Saro-Maria Hotel

Saro-Maria Hotel

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4.0
#16 of 176 hotels in Addis Ababa
Location
4.2
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.0
Value
4.1
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See why so many travelers make Saro-Maria Hotel their small hotel of choice when visiting Addis Ababa. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Guest rooms offer a minibar, a refrigerator, and a desk, and Saro-Maria Hotel makes getting online easy as free wifi is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the small hotel, including a 24 hour front desk, a concierge, and room service. In addition, guests can enjoy a pool and free breakfast during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While staying at Saro-Maria Hotel, visitors can check out Medhane Alem Cathedral (0.4 mi) and Meskel Square (2.0 mi), some of Addis Ababa's top attractions.

Travelers looking to enjoy some shawarma can head to Lime Tree. Otherwise, you may want to check out a steakhouse such as Fogo No Chao, Sky Steak House at Dreamliner Hotel, or Indiana Spur Steak Ranches.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Saro-Maria Hotel as you experience all of the things Addis Ababa has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Free airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Hammam
Massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Bottled water
Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Arabic

Location

Bole Medhanialem Cameroon Street, Addis Ababa 3355 Ethiopia
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travelers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 79 out of 100
79
Bole Airport
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles223 reviews
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Saro-Maria Hotel comes highly recommended for its cleanliness, with guests consistently lauding the immaculate rooms and efficient cleaning service. The hotel's prime location is another highlight, offering easy access to the airport and city attractions, ensuring a safe and convenient stay. While some guests suggest the rooms could benefit from modern updates, the overall comfort and design are praised for their relaxing effect. Additionally, the hotel's value is noted, with reasonable pricing for its satisfactory accommodations and amenities, which include a decent gym and delicious dining options. The friendly and attentive staff also contribute to the hotel's appeal, making it a solid choice for both events and individual stays.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Tranquil
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Reasonable
Cleanliness
Spotless
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Outstanding

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Eftichia P wrote a review Feb 2020
Athens, Greece55 contributions54 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Non smoking room smelling smoke... they don't have a very good ventilation and most of the time when the kitchen is open you can smell all the food that is being cooked, waited for one hour at the restaurant to get the check and we never managed to get until next day. Ask the laundry service if their machine is working before you give your laundry, cause you will end up no to have your clothes clean and they will be wrinkled as well.
and make sure to check out yourself way before your departure. It took us one hour waiting in th reception to settle our bill.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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ocycleschick wrote a review Feb 2020
Weedsport, New York1,274 contribution91 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed there 2 nights broken up into two stays throughout our trip in Ethiopia. We were a group of 17 travelers. I think most people in our group were satisfied with the hotel as were we. It was average I think. The rooms we had were clean and comfortable and came equipped with a hair dryer which was a rarity at most other hotels in the country. I had a good wifi signal once I was finally able to connect. The person at the front desk must enter your name into their system in order for you to be able to access the wifi and during our first stay, this took several hours to happen and several requests by me, but once connected, it was fine. In our first room, the shower/bathtub drain was horrible and it really never drained so by the time you were finished with your shower, the water was already very deep and took a very long time to drain. The service wasn't very good on our second stay as our room did not have any tissues or bottled water (which was supposed to be provided) and even after several promises to send them right up to our room by the front desk, these items were never brought to our room. The breakfast buffet was very good and one of the better ones we experienced during our time in the country. We also ate at the restaurant both evenings and the selection was decent and the food was good, although here too, the service was lacking and it took forever to get our food and then to get our bill. The location is within walking distance to a lot of different restaurants. I think it's a fine place to stay for a night or two but I'm sure there are other places that would be better.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Mzsonsie wrote a review Sep 2021
48 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Saro Maria for 7 days in September of 2021. Relative to the nearby Hotels I stayed in, Saro Maria has the most spacious (suit sized) rooms for the lowest rate.
They offer excellent food, great coffee and awesome customer service. The location is also great as it's in the heart of the city. The one thing I found to be unique with saro Maria is their attention to detail. For example, in addition to the standard shampoo, conditioner and lotion, my room was supplied with complimentary Bath foam, sewing kit, cotton swabs, combs, dental kit etc.
Since I didn't get to pack for my trip this time around, I thoroughly appreciated having these items already in my room. I also enjoyed soaking in the large bath tubs which are not commonly available in Addis Hotels.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled solo
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AntoniaRobinson wrote a review Apr 2020
uk428 contributions223 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here at the start and end of our trip. The hotel is very well run with WiFi throughout and comfortable rooms, although some are quite snug. The location is very close to the airport which is a plus as Addis traffic is appalling! Breakfast is extremely good, and I left a bag in left luggage for 3 weeks which was well looked after. Would recommend hotel even though it is a business type establishment
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Mstrixie007 wrote a review May 2023
Nairobi, Kenya135 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I cannot give a full review of this hotel as I was here on business for one week and didn't get to sample all its facilities. As far as my overall experience is concerned, however, it is a good hotel, centrally located along one of the main streets of Addis; soundproofed too with easy access to transport facilities. The breakfast menu had a wide enough array to choose from, although I felt like it was almost always the same thing each morning. For a 4* establishment, getting good internet in the room especially was a struggle but then again it's a countrywide problem so you have to make do with the slow speeds. Worth the pennies you pay for, with spacious rooms that are tastefully furnished however, they are in my view almost due for updates, well, at least mine looked pretty lived in. Despite the language barrier, a good number of the staff can communicate in basic English and they were very friendly and accommodating. Be sure to let them know your arrival and departure times as they have complimentary airport transfers, as is the case with most hotels in Addis Ababa.
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Date of stay: May 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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Aman wrote a review Aug 2023
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
SaroMaria has been a very calming hotel, the staff are extremely pleasant and are always ready to help. The rooms are designed to make you feel relaxed , without a doubt a top hotel that meets its standard, as they’ve listed their services are with passion!!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Traveled solo
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Response from Ephrem Tesfaye, Marketing at Saro-Maria Hotel
Responded Aug 18, 2023
Dear Amanuel, Greetings from Saro-Maria Hotel. Thank you for your excellent review of our hotel. We are delighted to hear that you had a positive experience at Saro-Maria Hotel and that our staff and the service you received made such a positive impression. Our team would like to express our gratitude for your positive comments and we would love to have the chance to welcome you back in the nearest future. With Best Regards, Ephrem Tesfaye Business Development Manager
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Bayza H wrote a review Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dear friends and family,
I wanted to share with you the incredible experience my husband and I had during our month-long stay at Saro-larta Hotel ® in Ethiopia. From the moment we arrived, we were greeted with exceptional customer service that left a lasting impression on us.
Every aspect of our stay, from the room to the housekeeping service, the front desk staff, the restaurant, and even the management, including the owner of the hotel, was simply outstanding. The warm greetings and attention to detail made us feel like we had only been there for a week, even though it had been a month.
Words cannot express how grateful we are for the wonderful time we had at this hotel. It truly made our trip to Ethiopia unforgettable. We are already planning to return and create more beautiful memories at this remarkable place. We highly recommend it to anyone traveling to that part of the world.
During our stay, we not only received exceptional service but also made international friends among the hotel staff. Their hospitality and kindness touched our hearts, and we are forever grateful for their friendship. We look forward to seeing them again soon.

With love and appreciation,
Bayza Houston
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Excellent.
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Response from Ephrem Tesfaye, Marketing at Saro-Maria Hotel
Responded Mar 15, 2024
Dear Bayza Thank you very much for choosing Saro-Maria Hotel for your accommodation. We are delighted to hear that you had a positive experience at Saro-Maria Hotel and that you enjoyed the friendliness of our service. We would love to have the chance to welcome you back in Addis Ababa for another stay. Best Regards, Ephrem Tesfaye Business and Development Manager
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CLEVER M wrote a review Apr 2024
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It feels like a very well run hotel and delivers value for money with good food, decent accommodation and well mannered staff. The shuttle service is dependable and communication is good. The location feels very good and safe while very close to the airport and many other alternatives.
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Date of stay: April 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
Room Tip: More days at this place could be funnier
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Response from Ephrem Tesfaye, Marketing at Saro-Maria Hotel
Responded Apr 15, 2024
Dear CLEVER M, Let us thank you for choosing Saro-Maria Hotel for your stay and we are glad we were able to meet your expectations. Our team is happy to note that you enjoyed our professional staff, convenient location and delightful food. We would love to have the chance to welcome you back in Addis Ababa for another stay. With Best Regards, Ephrem Tesfaye Business Development Manager
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Elizabeth C wrote a review Dec 2023
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing meeting experience this humble hotel delivered an exceptional high-quality event with great attention to detail. International corporate participants, NGO and Pan African community all delighted with our meeting hosted here staff went above and beyond to attend details, and the food was fantastic having been at events at three hotels during this week. This was by far the best coordinated hosted attended to, and the food was the best, definitely check this out for your event or business stay
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Ephrem Tesfaye, Marketing at Saro-Maria Hotel
Responded Dec 8, 2023
Dear Elizabeth, Thank you very much for your kind rating. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the comforts of our hotel including our food and the experience. We hope to have the chance to welcome you back at Saro-Maria Hotel in the nearest future. Best Regards, Ephrem Tesfaye Business Development Manager
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William H wrote a review Mar 2024
Dallas, Georgia2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our stay at the hotel in Bole was exceptional, thanks to the impeccable attention to detail, delicious food, and outstanding staff. Management, particularly Efren, ensured a seamless experience, making us feel well-cared for. Situated right in the city's heart, the location couldn't be more perfect. Highly recommend for a top-notch stay.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The hotel’s location in the heart of the city was the icing on the cake, providing easy access to...
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Response from Ephrem Tesfaye, Marketing at Saro-Maria Hotel
Responded Mar 7, 2024
Dear William Let us thank you for recommending Saro-Maria Hotel after the experience you had with us! Our team is happy to note that you enjoyed our professional staff and tasty food. Once again, thank you for your excellent review and we look forward to welcoming you again soon at Saro-Maria Hotel. With Best Regards, Ephrem Tesfaye Business Development Manager
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Berhan T asked a question Mar 2019
Ilford, United Kingdom19 contributions13 helpful votes
Is the swimming pool clean?
Answer from Occhioallallocco
Italy169 contributions130 helpful votes
No idea After spending 30 minutes to check in and about the same to check out you have not much time to check the swimming pool
martin j asked a question Oct 2014
Sweden
Can I eat for free at Saromaria?
Answer from PhileasFogg54
Auckland, New Zealand194 contributions175 helpful votes
Breakfast is usually included. Clearly you will need to pay for other meals!
Jimmy D wrote a tip Apr 2024
Newark, New Jersey6 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Come tired and rest."
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CLEVER M wrote a tip Apr 2024
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"More days at this place could be funnier "
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Ermias Z wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Amazing "
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Tim T wrote a tip Apr 2024
Roissy-en-France, France209 contributions88 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No parking."
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Mobile38019770550 wrote a tip Mar 2024
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you're from South Africa, remember to bring a plug adaptor for 3-point plugs!!!! Two-point cellphone charger will fit."
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PRICE RANGE
$60 - $74 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
EthiopiaAddis Ababa
NUMBER OF ROOMS
96
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Frequently Asked Questions about Saro-Maria Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Saro-Maria Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Sammy Handmade (0.04 miles) and Elelan Leather (0.05 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Saro-Maria Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Saro-Maria Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Saro-Maria Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Saro-Maria Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Saro-Maria Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cupcake Delights Bakery, Beer Garden, and avanti Italian restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Saro-Maria Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Saro-Maria Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Saro-Maria Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Saro-Maria Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Saro-Maria Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Saro-Maria Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Saro-Maria Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
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