recommend this place to fellow travellers when they visit Addis.

  • Stayed December 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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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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Berlin, Germany
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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2012

For the money you pay (which in not so much for Addis hotel standards) you get a clean room with working facilities, pleasant dining options and friendly staff. While they might not be perfect they are genuine and always try to help.
Good location between airport and down town.
Would come again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I had read mixed reviews about this hotel but looking at the other options available in Addis I decided to go for this hotel. The reason was excellent price, complimentary airport pick up & drop and they had an Indian restaurant. I was pleasantly surprised to see their counter at the airport. I approached them for hotel drop and they promptly organized the van for me. The entrance of the hotel, lobby was really impressive and was exactly same as shown in their photo gallery on their website.

The rooms were very clean and neatly organized. They offered me free wi fi and so it was biggest advantage for me as I was there for business visit. The staff was very polite and prompt and helped me to reach my desired destinations in Addis. They also guided me on using the cab services in the city.

The Indian restaurant served excellent Indian food. I was surprised to see the restaurant was so much occupied and people were even waiting for their turn outside. Looks like it is one of the most popular restaurant in the city.

They also have nice gym, steam bath and resto bar on the top floor of the hotel. Please do not forget to use these complimentary services.

I would certainly recommend this hotel to all business and even leisure travellers.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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New Delhi, India
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

I had my worst experience of staying in a hotel till date. I had a confirmed booking and pick up from September 5-7, 2012. Having arrived at 8.30 pm from Nairobi on the 5th, I was surprised to find that there was no one to pick me up from the Airport. After waiting for half an hour, I made my own arrangement and reached by taxi only to be told by the front office manager that while he did have a confirmed booking for me, he was unable to provide me a room since afew guests had missed their flight and refused to check out of their rooms. I was asked to take a room in a nearby hotel - which was two rungs lower with a similar price. A very bad experience indeed.

Room Tip: Book at your own risk - you could be dumped off without any prior information
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Geneva, Switzerland
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Jerusalem, Israel
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
95 helpful votes 95 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 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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Address: Meskel Flower Area (near Olympia), Addis Ababa 31349, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 69 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Dreamliner Hotel 4*
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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