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Kokomo, Indiana
Reviewed 30 March 2016 via mobile

This room worked fine for a short night sleep. The shower doors allowed lots of water on the floors and thus a need for additional towels. While it is true the beds were harder than I desire. The room was clean, and thus ok for me. Found hotel staff helpful.

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Kentucky
Reviewed 21 July 2013

The airline put us up in this hotel for free due to an extended layover, so the only thing I can't complain about is the price. The beds were like sleeping on stones. There was no air in the room, so we opened the windows to let in the breeze and unfortunately all outside noises as well. The shower functioned,...

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2Thank yobei
Ethiopia
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Recently, just for fun, I went to several hotels in Addis to check on rooms standard. Ararat was the last hotel we checked. We were so impressed with the 3 other hotels but not Ararat. The room was just horrible. The staff at the reception was the least professsional. Also the rooms rates are more expensive. I will not recommend...

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1Thank IdaLeitgen
Reviewed 28 October 2012

We were actually put up in Ararat by our airline due to a delay, so would never have chosen to stay here. The only way we could describe it is bizarre. We had to whip off the lacy bed covers before they gave us nightmares. The dinner buffet was terrible - stale rolls, greasy cabbage and fries. Breakfast not much...

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3Thank LivvRose
Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 7 August 2012

My phone never worked for a whole week, kept complaining and it was never fixed. the dining area is a cross the road so had to cross a very wet road every time i needed to go to the bar or have a meal. Slowest Internet in the whole wide world. Shower cubicle leaked in to my loo area and...

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1Thank Johnmunyi
NAIROBI
Reviewed 30 April 2012

Have to improve in every way. The service is very bad. Rooms are not tidy and the location is way out. There is no lift and had to carry my luggage to the second floor.

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Thank Madhusudhanan C
Reviewed 12 April 2012

Matress was poor and when taking the shower the water stayed in the bathtub. Communicating in english was a struggle both in the reception and even more in the restaurant. Breakfast was little and for the other meals food was ok, but communication was a struggle and even with few guests it was timeconsuming to give your orders and to...

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Thank Ole S
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Reviewed 2 May 2011

The stay in the Ararat is each time a pleasure. From the first day onwards the employees made me feel very welcomed. Very friendly manger and staff-they walk an extra mile o make their customers happy and satisfied. The hotel itself is in a very good condition. Even though there is a road close by it's very peaceful. I can...

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1Thank ulchen
Addis Ababa
Reviewed 6 April 2010

My organisation has used Ararat several times for workshops and conferences. I have alot of experience of these kind of hotels and these services and Ararat is among the best I have seen. The events were non-residential so I cannot comment on the accommodation, however the rooms look well appointed and clean. What I can say is that the staff...

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NJ
Reviewed 14 March 2010

In June of 2008 we traveled to Ethiopia for purpose of child adoption reasons. The flight arrived late in the evening about 10.00pm or so. We were given a reference to stay at Ararat Hotel, so we got a taxi and headed to the hotel. Although we were given alternative hotel names, Ararat happened to be in the direction of...

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FessehaSahelle, Manager at Ararat Hotel, responded to this review

Dear our reviewers, Thank you for the feed back that you have posted on the trip adviser web page regarding our hotel. It is customary to request for the guests passport for some safety majors during registration, but we have nothing to do with marriage certificates. In all circumstances we would like to request our guests to forgive us &...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Ararat Hotel, Luxury hotel in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, is away from the noise of traffic and clamor of the city of Addis, perched on a hill with a gorgeous view, and a few minutes drive from the city center, Located on Dessie road. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ararat Hotel

Address: Yeka Subcity | Lamberet Area, Addis Ababa 1000-155, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Hotel Class:3 star — Ararat Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 48
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