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Ghion Hotel

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Ghion hotel which is popularly known as "the Garden palace hotel of east Africa" is located in the heart of down town Addis Ababa in spacious verdant compound,adjacent to what was once the jubilee palace of emperor Haile Selassie I. Opened in 1951, the Ghion hotel has for years distinguished itself as the hotel where heads of state or governments and other VIPs stayed.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Room service
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Airport transportation
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Hot Tub
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Tennis Court
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Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Park View
Centrally Located
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The garden/park setting is beautiful and allows a good getaway from the dirt and hurly-burly of Addis. However NOTHING has been updated or improved in 40 years -- the food is awful; the service recalls the Soviet Union 1970; water/hot water/Wifi are all variable; the reception
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I reserved and paid through expedia. The hotel claimed they can't be paid through expedia so demand that I pay them in cash. The staff was rude. The whole experience of paying twice is terrible. The rooms are mediocre. They are very old. I would not stay here again due
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The Ghion Hotel has a great location: overlooking nice large gardens and is on a hill with a view. The staff are friendly but demure. Interesting walks near the hotel but careful about touts and pickpockets at the Stadium. The hotel is nicely quiet at night. Good security for
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We stayed at the Ghion hotel as part of a 3 week birdwatching tour of Ethiopia. We had 1 night on arrival in Addis and a day room at the end of the trip prior to heading back to the airport. This is an old colonial style hotel which was a lovely start to our Ethiopian
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Was the de facto place to start a Birding or wildlife trip, but sadly is run down, unkempt and unnecessary. Bedrooms are huge, but have very old beds, threadbare linen and barely functional showers. Did not make use of the restaurant. Gardens are great, but are public and can
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Rooms are not very expensive in Ghion, Around 60 USD per room. However for such a large event I suggest you contact them and ask for a special price.
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Do they have free wifi?
Yes. In the lobby.
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Does the hotel have an airport pickup
Yes, We provide free pick up and drop off service.
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Does the hotel have an airport pickup
They booked me a taxi to go to the airport..... no mention of a free shuttle
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Can I eat for free at ghion?
Hi, breakfast is free. Its a buffet breakfast, which is okay, nothing great. But you can ask for an omelet which is excellent. You have to pay for all the other meals.
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"ask if you are at an upper level how good the rooms are at reach with an elevator"
"If you can stay in the main building not the annex!"
"stay away from the hotel"
"Always check the room -- window screens, toilet, lights -- BEFORE accepting the room"
"Don't face the church. On the Christmas holiday (January 7 on the Julian calendar) and the church loudspeakers start blaring before 6am"
US$57 - US$73 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ghion hotel addis ababa
EthiopiaAddis Ababa
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