Mar 24, 2019 - Mar 25, 2019
2 guests - 1 room
Founded over one hundred years ago by Emperor Menelik, the city of Addis Ababa is the capital city of Ethiopia and the main point of entry for most travellers visiting the country. The city lies in the geographic centre of the country and is characterized by its various religious monuments, which include Holy Trinity Cathedral and St. George's Cathedral. Addis Ababa also boasts a vibrant market, a number of interesting art galleries, and famous monuments such as the Lion of Judah Statue.
Most visitors to Addis Ababa choose to stay in hotels, but lodging is also available at guest houses and youth hostels, both of which offer great value for the price. Several major hotel chains are represented in the city; they include the Sheraton Addis, which is conveniently located on the hilltop near National Palace and offers all of the facilities that you would expect to find at a luxury hotel. The Hilton Addis Ababa, located on Menelik II Avenue, also offers Western-style guest suites, along with restaurants, a swimming pool, and retail boutiques.
Those looking for comfortable mid-range accommodations in Addis Ababa will find a number of small hotels and guest houses in the city centre. Guest houses range from smaller buildings offering just a few guest rooms to larger properties housing apartment-style suites with cooking facilities. A few reasonably priced options are: the Addis Regency Hotel, which is conveniently located near the Piazza shopping strip and offers a rooftop terrace, a restaurant, and a lobby bar; Dmitri Hotel, which features a restaurant, a business centre, and banquet facilities; and Tizeze Hotel, where guests enjoy modern rooms, an international restaurant, a fitness centre, and a spa.
While accommodation in Addis Ababa tends to be on the pricey side, there are a few lower-priced options for budget-minded travellers. A good example is the Ag Palace Hotel, which offers basic guest rooms for around $25 per night. Another mostly priced hotel is the Trinity Hotel Addis Ababa, which features unfussy rooms, complimentary WiFi, and a free breakfast buffet. For the backpacking crowd, there is an abundance of campsites in and around the city. Camping tours are organized by several operators, with guides and camping equipment included. A few hotels in the southern part of the city also allow independent travellers to camp on their grounds.
Travellers seeking the ultimate in comfort during their stay in Addis Ababa need look no further than the Sheraton Addis, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Addis Ababa. Located just 1 kilometre from the Ethiopian National Theatre and 2 kilometres from the National Museum of Ethiopia, this colonial-style hotel boasts suites with separate living and dining rooms, 3-story villas with butler service, private pools, and a premier spa. The Capital Hotel and Spa is another great option for luxury accommodation in Addis Ababa. Situated just 5 kilometres from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, this modern hotel is equipped with an upscale restaurant, a fitness centre, a heated outdoor pool, and three bars.
Ethiopia's Capital city, and Africa's biggest Diplomatic base, Addis Ababa is where the HQ of the African Union, the HQ of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa, and more than 100 embassies are found in. In Addis Ababa, you can visit the National Archaeological Museum of Ethiopia (where the fossil remains of Lucy (3.25 million years old) is kept in), the biggest outdoor market in Africa - Merkato, and many more
addis abeba is one of the most historical city in the world which is started during the period of emperor menelik
Scruffy but friendly city. Watch for scam artists offering to take you to a "cultural" performance. Be careful at the the market.
I went to boarding school in Addis from 1962-1972. Then went back there in 1988 to work for a US Relief Organization that was flying food and medicine to areas of Ethiopia where it was too difficult to reach by road. Addis as a large crowded city like many others in Africa, but once you get out of the city the country of Ethiopia is beautiful and varied from high mountains to low deserts and everything in between. The Ethiopian national food Injera and Wat is the best tasting food I have ever had and to this day I crave it and look for it where ever I am.