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Sydney, Australia
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72 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently stayed in this hotel when I traveled to Mekelle for a meeting. This hotel has a new extension so my room booking was in the new building. The check in process was very slow but we got there in the end. I was terribly disappointed with the room for a number of reasons; 1. the shower was not... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is very unfortunate that there are few decent hotels is Axum, and definitely none closer to the main attractions that Yeha. Despite the beautiful views, however, it is difficult to write anything positive about this hotel. The service is worthy of a Fawlty Towers sketch, and the manager in particular seems like Ethiopia's answer to Basil Fawlty, only much... More 

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San Jose, California
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44 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

This was my second trip to Mekelle and the Axum Hotel, both time on University business. Positives: 1. There is an excellent breakfast. Ready every day but 6am, decent selection on the buffet, cook who makes eggs to order, plenty of hot coffee. 2. There is a beautiful patio for food & drinks along with the old Axum hotel, just... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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31 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

I had a room on the 4th floor overlooking the back that I liked as it was quiet. The hotel is relatively good but the breakfast can do with a few more options on the table. I ate at the hotel restaurant a number of times and I found the food and service okay but the leaky bathroom would do... More 

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Buffalo, NY
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Good location is about the only good thing about this hotel, and even that is arguable. It is a bit outside of town, very close to the Stelae, the main tourist site in Axum. And yes it has a lovely view, especially at sunset. Being outside of town (but only a 10 minute walk) means you're in a quieter location,... More 

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New Delhi
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Very nice hotel in Mekelle. Very near to airport. Very nice open restaurant. WiFi is decent. They don't have a mini bar. Not even a coffee maker in room. Have free airport pickup and drop. Hotel reception does not give receipt for foreign exchange.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night as a part of our tour package with Tesfa tours. It's a big hotel with little charm and lots of business types milling about. It's also a little dated and probably needs to be remodeled to keep up with all the building they are doing in the area. The breakfast wasn't that great, with... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

i have been at Axum hotel for 5 days and 4 night the hotel is very best hotel i have been at Northern Ethiopia all the staff are amazing, they have a good food i had a chance to see their kitchen it was modern and a amazing thank you all.

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Stanford, California
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6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016

Axum hotel is on a hill and feels secure on arrival. It overlooks the style and other historical places. The rooms show their age and the bedding was thin and overused. The restaurant and bar is reasonable and the capuchino is good. Considering how remote the town is our expectations were low and the hotel proved it.

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Berlin, Germany
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

As far I understood, it is difficult to find a place in Axum. It is a pity the services are horrible yet you are paying a lot. We paid 92 euro for a room which did not have regular water supply and forget about hot water. Although the reservation was done and paid in advance, the staff at the reciption... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Axum Hotel

Address: Kebele 16, Mek'ele, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Tigray Region > Mek'ele
Price Range: $40 - $41 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 114
Also Known As:
Axum Hotel Ethiopia/Tigray
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