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raleigh, nc, usa
Reviewed 15 October 2012

We booked with the Lion's Den because they said it was "near" the airport. Not so, the Hotel was near Meskel Square and took a long time thru heavy traffic to reach. And it was not located on a main street. Also, after calling on arrival for pickup we waited over 1 hour for the shuttle--it never arrived. So we...

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Lagos, Nigeria
Reviewed 14 July 2012

They don't tell you this but all the rooms are huge suites with a living room and kitchen. Overall a great stay in a modern, well-maintained hotel. My only dings are because my girlfriend booked the room but when we arrived and saw a white guy they doubled the price. Still a good value at $50. I guess you can...

2Thank richtank
Iserlohn, Germany
Reviewed 23 June 2012

good location, friendly staff, great variety for included breakfast, big rooms, airport pickup problem-free

2Thank holykameltreiber
Oslo, Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 21 June 2012

close to Bole rd, friendly staff, clean. Bit aged bathrooms, else perfect!

1Thank Christoph0815
Accra, Greater Accra, Ghana
Reviewed 15 June 2012

This is a nice comfortable hotel with a pleasant staff that keeps their nose out of your business. The manager Bubi is a nice lady too. I think they can do better with how often they check their emails. The internet was down all through my stay which means i had to walk out to use the internet. They rooms...

1Thank nuttyrichie
Poway, California
Reviewed 6 April 2012

My son and I travelled to Addis Ababa and stayed at The Lion’s Den for a good part of a week in March of 2012. We found The Lion’s Den a great value and we have no problem in recommending this hotel to any traveler to Ethiopia. During our daily excursions in and outside of Addis Ababa, it was comforting...

5Thank PowayGal
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 20 March 2012

Had just one night here as a stop-over. The staff was excellent - pick- up at airport, very friendly and service minded and arranged taxi early the next morning back to the airport. We were however not very happy with our rooms. The kitchenette was not maintained and gave a bad impression of the room. The bed was really hard...

2Thank Solveisk
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2012

There is a huge diversity of hotels in Addis - so why does this hotel stand out? It is a perfect example of why Trip Advisor works so well. It is not to the standard of the big international hotels - but it does not try to be - but for value for money and service it could teach the...

7Thank buckmaster007
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 14 January 2012

We stayed here for a total of 5nights and ate in the hotel restaurant for breakfast lunch and dinner on most of these days. The food in the restaurant was very good and the service excellent and very friendly. Our room was large (actually a suite) and it was clean and comfortable . Though we understand that the kitchens are...

2Thank nozzie
Reviewed 24 December 2011

This hotel is truly friendly, top service and always very helpful. The staff are extremely nice and always happy to help is every way. Room was clean, felt very safe, food delicious and inexpensive, location and prices very reasonable. I will definately be staying here again next time I'm in Addis. 10/10

2Thank YonatanOz

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Inexpensive luxury hotel in the center of the city 5 min from the airport, 3 min from shopping center. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Lion's Den Hotel

Address: Kefle Ketema- Kirkos Kebele-01/19 | House No. 028, Addis Ababa 1234, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Price Range: $79 - $114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Lion's Den Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
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#6 Business Hotel in Addis Ababa
#9 Best Value Hotel in Addis Ababa
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“rooms on floor five have the best view”
 of 5 bubbles any0na, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I'd suggest going to the lower floors simply to avoid too much walking up and down. But the staff are very helpful in carrying luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles martinbrasher, 30 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If you do not want to climb the stair reserve a room closer to the 1st floor before coming in.”
 of 5 bubbles leulz, 16 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Every room has a living room, kitchen, separate bedroom, and bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles 197samanthak, 29 May 2015 | Read review
“No elevator, try to stay in the lower rooms. You will be out of breath by the second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 135dougd, 19 Mar 2015 | Read review
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