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Mr. Martins Cozy Place
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Woreta, Ethiopia
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Cheap, Great Location, Hostel-Like Atmosphere”
Reviewed August 15, 2013

Mr. Martin's Cozy place is great place if you are looking for somewhere cheap to stay in a good location in Addis. Rooms are simple, quaint and staff is nice. Lots of backpackers stay here and foreigners. Just beware at night - there has been reports of theft!!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Harare Province, Zimbabwe
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

I only intended staying one night but ended up staying seven nights. Friendly staff, lovely breakfast (make sure to try jumbo coffee with milk), close to Resteraunts or if you want to buy your own food there is a well stocked supermarket up the road. Shsme there is no wifi but the inter cafe nearby is 15birr an hour so its not too bad. They also have hot water which can be a rare in budget Ethiopian accomodation. The bed was very comfortable aswell, would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Provo, Utah
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2013

I stayed here at the beginning and the end of my time in Ethiopia. It's in a good location near the airport and several restaurants, as has already been stated. The staff are really cool and they are willing to help you figure out anything you need to around the city which is really nice. My favorite room was the double bed with another room with a couch, TV, etc. Here's a helpful tip: if you're staying in a building other than the main building, I recommend travelling to the main building for showers. It has it's own water heater and it feels like your bathroom at home. The other two options are pretty crummy. Also, I know Dawid has opened another location south of the original, which I've heard has wifi, so you may have a choice there and I don't know if the two sites will be reviewed together or separately...

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 15, 2013

Lived here for three weeks a few years ago. Nice room, cozy surroundings, great staff and great food! Close to good restaurants and it's easy to get into the central Addis, by foot, bus or taxi. I will most likely come back! Next time with my husband. Love the cozy place!

  • Stayed May 2012
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2013

I have stayed here about 3 times over the last year and a half, the longest time was for about 5 nights. I find it to be good value for the money, convenient location within walking distance of restaurants (if you know where to look), not far from the airport. It has that warm youth hostel feel, while at the same time, having private rooms, which, to me, is a win-win situation. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful, they never miss a beat. They have a tendency to go out of their way to help, in a genuine way (rather than looking for tips) which is very unusual to find. Keep up the great management. I also picked up a card for a tour guide while there, named Mulie, +251 912001330, who gave me a half day tour of Addis and showed me the bus system the locals use. Speaks English well, showed me several key sites within Addis, also very friendly-- I have also stayed at more 5 star type places while in Addis, but I have to say, I prefer the people and sense of hospitality at "Cozy". Also I love the map of Addis, and the little book rack at The Cozy. By the way, some of the airport taxis don't know the place, so you have to tell them it's across the street from The Atlas Hotel--

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Hue
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

We were travelling in a group of three and the family room was head and shoulders above all the other rooms they tried to put us in. It was nice, there was a little fridge, comfortable beds and a nice little sitting area. The staff were wonderfully friendly people and large thanks to all who work there. The shared bathrooms were a little dirty sometimes, but overall they do a great job keeping them clean. The showers were a little iffy but that me being nitpicky. We came to to addis multiple times while we were in Ethiopia and always tried to book the family room and were always greeted with smiles. I love you cozy place.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Connecticut
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2013

This low-key oasis in the city offered simple accommodations with lovely breakfast, excellent coffee and friendly service. One of the owners even went shopping with us to help with the language. The shared bathrooms could have been cleaner but the beautiful courtyard and helpful staff made up for any shortcomings.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Mr. Martins Cozy Place
Address: Cape Verde Street | near to Atlas hotel, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Location: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 86 Specialty Lodging in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You have found Mr. Martins Cozy Place, one of the top rated and the most recommend budget accommodations in Addis Ababa. It is not a coincidence that we are preferred by travelers from around the world,as we are located only 3.2km from Bole International Airport and our neighborhood is the most happening in Addis in terms of the selection of restaurants, bars, nightclubs, shopping centers,art galleries, banks/ATMs, internet cafes, gyms and cinemas. We are also steps away from easy transport routes to most parts of the city.Mr. Martins Cozy Place is situated inside a quiet, private compound with a two story main building. We have a range of seventeen rooms according to your needs. Our rooms are decorated in simple but tasteful manner and are always clean. Also there is a big communal kitchen for guests to make themselves a healthy meal. To relax, the premises feature a lush garden area and a rooftop terrace with a splendid view in addition to various amenities in order to make your stay hassle free. Our experience in budget accommodations since 2005 combined with our friendly staff allows us to make your stay in Addis enjoyable and memorable. We love what we do, we love meeting new people and most of all we love building experience to better our services. ... more   less 
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