Ghion Hotel

Address: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in Addis Ababa, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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      TravelPod Member ReviewsGhion Hotel Addis Ababa

      Reviewed by carrieon

      The former Royal guest quarters....

      Reviewed Nov 9, 2013
      by (5 reviews) Calgary , Canada Flag of Canada

      Apprehensive but excited to be staying in palace's former guest quarters.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by dmarek

      Good location

      Reviewed Oct 12, 2012
      by (28 reviews) Schenectady New York , United States Flag of United States

      I was favorably impressed by the Ghion after 2 nights at another hotel in Addis. I like that the Ghion is very centrally located and has its own lovely garden in which it is situated. It is an old hotel and has a certain charm because of that, but it is a bit worn around the edges too. The downside for me was that I was only able to get money out of the ATM once and over the course of my trip to Ethiopia I spent over 4 nights there at 3 different times. But then again, one of those times, 3 banks in the vicinity didn't have any cash either.

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      Reviewed by aberustours

      Addis Ababa city Tour

      Reviewed Dec 7, 2011
      by (1 review) , Ethiopia Flag of Ethiopia

      Addis Ababa, which means "New Flower" in Amharic, is an intriguingly indigenous African city. Unlike many other African capitals, it's founding, growth and development, are not rooted in colonization. Founded in 1887 by Emperor Menelik II, This big, sprawling, hospitable city is 7,200-feet high in the foothills of Mount Entoto and the panoramic view from the peak is spectacular.
      Addis Ababa is a mix of the past and the present, sheep, cows and goats walking down the road, framed by skyscrapers in the background, the city and the small-town feel, the modern apartment buildings and the small houses with zinc roofs.
      If you happen to be in Addis Ababa for some reason and have some leisure time; need no worry what to do, here is some information about activities in Addis Ababa and surroundings that are worth spending your time with. There are many interesting places to see in Addis Ababa and in the surrounding of Addis Ababa.
      Places to see in Addis Ababa include:
      National Museum: one of the most important sub- Saharan museums in all of Africa. The museum is home to the fossilized humanoid Lucy, as well as an amazing collection of artifacts, royal items and art.
      Ethnographic Museum: which was the former palace of Haile Selassie and its collection, reflects the life styles of different ethnic groups of Ethiopia? In addition; it hosts Ethiopian art and traditional music instruments.
      Trinity Cathedral: famous for its stained glass paintings and its grandeur architecture. It is where Hailesilassie's tomb is found.
      St' George Church: built in 1896 by Emperor Menelik II after the victory over the Italian colonizer. The inside wall is occupied with religious and historical motivated paintings made by World famous Ethiopian artist Afework Tekle. The museum in the church houses spiritual items and royal relics.
      Mercato: the largest open air market in Africa.
      Entoto Mountain: 9843ft high and where the city was founded at first. The panoramic view from the peak is spectacular.
      Places for Excursion near Addis Ababa include:

      · Tiya Stele and Adadi Mariam Rock Hewn Church (6-7 hours)
      · Wanchi Crater Lake, Addis Alem Church, Guder Falls, Woliso hot spring spa (10 hours)
      · Blue Nile Gorge and Debre Libanos Monastery (10 hours)
      · Ziquala Mountain and Crater Lakes ( 7 - 8 hours)

      This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

      TripAdvisor Reviews Ghion Hotel Addis Ababa

      3.00 of 5 stars Good

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      Some challenges

      A travel blog entry by pvoon


      ... of “just the way things are,” which simply perpetuates the problem. This is a challenge even at home that I’m trying to push myself to do more often, so it’s even harder in a foreign country where I constantly feel like a guest in someone else’s home, being overly cautious of coming across as insulting or impolite. That and the language barrier – I don’t know how I would explain my argument to people here when our capacities in ...