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Addis AbabaEthiopia

Addis Ababa is calling! Discover its culture, cathedral, coffee, and more.

Check out top sights like African Union Headquarters as you discover Addis Ababa—an area also known for its coffeehouses.

Where to stay in Addis Ababa

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Bole

4/5Very Good!(258 area reviews)

Unique features of Bole include the spas and bars. Make a stop by Medhane Alem Church or Edna Mall while you're exploring the area.

Bole
Beautiful spiral today in my hot chocolate. Made with chocolate syrup oftwn used for Ice Cream. Turns out, it tastes better in a hot chocolate!

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Kirkos

3.5/5Good!(59 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the mountain views and museums in Kirkos. You might want to make time for a stop at African Union Headquarters or Meskel Square.

Kirkos
Holy Trinity Church is a well known sight in Addis Ababa and arguably one the most important churches in Ethiopia. 

You can entered the church and pictures are allowed but you'll need to leave your shoes at the door. The middle door is considered the men's entrance and the one to the far right the woman's. 

Don't forget to take a walk behind the church to see the site of the old round church and this colorful gate.

Arada

3/5(4 area reviews)

Arada is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like National Museum of Ethiopia and St. George's Cathedral.

Arada
Outside the St. George Church in Addis on festival day a large number of vendors are selling colorful umbrellas.

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Piazza

2.5/5(5 area reviews)

Piazza is noteworthy for its restaurants, and you can make a stop at top attractions like National Museum of Ethiopia and St. George's Cathedral.

Piazza
Driving to Debre Libanos monastery  from Addis.

Nifas Silk-Lafto

5/5Exceptional!(4 area reviews)

Nifas Silk-Lafto is well-liked for its art galleries. If you'd like to do some sightseeing in the greater Addis Ababa area, you might plan a trip to African Union Headquarters or Meskel Square.

Nifas Silk-Lafto

Top Hotels in Addis Ababa

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Sabon Hotel
Sabon Hotel
3 out of 5
Namibia St, Addis Ababa, Addis Ababa
The price is $61 per night

Located in Bole, this hotel is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Edna Mall and within 3 mi (5 km) of Meskel Square and Addis Ababa Stadium. Shola Market and Holy Trinity ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (30 reviews)

"The property was great! It was easily the best place we stayed in Ethiopia. The staff were wonderful and very helpful."…"

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Sabon Hotel
Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa
Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa
5 out of 5
Meskel Square, Addis Ababa
Free Cancellation
The price is $202 per night

Located in Kirkos, this luxury hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Meskel Square and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from African Union Headquarters. “Red Terror” Martyrs' Memorial ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (26 reviews)

"Clean, great staff and service ,location is good, but overpriced compared to other similar hotels worldwide"…"

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Hyatt Regency Addis Ababa
Hotel Lobelia
Hotel Lobelia
4 out of 5
Off Cameroon St/Bole Tele Rd., No. 2241, Bole Sub City, Woreda 03, Addis Ababa
The price is $71 per night

Located in Bole, this hotel is 0.3 mi (0.6 km) from Medhane Alem Church and within 3 mi (5 km) of ECA Conference Center and Shola Market. “Red Terror” Martyrs' ...

4.1/5Very Good! (376 reviews)

"Great stay. Great airport shuttle. Great breakfast. Super friendly staff. Hot showers."…"

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Hotel Lobelia

Popular places to visit in Addis Ababa

Holy Trinity Cathedral
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Holy Trinity Cathedral

4.5/5(64 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Addis Ababa with a trip to Holy Trinity Cathedral. Discover the art scene and cathedral in this culturally rich area.

Addis Merkato
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Addis Merkato

4/5(28 reviews)

You can enjoy retail therapy at Addis Merkato during your visit to Guassa Plateau. Amble around this culturally rich area's college campus or experience its art scene.

Top things to do in Addis Ababa

5 Days Trek into Ethiopia's highest pick Simen Mountains
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5 Days Trek into Ethiopia's highest pick Simen Mountains

$654
Per adult
4Days Trek tour to Simen Mountains and explore unique wildlife
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4Days Trek tour to Simen Mountains and explore unique wildlife

$599
Per adult
Pay a visit to this former capital city of the Gojjam province - 1 day
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Pay a visit to this former capital city of the Gojjam province - 1 day

$58
Per adult

Reviews of Addis Ababa

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 26, 2020

You will encounter men women and children panhandling. At least in my part of town. They are not aggressive. At the same time, the city is going through exciting change and growth. I will be back, I enjoyed the culture and food.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Mar 23, 2020

The people are great and I love to visit the city. I will return soon.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 7, 2020

Unique culture and traditions

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

Mar 5, 2020

Addis Ababa has a lot of work to do to make this city a real tourist attraction. I think big improvements in the physical and social environment are needed.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 26, 2020

Connectivity in Addis (both mobile phones and internet) is always challenging. The hotel has good internet connectivity though!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Feb 6, 2020

I love Addis - lots to see and do, and good food and coffee.

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