The Bole Ambassador is almost within walking distance of the airport. Since flights to Gondar, Lalibela, and Axum leave before 8:00 in the morning, the hotel's location is a big plus. However, walking is unnecessary. The hotel has a kiosk in the airport and a representative will meet guests with reservations; a van will take guests to and from the hotel.
Accommodations are two-room suites: living room and bedroom plus kitchenette. The bathroom is small, but hot -- very hot -- water is almost instantaneous. Housekeeping is thorough and my suite was immaculate each day. Because I've yet to stay in an Ethiopian hotel that had central heating -- even the Hilton lacks it -- I called the desk and an electric space heater was promptly delivered.
The staff is friendly and helpful. I had forgotten to pack an AC adapter; the front desk supplied one. A good, complementary breakfast is served; other meals are decent, though with a very limited menu, and room service is also available.
The hotel also offers free wifi (the Hilton charges US$13 for 24 hours' access).
Best of all, the rate is just over US$100 per night, a bargain for a good hotel in Addis.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- AMBASSADOR Hotel is a four star hotel located in a walking distance from Bole international Airport and a door step to the millennium hall. It is also surrounded by tourist attractions, shopping malls, ticketing offices, entertainment establishments, embassies and International Organizations. AMBASSADOR Hotel is free from noise and visual pollution which gives your guests safety and comfort. Our newly opened expansion increase our capacity to 196 luxuriously appointed all types of rooms that feature high speed WI-FI internet access, satellite TV and amenities to present you with the perfect balance of comfort and convenience. ... more less
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