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Kefetew Guest House
Ranked #10 of 286 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We had a really wonderful stay at Genet's guest house, I would highly recommend. We had a very special trip to Addis and she became one of the reasons why it was so special.
The beds were comfortable, plenty of hot water; the cooking was delicious, as was the coffee. And, Genet was so hospitable. We had a wonderful stay and are so thankful for a great experience.

Room Tip: We had a family suite, which faced the road. The room was very nice, but you will need ear plugs du...
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 November 2013

In a nutshell: The host Genet (who lived in the US for a long time) is an amazing person, happy to help with anything you need; she was waiting for me with a smile twice at the airport. The food was excellent. The décor is extremely pleasant, the bed was comfy. You will feel very welcome and relaxed here. I could go on…I would recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Addis.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled solo
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2  Thank Douglas D
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

Genet the owner made you feel like you were best friends house. She was warm, gracious, flexible and understanding. She gave us insight into local culture, where to shop and arranged transportation. Additionally her home cook meal was the best I had while in Eithiopia. There is not other place to stay! Such a beautiful and inexpensive alternative to chain hotels. Thank you!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We arrived after a very long late flight and were immedialtly embraced by the beauty of genet's home and her warm personality. My friend made the reservation so I had no idea of what to expect. All five us traveling had nothing but accolades for this oasis of a gorgeous home, fine cuisine made with local ingredients and genet's generous character. Genet helped us with travel plans, a driver and recommendations on shopping. We enjoyed ourselves so much we returned at the end of our trip to spend our last hours relaxing and feasting on her rooftop! My 11 year old daughter thought genet was a very charming and king...she loved the doggies too...not to mention the lovely ladies in the kitchen!

Room Tip: All room were good...we were lucky to have one with a small room connecting for our daughter.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

We stayed at Genet's guest house en route to Tanzania so the location close to the airport was ideal. Her warmth and her beautifully decorated home was an oasis in the midst of Addis. Do not be put off by the road outside - Once inside her gate, you feel like you are at home. The food was fantastic and Genet went out of her way to help us, arranging transportation, and even driving us herself. We left our luggage there and spent the day relaxing on our way back from Tanzania. I recommend this guest house without reservation.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 23 July 2013

This truly is a great place to stay - Kefetew has got a very homely atmosphere! The rooms are clean and the common areas are very cozy! Genet(the owner) is a generous host and the food is delicious and healthy! Genet is also a well of knowledge and is helpful if you need suggestions for things to do or a driver.

In general I find the hotels a bit overpriced and low standard in Addis, so I would definitly choose to stay at Kefetew again the next time I am in Ethipia.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Christina_31Oslo
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Reviewed 21 July 2013

We stayed at Kefetewe guest house three nights in June, 2013. We enjoyed our stay there the entire weekend. The house is very clean. The staff was very friendly and responsive to our needs. Great breakfast every morning! Oh yea, the fastest wifi /internet connection in Addis!

Genet, the owner of the guest house, went even further and allowed us to invite our friends and family to her guest house. We were in Addis for a wedding and so this allowed us to take great pictures in the guest house with friends and family. Not only that but she also cooked lunch free of charge when she noticed that most of us were hungry. This kind of service is unheard of in Addis where people take advantage of you in whatever way they can. Overall, we had a great experience at this guest house and it was great to know that there people that care about true customer experience above all. We highly recommend this guest house if you are looking to stay at place that feels like a home away from home.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kefetew Guest House

Address: CMC Road | P.O. Box 888, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 286 B&Bs / Inns in Addis Ababa
Price Range: £43 - £54 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At Kefetew Guest House what sets us apart from most other guest houses is that we take the ‘guest’ in our name seriously. You will be treated and feel like a truly special guest when you stay with us. Above and beyond our impeccably appointed premises, the soothing ambiance, and the full complement of amenities we make available to you, we will go out of our way to provide you with the personalized service that will meet each and all your wants and needs. You can relax in leisure after a busy day, work in a quiet and private environment, or mingle with our other special guests in our spacious and comfortable common area.Genet, the owner and operator, is always available to personally see to it that you are well cared for and to answer any questions you may have. ... more   less 
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