I stayed for a week on a business trip. The hotel is a quite reasonable standard. Rooms are very clean and big enough. Wired and wireless internet are available and works as erratically as anywhere else in Ethiopia (not the hotels fault). The TV had multiple channels of sport, film and news including BBC.
The design of the hotel has several floors of rooms around a central atrium. The reception is on the second floor. If you enjoy a drink and are quite tall, the railings are a little low on the upper floors - so take care! There are two lifts which work well. The hotel also has backup power to cover the inevitable power failures.
When I checked in, I heard someone ask for a quiet room at the back of the hotel, so I did the same. I do not know if the front facing rooms are noisy.
I ate most nights in the restaurant. The food is perfectly OK and not expensive. Also, breakfast is acceptable. There is a buffet of cooked food, some fruit and a few cakes. They will make an omelette - the chef is there waiting for the orders.
The hotel is easy to find on the Bole road. It is only a few minutes from the airport, if the traffic is moving. There is a small super market next door and a bank with ATM.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wassamar welcomes you at the gate of Addis Ababa, 1.2 km from the airport with its attractive amenities and excellent service. Wassamar offers on-site indoor/outdoor restaurant with complimentary breakfast, free high-speed internet, gym, sauna and steam room. For those interested in business, we offer small and large conference spaces with a capacity of 10 and 100 individuals. Both wired for internet access and sound systems and projectors. Come and see us, you won't be disappointed! ... more less
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