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Toronto Guest House
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   |  
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Ranked #23 of 118 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
Zwolle, The Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

An excellent guesthouse. I have been in Ethiopia before, but this was my best stay untill now. Small, familiar and very friendly personnel. I would recomment it and would definitly try to book again on my next trip. Also the surrounding is very plesant. Its a lively neighbourhood. One tip: take your earplugs with you if you dont want to wake up at 5 in the morning for moringprayers.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

After staying in the Addis Ghion off and on for two weeks, 1.5 nights in this place was refreshing. Firstly it's less expensive (and internet is included - by cable in the room, wifi in the lobby). Secondly, it's within walking distance of several restaurants. And more: The breakfast was very good - I had a vegetable omelet and avocado juice plus coffee made fresh on the espresso machine. The restaurant provides food 24 hours if you need it. The rooms were decent sized with a tv, chairs, desk. The bed wasn't very comfortable but there were blankets. The shower pressure wasn't great but there was very warm water. There is also a bath. The staff were very helpful - the manager (owner) even walked me around the corner to find the office where I was meeting. I was very happy that they let me keep my room for 1/2 price of another night because I had a late evening flight. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brussels, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

We stayed there twice, for 1 week and then 2 weeks. The staff is very friendly and helpful, the place is very clean, the price is affordable and the food served is of excellent quality. It's a perfect alternative to the usually impersonal bigger hotel. We wouldn't go anywhere else next tile we go to Addis.
If you need a driver/tour operator in Addis, you can contact Axum from Betsega Tour and travel at axumbto@yahoo.fr. Whether it be that you need a driver with good car for Addis or you want to visit the country, contact him, you will not be disappointed. He is honest, drives very well, very helpful and very knowledgeable.
Enjoy your trip to Ethiopia, it's a wonderful country!

Room Tip: If you want a bigger room, there are 2 very big ones in the guest house. Ask for one if available
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

I stayed here for 3 months in 2011 and was very impressed by the personal attention to detail that 2 sisters (Owner and Manager) put into making everyone's stay as comfortable as possible. The rooms are adequate with plug in internet, hot water including bath tub and laundry services.

Not only does the owner make time for her guests but she also has special farewell dinners for her long stay.

And the roof top has a nice open space with a gazebo with a good view of Addis.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms on the higher floors because you will get less noise from guests passing your room dow...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Riyadh
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2012

I stayed with my 3 kids (17/19/23 yrs) for 3 nights in February and we have nothing but praise for the Toronto Guesthouse. The owner , her sister and staff could not have done more for us. The rooms and bathrooms are clean , beds comfortable , TV s have English channels and it was quiet as tucked away back from the main road. Breakfast including eggs cooked most ways , pancakes and toast with jam and fresh juices was good every morning , served in the sunny restaurant by the very friendly staff. They have good contacts to offer trustworthy taxi drivers who can take you around in safety. They took us to the traditional restaurant and dance show too , which is a great night out , and good value.This was our first visit to Ethiopia and the staff made us feel at home and safe , so we really enjoyed all that we did , knowing we would return to comfort and a good nights sleep. You could stay at another hotel , but you will not experience that bit extra you find at the Toronto. Stay and enjoy!! Robert living in Riyadh

Room Tip: We had a large twin and a small twin. large was huge and small was big!!! Others we saw seemed simil...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Kent, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
150 reviews 150 reviews
59 hotel reviews
Reviews in 71 cities Reviews in 71 cities
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

Toronto Guest House has a real family feel to it; the staff are very helpful, speak excellent English and nothing is too much trouble.

The hotel itself is very clean, has free wireless Internet and a good restaurant which good, reasonably priced food. Like a lot of the buildings in this part of the world the noise seems to carry throughout the hotel however the bed was comfortable so I still managed a good nights sleep.

The area around the hotel was safe and there was no problem with walkin out at night.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vlissingen, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

The guest house is of western standard, reception,cleanliness and meals served are of high quality. I know that the manager has an European experience and she uses that to make a stay there very comfortable. The last day of our stay,she took us to a traditional restaurant with live music and ethnic dances. Such services deserve a top place.
Thank you Tigist and I will be back.

Mulatu Kotiso and Afra

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 118 B&Bs / Inns in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Toronto Guest House Hotel Addis Ababa

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