Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travelers visiting Addis Ababa, Ras Hotel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its budget friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Ras Hotel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Addis Ababa.
Ras Hotel offers guests an array of room amenities including a flat screen TV, a desk, and a seating area, and getting online is possible, as free internet access is available.
The hotel offers a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features a lounge. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to secured parking.
While staying at Ras Hotel, visitors can check out Menelik II Square (1.4 mi) and Holy Trinity Cathedral (1.5 mi), some of Addis Ababa's top attractions.
While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the steakhouses, including Indiana Spur Steak Ranches, Sky Steak House at Dreamliner Hotel, and Fogo No Chao, all of which are a short distance from Ras Hotel.
Addis Ababa is also known for some great historic sites, including Meskel Square and Meyazia 27 Square Monument, which are not too far from Ras Hotel.
Whether you’re traveling for business, pleasure or both, Ras Hotel is sure to make your visit to Addis Ababa one worth remembering.
Ras is located at the heart of Addis and decided to book room (s) for its convenience. Considering its location the rent that included breakfast was reasonable. The staff both at the reception and in the restaurant were exceptionally friendly. Sure the breakfast that included both continental and traditional was enjoyable. The traditional restaurant upstairs where I once had lunch (የንጉስ ምሳ)with friends was great. Room furnished with small flat screen tv and beds are always kept clean. Clean white towels and appropriate toiletries are provided. The only setback I encountered was some of the bathroom floors were wet and they require repair. Having said that the house keepers were not only friendly but trustworthy as well. Hope to see them on my next trip.
I stayed here as a child of 4-8 on occasions from 1959-1962. I remember fondly running along endless corridors, kicking the nearly polished shoes parked outside the rooms for their nightly clean,up and down prohibited stairs, and admiring the glorious decor of the National restaurant at first floor level. The staff continue to be really helpful, and maintain an outward impression of efficiency. Sadly, some of the infrastructure lets the staff down - badly! Water pressure is variable, as is temperature. Noise levels are tolerable, and I only saw one tiny roach, on this trip, half a century later. But there is more to staying in a hotel for me than the homogenous Ramada/Sheraton/Hilton style. The Ras is the focus of many Ethiopians’ social life; and people come and meet up for a drink, a meal and so on. There’s always a crowd of people using the building for the various conferences and meetings; and the vast space accommodates them all well. The location is perfect; almost next door the National Theatre, just down the road from Meskel Square, and a short walk from The Ghion Hotel with its lovely grounds and swimming pool. Warts and all, give me the Ras any day, rather than the sanitised and boring clones that are the Sheraton’s of this world. But then I’m biased! I’d stay here any time, I head back to Addis, and gently try to persuade staff to assist in making improvements!…
The hotel used to be a French prison a while ago. You can imagine this if you see the interior. The rooms are not so cheap, however they have cheap rooms on television ground floor (rooms 30-35). They costs around 435 birr per night (this is with cold shower). They also give discount to peace corps volunteers. Don't do your laundry here, it can be very expensive!
We paid $50 and were given keys to one of the unrenovated rooms despite renovated ones being available. Also the renovated ones are not good value for $50. We demanded our money back after this experience and were lucky to stumble upon Eliana hotel close to Piazza which was great value and has a fantastic view over Addis from the top floor bar.
I would not recommend this hotel by option, if you can go to another place around it then do it, lousy people and the food takes forever, good for budget travels and close to main road. I would not recommend going around at night, thieves and gangs are very common to meet.