We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“National Hotel a bargain in Addis”
Review of National Hotel

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
National Hotel
Ranked #105 of 120 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Reviewed September 18, 2005

The National Hotel on Menelik Ave. backs onto the Ghion Hotel (where National guests have pool privileges). When I was there in January, 2005 (Coptic Christmas) I paid $99USD for a 5-night stay, which included a hot breakfast each day in the dining room. This is less than one night at one of the 5-stars, so if you are paying your own way as I was, it is good value.

The rooms are large and clean, though rough around the edges -- you know it's not the Hilton, but it's comfortable -- with satellite television and hot water. From my window, I could watch the runners each morning as they went back and forth along the bleachers in Meskel Square, about two blocks south.

Twice a day, the church across the street broadcast three-hour-long services that after the third day of Christmas were starting to wear out their charm, so ask for a room away from Menelik Ave. if you want it quieter.

Some rooms were large enough to accomodate a family of four comfortably; all have ensuites; the elevators are small, but fast enough. There is a business centre off the lobby with internet access, and the front desk is staffed around the clock.

The dining room meals were very inexpensive -- not fine dining, but good, plain food. Addis has a number of good restaurants, so this wan't an issue. The bar adjoining the dining room sells bottles of water, and the hotel laundry service was fast and inexpensive. Leave your key at the desk when you go out -- it's the only one for staff to access the rooms for cleaning, a detail I discovered on the third day.

The hotel takes credit cards and you can charge items except business centre to your room. There are a few shops off the lobby selling clothing and sundries. There seemed to be a lot of families staying here -- with and without children -- from other parts of Africa and Europe, and as a woman alone, I felt quite safe.

I found the National Hotel listed in a guidebook, with only an Addis phone number for contact, but I was able tofind more information on line, and booked it with no deposit through NTO (which I believe is the government tourism office in Addis) ([--]) (see also [--], which is where I found the email address for booking.)

89  Thank haitistarfish
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review
Reviews (15)
There are newer reviews for National Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

13 - 15 of 15 reviews

Reviewed December 2, 2011
Google Translation

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank Joerg-Oberhavel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed March 23, 2008
Google Translation

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Check in / front desk
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
    • Business service (e.g., internet access)
1  Thank Petit_canard_Nairobi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Addis Ababa hotels
2.3 mi away
The Lion's Den Hotel
The Lion's Den Hotel
#26 of 120 in Addis Ababa
82 reviews
1.3 mi away
Ras Hotel
Ras Hotel
#92 of 120 in Addis Ababa
76 reviews
0.7 mi away
Hotel Soramba
Hotel Soramba
#84 of 120 in Addis Ababa
84 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Weygoss Guest House
Weygoss Guest House
#52 of 120 in Addis Ababa
54 reviews
2.1 mi away
Marriott Executive Apartments Addis Ababa
2.0 mi away
Jupiter International Hotel - Cazanchis
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to National Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about National Hotel

Address: Menelik II Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #105 of 120 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Hotel Class:3 star — National Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with TripOnline SA so you can book your National Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
National Hotel Addis Ababa

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing