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Addis Regency Hotel
K. 03/19 H.no 504 | St. George Roundabout, Addis Ababa 21621-1000, Ethiopia   |  
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Ranked #1 of 71 Hotels in Addis Ababa
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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Love the hot shower!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

We stayed here on the first night and the last night of our trip to Eithiopia. We picked this hotel based on reviews we read from tripadvisor, and we were quite happy with our stay here. The rooms were clean with comfortable bed and clean sheets. The bathroom is pretty big. The nice and hot shower was the best part! Food at the restaurant was good. There is free wifi in the room and in the restaurant and lobby. They also ran a shuttle to the airport.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013 via mobile

We chose this hotel based on Trip Advisor reviews. While it may not be in the heart of the Piassa or near the main tourist activities, it wins out by the service and value it provides travelers. Most room rates include: round trip airport transfers, wifi (many routers in the hallway outside your room, and fast connection speed), and buffet breakfast which has an okay mix of continental and Ethiopian traditional foods. While the food was nothing special, it was a welcome way to begin the day.

The owner built this hotel on his father's land. It is one of the few hotels in this area, though a relatively easy walk to get you closer to things. I would definitely not describe this hotel's location as being in a very central location, but after a day or two of walking with a guide you will see it is easy to get places from here.

Try Morakar coffee just up the road for a very good, local coffee spot. Also please visit the local woman who runs a tiny bodega just 50 feet down towards the main road. She is very sweet and it is a great way to stock up on waters for the room and support a local family.

The hotel rooms were super clean and well maintained. My standard room was much more spacious than I was expecting. It came with a very nice sized bathroom, full closet, small flat screen TV with ample channel selection, and a fairly comfortable bed. I was super impressed by the in room safe that was big enough for a 15 inch laptop. Most hotels in the US don't have that yet.

Addis is building a metro train that, when completed in a few years, will have a stop right near this hotel. The hotel owner couldn't be nicer, and I think he is a visionary in terms of this old neighborhood being an up and coming area. Well done all around!

The hotel is secure and has guards at the entrance to both the driveway area and the front lobby.

The staff are all very kind and eager to help.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

...decent place. Serious effort has gone into making it comfortable. Staff 100 pleasant and most helpful. Complimentary courtesy van from the airport is a major plus. Nearby construction work can be disturbing. But overall pretty good.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 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 January 27, 2013

I stayed at the Addis Regency on four different occasions in 2012. More than anything, the establishment has achieved a welcoming atmosphere that other hotels in Addis have a hard time to match. The price is fair and the breakfast is all you could wish for. I would not stay at any other hotel when I come to Addis.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

I stayed in on my first couple of nights in Ethiopia - it was absolutely perfect for a night or two's stop over- It has a nice small bar, a restaurant serving decent food, very clean good sized rooms, it's located in a quiet area but walking distance to the Piazza, St George Church etc, good sized bathroom and shower and the staff are very helpful and friendly. It doesn't have a pool or gym or big fancy lobby - but is perfectly resourced for a couple of nights, is secure and is reasonable priced.

Room Tip: I stayed on first floor at front - absolutely fine, no noise and an easy walk up the stairs from rec...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Harare, Zimbabwe
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59 reviews 59 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Came on a business trip when hotels were full and found that the prices had been nearly doubled because of an AU summit! For $ 125 a room with a double bed, it is difficult to justify such a price considering that there were no basic amenities in the room: welcome bottle of water or even a small fridge to keep the water in, a table and chair to work from and also a basic list of numbers to contact for additional service. Breakfast was fine but not exciting with limited selection and catering more for the local market. So all in all, not value for money at the inflated price, more a budget rate hotel although staff are accommodating.

Room Tip: Not 105 at the top of the main staircase
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Best value for money, excellent rooms, wonderful host. Close to everywhere in Addis. We stayed twice and felt like we were coming home. They collect you from the airport and take you back included as part of the fee.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: K. 03/19 H.no 504 | St. George Roundabout, Addis Ababa 21621-1000, Ethiopia
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Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 71 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the historic Arada region, Addis Regency Hotel offers 30 Standard/Deluxe rooms and 3 Executive Suites. Each spacious room offers International satellite TV, steam box showers and complimentary buffet breakfast. Conveniently situated near the Entoto Mountains, Piazza, National Museums, Addis Ababa University and other attractions; Addis Regency is a unique first class hotel amongst its peers. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to Ethiopia, Addis Regency ...Where Distance Meets Comfort! ... more   less 
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