Taitu has an awesome location in Addis. It's in the most happening part of town, and fairly centrally located, too. There's a big stage near by, so nothing is more than one mini-bus right away.
They have a great cafe with good (although relatively expensive food,) cheap beer, and amazing coffee. The service is slow as hell -- welcome to Africa. I'd recommend going directly to the bar to order drinks.
The rooms. They're ten to twenty dollars a night. The beds are clean, and you have hot water. What else is there? You should be out exploring, guy.
People there are damn friendly. The ladies that work at reception are hilarious, the ladies who clean the rooms are these old grandmothers who don't speak English, but are more than happy to try to have a quick conversation in Amharic. The servers are all knockouts. And the customers are a great mix of locals, travelers, and expats. It's easy to make friends.
Beware the 'guides' that hang out around that area (Piazza) and offer to take you around. They want your money.
All to all, amazing.
- Also Known As:
- Taitu Hotel Addis Ababa