Axum Hotels

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  • lotharscheer profile photo lotharscheer
  • Reviews: 802

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Abessinia Hotel: Cheap hotel with good restaurant

Rooms from 120 Birr, sometimes not enough water pressure for to have a shower, otherwise good.

Has also a quite good restaurant with local food (but as in all of Axum no meat in the fasting time before easter) and a bar / cafe.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Archeology, Historical Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written April 17, 2014
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  • ekas profile photo ekas
  • Reviews: 1

2 out of 5 starsUser Rating

Africa Hotel: Africa Hotel, Axum, Ethiopia

The double room with shower/toilet costs now (03/2009) Birr 90.-. What do you get? Two beds, and free fleas. The toilets are smelling, the watere pipes are leaking, our shower had no warm water. One window was broken - and you don't have moskitonets.
You get a free transfer from the airport to the hotel - but for the transport back to the airport you have to pay extra.
And there is a restaurant. Nice if you want to start fasting - if you want to eat you look better for other places.

And there is a restaurant. Nice if you want to start fasting - if you want to eat you look better for other places.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Study Abroad, Backpacking, Historical Travel
  • Written March 10, 2009

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  • 1W1V profile photo 1W1V
  • Reviews: 580

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

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Exodus Hotel: Probably one of the best place in town

Haven't stay there but I have seen the room and they look really good, clean and spacious enough.
The staff of this place is helpful and everything look up and running.
Some rooms are occupied by UN staff.
The price is between 80 and 120 Birrs/night

Nice room and decent bathroom and toilet.
Excellent restaurant
Parking
Good price

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking
  • Written February 20, 2008

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  • 1W1V profile photo 1W1V
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Africa Hotel: An ok place in Axum

Stayed there for 2 nights in Jan 08.

The hotel is ok and there are many rooms displayed around a square compound. Pls note that this place is popular with tour group especially overland tourist and the hotel can be full for several days.

The rooms are ok with a decent bathroom but nothing extra as usual.

Pls note that during my stay and even if it was dry season, I had some mosquitoes in the room and other travellers had this unenjoyable company too !

I guess I paid smth like 80 birr per night.

Decent restaurant

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking
  • Written February 19, 2008
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  • wide.eyed.traveler profile photo wide.eyed.traveler
  • Reviews: 1

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Africa Hotel: Africa Hotel in Axum, Ethiopia

Warning! Do not stay at Africa Hotel! I traveled with an Ethiopian friend, and the hotel owner is a total scam artist and cheat! We stayed there just because Lonely Planet says that they will pick you up from the airport for free...but believe me, the owner/manager guy just adds it into the bill of the room! We changed to the Abinet Hotel, which was 10 birr cheaper...and a whole lot CLEANER, NICE, centrally located, and the people were more helpful. Don't be fooled by the Africa Hotel guy's "nice" demeanor...he is a total scam artist. He kept doing a "bait and switch" technique...another friend and I were trying to go the Danakil Depression, and the manager said we could talk to some tourists who were coming back that night...later that evening, he puts us into a room with this seedy driver guy who wants to charge $1000 (USD, not birr) for just the 4WD. Bait and switch. We got the hell out of there. Also, there was NO hot water in the private bed/bath single I stayed in. I really think there are better, cleaner, nicer budget options in Axum. Do not trust the owner/manager of the Africa Hotel.

Room was dirty. No hot water. Seedy, scam artist manager/owner.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Architecture, Historical Travel, Arts and Culture
  • Written December 23, 2007

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  • DAO profile photo DAO
  • Reviews: 3686

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ETHIOPIS HOTEL



This is one of several budget hotels right on the main street. It looked freshly painted and cheap. If you have the time you can walk along and see the rooms and negotiate a price. Definitely less than $10 for the cheapest rooms.

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written May 13, 2007
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  • DAO profile photo DAO
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AFRICA HOTEL


The Africa hotel is a very good budget hotel option. They have a few rooms with their own toilet for less than $6 and with shared showers/toilets for less than that. Its right on the main road and just a long walk to all the historical sites. Don’t expect much – you didn’t pay much. Clean and functional is what you get here.


Cheap and well located.

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Business Travel, Budget Travel, Study Abroad
  • Written May 13, 2007
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  • DAO profile photo DAO
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REMHAI HOTEL: LUXURY? NO.


Yes they have a swimming pool. The rooms are the biggest problem. Cramped, dingy and often do not even have windows. Nice restaurant and great bar. You could stay at any other hotel in town and be within walking distance if you just want to go for a swim. There is a small fee payable even for guests. I got in for free because the attendant wasn't watching. They do have safe parking and excellent staff. Their exchange rates are worse than the banks and for some currencies, like UK Pounds, its very poor.

Definitely come over for dinner when they have live music, it’s a cultural treat. This is held in a large venue towards the rear of the property.

  • Opinion of Price: most expensive
  • Related to: Business Travel, Romantic Travel and Honeymoons, Study Abroad
  • Written May 6, 2007
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  • SirRichard profile photo SirRichard
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The Ark Hotel

This medium range hotel is located just by the Africa Hotel, in the same main avenue, and is a good choice if the Africa is full. It is roughly the same quality and type of rooms but slightly more expensive, about 70B (7 USD).

  • Opinion of Price: less expensive than average
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Road Trip, Backpacking
  • Written February 24, 2007
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  • SirRichard profile photo SirRichard
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The Africa Hotel (2)

For the second night I changed to a "with bathroom" room, which meant better cleaner room built on a new pavillion around the inner patio. This costed 50B (5USD) instead of 30, but I was more than satisfied to have this brand new room for just 2 dollars difference. If you can choose take the "with bathroom " choice from the beginning.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Backpacking, Road Trip, Budget Travel
  • Written February 24, 2007
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  • SirRichard profile photo SirRichard
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The Africa Hotel

This is one of the best choices for budget accomodation. It is a local hotel with a nice patio, restaurant and independent travel agency.
I arrived late (19:00h) from Shire (on the way from Gonder), and when I checked in there were only "rooms without WC" which means "simpler and cheaper" rooms. I had to take this for the first night. It was cheap (30B, 3 USD) but too "basic", just a little room with a bed and a chair. The common shower was "too basic" too, to say it politely and the WC was just a hole in the ground, but for the first night it was OK.

  • Opinion of Price: least expensive
  • Related to: Budget Travel, Road Trip, Backpacking
  • Written February 24, 2007
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  • chetgar profile photo chetgar
  • Reviews: 6

4 out of 5 starsUser Rating

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Africa Hotel: Waiting for stolen obelisk

I stayed in Africa hotel which is not really centrally located. I'd say it's half way between city bus station and the centre of town (the main stelae field is about 10min walk away).
The price was good - 50 birr/night in a double (single was not available, otherwise the price for a double is about 70b). The room was clean and had an attached shower&toilet and a TV included (Ethiopian TV, BBC World and CNN).
Friendly staff, manager speaks good English. The hotel has a restaurant serving a few meals (I was there during fasting time, so no meat or even milk on menu), pretty edible for a fair price (10 birr . During lunch time it's possible to pay some 10 birr and serve yourself with different meals and unrestricted quantities in a buffet-style room.

Good thing is that even people who do not speak English know exactly where the hotel is - really useful when talking to bus/minibus/taxi drivers.
Also, self-appointed guides /mostly local boys about 18-22 yrs old with basic English/ seem to like the place (since the tourists use to flock there too, of course) so if you need somebody to guide you in town or outside (Lioness of Gobedra, temple of Yeha...), just ask the manager.

  • Opinion of Price: about average
  • Related to: Backpacking, Historical Travel, Budget Travel
  • Written September 7, 2005

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  • frockland profile photo frockland
  • Reviews: 585

3 out of 5 starsUser Rating

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Africa Hotel: Pretty Good Place



Friendly , clean place, with a restaurant and internet service.

Singles with out bath 25 Birr
Doubles s/c 75 Birr

Africa Hotel also offers an cheap laundry service, a bar with Sat-Tv, Guides and tour operators.

Be careful when using the stairways: The 13th stair is higher than the others! Nearly everybody is stumbling there!

  • Opinion of Price: N/A
  • Written August 11, 2004
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