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“International Luxury (with an African flavour)”

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Hotel Intercontinental-Addis
Ranked #41 of 118 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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“International Luxury (with an African flavour)”
Reviewed June 3, 2012

African flavour?

By that I mean that the hot water was never more than lukewarm and the view from the balcony was, well, just very African I suppose; building site, rubbish tip and a set of foundations filled with rain or groundwater that I initially took to be the hotel's swimming pool.

Having said that, there is much to like about the Intercontinental, Addis .First, the room (a corner suite priced at not much more than the standard room) was well appointed; comfortable bed, plenty of storage space and a balcony with chairs and table (and the view that I have already described). I was also impressed by the professionalism of the staff on reception and in the restaurant, not to mention the car park attendant who attempted to guide me into one of the hotel's limited parking spots at considerably personal risk to himself given my inadequate driving skills.

On the dining side, my experiences were mixed. The buffet breakfast was excellent with a quite exceptional choice. The buffet dinner was, well let's just say less appetising ...

All in all a good stay. Not cheap but cheaper than the other five star alternatives (and this hotel is at least nudging five star). I don't care that it isn't part of the Intercontinental chain. The one's I have stayed in weren't that great anyway.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 13, 2012 via mobile

A leaky bathroom ceiling, cracked bath, clean but battered rooms (with no air-con), balcony windows with broken locks, and a larger than usual roach population all make this an adequate but far from great business hotel. Fine if you have to, but definitely not first choice in Adis Ababa.

Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed May 1, 2012

So be ware. I booked and stayed at this hotel thinking it' s one of Inercontinental chain of hotels. But was disappointed to find out it was not the real stuff. This is a fake "IC hotel" . Yet the hotel charges the same amount as the other legit international hotels chains such Hilton, Sheraton or Raddison next door. This hotel looked dated and lacks the service, the amenities or the ambiance of the other 5 and 4 star hotels in Addis. a lot of noises comining from downstairs in the lobby and construction site behind the hotel. getting a quick glance of the bathroom you tell this is not close to any decent hotel. to add salt to injury, upon check out I noticed that they charged me for the shuttle service from airport. More than what a taxi charges to get you to the hotel. Mind you it took them more than an hour to pick us up from the airport. Next time I stay at the hilton across the street.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 28, 2012

The service was good and rooms, depending on which you get (the suites) are really nice. The hotel lobby is somewhere a lot of the guests like to hang out (perhaps it's the slightly 'mall-ish' feel of it).
As for location, its not the best, but not much can be done about that.
The restaurant is it's best part, the food is some of the best i've had anywhere. From the salads to the desserts every part was on point. My absolute favorite was the Nile perch with the vinaigrette dressing was exquisite.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Delhi
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Reviewed April 21, 2012

A good and compact hotel. Rooms are spacious and well equipped, service is excellent, Breakfast is well served with nice selection. a good experiance. Vale for money

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

nice to found a great western style hotel in Ethiopia

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed April 8, 2012

This hotel is quit well located close to the centre of town towards the airport. The staff are very very firendly end helpful and several items for which we had to pay extra at other hotels were included (e.g. airport transfer and internet). There is wi-fi available in the lobby.

The hotel is somewhat smaller than the other 'leading' hotels in Addis and hence lacks many of the facilities, but it is comfortable, clean and perfectly adequate.

The rooms open onto the atrium and the noise from the cafe bar below was a little loud in the evening.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Hotel Intercontinental-Addis

Property: Hotel Intercontinental-Addis
Address: Kassanchiz | Kirkos district, Kazanchis area, Addis Ababa 80400, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #41 of 118 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Intercontinental-Addis 4*
Number of rooms: 152
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