We've stayed in many hotels in Addis Ababa - the Jupiter, Hilton and Sheraton but was quite pleased to see that a new Radisson was going up! It did not fail us, it was beautiful, had great service, and was very comfortable. The only complaints we had were that the dinner's were not very impressive (cold french fries and a boring salad came with our rather dull main courses) and that the spa never had time for walk in's. We went to the spa 3 different times on 3 different days hoping to get a massage, manicure, facial.....basically anything they had space for but each time they said they were full. We did not see any customers and were surprised to learn that most of the rooms were empty. It wasn't that they had too many customers, in reality they just didn't have enough staff on hand. Finally, I was able to get in for a pedicure and it turned out to be the worst pedicure I have ever had. My feet looked exactly the same as when I walked in. I'm pretty sure the woman had no experience doing them as she basically spent an hour washing my feet and barely used a file or any other tool. I was very disappointed to see that I was the only person in a room set up to service at least another 6-7 people. There was no music or any sound, just the two of us in the room. They are definitely not using their spa to full potential nor are they investing in people with experience. I ended up going to the Hilton to get another pedicure. All in all, I will most definitely return to this hotel.....but I will go elsewhere for any spa treatments, luckily Addis is full of great spas.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Radisson Blu Hotel Addis Ababa is ideally located in an exclusive business area at the heart of Kazanchis Business District. The hotel is designed to make your stay an inspirational pleasure, creating a memorable sense of arrival with its unique and iconic architectural design along with its holistic hospitality that is in line with the needs of the modern Traveler. The hotel is adjacent to the United Nations Conference Center (UNCC-AA), within 1 kilometer radius of the National Palace, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a number of government offices. The hotel is just 6 km away from Bole International Airport and is an ideal base for visits to major Corporate and Government offices, the Ethiopian Ethnological Museum, the Addis Ababa Museum, as well as historical buildings such as St. George’s Cathedral and the Holy Trinity Cathedral. Our hotel provides a unique and extraordinary hospitality, with its Yes I Can! Service Philosophy. The Hotel Contains: • 152 Standard rooms, • 44 Business-Class Rooms, • 2 Business Queen Rooms, • 6 Standard Queen Rooms, • 7 One-Bedroom Suites and • 1 Presidential Suite ... more less
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- Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa Hotel Addis Ababa