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Breakfast, lunch and dinner served
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

Ararat Hotel

3 out of 5
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Free airport shuttle
  • Restaurant
  • Business Services

Explore the area

    Popular LocationCentury Mall18 min walk
    Popular LocationZefmesh Grand Mall2 min drive
    Popular LocationShola Market3 min drive
    AirportAddis Ababa (ADD-Bole Intl.)8 min drive

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  • Standard Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More detailsStandard Twin Room
  • Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Family Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 Double Beds and 2 Single Beds
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  • Single Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Single Bed
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  • Standard Double Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 3
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsStandard Double Room

About this area

Addis Ababa

Ararat Hotel is located in Addis Ababa. Century Mall and Zefmesh Grand Mall are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Unity Park and Sheger Park.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Century Mall - 18 min walk
  • Zefmesh Grand Mall - 2 min drive
  • Shola Market - 3 min drive
  • Selam City Mall - 6 min drive
  • Medhane Alem Church - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportAddis Ababa (ADD-Bole Intl.) - 8 min drive

Restaurants

  • Tizita Best Traditional Coffee - 9 min walk
  • Manrashiwa Hotel - 10 min walk
  • Andiamo - 3 min drive
  • Selam - 3 min drive
  • Kaldi's Coffee - 3 min drive
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About this property

Ararat Hotel

3-star Addis Ababa hotel in Yeka with free breakfast
This hotel features a restaurant, a business centre and conference space. Free buffet breakfast is provided, as well as free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free airport shuttle. Additionally, a 24-hour front desk, wedding services and a garden are on-site. Rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access and phones.
Ararat Hotel offers 35 forms of accommodation with complimentary bathrobes and complimentary slippers. This Addis Ababa hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free 24-hour return airport shuttle

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • 1 restaurant

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Conference space

Outdoors

  • Garden

Room amenities

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Shower/bathtub combination

More

  • Phone
  • Slippers

Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 10 AM

Check-out

Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

Guests must transfer via required shuttle to the property; guests must contact the property at least 72 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
This property offers transfers from the airport; guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Ararat Addis Ababa
Ararat Hotel Addis Ababa
Ararat Hotel Hotel
Ararat Hotel Addis Ababa
Ararat Hotel Hotel Addis Ababa

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ararat Hotel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Ararat Hotel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ararat Hotel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is Ararat Hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Ararat Hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Ararat Hotel?
Check-in begins at 10 AM.
What time is check-out at Ararat Hotel?
Checkout is at noon.
Does Ararat Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's a free airport shuttle.
Where is Ararat Hotel located?
Located in Yeka, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Century Mall and within 3 miles (5 km) of Zefmesh Grand Mall and Shola Market. African Union Headquarters and Edna Mall are also within 6 miles (10 km).
3.2
Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 13 reviews
5 - Excellent 23%
Rating 4 - Good. 4 out of 13 reviews
4 - Good 31%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 13 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 13 reviews
2 - Poor 23%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 13 reviews
1 - Terrible 15%

4.0/5

Cleanliness

3.2/5

Staff & service

0.0/5

Amenities

3.4/5

Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

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Worst
Worst food, Nothing around, Dusty neighborhood. On positive side the staff in the hotel from reception to kitchen everyone was helpful. only choose this hotel because it was African union 50th anniversary in Addis Ababa and all good hotels were fully booked.

2/5 Poor

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Lots of potential but awful service!
I preface this review by saying this is the first hotel in Africa I have stayed in therefore my expectations may be rather unfairly high! But I felt that sadly the Ararat seems overpriced for the capacity of its staff and (less so) for its facilities. Despite the booking website assuring us that there was only 2 rooms left, the hotel was empty of other guests when we arrived. The new wing (in progress) looks very smart but we stayed in 2 rooms in the old building, which though rather tired looking, did have pleasant verandahs. The main problem is the staffing quality. Usually the sole guests at breakfast, there was no buffet offered (this was clearly offered on their website and on booking sites) and the meagre menu offerings were simply rather inadequate and took an age to arrive. Juice, more coffee etc was always charged extra, and on the worst morning our breakfast took one hour to arrive! Staff were always friendly and pleasant, but this sadly does not compensate for the service problems. Their English was very unconfident too. On the plus sided, the wifi in rooms usually worked (though not in most of the public spaces), there is some good and well-priced food on the menu, and the garden and terraces are really nice.

4/5 Good

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Friendly staff and great value for money
The hotel offered very good value for money, although it is not as physically close to central Addis Ababa as other hotels. Asmara Rd., the local road connecting the hotel to the centre of Addis, was under construction, so travel times were very long -- this should change by the end of 2012, when the construction is complete. Most staff were very courteous and helpful, The restaurant was handy, although the menu was not as diverse as it could have been. Also, the breakfasts were a bit limited in range and not as plentiful as they might have been. Having said this, the meals were very inexpensive (dinner for less than $US10.) and the food was well presented. The restaurant had a very high level of cleanliness. Be sure to get a room in the newer building across from the original structure (still in use). The room was nice, and included eight channels of television, including BBC World and Al Jazeera in English. The room was quite adequate, although part of the bathroom floor did get wet after a shower and there were no special mats provided. Internet availablility was excellent (especially for those without a computer), but I'm not sure if the rooms had wi-fi or not.

5/5 Excellent

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Good quality hotel for price
I enjoyed my one night stay at The Ararat Hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The hotel is in two half's, the old and new, with the new being more modern and acceptable to modem standards. It was clean and the free internet facility was great after being in remote Africa. I did have to pursue the issue regarding inclusive breakfast, but this was sorted without question by the staff. The one downer of the hotel is its out of town location which unfortunately is amongst the construction of a new major road network. But don't let this put you off. It's not a bandit sort of environment, just a building site close by. The hotel also provides a complimentary service to and from the airport which is well worth avoiding the hassle of, the airport taxi senorio.

2/5 Poor

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not recommended
no bathrobe or slippers, no hangers in the wardrobe, just one small towel, no hot water upon arrival, window was open so the room was very cold, no city map, room is vey very small, view to the backyard, far away from the city center, heavily overpriced

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