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“An Unforgettable stay” 5 of 5 stars
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GT Guest House
Sierra Leone Street (Debreziet Road), | Beklo Bet, Coming From Meskel Square, Take a Right Turn Between Oromia Bank and Commerical Bank , Pass St. George Club Then Turn Left, Addis Ababa 21836, 1000, Ethiopia   |  
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Ranked #2 of 115 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“An Unforgettable stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

With a great manager (Lee) the GT guest House is the beat place in town! We enjoyed all of the family who welcomed us in loving arms.With their pure Ethiopian culture, money is secondary. At times we had quite busy schedules, with many visitors coming to meet us,but the GT guest house staff met to all of a needs without any complaints. It was a safe and secure place for a family with children to stay in. My two children enjoyed the Mighty German Sheppard, MAX, which I have to admit I loved too. He is very friendly and good with children. As I said before, It was ' An Unforgettable stay' that we'll surely remember. Definitely our next holiday would be at GT guest house
From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • Stayed January 2013, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

Very clean and roomy; exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, great local breakfast, relatively well located (convenient for airport). Ideal for an Addis stopover, and better than anything else in this price range.

Room Tip: Cheaper options have shared bathrooms, but these are very well maintained.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We spent two weeks at GT over the Christmas holidays. Outside of a few minor issues (parking, low water pressure on the third floor in the morning), the experience was great. Lee and the staff were very sweet and the coffee ceremony every week in the sitting room was a nice touch.

Staying at GT is a bit like having your own place in Addis, except that you didn't have to hire a cleaning woman, organize breakfast every day, restock the fridge with beer and water, set up internet and utility service...so a pretty easy lifestyle, all in all.

Also, sitting on the upstairs deck and watching the kites (birds) in the afternoon and the blue birds in the early morning is quite lovely.

Room Tip: You can rent an entire floor. Not a bad option if you have more than two persons in your group.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2013

As other reviewers have pointed out, Lee is friendly and efficient and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Check out was well before my evening flight, but Lee was very accommodating in offering to store my luggage and allowing me the use of the living room. I was most struck by the friendliness of the staff, many of whom "lit up" in greeting--even when I ran into them outside of the guest house. It's a very nice sense of community.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Middlebury, Vermont
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

I definitely recommend this spot for anyone traveling to Addis. Lee, the owner, offers great customer service, and the rooms are clean, spacious, and have reliable hot water. Good food, great coffee ceremony. Would 100% stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

My friend and I stayed at the GT Guesthouse this past October and had a fantastic stay. We stayed in an apartment style room, with a huge living room, fully equipped kitchen, a very spacious master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, and a 2nd smaller bedroom with an adjacent bathroom.

We also came to Addis in August and stayed at two different guesthouses - one of which was OK, the other of which was horrible - and for my entire stay in October I kept wishing that we'd stayed at GT. I think it would have vastly improved our first trip.

Lee and the other staff were awesome in taking care of us. Everyone was very friendly and helpful with whatever we needed. An excellent breakfast was brought to our dining area each morning. THe WiFi was reliable and fast (not the case at our previous 2 guesthouses).

Great location too - in central Addis, but off on a side street so no road noise.

Looking forward to a return trip soon!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I had the opportunity to spend 3 lovely nights in this beautiful guest house. The hospitality started right from the Airport Pickup. Everything was perfect & wonderful. Cheching was so smooth and fast. Wide and clean rooms, comfortable beds. Breakfast was superp and variety was awsome! , service and hospitality was unmatchable. location is perfect and safe, very close to many shops, Banks, taxis, etc. decent quite and no disturbunce at all at all times.
We had an early checkin and late checkout. Ms Lewam and her staff provided us proffessional service and home hospitality.
Lewam I am very greatful for all that you provided to us during this short stay, i m really proud of you. I am looking for my next visit which will be probably by the end of this month.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sierra Leone Street (Debreziet Road), | Beklo Bet, Coming From Meskel Square, Take a Right Turn Between Oromia Bank and Commerical Bank , Pass St. George Club Then Turn Left, Addis Ababa 21836, 1000, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 115 B&Bs / Inns in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GT GUEST HOUSE provides the best accommodation for the business or leisure traveler as well as for family/group requirements at an affordable rate. We offer the most comfortable resting experience in one of the safest and finest areas in all of Addis Ababa. We are located about 10 minutes from Bole airport and less than 5 minutes away from city center, Mesqel Square.We are also located within walking distance to cafe's, supermarkets, great restaurants, banks,ATM's, bookstores, clinics, and hospitals.Each floor has two or 3 bed rooms with comfortable king/queen/twin size beds, 2 bath rooms, very specious living room and dinning room, specious fully equipped kitchen, storage room and specious balcony. All Living rooms have, sofa, dinning table, TV and french style patio doors with private balcony for you to enjoy natural light. Master rooms are equipped with en suite bathroom and standard rooms with shared bath (own water heater). We have discounts for groups, for reservation over 10 nights, and long term stay. ... more   less 

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