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“Wonderful Service” 5 of 5 stars
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Djibouti Street, Addis Ababa 21300-1000, Ethiopia   |  
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Ranked #16 of 116 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
Toronto, Canada
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“Wonderful Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I really enjoyed my time at the Lodge. Staff was amazing and the location is great. It is located very close to shopping and food services. I, particularly, liked the management team that does whatever it can to make your stay comfortable and attend to all your room/trip needs quickly. Rooms were very clean and internet connection was FREE, fast, and reliable. I would definitely stay there again. I was picked-up from the airport and and on the way to the Lodge, was given a short introduction to nearby food and entertainment locations before getting settled! A much needed mini tour to a total stranger to the country!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

I stayed here for one night before heading for the north. My room was large, clean and quiet with a small kitchenette. The lady at reception was delightful and extremely helpful. I would defintely stay here again.

Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for a week in december 2012 & I was pleasantly satisfied with the service, the rate and finally the room. There is no restaurant at the lodge but they have free breakfast. It's located in the center of the city, walking distance to many restaurants. I will definitely stay here if I ever go back to ethiopia again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Stayed here for a week in late May. Clean, very large rooms with a small kitchenette. TV had many channels, clean room everyday, felt safe and secure. The staff was very responsive and nice. Great location although taxi cabs don't know it, but walking distance to a ton of things. Safe grounds and relatively quiet. Great breakfast included and stellar service.

Room Tip: 2nd or 3rd floor so you don't have to keep walking up. There's no elevator.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 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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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

i stayed at the Aclana Lodge in May 2012, I loved the rooms and the service very much. The Breakfast is prepared by one of the greatest chefs in Addis, the pancakes are awesome.

  • Stayed May 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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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2012

We stayed at the Aclana Lodge for 2 weeks in March 2012. This place is a perfect answer to Addis' generally overpriced and substandard accommodation options. Clean, safe, centrally located in a quiet neighborhood close to restaurants and markets, friendly and helpful staff, 24-hr reception, 24-hr hot water, wi-fi internet (don't expext lightning speeds, but adequate), hearty breakfasts, laundry facilities, in short anything you would expect from a major hotel but at a fraction of the price and with an exceptional personal touch. We are planning a second visit to Addis in June and Aclana Lodge will be our choice once again. We are sending a few photos of our room. Maybe we'll see you at breakfast, over one of Maharit's exquisite omelets!

Vangelis & Ioanna

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  • Stayed March 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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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

aclana is in the center of town, parallel to telebole road. it is close to the church.
the rooms are nice and clean, the staff is eager to help. the hotel is still new. taxis/cabs you can get easily. the prices for one night is to much for this town, in case you're not a businessman.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Djibouti Street, Addis Ababa 21300-1000, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 116 B&Bs / Inns in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alcana Lodge offers a charming and affordable alternative to high priced and often ordinary hotel staying experience. It’s run by a dedicated family. Our rooms are spacious and bright, equipped with telephones, TVs and satellite channels and come with kitchenettes and balconies. We’re located in a quiet neighbourhood two blocks from restaurants, shopping centres, bars and cafes on Namibia St. We’re 10-20 minutes from major destinations such United Nations, airports and museums. ... more   less 

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