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“Great Gym”
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Ambassador Hotel
Ranked #57 of 118 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great Gym”
Reviewed 24 June 2009

Nice enough hotel, close to friendship center mall. They have great room service, try the spicy ethiopian soup, best in addis. They have a great gym, it was the best one that i have found in any hotel in ethiopia. The staff is very nice. Paid around $110 for a suite, includes breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 May 2009

We stayed in Bole Ambassador for 12 nights after checking out of Bole Rock Hotel early. Great location just of Bole Road at the airport end. We got a great deal for staying 12 nights ($89 per night including service charges and tax). We stayed in room 304A which had just been recarpeted about 2 weeks earlier which was great for our 10 month old daughter to crawl on. Little suite was great. Nice little sitting area with sofa and nice lighting. High quality furniture and fittings and well maintained and working. Little kitchenette had good size fridge, 2 rings and we asked for utensils which the staff brought. Bathroom was nice, tiled and had piping hot water 24 hours, good quality towels and was very clean. Best of all were the beds...we had 2 twin, we requested soft matresses which they offer to bring and they were great, beds had matress protectors, very high quality thick cotton sheets and matching duvet covers on the duvets. I am never usually 100% comfortable in hotels beds but here i was really relaxed, comfortable as they beds felt extremly clean. Reception staff, "Bell Boy" and the guards outside were all warm and friendly as were the manager and marketing manager. We had a nice view out to the airport too.
Not so good points - breakfast room was nice and bright and the food was good although by 9.30am some food was finished and the breakfast staff are a bit reactive rather than proactive, service was slow and they didnt seem focused on guest service but were too busy chatting and shining cutlery and on thier mobiles (all 12 mornings!) Room service is a bit pricy and the food is just ok. There was a drain on the bathroom floor that gave of a bit of a smell - would be great if the hotel just retiled and got rid of the drains.
But overall this was a good hotel and we had a very comfortable stay here.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with family
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Denver, Colorado
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 8 February 2009

This hotel was a great deal at $51 per night. The rooms were clean and spacious. I had a suite, with a kitchenette, sitting room, bathroom, and bedroom. Free wireless internet that actually worked! Good on-site restaurant and good service. Within walking distance of other restaurants on Bole Road and quick cab ride to the airport. Downsides are the hard bed and nearby construction. I was there on a Saturday, and it was quiet, but the construction could make it noisier during the week.

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  • Disliked — hard bed
  • Stayed January 2009, travelled on business
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Property: Ambassador Hotel
Address: Bole Road | 400 meters from Addis Ababa Bole International Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #57 of 118 Hotels in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 123
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AMBASSADOR Hotel is a four star hotel located in a walking distance from Bole international Airport and a door step to the millennium hall. It is also surrounded by tourist attractions, shopping malls, ticketing offices, entertainment establishments, embassies and International Organizations. AMBASSADOR Hotel is free from noise and visual pollution which gives your guests safety and comfort. Our newly opened expansion increase our capacity to 196 luxuriously appointed all types of rooms that feature high speed WI-FI internet access, satellite TV and amenities to present you with the perfect balance of comfort and convenience. ... more   less 
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