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Panorama Hotel
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Bole subcity, Haile G / Selassie Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   |  
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Ranked #46 of 72 Hotels in Addis Ababa
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26 hotel reviews
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“Just what I needed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Stayed here twice in October.
First time after an awful overnight from Bangkock (thanks Ethiopian Airways)
It is quiet so I slaept from 8 am to 1pm no problemA clean comfortable hotel - well located out of busy areas but walking distance to a market and nearby hills.Sauna and massage optional extras but well worth it.
Rooms are large and clean
Breakfast is really imaginative and tasty.
Can be a problem paying by card and had to go get cash but there are 3 ATMs nearby.Good local bars and cafés nearby.

Room Tip: go for a double rather than twin Not all rooms have great wifi connection 1 of my two rooms did
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

We had a nice visit at Panorama Hotel in Addis Ababa. The staff is really nice and all the time ready to help us. The rooms basic but very clean. The location is safe. The food was nice and sufficient and the breakfast fantastic!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

I have made transit stay at Panorama.. rooms are convenient but not that big with really fast wireless internet connection .. middle of the town.. transport included with hotel fees with one free meal coupon.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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21 hotel reviews
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54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

Panorama is a new and very clean hotel relatively close to the new airport.

The staff are very friendly and Panorama offers many freebies; including airport shuttle pick up and drop off (a 12 to 15 minute ride), tasty breakfast (you may request a freshly made juice like papaya or other seasonal fruit), basic gym with new cardio machines, business center, conference hall, and wi-fi throughout the hotel. However, depending which room you get, it is best to ask for a room as close to the wi-fi modem in each floor. Given the fact that Ethiopia is still working on its net infrastructure, the net service is not bad at all.

Their dinner is also fresh and tasty with superb service, great attitude with a big smile, like most Ethiopians. There is a relaxing massage service available, too.

If you are looking for a convenient, clean and trouble free hotel Panorama is the place to stay in Addis Ababa.

Room Tip: If you want net service ask for a room close to the wi-fi modem. There is a modem in each floor.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2012

The Panorama Hotel is not right at the centre of the city, and not right at the airport. We felt that some of the taxi drivers did not know where this hotel was located which Addis being a big city might not really be very strange.
The hotel was very satisfying. The rooms were clean, the restaurant served food that was maybe not up to our Canadian standard but very eatable. It has a very cozy sitting area/bar where one can watch TV while enjoying an excellent Ethiopian coffee or an equally excellent Ethiopian beer.
Having the internet in all the rooms was an added bonus.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

Panorama Hotel is a nice calm and cool environment, The staffs are friendly, the menu is fantastic,nice bar and very swift airport pickup services.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

Hotels in Addis seem to be a fairly poor value proposition and this one seems to better than others in that respect at least. Indeed, I got a very nice surprise at check-out when the bill I was assessed turned out to be about half that which I had reserved through a travel website. Check-in and check-out were efficient and friendly. On the downside, the hotel is reasonably close to the airport (and runs an efficient shuttle service to and from), but is a *long* way away from much else (so be prepared for some haggling with taxi drivers if you want to see something of the city). Also, noise carries through the hotel (or at least through my floor) with remarkable sharpness - from my bed, I could hear people walking around in the corridors outside and the very loud 'ding' signalling the arrival of the elevator. Nevertheless, this seems to be one of the better last-minute, mid-range options in Addis.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 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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Address: Bole subcity, Haile G / Selassie Street, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #46 of 72 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Panorama Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 65
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