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Top Addis Ababa Historic Hotels

Wudasie Castle Hotel
3 out of 5
Mickey Leland Street, Addis Ababa
The price is $40 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (52 reviews)

"Staff are friendly and assisted with all parts of the booking and airport transfers ran smoothly. Food good, internet connection intermittent but other than that a comfortable and pleasant stay. Thank you."…"

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Wudasie Castle Hotel
Hotel Lobelia
4 out of 5
Off Cameroon St/Bole Tele Rd., No. 2241, Bole Sub City, Woreda 03, Addis Ababa
The price is $66 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (378 reviews)

"I was there in March and April 2020 during the global pandemic while the airport was closed. I stayed for about a month and found that the staff was very friendly and helpful and tried to make the stay as normal as possible during those stressful times. Very good breakfast. The small gym is nothing ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2020

Hotel Lobelia
Jupiter International Hotel Cazanchis
4 out of 5
Marshal Tito Road Cazanchise, Addis Ababa
The price is $93 per night
4.1/5Very Good! (206 reviews)

"Clean 4* hotel. Staff were able to get me my room early so I could get to my meetings refreshed. Highly recomended"…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Jupiter International Hotel Cazanchis
Jupiter International Hotel Bole
4 out of 5
Africa Avenue, Addis Ababa
The price is $93 per night
4/5Very Good! (100 reviews)
Good stay

"With free shuttle between airport"…"

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2019

Jupiter International Hotel Bole
Dimitri Hotel
2.5 out of 5
Kebele 16-18 CMC Road, Yeka, Addis Ababa
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3.7/5Good! (43 reviews)
Great location, staff, room

"We stayed at the Dimitri for 4 days, with a 2 day absence in the middle. The staff was very helpful and kept our luggage secure while we were gone. The room was spacious, and the location convenient. The only downside was being on the 3rd floor with no elevator. Good included breakfast and restaurant. ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2017

Dimitri Hotel
Hilton Addis Ababa
4.5 out of 5
Corner Of Menelik II Avenue, Addis Ababa
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $126 per night
3.5/5Good! (298 reviews)

"Staff, food and amenities were excellent. Eager to please us and remember us from our previous visits."…"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

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About Addis Ababa Historic Hotels

Traveling to new places can be more than just putting a pin in a place on your map, it can also be about experiencing the history and culture of a region. A perfect way to get an idea of the city's culture is to learn about its past. Visiting museums or landmarks is a great beginning, but staying in a Addis Ababa historic hotel can take you back to the past. Pack your suitcases (no need for a time machine) as your Addis Ababa historic hotel awaits.

Grab Your Place in History

A visit to one of these Addis Ababa traditional hotels can transport you to a bygone era as soon as you pass through the front door. With vintage charm and engrossing narratives, you'll discover that these properties stand apart from your standard hotels. Don't worry, you aren't required to live like the hotel's past guest. While these lodgings may be vintage, they have many up-to-date conveniences to help you relax during your getaway. You will notice rooms outfitted with a cozy bed and just about anything you'll want for a marvelous getaway.

Once you've spent time appreciating your hotel, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich area by checking out the well-known landmarks and art galleries. Of course, all this time traveling can work up an appetite. Ask your hotel's front desk staff to suggest the popular spots to enjoy a cold one or dinner in Addis Ababa are. You can also scan the comments and read the places other guests to Addis Ababa think is worth visiting.

Reserve a Addis Ababa Historic Hotel!

Addis Ababa has 260 vintage hotels that exude the feel and look of another era. Some of these famous hotels are where influential novelists may have stayed. You are sure to book a place that has all the amenities as well as the charm you wish for. Be sure to book your Addis Ababa vintage hotel soon, or you could miss out on staying in one of these unique accommodations.

Frequently asked questions

What can a history enthusiast expect from a trip to Addis Ababa?
A visit to the historical sites in Addis Ababa is probably on top of your sightseeing itinerary. Why not absorb the local color with a visit to the coffeehouses?
What's the best accommodation in Addis Ababa to be near historical sites?
Based on our travel expertise, Dimitri Hotel is a top hotel for history seekers booking on Expedia, and it features free breakfast and a restaurant. Holy Trinity Cathedral is a short 8-minute drive away. Other choices close to historic sites include Jupiter International Hotel Cazanchis and Jupiter International Hotel Bole.
How many historical hotels are there in Addis Ababa?
Addis Ababa has 260 hotels and other accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 6 hotels designated as historic or close to historic sites.
What are the must-see historical places and other sights to visit in Addis Ababa?
Addis Ababa is notable for landmarks like Menelik II’s Palace. Natural beauty is on display at Unity Park, Sheger Park, and Hora Lake Recreation Area. African Union Headquarters is another popular sight to explore.
What is a historic hotel like in Addis Ababa?
A historic hotel gives guests an opportunity to stay in a building that has been officially recognized with a national historic designation. Historic hotels throughout the world come in all forms like palaces, castles, stately homes or even lodges, pubs, or skyscrapers — any place of special interest. These types of hotels in Addis Ababa usually retain original elements like traditional architecture and period features within the guestrooms or public spaces.
What is the difference between a historic hotel and a heritage hotel?
The two are similar. The term “historic hotel” is more common in the U.S., whereas “heritage hotel” is common in Asia and Europe. Historic hotels tend to put more importance on the architecture and building. A heritage hotel draws meaning mainly from the cultural value that the place has and how it influenced the community.
Do historic hotels in Addis Ababa have modern facilities?
Yes. Every effort is made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions, while interiors have safety features and modern conveniences. Guests can expect the amenities from a contemporary hotel such as Smart TVs, WiFi, and updated bathroom facilities. In Addis Ababa, booking a historic hotel doesn’t mean you’re choosing a place that’s uncomfortable for guests or rundown.

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