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“Oasis in a barren city”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Place Menelik

Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Djibouti
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Owner description: This is the shady center of town, home to the tourist office and some other buildings.
Beavercreek, Ohio
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Oasis in a barren city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2014

This hotel is beautiful. I enjoyed every opportunity to visit. The pastries were wonderful, and the cafe was very night.

Visited September 2013
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Djibouti, Djibouti
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Centre of the city.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

The centre of the city with lots of shops. Tourist information centre located here.

Loads of Night clubs located in and around square with a vibrant night life on Thursday nights.

Visited January 2013
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Olympia, Washington
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Things to do around Menelik”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2013

Menelik Square is the active center of Djibouti city. There are many shops in and around this square and bartering for goods is encouraged. Two favorite restaurants are Pizziola and La Chemier. La Chemier (not sure of spelling) is on the corner and the outdoor terrace is a nice place to sit, have some snacks, and just people watch. Prices are high, which is surprising considering that this is somewhat of a third world country. And the street beggars, which are constant, aren't looking for coins, they want at least 1,000 Djiboutian Francs for trying to help you find your way, even though you aren't asking for their help.

Visited April 2013
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Northport, New York
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37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Heart of city center”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2013

Place Menelik is a small square in the center of town. Very colonial in look and feel. Restaurants and shops in the several block vicinity. Djibouti has limited options; the square is ground zero for many of them. A couple good places to eat here but keep your expectations under control

Visited November 2013
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3 Thank RG B
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2013

it is a nice dining place. Staff is very good but it is a little expensive. Overall i like the place

Visited August 2013
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