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Addis Ababa Travel Guide
Addis Ababa, also known as Addis Abeba is the largest city and the capital of Ethiopia. The city center is located at the foot of Entoto Hills, sprawling across numerous forested hillsides.
Since it was founded in 1886 by Emperor Menelik II, Addis Ababa has grown to become the core center of economic and social development in Ethiopia.
The city has 10 sub-cities within it, where Kolfe Keranio is the most populated amongst all the sub-cities with a population of over 500,000 while Bole Medhanealem is the biggest sub-city.
The Addis Ababa Airportor Bole International Airport is located 6km from the city center and serves as the major airport and the best way to get into Ethiopia.
Best Hotels in Addis Ababa
When it comes to hotels in Ethiopia, you will find most of the best hotels in Addis Ababa. Be assured you will always find one that best suits your needs. There are several types of Addis Ababa hotels including guest houses, 5 star luxury hotels and Addis Ababa cheap hotels.
Some of the best hotels Addis has to offer are Elilly International Hotel, Sheraton Addis Ababa, Intercontinental Hotel Addis, and Golden Tulip Hotel.
Top Cheap Addis Ababa Hotels
We have a list of budget hotels in Addis Ababa, many of which offer last minute deals to travellers. In addition to discounted room rates, Jumia Travel offers instant coupons to further reduce the cost of your stay. Cheap Addis Ababa hotels are equipped with basic amenities for guests to have a comfortable stay. Best cheap hotels in Addis Ababa include Jupiter International Hotel, Bole located near Bole Airport and Nexus Hotel.
Guest Houses in Addis Ababa
Guest houses in Addis Ababa provide affordable accommodation to discerning travellers. Offering bed and breakfast for its clients, the guest houses are perfect option for those looking for cheap accommodation in Addis Ababa.
Luxury hotels in Addis Ababa
Luxury hotels in Addis Ababa offer elegance, upscale service and indulgence topped with personalized service at its finest. Whether you're hosting a special event or planning your next conference meeting, these uxury hotels offer a variety of top conference and meeting room options and are conveniently located the city's famous attractions.
Most of these luxury hotels in Addis Ababa like Dreamliner Hotel and Bole Ambassador Hotel re equipped with modern facilities and their services are impeccable to ensure you enjoy your stay in the city. Facilities in these hotels include spacious rooms, restaurants, conference rooms, swimming pool, wifi, recreation activities.
Hotels near International organizations
Addis Ababa is often described as the center of African diplomacy. It is home to the African Union, EAC, the UN Africa Hall and over 120 other international organizations. Friendship International Hotel is a good hotel close to the business and diplomatic districts.
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Top attractions in Addis Ababa
Arada (a sub-city of Addis) is the home to the National Museum of Ethiopia, the museum houses the nation's artistic treasures as well as various archaeological findings, like the remains of early hominids, such as the world famous Lucy.
Another point of interest is the Medhane Alem cathedral, which is located in Bole Medhanealem. It is the largest in Ethiopia and the second largest in the whole of Africa.
On the streets of Addis Ababa, you get to explore the splendor of the city and feel its soul. At Menelik II Avenue is the magnificent Africa Hall, the headquarters of the UN Economic Commission for Africa.
There are quite a number of places that are a must see in Addis Ababa like the palaces, the architectural wonder of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building and the Holy Trinity Cathedral. At the Red Terror Museum on Bole road, you will get firsthand tales about the horrors of the Derg rule. The largest pre-fabricated building in the world, The Shengo Hall is also found here.