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Aksum, Ethiopia
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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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90 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is one of shoestring hotel. It is not that much to say a hotel. It seems like a pension. The room is not that much standardized for tourists. The bath room most of the time doesn't have water.

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Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Forget the "upmarket" category while in Axum and try this. You are likely to meet lots of interesting travelers as you enjoy the sidewalk cafe/restaurant. One night at the upmarket establishment buys you 5 at the Africa! And the hot water worked perfectly in my room. Otherwise the rough edges might bother some but the value is there.

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katmandu
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141 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2015 via mobile

Africa hotel could be a pleasant place with a better maintenance and a speacking english staff. The veranda,the courtyard , the enough clean rooms could make a great place to stay,but: In the rooms everything is broken or doesn't work ,the staff never understand what you are asking for. The restaurant is quite decent,but here again you can be served... More 

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Thank giovannac547
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2014

Although it's just 1 star hotel, we have spent days like kings. Great breakfasts, clean rooms, wi-fi... not easy to find anything similar in North Ethiopia for this cheap price!

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Edmonton, Canada
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48 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Very cheap and you get what you pay for, there was no hot water for us and my beds springs collapsed and turned into a monster trying to swallow me whole, but hey good value.

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Thank Stephengollan
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

Lonely Planet warns about fleas and neither I nor any other guests mentioned it. I would have no problem staying here again, just don't expect working Wifi or a fitted sheet on the bed or staff that speak very much english... but it does have warm water and is clean enough As an added bonus the Shekra Tibs at the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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158 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

'Fasting Food' has no meat and is usually available on Wednesdays and Fridays...the Orthodox Christian fast days. It is on most menus in tourist restaurants. Basically, it is several 'wats' or vegetable sauces served on injera. Lentils feature prominently. The dish is known as 'atkilt bayinetu'. You must try it...not unlike an Indian thali. I had my first at the... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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83 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2011

The restaurant (only had bfast) was just fine for a quick and easy meal to start the day. Eggs w/ toast and coffee. This hotel / restaurant was clean enough, well located, friendly staff, the hot water worked. All in all, it was a rather nondescript but totally fine place charging a fair price. Rooms faced a central courtyard so... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Aksum, Ethiopia
  • Location: Africa  >  Ethiopia  >  Tigray Region  >  Aksum

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?