I had a LONG trip home from Zanzibar to Seattle- 4 flights, 45 hours total. This included a 20 hour layover.
The airport staff assigned me to the Friendship International Hotel, for $50. Transportation was prompt and courteous.
Big breakfast buffet awaited.
The room? I am used to the unexpected in Addis. Have experienced mildew, faulty plumbing, goats in the lobby, etc.
Friendship International was a pleasant surprise! Comfy beds that I collapsed into. Nice service, Jacuzzi bathtub and a separate shower. No plumbing surprises.
The only downside is that the wifi was intermittent. All of my other experiences in Addis have been that it is non existant. So intermittent is a step up.
Dinner was served. I probably slept through lunch. But dinner was basic and good.
Usually $35 buys you a dump, and $90 buys you a decent room in Addis. I paid $50 and it was the best room yet. Don't know if that was a transit special, but I was happy.
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