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“Good if you just need to "get away"”
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Ras Hotel
Ranked #93 of 118 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Marlborough, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
114 reviews
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“Good if you just need to "get away"”
Reviewed December 10, 2009

Good location if you are going out or are familiar with the city. Buffet Breakfast included. No Foreigner rate- popular with Ethiopians and NGO's. Food is decent and not "overly" overpriced-but it's not the Sheraton or the Hilton. Nice Patio and hot water/generators available. It shields you from the electric and no water days as best as possible. Quiet enough for sleeping. A bit run down compared to other RAS hotels.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 3, 2009

I stayed there with a small group. We got the manager of our tour company to contact them on our arrival day and request that all the rooms has hot water and that any water heaters be switched on - we had been camping in Awash and had a tight schedule on the night we arrived in Addis. About half the rooms had no hot water, and it was clear that nobody had done anything about checking to make sure they had. Maybe this was in part due to the fact that they could not get into the rooms in the first place as some of the key cards were not working. These were their 'new' rooms.

The following day we spent sightseeing out of Addis, and had requested that the water problem be fixed. It was not and again nothing had been done - and this time when we arrived none of the key cards worked. The manager, who by this time I had taken an intense dislike of, was clearly lazy and incompetent. They had sent the hotels maintainance man up to the rooms a few times (and from talking to other guests he was clearly very busy) but he was of no use. Eventually after getting very vocal, the outside contractor turned and fixed the problem in about 10 minutes.

The whole place had a very run-down feel to it and was very dirty. My room was not cleaned at all (just the beds made up) during the day we were away, and the packed breakfast they gave us was inedible. On the first night I went to the bar and asked for a drink to take up to my room. The several people behind the bar were adamant that I had to call room service from my room for that. I went to my room (4th floor, no lift) only to find there was no phone! I was due too stay an extra night after the group went home but I checked out and went to the Global Hotel (great place) and this was despite the manager offering me first one, then two nights freee accommodation.

Iif you want to experience the art deco charm of the place, then call in for a drink but there are much better places to stay in Addis foor that price.

  • Stayed November 2009
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Reviewed November 4, 2008

Good option for centre Addis, huge but easy, clean rooms, safe boxes at the reception, $27 a double with TV and no way to get a cheaper one without a tele despite the price list says the opposite. Abeba Tours and Galaxy Express offices, internet cafe, restaurant with a terrace, perfect location, 50 birr 20 minutes to the airport, half an hour walk to the Piazza and 10 minutes 30 birr drive to Bole street. There's a storage room to leave stuff behind for several days for free. State-run so don't expect warm-hearted welcome at the reception, but they do their work perfectly smooth and even accept Visa cards and change dollars, euros and pounds.

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  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ras Hotel
Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
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Ranked #93 of 118 Hotels in Addis Ababa
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Number of rooms: 36
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