Radisson Blu Hotel (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

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Radisson Blu Hotel (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)

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The hotel is located in the centre of the city but in a relatively quiet area. They operate an airport shuttle every 30minutes and takes about 15 minutes to/from Bole airport.
To other areas of Addis Ababa like Mercado or the national museum is around 10 minutes drive away. The location is perfect for business or leisure in the city.


The room is a nice 5 star standard room with an excellent variation of lighting and mellow ambience consisting of brown & cream leather with wooden fittings.

The king size bed was super comfortable thanks to the soft mattress topper & soft pillows- hard to wake up. Either side are small side tables with above lamps as well as flexi-reading lights. One side offers a two pin Euro plug socket.
There is a workable desk offering a UK and Euro plug socket, phone and lamp with an above large mirror for say doing make-up.
A thick cube brown leather armchair is located in corner with foot stool, side table and tall lamp- great for watching the TV that faces the bed. The TV is multi functional with menu showing information about hotel services, wake up and as well as a room service menu shown. 70 International TV channels spanning Europe such as BBC, French, Arabic, Africa and local TV- with plenty of movie and sports channels as well as radio options. . There is a long leather stool at base of TV, a luggage rack, mini fridge, tea/coffee making facilities wth a complimentary bottle of water. Plus a large wardrobe with slippers, shaving kit, dental kit, ironing board, hair dryer and laptop size safe.
The spacious bathroom offers both a separate bath and shower cubicle that worked perfectly and offered mini bottles of amenities for hair and body by the french brand Anne Semonin.

AC is offered on a dial and the soundproof windows can also be opened, blacked out drapes are also offered for those needing rest day time. Overall very comfortable business hotel room with a premium African ambience.


The hotel offers fast WIFI that can be used for multiple devices, secure using your room number. VPN’s work fine.
Catering facilities include 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.
They also offer an outdoor bar that is quite happening in the evening with a DJ playing chilled music and the area has comfortable sofas with fires burning to keep you warm as its cool in the evenings. There is also a bakery lounge area near recepion for breads & coffee’s in the morning and indoor bar area.

Leisure facilities include a small gym with modern equipment and a SPA with massage facilities that are reasonable priced, say a chair massage of 20 minutes is less than $10.

There is also a shop with local goods and clothing. Plus a concierge desk to arrange transfers and tours is also offered.
Business centre is also available, plus many conference rooms.


Staff are very friendly and hospitable, welcoming at reception & helpful at the concierge desk & restaurant with sincere enthusiasm. The driver also that provides the shuttle is pleasant to chat with. Overall staff are meeting a 5 star standard of service.

This hotel is included if your in transit between Ethiopian airline flights over 8 hours and flying business class with meals provided. However despite this I would certainly not hesitate to book this hotel if I was visiting Addis Ababa again.

Kazanchis Business District, Kirkos Subcity Kebele 17/18, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Very comfortable & functional business standard room in a secure hotel with superb food in centre of Addis Ababa

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