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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

( This is my second review of the Ghion Hotel. The first, negative. An Ethiopian acquaintance questioned those negative comments on my room at the Ghion Hotel. ( And the hotel manager accepted my negative comments with calm and grace. (I actually enjoyed the hotel and personnel. In this review, I praise the entry, personnel, and gardens. The room? Read...

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Ubatuba, SP
Reviewed January 11, 2017

The Ghion is very well located and the reason I stayed there was its garden -- I am a birder and most of the more common Ethiopian bird species can be found there. This turned out to be the hotel's only saving grace, besides the very good local fare at its restaurant. On arrival, the traveller can immediately spot that...

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Grinnell, Iowa
Reviewed December 31, 2016

The history of this hotel as part of the old imperial compound is so informative. In the days of Haile Selassie, this would have been THE place to stay in Addis Ababa. The manicured, landscaped grounds are stunning! The staff are well-trained, courteous and helpful. The hotel, itself is showing its age and is lacking in some amenities (internet only...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed December 27, 2016

The Hotel is placed on a hill giving good view of the City ! Wonderful greenery around the Hotel.Rooms were quite spacious.Old rooms had some bathroom problems,but new rooms were reasonably good.Service was excellent.Food was clean and above average.Our Delegation visited this Hotel in Addis Ababa in 2013.

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed October 25, 2016

Ghion Hotel in Addis Ababa is a hotel with very good location in the city. Its staff are nice and they are giving good service. The rooms are clean, food is OK. Best of all is the beautiful park surrounding the buildings - really enjoyable!

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed September 29, 2016

I'd say the Ghion Hotel in Addis is an institution more than a tourist location. It has one of the biggest gardens you will find in Addis, a welcome green sight for sore eyes in this city bustling with construction - not surprising that many couples choose it as a location for their wedding photos. The adjacent pool is also...

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Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

This hotel belong to government, I do not recommend it. It is an old hotel,thin windows, very noisy,89 dollars per night /double room, very expensive for what it offers .Old furniture, mosquitos and insects. The staff is unprofessional. During the day the Internet (Internet only in lobby ) works very very slow. Swimming pool is outside, cold and dirty water....

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed August 16, 2016

I was at Ghion Hotel for more than ten times.The garden is so much beautiful.Large trees with many species of birds including endemics wattled Ibis. The Olympic size swimming pool give good services and the only large size in the city. The restaurants are based on traditional one .There are good conference facilitating halls. The oldest hotel keeping its treasures...

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GhionH, Director of Sales at Ghion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Ghion Hotel on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you again to the Ghion Hotel. Kind Regards,

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed July 25, 2016

I went in this hotel several times for the purpose of meeting, dining and just for a recreation. This is a government owned hotel and a very classic type. Some of its best facilities include swimming pool for kids and adults, attractive fountain and densely covered with different species of plants. It is the best for wedding. But I don’t...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed July 20, 2016

Service very good and friendly, however room was a bit crampt and in general hotel feels old and decaying. Location is good as it is pretty close to the martyrs museum. Hotel itself has an ok restaurant that produced alright food but quite slowly, although the injera is good. The hotel is still quite posh (for instance the reception said...

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GhionH, Director of Sales at Ghion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Ghion Hotel on TripAdvisor. Ghion Hotel has been served for many decades & accommodating distinguish guests since then. How ever, we try our bests to give excellent service and to eradicate all the weakness we have. Kind regards,

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ghion hotel which is popularly known as "the Garden palace hotel of east Africa" is located in the heart of down town Addis Ababa in spacious verdant compound,adjacent to what was once the jubilee palace of emperor Haile Selassie I. Opened in 1951, the Ghion hotel has for years distinguished itself as the hotel where heads of state or governments and other VIPs stayed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ghion Hotel

Address: Ras Desta Damtue Avenue | Around National stadium, Addis Ababa 1643, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Price Range: $52 - $106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ghion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 195
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Also Known As:
Ghion Hotel Addis Ababa
Hotel Style:
#19 Spa Hotel in Addis Ababa
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“Always check the room -- window screens, toilet, lights -- BEFORE accepting the room”
 of 5 bubbles VideoAdventures, 1 week ago | Read review
“Don't face the church. On the Christmas holiday (January 7 on the Julian calendar) and the church loudspeakers start blaring before 6am”
 of 5 bubbles 96elsiel, Jan 11, 2017 | Read review
“Stay in the older sections of the hotel in order to feel the former grandeur of the place.”
 of 5 bubbles allenr619, Dec 31, 2016 | Read review
“Preferably on upper floors.Near Lift.Had photographs,which got stuck in my Tab and lost them.”
 of 5 bubbles bhramanparyatan, Dec 27, 2016 | Read review
“When you get in, first try if there is hot water in the shower and if the lights work, otherwise request another room.”
 of 5 bubbles 553lisat, Sep 29, 2016 | Read review
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