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“better than expected” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Intercontinental-Addis
Ranked #27 of 103 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Helsinki, Western Finland, Finland
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3 reviews
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“better than expected”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

my expectations we not high but staff was nice and helpful. The pool on the top floor was really nice. Our room though did smell heavy of bug spray which wasn't so pleasant but location was pretty central, good breakfast and free shuttle to airport. Go though with your own plan, the concierge wasn't too helpful regarding things to do.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Tracey P
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Georgetown,Guyana
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

This is quite a nice place. I was on business and the location was great for me since it is near to the UN and other similar offices. The lobby area is well done with lots of comfortable seating. The room was fine for the most part although the water pressure was a bit iffy and the plumbing needed upgrading. The Internet wasn't so great and my iPad couldn't connect.. They deliver a red rose to the room every evening, which was a nice touch. The hotel is in the midst of a commercial area so you have the option of eating out and doing some shopping without having to get into a taxi.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Bristol
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2012

I stayed at the hotel for a total of 10 nights in November 2012.

The rooms are really spacious and have a safe, large comfy bed, seating area and balcony (overlooking a building site but a balcony non-the-less). What I found strange is that none of the rooms have AC. My room in November was way too hot for me and whilst I was told I could have a fan this was very noisy as was the street outside so opening the balcony window was never much help.

The food isn't brilliant and whilst there is a pool it was so hot that it was hard to do lengths in.

Saying all this there is nothing 'wrong' as such with this hotel it just has quirks that mean you could most likely find better. The staff are very helpful and the rooms were very clean.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank joannainbristol
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Ghent, Belgium
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158 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

The hotel staff was extremely friendly at check-in and out, at the bar and the restaurant.
Standard of finishing works in room and bathroom is rather poor. I stayed twice for one night and got an upgrade to a junior suite, which provided only more space.
Food in the restaurant is good, nothing very fancy at acceptable prices for foreigners (but high for Ethiopia).
No Wi-Fi available but connection with cable worked properly
Transfer to and from airport well organized

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Patrick H
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DC
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83 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This is a good hotel with good value and easy walking access to the UN conference center. Request a high floor, corner suite for a great room with a balcony, sofa, comfortable chairs, and extra bed. Internet is free unlike some of the more expensive hotels in Addis although only wired connections are available in the room. At this hotel, one feels as though one is part of the city as it is accessible from the balcony. As usual in Addis, the staff are exceptionally nice and helpful. The only word of caution that I have is to call a few days of your arrive to confirm the availability of your room upon your arrival. The hotel has a general late policy check-out (6 pm) which means that if you arrive in the early evening, unannounced, your room may not be ready. A phone call ahead can take care of this. The hotel also has a free airport shuttle.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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New Milford, Connecticut
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30 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

I had a very nice stay here for just a night. THe room was comfortable and clean and quiet, and the service was good. Breakfast was fine and the lobby area was welcoming and relaxed. I was prepared to be disappointed when I found out that it was not related to the hotel chain of the same name, but was quite pleased with the hotel. I think it's a very good option in Addis.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Thank SueTrue22
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Chennai (Madras), India
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13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

This hotel is not related to the other famous Intercontinental chain of hotels. Hence do not be misled by the name or the 5 star ratings on the hotel website. Though it cannot be termed as 5 star, I would rate the hotel as a decent one. The room rentals are priced on the higher side though.

The rooms are large and spacious with a nice comfortable bed, flat screen TV, a private phone and an attached bath. The hotel has a conference room whose sound system is just adequate. The lunch provided during the conference was very good. Particularly, I liked the chicken cooked in local style. At the end of the conference, the hotel arranged for complementary cake and pastries which was a nice gesture from the hotel management.

Additional facilities include a roof top swimming pool, steam and sauna bath. The view from the top is good though there is nothing much to see. There was some construction work going on next to the hotel site. The location is ok with some shops nearby but nothing noteworthy. It is quickly reachable from the airport. The hotel arranges for pickup from the airport. The security people would be willing to wave down a taxi if you want to go somewhere. The staff were friendly and helpful. There was a money changer /bank counter inside the hotel building itself thus saving the hassle of searching for one in the city.

Overall a good hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank yrajesh111
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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 #27 of 103 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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