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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

My laptop computer turned up missing from my room one night when I returned from dinner. The door was locked and there was no sign of a break in. Two other guests in my party also reported valuables stolen from their room the following day. The hotel management did nothing to address the situation. The hotel offers a free airport...

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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Ghion Hotel in Addis Ababa is a hotel with very good location in the city. Its staff are nice and they are giving good service. The rooms are clean, food is OK. Best of all is the beautiful park surrounding the buildings - really enjoyable!

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 29 September 2016

I'd say the Ghion Hotel in Addis is an institution more than a tourist location. It has one of the biggest gardens you will find in Addis, a welcome green sight for sore eyes in this city bustling with construction - not surprising that many couples choose it as a location for their wedding photos. The adjacent pool is also...

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Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel belong to government, I do not recommend it. It is an old hotel,thin windows, very noisy,89 dollars per night /double room, very expensive for what it offers .Old furniture, mosquitos and insects. The staff is unprofessional. During the day the Internet (Internet only in lobby ) works very very slow. Swimming pool is outside, cold and dirty water....

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1Thank Claudiu C
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 17 August 2016

I was at Ghion Hotel for more than ten times.The garden is so much beautiful.Large trees with many species of birds including endemics wattled Ibis. The Olympic size swimming pool give good services and the only large size in the city. The restaurants are based on traditional one .There are good conference facilitating halls. The oldest hotel keeping its treasures...

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GhionH, Director of Sales at Ghion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Ghion Hotel on Trip Advisor. We look forward to welcoming you again to the Ghion Hotel. Kind Regards,

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I went in this hotel several times for the purpose of meeting, dining and just for a recreation. This is a government owned hotel and a very classic type. Some of its best facilities include swimming pool for kids and adults, attractive fountain and densely covered with different species of plants. It is the best for wedding. But I don’t...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Service very good and friendly, however room was a bit crampt and in general hotel feels old and decaying. Location is good as it is pretty close to the martyrs museum. Hotel itself has an ok restaurant that produced alright food but quite slowly, although the injera is good. The hotel is still quite posh (for instance the reception said...

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GhionH, Director of Sales at Ghion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Ghion Hotel on TripAdvisor. Ghion Hotel has been served for many decades & accommodating distinguish guests since then. How ever, we try our bests to give excellent service and to eradicate all the weakness we have. Kind regards,

Santa Ana, California
Reviewed 6 July 2016

When I first checked into the Ghiron Hotel in Addis Ababab, Ethiopia, I saw the beautiful gardens, then the 1960's luxury of the polished wood reception area and the lobby. Shops, good food, good people. And my room viewed the gardens. A luxury hotel -- by Ethiopian standards. People told me the jazz club featured world-quality musicians. I don't know....

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 28 June 2016

Many years ago, the Ghion Hotel of Addis Ababa offered the traveling dignitaries of the Soviet Bloc luxury in Ethiopia. Spacious entry and lobby. Excellent first impression with the polished wood, immaculate floors, comfortable lounge area. The staff are excellent -- they are fortunate to have salaries. Most speak some English and they are very helpful to foreigners However, the...

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GhionH, Director of Sales at Ghion Hotel, responded to this review

GhionH, Director of Sales at Ghion Hotel, responded to this review, Jun 29, 2016 Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review Ghion Hotel on Trip Advisor. Ghion Hotel has been served for many decades & accommodating distinguish guests . The Ghion hotel is owned and operated by Government,The owner is very committed to provide tranquil service through...

Adelaide
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Absolutely fabulous location, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Nice roomy rooms with en suites, water not always hot or plentiful but that is Ethiopia. Staff nice and helpful. Large lounge area for a drink or nibbles, TV, Wi Fi. or sit outside and take in the beautiful gardens, lovely at night. Airport pickup, cost about 100birr on return to airport. Airport...

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GhionH, Director of Sales at Ghion Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Adelaide Chrissy, We thank you very much for your comment. we look for ward to welcoming you again at Ghion hotel. Kind Regards, The Marketing Team

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Banquet Room
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ghion hotel which is popularly known as "the Garden palace hotel of east Africa" is located in the heart of down town Addis Ababa in spacious verdant compound,adjacent to what was once the jubilee palace of emperor Haile Selassie I. Opened in 1951, the Ghion hotel has for years distinguished itself as the hotel where heads of state or governments and other VIPs stayed. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ghion Hotel

Address: Ras Desta Damtue Avenue | Around National stadium, Addis Ababa 1643, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Price Range: ₹ 3,539 - ₹ 6,398 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Ghion Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 195
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Also Known As:
Ghion Hotel Addis Ababa
Hotel Style:
#17 Spa Hotel in Addis Ababa
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“When you get in, first try if there is hot water in the shower and if the lights work, otherwise request another room.”
 of 5 bubbles 553lisat, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Get a room that views the gardens.”
 of 5 bubbles EcoViewInfo, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Leave luggage in the lobby, check the condition of the room first.”
 of 5 bubbles VideoAdventures, 27 Jun 2016 | Read review
“all rooms appear to be nice and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles AdelaideChrissy, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Don't opt for bungalow room, expecting it to have any appeal!”
 of 5 bubbles katherine153, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
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