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“"Oasis"” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of GT Guest House & Apartments

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GT Guest House & Apartments
Ranked #4 of 186 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Keswick, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“"Oasis"”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

First visit to GT. No hesitation in recommending it. Really helpful staff, great breakfasts and
superbly clean. Pick up and delivery from/ to airport comfortable and on-time..A real pleasure to stay here.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roger P
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2013

With a great manager (Lee) the GT guest House is the beat place in town! We enjoyed all of the family who welcomed us in loving arms.With their pure Ethiopian culture, money is secondary. At times we had quite busy schedules, with many visitors coming to meet us,but the GT guest house staff met to all of a needs without any complaints. It was a safe and secure place for a family with children to stay in. My two children enjoyed the Mighty German Sheppard, MAX, which I have to admit I loved too. He is very friendly and good with children. As I said before, It was ' An Unforgettable stay' that we'll surely remember. Definitely our next holiday would be at GT guest house
From Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Emma S
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Doha, Qatar
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

Very clean and roomy; exceptionally friendly and helpful staff, great local breakfast, relatively well located (convenient for airport). Ideal for an Addis stopover, and better than anything else in this price range.

Room Tip: Cheaper options have shared bathrooms, but these are very well maintained.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank explore-ethiopia
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2013

We spent two weeks at GT over the Christmas holidays. Outside of a few minor issues (parking, low water pressure on the third floor in the morning), the experience was great. Lee and the staff were very sweet and the coffee ceremony every week in the sitting room was a nice touch.

Staying at GT is a bit like having your own place in Addis, except that you didn't have to hire a cleaning woman, organize breakfast every day, restock the fridge with beer and water, set up internet and utility service...so a pretty easy lifestyle, all in all.

Also, sitting on the upstairs deck and watching the kites (birds) in the afternoon and the blue birds in the early morning is quite lovely.

Room Tip: You can rent an entire floor. Not a bad option if you have more than two persons in your group.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank 65peter65
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Wenzhou, Zhejiang, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

As other reviewers have pointed out, Lee is friendly and efficient and the rooms are clean and comfortable. Check out was well before my evening flight, but Lee was very accommodating in offering to store my luggage and allowing me the use of the living room. I was most struck by the friendliness of the staff, many of whom "lit up" in greeting--even when I ran into them outside of the guest house. It's a very nice sense of community.

Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Jen M
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Middlebury, Vermont
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

I definitely recommend this spot for anyone traveling to Addis. Lee, the owner, offers great customer service, and the rooms are clean, spacious, and have reliable hot water. Good food, great coffee ceremony. Would 100% stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Jeffrey S
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sf bay area
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2012

My friend and I stayed at the GT Guesthouse this past October and had a fantastic stay. We stayed in an apartment style room, with a huge living room, fully equipped kitchen, a very spacious master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, and a 2nd smaller bedroom with an adjacent bathroom.

We also came to Addis in August and stayed at two different guesthouses - one of which was OK, the other of which was horrible - and for my entire stay in October I kept wishing that we'd stayed at GT. I think it would have vastly improved our first trip.

Lee and the other staff were awesome in taking care of us. Everyone was very friendly and helpful with whatever we needed. An excellent breakfast was brought to our dining area each morning. THe WiFi was reliable and fast (not the case at our previous 2 guesthouses).

Great location too - in central Addis, but off on a side street so no road noise.

Looking forward to a return trip soon!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: GT Guest House & Apartments
Address: Sierra Leone Street (Debreziet Road) | Beklo Bet, Coming From Meskel Square, Take a Right Turn Between Oromia Bank and Commerical Bank , Pass St. George Club Then Turn Left, Addis Ababa 21836, 1000, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 186 B&Bs / Inns in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
GT GUEST HOUSE & Apartments provides the best accommodation for the business or leisure traveler as well as for family/group requirements at an affordable rate. We offer the most comfortable resting experience in one of the safest and finest areas in all of Addis Ababa. We are located about 10 minutes from Bole airport and less than 5 minutes away from city center, Meskel Square. Easy access to train, taxi and other public transportation. We are also located within walking distance to cafe's, supermarkets, great restaurants, banks,ATM's, bookstores, clinics, and hospitals.Each floor has 2 or 3 bedrooms with comfortable king/queen/twin size beds, 3 bathrooms, very spacious living/dinning room, spacious fully equipped kitchen,and spacious balcony. All Living rooms have, sofa, dinning table, TV and french style patio doors with balcony for you to enjoy natural light. Master rooms are equipped with en-suite bathroom and standard rooms with private bath located outside of the bedrooms, on the same floor & its own water heater. We have discounts for groups,families and for reservation over 10 nights, and additional discounts long term stay. ... more   less 

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