A nice old hotel in the centre of the Piazza, the old wing is your best bet. The new wing is dark, cold and rather gloomy. The old building has all the character, with high ceilings, lovely wooden stairs and balconies - good for taking in the action going on below. Sadly the building is in very poor condition, it's very clear that the ground floor restaurant is the focus, not the hotel. There are a number of rooms on the first floor (6 from memory), which all share a single bathroom, so you need to get in early for a hot shower and sadly the toilet seat was missing. It's a real shame to see such a grand old building in such disrepair.
Aside from the bad, the taitu is good place to stay, with very good food and music right outside your door. The vegan lunch is a must. Good value.
- Also Known As:
- Taitu Hotel Addis Ababa