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“A hidden gem!” 4 of 5 stars
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Norr Guest House
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Kenenisa Road, number 558 | Yeka district, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia   |  
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Ranked #60 of 141 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A hidden gem!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This was a very nice guest house. I stayed there 3 nights. The rooms looked pretty much just like the picture. The hotel was clean, with only a couple bugs in the shower at one point. They had traditional meals available to be made at a reasonable price (about 50 birr or $3). These meals were large in portion and very good! The manager, Futsum, was very sweet and spoke nearly perfect English. As I traveled alone, it was definitely great to talk with her. I would stay here again. The only downside was that no one seem to know where it was. Make sure you get an address or phone number for taxis, otherwise they will be lost!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paris, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I been there with two friends during 3 nights. The room were cleans. There was à lot of place to movie in thé building with free spaces. The hôtel is safe. Thé entrance to, Because of thé housekeeper (24h/24). Thé receptionnists are very nice. Thé staff too. Thé owner is very friendly and adorable.
This is à must for your first Time in Ethiopia.
From this place by walking you an discover the center of thé city easily. Not far from thé barbershop, from a new clinic, restaurants etc...

Big up to Million, Marbara and Papi.

Room Tip: The best room on the second floor. It has a view on thé street and the city.
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  • Stayed March 2013, 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 May 5, 2012 via mobile

Had a very nice stay for 10 days at The guest house, first of all because The very nice and friendly staff, who could help with everything. Extra Thanks to Million, who became a friend. Good food, big rooms, not luxus, but a home away from home. I recommend it for all who doesent want to stay at internatonal hotels, but want a friendly and clean guest house

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Los Angeles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2012

I stayed at Norr Guest House for two nights total - one night prior to leaving on a tour of the historical route and one night after returning from the tour. The room was clean and comfortable and the food was delicious. I would have given Norr Guest House an excellent review just on the basis of those two factors. However, the most impressive thing about Norr Guest House was its staff - Fitsum in particular. My party emailed Norr Guest House several times before our trip with our questions, and the staff took care to answer our questions. Once we arrived at Addis, they were helpful with fining cabs, recommending places to see, coordinating with our travel agent while we were on tour of this historical areas, and straightening out a problem with lost luggage.

I highly recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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New York, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2012

I stayed for just over 3 weeks in the Norr guest house while volunteering and would absolutely recommend it for anyone looking for a place to stay in Addis! The staff is very friendly and helpful, the food is tasty and the rooms and bathrooms are very clean and comfortable. The staff helped me find cabs and navigate the public transportation and recommended places to eat and see. There are lots of cafes and restaurants within easy walking distance and minibuses to the major tourist areas are easily walkable but the neighborhood itself is safe and relatively quiet. It is a great value too!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2012

As I spent a week in Addis I was looking for a place that offered not only value but character too! I found both in Norr Guest House.
With a very friendly staff, speaking English very well, they offered great service and good food too!
The guest house has both spacious and smaller rooms for those on a small budget, but they all share a tidy- and cleanness that is rather rare in Ethiopia. Surely every guest will appreciate the spotless bathrooms as well, with constant hot water!
The location is good, there's plenty of stuff in short walking distance without having too much traffic passing by.
After having spent a wonderful week I can easily recommend this place to anyone!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 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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Address: Kenenisa Road, number 558 | Yeka district, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 141 B&Bs / Inns in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This small family owned guest house is located in a quiet residential neighborhood close to the international Airport, city center and old town(Piassa). There are plenty of restaurants, bars and night clubs(from the posh to the simple)nearby. ... more   less 

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