Stayed in the Ghion 3 times during a tour through Ethiopia. Admittedly the rooms are a bit dated, but were clean. There are computers/ internet in the lobby and also WiFi (both for a charge). There are several souvenir shops in the lobby, and it is worth looking around, as the offer similar items to different "fixed" prices. There is a moneychanger/ bank in the lobby with good rates (same as the airport) who is open till 8pm. The hotel is pretty central located (near Meskel Square) set back from the road in a large garden area with a nice garden cafe if you need a rest. It also has a 50m pool (unheated). OK, it is well known that there are pickpockets and kids with "bendy fingers" around, therfore the hotel offers safe deposit boxed at the reception- please use it! There is also a supermarket withhin a few min walk (turn left after exiting the security gate). If you are hungry, and don't fancy eating in the hotel: there is a good Chinese restaurant 1min to the left after the security gate, or the Cottage restaurant (Swiss) 7 min walk to the right along the road. Alltogether a good/ safe midrange option in Addis!
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