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Address: Djibouti, Djibouti
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This is the shady center of town, home to the tourist office and some other...

This is the shady center of town, home to the tourist office and some other buildings.

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Pleasant hotel by all means

Absolutley reliable airport pick up&drop off. Always very helpful and kind staff.Excellent service.Enjoyable rooms with great views upper floors. Safe and well guarded. Good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 14, 2016
detlefscholz2000
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Sattahip, Thailand
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Sattahip, Thailand
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016

Absolutley reliable airport pick up&drop off. Always very helpful and kind staff.Excellent service.Enjoyable rooms with great views upper floors. Safe and well guarded. Good restaurant and breakfast.Free storage of your lagguge during traveling Ethiopia. Reliable good wi-fi. Without a question this is a top choice to stay in Addis Ababa.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016 via mobile

Located on the circle downtown. No action until around 22:00-23:00. Lots of girls who want you to buy them a drink 🍹Delay doing that until you get ready to leave. Be prepared to tip when you go to your car as it will be washed and wipers up!

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016 via mobile

When we first arrived in Djibouti it was late, 1:30 am, and we were hot and not yet ready to turn in. The only place open was the Menelik. You walk down stairs into the basement to find a dim lit bar/disco where locals hang out. Little to no ambiance. That being said, the beer was cold and a welcomed... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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1,092 reviews
501 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 383 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2016

Palace Menelik, in Menelik square are I'm assuming named after King Menelik. We went there late one evening. The place seemed deserted, almost like a ghost town. There were just a couple of shops and a shady restaurant open in the area. Here we saw Palace Menelik. I'm not sure if it's an old palace and maybe it's a hotel... More 

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Tralee, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 365 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

In the centre Some interesting shops You can't avoid it really Djibouti is a fun city for a Muslim place Have a look around Many hustlers though Don't go in the clubs as they are a certain rip off Beer is 900 minimum for a small bottle About 5 euro

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is a dirty part of town. The main square itself is simple enough and non-descript but as always I like to go walking further out to explore the side streets and laneways. Sometimes this leads to finding charm parts of a city or town but in this face the reward is pretty much only squalor. The side streets are... More 

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2 Thank Alan S
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2015

Djibouti City can be so much better if people took more pride and cleaned it up. It has so much potential to be a nice tourist destination but needs the community to realize it.

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Bulgaria
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2015

Menlik square is where you can get anything done and find almost anything. Its the central square in Djibouti City and is very small. Nice selection of Kenyan tourist shops but you're not in Kenya! Good place to exchange money on the streets from the old ladies - most trustworthy people ever.

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3 Thank Stacyanderic
Paris, France
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2,031 reviews
1,568 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 857 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2015

Nothing remarquable to see there, but it is Djibouti's main square. You can find shops, restaurants and banks there.

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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2014

Menelik Place and square are the epicenter of Djibouti tourism spots, and for that reason, a bit more pricey than the outskirts. I would encourage all to go, experience, and then share their thoughts.

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