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Kefetew Guest House
Ranked #9 of 231 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
Central Florida, USA
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“Best guest home in Addis”
Reviewed February 26, 2013

Enjoyed my stay there. February 2 - 6, 2013. The guest home is beautiful, the staff very helpful and courteous. Our driver, Bobby, was quite a gentleman.

The meals were excellent. The owner, Genet, is the hostess with the mostest. Enjoyed every moment she spent with us.

Wifi and converters available.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Myself and my family stayed with Genet at the begining of our holiday in Ethiopia. What a wonderful introduction! Genet is just so personable and warm. She really has created an oasis of relaxation and homeliness within the hustle and bustle of Addis. We also returned to Genet on our last day as we were not flying out until late at night. We did some sight seeing in Addis and spent the rest of the day and evening with Genet being fed delicious food and enjoying great converstaion. Thank you so much for all you did for us Genet and we hope to return to you again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Pune
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Reviewed January 7, 2013

I was in transit through Addis for 16 hours and wanted to see a little bit of the city and I'm so glad I chose to stay at Kefetew. I crammed a lot into my stay thanks to Genet.
After casually mentioning I am interested in alternative building she arranged a personal trip to the building site of the fabulous new building at the botanical gardens - driver all sorted!

Genet is a kind-hearted, warm and fun person who will enhance anyone's experience of Addis. The guesthouse itself is stunning with large rooms, a comfy bed and excellent food.
Don't let Ethipian Airways tell you you must go to their choice of hotel.....sort out your transit visa and just leave the airport - not a problem.

Thank you for such a wonderful stay and I'll certainly chose an extended transit to you next time I travel through Ethiopia......

Room Tip: From what I saw all the rooms seemed nice.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed December 31, 2012

Kefetew G.H. is probably one of the top 5 guesthouses in Addis today and that is not without true reasons: My impression after staying there was that this was a typical case scenario of a person triumphing simply over the fact that he/she truly loves what she/he is doing. You can read all about Genet the owner from other reviewers -- all they say is true! She is a fantastic and very sincere welcomer. My room was spotless!.. and always kept tidy and spotless. WiFi works well, meals are great, workers are sympathetic and satellite TV offers good channels to pass the time by. Location is not the most fantastic if you don't have continuous work with the U.N. but you really get to feel you are coming back home after a tiring day and the location becomes a secondary issue. Maybe a little pricey but for me it was worth it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Came to Addis as solo traveler during holiday season, and stayed 5 nights at Kefetew Guesthouse. I cannot say enough good things about this Guesthouse. Genet and her staff were spectacularly welcoming, and this is what separates this place from other possible accommodations. Genet actually brought me with to a holiday party with her, and I had a great time. She also provided many good suggestions regarding what to do in Addis. The rooms are comfortable and clean with highly functional self-contained bathrooms. Internet was consistent and fast. The food was excellent. Located roughly 20 minutes from town, but very accessible by taxi and more often Genet provided rides into town, airport, etc. Will definitely stay here again on my next trip to Addis!

Room Tip: Stayed in regular guestroom in front, and found it very comfortable. Saw the other rooms which are...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Genet k, Owner at Kefetew Guest House, responded to this review, December 31, 2012
Dear Josh,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kind words.

Happy New Year!

Genet Kefetew
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Gex
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

For the last night of our holidays and a brief visit to Addis we booked this beautiful guesthouse. It was the best closure of our trip we could have wished for! Genet and her staff awaited us with a warm welcome and a delicious lunch. The cozy, spacious and very quiet bedrooms as well as the spotless bathrooms were a real delight after a long tour through the country, sometimes staying in rather ‘basic’ hotels. We had very little time to visit Addis, but no problem: Genet contacted for us a driver, who speaks perfect English and who took us from museum to restaurant, from shop to shop or airline office, etc… Before leaving for the airport (and a long night flight ahead of us) we watched the sunset on the roof terrace, sitting in the comfy armchairs and sipping a glass of excellent red wine. Thank you, Genet, for your warm hospitality!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Delft
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Reviewed November 28, 2012

You are home from the first moment you enter: Genet, welcoming you with open arms; delicious food at the long dinner table, a spacious room with comfi bed, and a large living room to chat with the other guests or sink into the sofa with a book, laptop or with a nice cup of tea. Well done Genet! I had an incredibly nice week at your place. Thanks a million.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Property: Kefetew Guest House
Address: CMC Road | P.O. Box 888, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #9 of 231 B&Bs / Inns in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Kefetew Guest House what sets us apart from most other guest houses is that we take the ‘guest’ in our name seriously. You will be treated and feel like a truly special guest when you stay with us. Above and beyond our impeccably appointed premises, the soothing ambiance, and the full complement of amenities we make available to you, we will go out of our way to provide you with the personalized service that will meet each and all your wants and needs. You can relax in leisure after a busy day, work in a quiet and private environment, or mingle with our other special guests in our spacious and comfortable common area.Genet, the owner and operator, is always available to personally see to it that you are well cared for and to answer any questions you may have. ... more   less 
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