We stayed for a couple of nights in January, at the end of our stay in Ethiopia. Abbaba's villa is just as others describe it. Jerusalem the owner is absolutely charming and really is welcoming you into her ancestral home; the public rooms are full of furniture, antiques and memorabilia from her family's past and could not feel less like a hotel. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal, the bed was unbelievably comfortable (we were in one of the standard doubles which was perfect for our needs) and the setting, on a hill outside central Addis, is green and spacious.
The pros: Jerusalem herself - very warm and friendly, and speaks excellent English; The tranquil atmosphere.
The cons: you need to get a taxi or tuktuk into the centre of town (this is really easy and probably outweighed by the peace and clean air up on the hill); the buffet breakfast would benefit from more fruit or fruit juice.
Minor points, both of these - would definitely recommend
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Abbaba’s Villa has five (5) large contemporary style bedrooms, each individually decorated in Ethiopian and European style, offering guests a comfortable and friendly stay. The bedrooms are comfortable and well equipped with all the luxuries needed. The rooms have comfortable beds, an en-suite bathroom with hot shower, side desks, closet, and of course pure silk filled duvets to make your stay extremely comfortable. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Abbaba`s Villa Hotel Addis Ababa