I stayed here for about a week and overall for the price I had a pretty good experience. There were a few minor issues but the hotel tried their best to resolve. The second day i was there i realized that there were a bunch of ants in my room, the hotel offered to move me to another room or come in and spray. I didn't want to cause too much trouble so I just asked them to spray and it pretty much got rid of the ants. Another issue was they didn't tell me until halfway through my stay that the local calls i made actually were act being billed to my room by the minute. I asked if the calls were free when i checked in and they told me that they were, but it turns out my calls to mobile phones were not free (da heck?). We settled on just paying half of the costs, but i still feel as though they should have been more clear with that policy at check-in.
Everything else was pretty cool. The service was good. They have a nice cafe that is open 24 hours on some days. The breakfast is free there for the hotel guests until 12:30pm I think. One of the better clubs in Addis (with tons of pretty women) is in the basement, so you don't have to leave the hotel if you want party. The city is really safe, you can pretty much walk around at anytime and nobody will bother you. When you walk out of the hotel to the right, there are a bunch of restaurants and shops etc. that you can get to on foot. At the first main intersection you can make a left and there are even more places to frequent. If you make a left coming out of the hotel you may run into some unscrupulous women who will want you to share your wealth with them if you know what i mean. Directly across the street is a little store where you can buy everything (bottled water etc.) for really cheap.
Oh and be careful taking the taxi from the hotel (or any hotel for that matter). They will try to charge you 200-250 birr to take you to a place that another taxi a block away would only charge 80 birr to take you to. If you have any questions about anything, feel free to contact me.
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