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“Decent place to stay”
Review of Wabi-Shebele Hotel

Wabi-Shebele Hotel
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Wabi-Shebele Hotel
Ranked #90 of 118 Hotels in Addis Ababa
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82 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Decent place to stay”
Reviewed January 2, 2011

We recently stayed a few days here with a group and enjoyed a pleasant stay. Yes, the elevators are a bit old but the rooms were nice and clean, the employees helpful, the food at the restaurant and the garden restaurant next door was decent, and the location is good for getting around to the various areas of town. We would consider staying here again.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
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Arusha, Tanzania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed May 17, 2010

The room was big, the bed large, and good windows that let in a lot of light. While things are a bit run down, they're fairly clean. Staff friendly but not very professional. Maintenance a problem: elevators barely work, hot water system improperly installed (only hot water in shower). Restaurant awful.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Netanya, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2009

I made the HUGE mistake of relying on Ethiopian Airlines to take care of a 12 hour overnight layover in Addis Ababa. They put me in this flea pit of a hotel.
The place is old, run down, dirty and depressing. The elevators are frightening.
I would honestly prefer to sleep in the airport terminal.
As we were waiting in the bus to leave back to the airport, the hotel's security boy started beating a beggar that approached the bus with a large truncheon to chase him away.
Do yourselves a favor: spend the $250 for the night in the Hilton or the Sheraton, or better still, avoid layovers on Ethiopian Airlines altogether.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2009

Reception area very small. Lifts very old and scary. Room very basic with the barest requirement. TV reception terrible. Not worth even the transit stay, which was booked by Ethiopian Airlines and which I paid for. Thankfully on return journey was put up in Ararat Hotel was splendid.

Hisham Said Hamdun
P.O.BOX 18473,
SANA'A
YEMEN.
e-mail: hbasalim@yahoo.com

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  • Stayed December 2008, traveled solo
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2008

Ethiopia is a very friendly and helpful place to be unless you are at this hotel, service was slow, staff disinterested in doing their work or helping us customers. I switched to the Bole Rock hotel, I was quite pleased with that hotel and the staff there are very hospitable.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Wabi-Shebele Hotel

Property: Wabi-Shebele Hotel
Address: Mexico Square, Addis Ababa 3154, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Restaurant
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Ranked #90 of 118 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Number of rooms: 30
Also Known As:
Wabi Shebele Hotel

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