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Sattahip, Thailand
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31 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

I guess this hotel is one of the best places in Dessie. Just make sure the room you are going to sleep has no moskito. Spray before you go to sleep.There are no moskito nets. Restaurant is fine. Staff friendly and helpful.I could enjoy a nice view on floor 4.But no lift. Wi-fi was not working even my room was... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 October 2014

At Dssie hotel you feel like home out of home. Let me start from the frontdesk. Embet, Frewoiny,Tigist etc. they are so polite and down to earth.The bar area Abraham and Addisu they are WOW. At the restaurant Fre, Tigist KIDIST they are lovely...the General Managers Clawdia is the best friend and owner. Just ask anything you will get it.... More 

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1 Thank Abraham R
New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I just returned from ethiopia and spent 2 nights at Dessies. I've never had a hotel stay like this before. First off, the accomodations are great. Not fancy -but clean, comfortable, and well located. Also the food is delicious! However what really sets this place apart is the service. The owner not only personally provided 2 way airport transfer but... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2014

Stayed there on two occasions - on a stop over to Lalibela and way back during our tour of Addis. The place is reasonably close to the airport - 15-20 mins from the airport. Rooms - very well furnished and nice. Staff - awesome Best is the owner lady who picked us up and dropped us off. She even took... More 

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3 Thank ThiaTravelvast
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2013

I stayed for a week in December 2013 with a colleague at Dessie Hotel. Clean rooms and very friendly staff including the owner. One of the few hotels in Addis where smoking is not allowed inside the hotel. The hotel also provides a vehecle and driver for 650 Birr ($32.50) per day which is a lot cheaper than the local... More 

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8 Thank Firdu G G
Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

what a little gem...staff here are wonderful and obliging.rooms are comfortable and clean and staff looked after us well. we had airport pickups, could leave our luggage here whilst travelling and all for a reasonable cost. The hotel is a little out of town but taxis weren't too expensive and it was worth it to stay in a quiet ,... More 

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1 Thank kerriemelb
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

One thing I enjoyed about it was the service, the staffs hospitality was wonderful. I visited Addis in October for one month. The food was a good mix of Ethiopian and American. The hotel itself was clean and the rooms were comfortable, overall my stay was pleasing!

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2 Thank blen t
Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 December 2013

I had a wonderful experience at this hotel. The atmosphere is very down to Earth with good customer service. The rooms are very clean and the food is fresh! The room rate is more than reasonable. I would definitely stay there again!

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2 Thank Michael B
Berlin, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2013

I was oncemore in Addia Ababa and my choice was Dessiehotel as in March. Same good and clean environment - my recommendation is valid. One change - hotel transport is now really expensive, sometimes it might be better to use a taxi. But the hotel transport is safe and clean - the taxis normally not.

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1 Thank Frank N
Nagoya, Japan
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2013

I used this hotel September 5 and 13. nice, clean rooms and reasonable Price . The staff was so nice. I was solo traveler and I did not know about Addis well.. But the staff advised me and they guided me.When I break my stomach, he gave me some medicine. I feel so happy to stay this hotel. Thank you!

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  • Free Parking
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Dessie Hotel in its standard offering a choice of luxurious rooms equipped with multi channel satellite TV, free Wi-Fi internet and more. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dessie Hotel

Address: Lideta, Addis Ababa 11340, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Price Range: $58 - $77 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Dessie Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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“rooms at the edge 107,207,407 these rooms they do have double bath and very comfortable for our femel which usually needs bath room for themselves.”
 of 5 bubbles abrahamr352, 22 Oct 2014 | Read review
“ask for a room that doesn't face onto the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles kerriemelb, 28 Dec 2013 | Read review
“Deluxe Room 101, price US$ 50”
 of 5 bubbles mihaelageo, 28 Sep 2013 | Read review
“wonderful hotel!”
 of 5 bubbles Jonathan1963, 23 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Do look into other hotels, also if it means that you have to pay more.”
 of 5 bubbles TravisB250, 13 Jun 2013 | Read review
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