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New Delhi, India
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66 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2015

I discovered the Arequ Guest House through Tripadvisor and it was a great find. It is reasonably priced, close to the airport, well located and expertly run. The hospitality of the place is commendable, most staff are able to communicate in English and breakfast good. I stayed for 4 nights at Arequ in the last week of January 2015, most... More 

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4 Thank Shabsids
Canton of Geneva, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2015

I stayed at Arequ for three days in January 2015. The hosts are very warm, friendly and welcoming. The guesthouse is very conveniently located, quiet, clean, and all the facilities work well (unusual for guesthouses in the city). A nice breakfast comes with the room at a reasonable price, and you can order lunch and dinner if you don't want... More 

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5 Thank Yetmgeta A
Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2015

Designed by an award winning architect, from the outside the building is an unusual design, the exterior does not prepare you for what awaits you internally. The spacious, tastefully decorated reception is only a taste of what is to come. The rooms are spacious, the furniture tasteful and functional, comfortable, spacious beds with a well designed en-suite. We stayed on... More 

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5 Thank David W
Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 December 2014

We stayed at Arequ for 3 weeks with our young baby. We've stayed at many guesthouses and hotels in Addis. Most are gaudy, with lots of cheap Chinese furniture, and poorly-finished (loose fixtures, bad plumbing, sockets falling out, etc). Not Arequ. It was spacious, well-appointed and tastefully decorated. In fact, the whole guesthouse is gorgeous. We had the first room,... More 

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5 Thank carlycarl
Millington, Tennessee
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2014

Very warm and friendly. Convenient to the airport, with free pick-up. It's not so convenient to some of the main attractions in Addis, but no hotel is for most of them. The city is very spread out, and you'll have to get around by taxi from whatever hotel you choose. Arequ is quiet, clean, and all the facilities work (shower,... More 

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5 Thank David E
Pangani, Tanzania
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2014 via mobile

I instantly felt at peace when I walked thru the door at Arequ after traveling quite a bit across Ethiopia. It would be easy to say this is not a guest house but a boutique hotel with fantastic service. Although one is quick to tell a lot of thought has gone into designing and building this luxurious place, I later... More 

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5 Thank Jared H
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2014

The Arequ is a beautiful place to stay in Addis Ababa. The minute you walk in the door you are greeted with warmth and friendship, offered tea and cake and treated like family. The entire place is gorgeous, warm and creative. The attention to details through out is amazing. I have stayed there many times and bring guests yearly from... More 

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5 Thank Helen B
Nairobi, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 May 2014

Arequ Guest House made our stay in Addis perfect. We are a family of five and loved the beautiful interior, family history, clean and comfortable rooms, fantastic breakfasts. We were met at the Airport, given so much help and advice. Great restaurants and music nearby. Very good value.Definitely coming back!

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4 Thank simpsonfamily2014
Brooklyn, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

I stayed at the Arequ Guest House in Addis and my family loved it. The modern design and amenities are great. Spacious, clean rooms. Family friendly. The continental breakfast was enjoyable and service is always with a smile. They are happy to help with anything and I felt the Arequ Guest House was a gem within the city. I would... More 

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4 Thank Hope M
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 11 March 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here during our whirlwind trip of Ethiopia. The guest house was clean, beautifully furnished and the staff were tremendously helpful with their travel advice. We enjoyed breakfast and Ethiopian coffee each morning! Highly recommended when in Addis Ababa!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
This house provides privacy for our guests and their friends to come and enjoy. The dining room on the ground floor serves breakfast for our esteemed guests. Lunch and dinner are prepared by the family on request but our guests are free to use the space as they would use their own home. Located midway between Bole Airport and Bob Marley Junction [Imperial Roundabout], AREQU is a small family Guesthouse built from antique Elements from residences half a century old. ... more   less 

Additional Information about AREQU Guest House

Address: Ring Road | Bob Marley Junction, Addis Ababa 3909, Ethiopia
Region: Ethiopia > Addis Ababa
Price Range: $84 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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“There is no elevator so might you might want to choose a lower floor.”
 of 5 bubbles marty418, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are 1 to 9. The higher the room number, the more stairs you'll have to climb.”
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“Very aromatic and delicious coffee. Take time to enjoy an excellent breakfast!”
 of 5 bubbles M8178SFwilliamt, 4 Dec 2015 | Read review
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