The Soramba is a glorious new 50 room hotel furnished with smart Chinese-made fittings and features and with a well trained, diligent and friendly team of staff. What a pleasant and unexpected surprise after 3 weeks touring the Northern Circuit! There is Wi-Fi throughout the property: in the lobby lounge area, bar and in the rooms. The rooms are comfortable, with a small balcony, bath/shower, hair dryer and even a pair of slippers thoughtfully provided. Satellite TV pipes in many channels including BBC World, Aljazeera & a movie channel. In the basement is a separate Jacuzzi and Scandinavian sauna but both facilities are strictly single sex only, which irritated my wife and I!
A decent buffet breakfast with unlimited refills of delicious Ethiopian coffee is served between 6.30 am and 10.00 am in the first floor restaurant. Dinner menu items include pepper steak and Ethiopian sparkling wine. The bar is a very pleasant and relaxing place for a drink and the beers that they stock include Kakim, an interesting locally-brewed stout. Prices are very reasonable.
The location in the north-centre of the city near to St George’s church is an excellent one. It is 10 minutes walk to the Piazza area, making the hotel an ideal base for self-guided walking tours of the compact and pleasant downtown area of Addis Ababa.
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