The advantage of flying with Ethiopian Airline is whenever the transit halt is more than 3 hours or so they offer you transit visa, transport, accommodation and applicable meal (breakfast / lunch / dinner) and its totally FREE OF CHARGES.
Since my Mumbai to Addis Ababa Flight was delayed, I missed my Berbera flight and I got the opportunity to enjoy the services offered by Ethiopian Airline. They put me to Hotel Panorama.
Location – Hotel is located within 5 kilometers from International Airport. One can find number of stores which are within 10 minute walking distance.
Parking Lot – has more than adequate space.
Amenities – Hotel has restaurant, restrobar, business center, small gymnasium & Spa.
Room - Rooms are decent. Has wardrobe with digital safe, working desk, tea table with 2 chairs, bed, side lamps. Bathroom has bathing tub. Continuous flow of hot and cold water is available. Air conditioner works well.
Sleep Quality – Bed is soft, bed sheet and pillow are clean. Since two beds are joined together sleeping is not comfortable if you are slipping in center otherwise one can have nice and peaceful sleep.
Restaurant – Has around 15 tables and offers buffet breakfast.
Food – As I was on transit I was offered total 6 coupons (breakfast, lunch & dinner). Every time I had to handover two coupons to the restaurant staff, one for meal and other for beverage.
Breakfast – Offers breads, cakes, 2 – 3 varieties of cornflakes, bacon, vegetables, fresh orange juice, bottled water, milk, coffee, fresh seasoned fruits. Live kitchen is available for egg related food item
Lunch & Dinner – Offers soup, bread, chicken, meat, vegetable, rice, soft drink & fruit salad.
Retro Bar – Offers variety of drinks.
Business Centre – Has 2 desktop computers, photocopier & printer.
Staff / Service – All staff speaks good English and are helpful.
I observed various beautiful paintings hanged on most of the walls of hotels with price tags. It seems hotel is promoting local artist.
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