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Ghion Hotel

Ras Desta Damtue Avenue | Around National stadium, Addis Ababa 1643, Ethiopia
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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... More 

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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, More 

Santa Ana, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When I first checked into the Ghiron Hotel in Addis Ababab, Ethiopia, I saw the beautiful gardens, then the 1960's luxury of the polished wood reception area and the lobby. Shops, good food, good people. And my room viewed the gardens. A luxury hotel -- by Ethiopian standards. People told me the jazz club featured world-quality musicians. I don't know.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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8 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Many years ago, the Ghion Hotel of Addis Ababa offered the traveling dignitaries of the Soviet Bloc luxury in Ethiopia. Spacious entry and lobby. Excellent first impression with the polished wood, immaculate floors, comfortable lounge area. The staff are excellent -- they are fortunate to have salaries. Most speak some English and they are very helpful to foreigners However, the... More 

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

GhionH, Director of Sales at Ghion Hotel, responded to this review, Jun 29, 2016 Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Ghion Hotel on Trip Advisor. Ghion Hotel has been served for many decades & accommodating distinguish guests . The Ghion hotel is owned and operated by Government,The owner is very committed to provide tranquil service through... More 

Adelaide
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Absolutely fabulous location, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Nice roomy rooms with en suites, water not always hot or plentiful but that is Ethiopia. Staff nice and helpful. Large lounge area for a drink or nibbles, TV, Wi Fi. or sit outside and take in the beautiful gardens, lovely at night. Airport pickup, cost about 100birr on return to airport. Airport... More 

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

Dear Adelaide Chrissy, We thank you very much for your comment. we look for ward to welcoming you again at Ghion hotel. Kind Regards, The Marketing Team More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

I write this in the context of Ethiopia but... First impressions were OK, spacious downstairs area and quite quick check-in. However the bedroom was pretty terrible - dirty (I had to wear flip flops everywhere), wires hanging in places, shower in bath didn't work but there was hot water in the basin tap. Service was non-existent in bar and restaurant... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Man, we had so much fun at the restaurant, where we had a fasting plate with injera, a bottle of Ethiopian red wine (yum!!) and watched traditional singing and dancing all night...it was amazing. They even got us up dancing. So much fun! Then, we headed to the African Jazz Village (right outside and downstairs)...so worth it. Another bunch of... More 

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Location is good: close to the Bole Airport and the city centre. However it is old and very much part of the old Ethiopia when government owned hotels and investment was limited. It is waiting for an investor who will spend money on the place and make it into something special. One good thing are the extensive grounds which are... More 

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

Dear Customer thank you very much for the review, It is true that the Hotel is government owned, eventually It is Under way to renovate and by government itself. best wishes, More 

Richmond upon Thames, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We used this hotel as a base for visiting Addis. You could describe the style as Communist chic - it's not exactly luxury but it is clean and comfortable in the slightly more expensive "farenji" rooms. The ones in the main block are quite questionable for the price. The breakfast is an excellent buffet and the restaurant is pretty good... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 528 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

Quite old hotel. There is TV in room but it is also old-fashioned. I don't think there is mini-fridge equipped (If my memory is correct) Said that, it is quite OK considering you are in Ethiopia, there is hot water running in bathroom, it might take some time before you finally have hot water but it is hot water shower.... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016

We weren't expecting great things but this hotel really is poor. Grounds are lovely but we had little time to enjoy them. We opted for 'bungalow' rooms which were shabby, though a decent size. The toilet seat was broken, the hairdryer didn't work and the shower flooded the bathroom floor. Breakfast was unimpressive. Needs a major investment to refurbish the... More 

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

Dear Katherine, Can I firstly thank you so much for your review. we work hard for handling all cases we have very soon. we look forward to seeing you again in a progressed service. with best regards, marketing Dep't More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
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: $57 - $110 (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
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#16 Spa Hotel in Addis Ababa
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