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"We were initially concerned about the Hilton due to its age and appearance. We were moved to 3 rooms on arrival as the 1st had a bad view and the 2nd ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 02 Nov 2016

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Room, 1 King Bed (Garden Wing)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£96* Per night/room 29 May - 30 May

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room, 2 Single Beds

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Single Beds (Main Building)

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Junior Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the overall value at Hilton Addis Ababa. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Unity Park. Enjoy features like free self-parking, plus 3 restaurants and 2 poolside bars. Built in 1969, this 4.5-star hotel has 372 rooms over 10 floors. All rooms offer balconies and LCD TVs.

  • Air-conditioned accommodations with balconies, sitting areas and 24-hour room service
  • Free self-parking
  • Grab something to eat at one of the 3 restaurants or 2 coffee shops/cafes, or stop for a drink at one of the 2 poolside bars or 3 bars/lounges
  • Buffet breakfast served daily for a fee
  • WiFi and wired Internet for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool or soak in the spa tub
  • Services include babysitting, free food shopping service and dry cleaning/laundry
  • On-site recreation includes 4 outdoor tennis courts, a gym and a steam room
  • Guests speak favourably about the helpful staff and the family-friendly amenities
  • Just a 4-minute walk from Unity Park and 10 minutes on foot from Friendship Park
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee

Hilton Addis Ababa ratings based on 5 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
2.6 out of 5 2.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hilton Addis Ababa

Everyone (2) Couples (2) Business (1)
4 out of 5

GREAT stay after initial concerns.

Location: The location was good for us, as we always explore the local area to get acquainted with the locals and the culture. The main issues for us was fumes.
We were initially concerned about the Hilton due to its age and appearance. We were moved to 3 rooms on arrival as the 1st had a bad view and the 2nd was too close to a service lift that was being refurbed. The staff could not do enough for us and moved us without fuss, the 3rd room was excellent, clean, comfortable and roomy. The hotel had everything we needed food, shops and super leisure facilities, a great base for our day trips around Addis.

Posted by , from Birmingham UK on 2 Nov 2016

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1 out of 5

Return Visit - Disappointing

2nd time we have stayed at this hotel & we were given a garden room, The further we walked towards this annex the more it felt like a run down inner city estate. The room was as we feared. On opening the door, we were met with that musty, aged smell akin to a second hand book shop. An instant decision was that we were not staying in this room. Straight back to Reception & the key was handed back with a firm "No thank you". Within 10 minutes an alternate room was offered in the main building, which was gratefully accepted. This room was considerably better, though the bathroom was in a particularly ropey state, however, it was just about ok. Generally the hotel was as expected, nothing special but alright ..... think 2*. Room service food is to be avoided or at the very least don't expect much! First night we ordered food, when delivered, it was just warm and had the appearance that it had been microwaved some time before being brought up. Comments were passed to the hotel. Second time was better (the previous sad experience was mentioned when ordering). On the last night we tried again....this time it was not properly cooked..... Be warned! We would recommend this hotel but only because the choice in Addis is, to say the least, extremely limited. Having stayed at the Sheraton & found that to be ridiculously expensive for what you get (hotel looks nice on the outside but the rest is quite average), yes, the Hilton is quite shabby, run down & overpriced & the room service food is simply dreadful but there are nice bits too...the garden, the pool and the wonderful staff.

Posted by on 11 May 2014

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2 out of 5

Long Weekend

In line with all other reviews I've seen, I have to agree & confirm that, yes, this hotel requires a good dose of modernising. The general impression around the hotel is that it varies between looking a bit tired to downright scruffy. The room was nice & clean, the towels & bedding were fine but the bathroom was a bit nasty. Dark, looked like it could have done with a good scrub & the marble basin surround had huge cracks in it that had a bit of filler applied sometime in the last 20 years. The food I have to say is far, far better in both quality and price than I experienced at the Sheraton recently. In the evening, the atmosphere is great. Because the prices are extremely reasonable, this brings in the local after work crowd & it makes for a really enjoyable night. Finally to the staff. Superb! I really don't want to criticise them at all but, perhaps, a little bit of training wouldn't go amiss in certain areas. You would find it hard to come across a more pleasant, friendly and eager to please bunch anywhere in the world, they are a credit to the hotel and are likely one of the main reasons that makes it a lovely place to stay. It will never be a five star hotel, in fact, I think that 4 stars is really pushing it a bit. 3 max in my humble opinion BUT there is the garden & the pool, so that is likely what they sell it on. And the garden bar is a great place in the evening. The local band they had on was super. Is the hotel worth the price of the room? Absolutely not. Will I go again? Definately yes!

Posted by on 21 Jan 2014

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1 out of 5

shabby hotel hidden taxes

Poor experience. Staff aggressive at reception and in dining room. Internet in rooms faulty wall sockets despite multiple payments. WiFi charged for as an extra. Cockroach in bedroom drawer. Dirty bathroom

Posted by on 7 Oct 2013

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5 out of 5
Service incroyable! Gentillesse et disponibilité du personnel. Nourriture de très bonne qualité. Chambre parfaitement et régulièrement entretenue. Top au niveau des installations: fitness, piscine, bars etc...! Vraiment l’hôtel que je connaissais étant petit. Excellent rapport qualité prix!

Posted by on 19 Apr 2019

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Property Features

Hilton Addis Ababa offers its guests a kids' pool, an outdoor pool, outdoor tennis courts, and a health club. There are 3 restaurants and 2 coffee shops/cafes, as well as a nearby snack bar/deli. For a drink, you can stop by one of the onsite bars, including 2 poolside bars and 3 bars/lounges. Public spaces have WiFi and wired Internet for a fee. A business centre and a meeting room are available. A hot tub, a sauna, and spa services are also featured at the luxury Hilton Addis Ababa. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 4.5-star Addis Ababa hotel.

  • 372 guestrooms or units
  • 10 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • 3 dining venues
  • 2 bars by the pool
  • 3 bars or lounges
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Built in 1969
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Conference centre
  • Business facilities
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Food/drink service (free)
  • Wedding services available
  • Games room or arcade
  • Corner/local shop
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Gift shop
  • Beauty salon
  • Television in lobby
  • ATM
  • On-site shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Lift
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Number of outdoor pools - 1
  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 4
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Arcade/game room
  • Playground on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired internet access (surcharge) , High-speed internet access

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired internet access - surcharge


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking


  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Hilton Addis Ababa offers 372 accommodations with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas. 42-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. This Addis Ababa hotel provides wired and wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Private balcony
  • Sitting area
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining (24 hours)
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Coffee maker
  • Combined shower/bath
  • Cots (free)
  • Rollaway beds (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout curtains
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

Hilton Addis Ababa has 3 restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner.

A complimentary food shopping service is offered and 24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Activities

An outdoor pool, a children's pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include outdoor tennis courts, a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Playground on site
  • Racquetball/squash on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Golfing nearby
  • Basketball on site
  • Volleyball on site
  • Health or beauty spa nearby

Spa Services

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the on-site spa services. There are 3 treatment rooms. Services include massages.

  • Number of treatment rooms 3
  • Massages


If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • In-room accessibility
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). To arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Hilton Addis Ababa offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation 24 hours prior to arrival with your arrival details. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Free rollaway/extra beds!
  • Free cots (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit in all accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser. Contactless check-out is available. Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast. This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of CleanStay (Hilton) guidelines.

  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property follows a brand or regulatory agency's sanitisation guidelines CleanStay (Hilton)
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are available
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • Debit cards


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between ETB 695 and ETB 1200 for adults, and ETB 348 and ETB 600 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: ETB 15 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room wired Internet: ETB 15 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: ETB 14 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wired Internet in public areas: ETB 5 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ETB 675 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ETB 0

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Addis Ababa Hilton
  • Hilton Addis Ababa
  • Hilton Hotel Addis Ababa
  • Hilton Addis Ababa Hotel Addis Ababa
  • Hilton International Addis Ababa
  • Hilton Addis Ababa Hotel
  • Hilton Addis Ababa Hotel
  • Hilton Addis Ababa Addis Ababa
  • Hilton Addis Ababa Hotel Addis Ababa
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