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Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I received excellent Hotel services during my stay. The room was very cozy and the bathrooms were very clean. the only problem i had were some challenges with connecting to the internet in my room. The food was very extensive with wide ranging foods to meet any pallet. Finally all the staff met had lovely smiles

a buffet style restaurant with excellent standard of food and choices, the different types of fish they offer stood out as exceptionally good. Plus many deserts, fruits and breads as well as traditional local foods, which tasted great.

Nice hotel with pleasant, mostly helpful staff. The food was good and the service was above average. The business class experience made our stay more comfortable. The property needs an outdoor pool and/or a rooftop deck. They allowed smoking on the main floor outdoor lounge which made lunch unpleasant. The concierge service was variable depending on who was working.

I stayed qt this hotel for a business reasons and they have got fantastic service and delicious buffets. Employees are very professional and the hotel rooms are well kept. Definitely not cheap but you get the value of your money back. Unfortunately, you can pay either cash or VISA. No Diners Club card or any other card except VISA. Maybe Masters but not sure. I will stay here again.

Pay $300+ per night at Raddison Addis and your guest won't get a breakfast. You've to pay extra. Isn't that crazy? I've never seen anything like this from LA to brussles, or from Cape Town to dakar or from Hanoi to London.

This business hotel, as expected, is a perfect urban oasis in regard of Scandinavian design, services and quality. It has all top functions you may expect if you are on a business trip, plus outstanding room very well equiped with elegant, welcoming and functional furniture. View out of the room's window is a little bit disturbed by the neighbouring construction site...but you are not in such an hotel for the view. The same comment is valid for the immedate surronding of the hotel. The buffet breakfast is abondant and offers products and dishes, both international and local, of prime quality. The coffee is outstanding, in particular the expressso at the hotel's bar. The staff is very professional and helpful. On top of this, the airport transfer are efficient and reasonbly priced. All in all, an efficient business resting place in a perfect location.

We did not stay at this hotel by choice, but were sent to it by Ethiopian Airlines on their tab because a late flight out of the U.S. caused us to miss our connection and we had to stay the day/night in Addis Ababa. This is a difficult review to do because the hotel is in a lesser developed country and is considered a more upscale hotel in the city. It's a solid three although objectively and relatively, it could be a four. The service at the front desk is relatively slow compared to American standards, but the staff is pleasant and accommodating: our first room was in a room where everything was saturated with cigarette smoke and they quickly accommodated us in a non-smoking room. The room was functional and comfortable and clean even if slightly worn at the edges. The bed was comfortable as were the pillows. The amenities are Radisson Blu quality and generous. The public areas in the hotel are nicely decorated and inviting. The bar in the back area was very nice and comfortable as is the seating area near the coffee shop. We ate lunch and dinner in the restaurant and again the service was very good and the food, while buffet, was varied and well-presented. The hotel seems to attract business people foreign and local. There is an Ethiopian Airlines desk in the hotel and the two different people we spoke with asking for help weren't helpful at all outside of the second telling us there was a larger office, with a supervisor, at the Hilton up the street. Where we did go and were able to take care of booking/rebooking appropriate flights. I will say the inside of the hotel is a stark difference to the street scene outside which is partly why it's difficult to review the hotel. In total, it was safe (security at the entrance - we also found security at the entrance of the Hilton up the street), clean and served our purpose.

I stayed at the Radisson for one night after first arriving to Addis Ababa and it set a positive tone for my trip. Despite arriving late and having to wait for a visa upon arrival, the airport shuttle service was still waiting for me and provided efficient transportation to the hotel. I was greeted warmly when I arrived and could not believe that the staff had taken the time to prepare and decorate my room to match my business' brand. It was such a special and personalized touch that made me feel special! The terrace bar was great to enjoy a glass of wine after a long trip and the outdoor heaters made it feel cozy even at night. Their breakfast buffet was incredible and the staff at the bar and restaurant were attentive and warm. I also took advantage of the business centre to get some documents printed and the staff there went above and beyond to make some calls for me to prepare for an upcoming flight. The wifi was quick and seamless, even during a city-wide outage. I would highly recommend this hotel for a stress-free, luxurious stay in Addis.

My self and two colleagues were booked into this hotel by our company. We arrived mid evening at the airport after three flights and nearly 40 hours travel. The Airport office was not manned so we phoned the hotel who said they would phone their man in the airport. The phone on the desk rang, we answered, it was the hotel looking for their man. After a short wait the gentleman arrived and took us to the hotel bus. Only a short drive through the city, 15 minutes, and we were at the hotel. Through the security screening, one of my colleagues was stopped, he was carrying security equipment we use. The item was taken of him, to be held by hotel security till we left. Not sure why the same items we not taken off myself or my other colleague. Into reception and a really friendly welcome, the staff all speaking excellent English. Check in very fast and into the restaurant, 15 minutes before it closes at 22.15. Buffet available, not a great choice but we are hungry and tired. Food disappointing but not the end of the world. Into our rooms all ready for our first nights sleep in two days. We have Business rooms so big bed, slippers, dressing gowns, safe, tv,bath and large shower. There was a mini fridge, not well stocked but complimentry. Five tea bags and one coffee sachet. Straight into the shower, first shower in a long time, shower door won't shut so a big puddle on the floor. Straight to bed and sleep. A good nights sleep, up late, looked out the window onto a large building site. Could not here any noise so not a problem. My room on the ninth floor was next to the lifts, but again no noise. We spent two nights eating in the business lounge and the restaurant, very disappointing food, best item was an open sandwich from room service. In the two nights there my room was not serviced once. On the last day back to the airport on the shuttle bus. We use Radisson Blu hotels around the world, and this is the worst. I have stayed in two other hotels in Addis Ababa and they are both better. The reception and bar staff were very good and made us feel very welcome, not sure the other staff shared their attitude. I would describe this hotel as disappointing, other Radisson Blu Hotels are much better.

The hotel has two sides: street-facing (where the locals make all sorts of noise through the night); and the 'quiet' side (which overlooks a construction site with workers able to peer into the rooms - meaning you keep the curtains closed). As the public spaces are limited in the hotel, there is almost nowhere you can go to escape this. Pity, because the hotel is really quite well managed. We had two problems that could have been communicated better to residents: government shut down the internet for almost a week - completely; and required a cashpoint receipt for any local currency used to settle the bill.

Kazanchis Business District Addis Ababa

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free valet and self parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Spa

Within a short walk of ECA Conference Center, Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa is within a mile (2 km) of “Red Terror” Martyrs' Memorial Museum. This 212-room, 5-star hotel has a full-service spa along with free in-room WiFi and free valet parking. Located centrally in Addis Ababa, it's also near Menelik II's Palace and Addis Ababa Stadium.


Dining

Sit down for a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the 2 coffee shops/cafés. Buffet breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.


Rooms

Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa's 212 soundproofed rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and free bottled water. 32-inch LCD TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms offer deep soaking tubs, hair dryers, and designer toiletries, and pillowtop beds with premium bedding ensure a restful night. Other standard amenities include laptop-compatible safes, phones, and ironing boards.


Property features

Guests staying at Radisson Blu Hotel, Addis Ababa enjoy access to a full-service spa, a health club, and free WiFi in public areas. Free valet and self parking are available—or if you're not driving, take the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 7.00 per person one way. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, luggage storage, and securing valuables. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include 9 meeting rooms, a business center, and coffee/tea in a common area.

Room options

Business Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Suite, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 745 reviews