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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I fled this hotel after two nights. The single room I stayed in was in the old main building, and very dilapidated. The first thing I had to do was to call for help to fix the broken bedside lamp (turned out the whole lamp was broken, not just the bulb) as well as the light in the bathroom. The... More 

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Debark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Addis for 4 days and states at Taitu hotel at Piazza and I found it beyond my expectation. It is an old stylish hotel with wooden floors and had my rooms with private and common toilet.it is highly recommended if you are in Addis and budgeted traveler. They have a good food too but very costy.if... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I didn't stay here just ate at their restaurant. Its good to see the Taitu reopen after a fire that closed it last year. Its quite simply a legend. A historical landmark and a piece of Addis history, sitting proud at the heart of the crazy Piazza district. Came here for dinner and ordered a range of Ethiopian dishes. All... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I spent an awful night there once - I hear it had a major fire not long ago. I'm not sure if it could have made it worse. The room was run down, the service was non-existent and the cheap price was still too much.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Having read the reviews here, I avoided the downright cheap rooms and went in for a 410 birr one in the new block. The room was...well...you get what you pay for - cracked linoleum floors, but clean bed linen. The bathroom was clean, but very very basic - an oil can for a bucket and fifteen minutes of running the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Taitu is a major peice of Addis history. Though rooms are basic, it brings together a vibrant community of artists and musicians, and has a uniquely awesome atmosphere. The vegan lunch buffet is some of the best food in town, and sought out by many of my Ethiopian colleagues. TIP ask for a room in the 'old' building. Make sure... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

The part I stayed in, in this hotel, is in serious need of refurbishing. The shared bathrooms are dreadful, and the rooms need at least repainting. It seemed to me that the waiting staff spent most of their time helping guests sort out the (paid for) wi fi problems. The staff was courteous and helpful. The hotel is old, and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

Me and my sister got one of the cheapest rooms. Very basic, but okay. We loved the vibe of this place: international and sometimes even mesmerizing. Don't ask me to explain, you just feel the place is full of history and you know that the people you meet on the terrace, while enjoying a wonderful buffet, are not the only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The Taitu looks mainly run-down. It doesn't even have a "former glory" kind of atmosphere, it's more a collection of old stuff thrown together in a bare hallway. I just had dinner here and wasn't impressed. The French onion soup didn't taste of onion and had only some burnt shreds of onion. Next I had a local dish (sorry, forget... More 

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ethiopia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016

Taitu hotel is still the place to be to meet other travellers, to exchange experiences, to start travelling together. Excellent food, professional waiters and all this in a 100 years old,wooden floors, charismatic style, you find only here. The fire from last year is forgotten, the piano never stopt playing, and the ladies at the reception are still helpfull and... More 

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Additional Information about Taitu Hotel

Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Number of rooms: 264
Also Known As:
Taitu Hotel Addis Ababa
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