6 Best Places To Stay In Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - Updated 2023

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Addis Ababa is a vibrant city, alive with culture and rich in history, and no place sums up Addis Ababa better culturally than Meskel Square, located in the heart of the capital city. Named after the Meskel Festival, which has been celebrated for more than 1,600 years, the square is often a site for demonstrations, celebrations, and public gatherings. It is also the place in Addis Ababa where members of the Ethiopian Olympic running team, and hopefuls to the team, meet for workouts. Located near several historical sites and museums, and at the intersection of the two main roads through Addis Ababa, Meskel Square truly is the heart of the city. Here are the best places to stay within walking distance of Meskel Square.

1. Marriott Executive Hotel (from USD 217)

The Marriott Executive Hotel is located in the heart of Addis, right near Meskel Square. The Marriott boasts some of the largest rooms in Addis. Each room boasts a separate bedroom seating area, and kitchen outfitted with oven, microwave, refrigerator, and tea kettle. Guests can have groceries delivered via the hotel’s delivery service, access the on-site convenience store, or enjoy a meal in one of three restaurants located inside the hotel. An exercise room will help keep you fit for a day of exploring. The beautiful pool, with attached pool bar and lounge, is a great place to relax at the end of the day.

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Marriott Executive Apartments Addis Ababa

Wifi Available Wheelchair accessible

Address: African Avenue, Kebele 19, Woereda 01, Kirkos
210 meters (0.2 mi) from Red Terror Martyrs' Memorial Museum የቀይ ሽብር መታሰቢያ ሙዚየም

Parking Restaurant Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Airport shuttle

2. Keba Guest House and B&B (from USD 25)

This one is the farthest walk from Meskel Square of all the lodgings on our list, but well worth it for the price and the deluxe accommodations offered. Clean, comfortable rooms outfitted with a desk, reading chairs, and television with satellite, allow you to feel that this is a home away from home. Breakfast is included with the room, and they offer an international lunch and dinner menu. Shuttle service is available to and from the airport. And if you’re looking for a guided tour of Addis Ababa, the friendly staff can help arrange something for you at a price you’ll love.

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3.31 km (2.1 mi) from Red Terror Martyrs' Memorial Museum የቀይ ሽብር መታሰቢያ ሙዚየም
2 reviews  
bed & breakfast 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

3. Kazanchis apartment (from 36 USD)

This private apartment, located in the Kazanchis apartment complex, is an Airbnb dream. Furnished and well-lit, with a queen bed and private bath, the apartment is located in a secure complex with access to a free parking space. A washing machine is on-site for long term stays when laundry needs to get done. The apartment includes a kitchen with refrigerator, stovetop and oven, and all the cookware you need to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The separate living room has ample room for the occasional overnight guest and the balcony affords spectacular views of the surrounding neighborhood.

Kazanchis apartment

Price: from 36 USD

Number of Guests: 2

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4. Chiallo Penthouse (from USD 126)

This spacious penthouse is an entire top floor apartment available 2 km (1.2 miles) from Meskel Square in the heart of Addis Ababa. Beautifully furnished, the apartment features an open kitchen with stove and refrigerator, separate living and dining areas, and a separate master bathroom with a hot tub and steam shower to help ease your way into a relaxing evening. After a bath, step out on the huge wrap-around balcony to enjoy a spectacular view of the lights of Addis Ababa. From here you can look in almost every direction. On a clear night you can see Mount Entoto to the north. For luxury apartments in Addis Ababa, look no further than Chiallo.

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Addis Ababa, IL, Ethiopia
1.44 km (0.9 mi) from Red Terror Martyrs' Memorial Museum የቀይ ሽብር መታሰቢያ ሙዚየም
3 reviews   Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

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they were even kind enough to let me stay longer until my flight at night
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5. Damu Hotel

The Damu Hotel, situated in the heart of Addis Ababa in Kirkus, is just steps away from Meskel Square. The hotel boasts spacious rooms, comfortable beds, flat screen televisions with satellite, and an en-suite bath in every room. Many rooms have balconies that give guests an excellent view of the city. On a clear day you can see far into the countryside. A free continental breakfast is served every morning in the comfortable restaurant downstairs. Meeting and banquet facilities are located on the property, and a free shuttle service is available to take guests to and from the airport, or to destinations throughout the city.

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Damu Hotel

Address: P.O. Box 1255/1110, Kirkos Sub City Kebele 01, Adiss Ababa, Ethiopia
210 meters (0.2 mi) from Red Terror Martyrs' Memorial Museum የቀይ ሽብር መታሰቢያ ሙዚየም

6. Weygoss Guest House

This clean, comfortable guest house not far from Meskel Square sleeps two in beautiful studio rooms. Each room is equipped with a private bath, satellite TV, and a small kitchenette which includes a cooking stovetop, refrigerator, and cookware. You can enjoy a meal, or just a cup of coffee, in the café downstairs, or have food brought straight to your room. There are also several markets located nearby for those who want to prepare their own meals. Balconies offers spectacular views of the city beyond the secured front gate. A shuttle will get you to and from the airport for a nominal fee; or, if you’re brave enough to drive, the Weygoss offers free on-site parking. Wireless internet is available at no charge throughout the Guest House. Got an extra guest? Weygoss offers free rollaway beds and cribs when one bed just isn’t quite enough.

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Addis Ababa, ET
1 Guests 0 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Amazing times in Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa offers many great places for visitors to stay, from the high end to the affordable luxury apartment, and all within a short walk of the famous Meskel Square in the heart of the capital city. Book a place now and get traveling. Addis awaits!

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