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Booking Hotels in Addis Ababa

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Booking Hotels in Addis Ababa

Is it better to book hotels prior to traveling to Addis Ababa, or is it easy to find room when you arrive? (I'm going there in late October)

The Lonely Planet guide only lists telephone numbers for a lot of hotels. This may be a stupid question, but do people at most hotels in Ethiopia speak English?

If anyone can recommend a reasonably priced hotel in Addis I'd be very grateful for any suggestions.

Many thanks,

Paul

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1. Re: Booking Hotels in Addis Ababa

Most people speak english in Addis and finding hotel rooms are not so much of a problem, however, it will depend on whether there are any conferences being held at the time you are visiting. There are hotels all over the city and it would really depend on where you want to be based. There is the Harmony Hotel and the Ambassador near the airport, Fantu Hotel on Bole Road, several hotels on the EU road (roughly in the middle of Addis), then there is the Hilton and several other small hotels down town so to speak.

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Thank you very much for your reply, I'll have a look at these hotels.

(I'd also be grateful for others comments and suggestions).

Paul

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Sorry - thought i replied to this last week. Perhaps i pressed wrong button.

1. Standard of spoken English varies hugely in Ethiopia.

Not a problem in hotels.

2. not essential to book in October.

3. I would consider time of day you arrive a big factor.

ie If arriving in the dark it is better to be booked in - especially at somewhere who will met you at a irport.

Some do it for free You dont relly want to be paying for a taxi to go from hotel to hotel looking.

eg Zguesthouse...google it. It gets v good reviews on this website it is in a good place to visit museums and Piazza area. Some way from Bole.

4. If you are coming from Uk on the overnight BMI/Ethiopian flight that arrives around 0700 there is much less need to book.

I am in Leeds next weekend.......to watch Leeds v SheffUtd...on Sat 25th

Happy to meet up if you wanted 1st hand info..

My Uk mobile is 07930240693...... L/l 01202 30 31 51.

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also - in case you havent found them - this website has excellent section of reviews on Addis guesthouse and hotels.............

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Addis Advisor - is there an email or contact information for you for some first hand advise on Addis Ababa? Tried your yahoo email but it bounced back.

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Hi

try my gmail

newcastle1951@gmail

now back in Addis mobile 0912 759122

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Hello. I am planning a trip to Addis Ababa December 1st, for 10 days. I would like to know the best way to contact the Baro Hotel and Martin's Cozy Place. I will be arriving in Addis at 9:15 pm. Also, I would appreciate any suggestions that you may have. Thanks! Clint

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8. Re: Booking Hotels in Addis Ababa

Hi there

Baro Hotel Tel: +251111551447/+251111574157

fax: +251115537439

Mr. Martins Cozy Place Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Tel. : +251–116–63 26 11/ +251–116–63 26 11

cozy376@yahoo.com

I highly recommend Mr. cozy than Baro. Try with there phone number or email for bookings but I am not sure if your booking will be secure mostly they have problems of unbelieving if you will be arriving or not so at the last minute they might sell your rooms.

In any ways try to contact them if no luck contact one of the following tour Operators they will handle your request and get booked it for you.

http://www.ethiopiahotelguide.com/

www.laketanatours.com

www.tourinethiopia.com

www.wondutoursethiopia.com

Good Luck.

Tommy

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9. Re: Booking Hotels in Addis Ababa

This information is great. Thanks for the reply. Have a great day. Clint

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10. Re: Booking Hotels in Addis Ababa

Anytime

You too have a great day ahead.