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Kefetew Guest House
Ranked #9 of 226 Addis Ababa B&B and Inns
London
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“Wonderful!”
Reviewed 10 December 2013

One of the highlights of our trip was staying with Genet in her lovely guesthouse.

The room was wonderful, the common areas are welcoming and comfortable, the food is delicious and Genet is fantastic! Can't say enough good things about this place!

Taxi to and from the airport was reliable and easy and a wealth of information is available about Addis. Whether you go for a stopover, a rest, or to see the city, Kefetew ticks all the boxes. Enjoy!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

We felt really safe and comfortable here from the moment we arrived from the airport. Very welcoming, clean and enjoyable with a great sitting area to relax in. Delicious breakfast and nice shower. Everything you could want from a guest house in Addis! Only snag - a bit far from the centre but close to the airport.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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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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New York City, New York
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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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Property: 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 226 B&Bs / Inns in Addis Ababa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 5
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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