A Great Hotel In The Addis and Surroundings Region

Abyssinia Renaissance Hotel, Addis Ababa

Abyssinia Renaissance Hotel, Addis Ababa Offers:

Lodging Type: Hotel

Dining: Ethiopian, A la carte: Ethiopian and some international dishes

Facilities: Business / Conference Facilities, Fitness Centre, Laundry, Showers - 24hr hot water, TV


  • Rock-hewn churches
  • City tours
  • Religious sites
  • Historical sites
  • Museums
  • Markets

Price range:

  • 50-149 USD

About Abyssinia Renaissance Hotel, Addis Ababa

Decorated in the renaissance style, Abyssinia Renaissance Hotel is conveniently located near the centre of Addis.

The 32 en-suite rooms are made up of standard, twin, classic, delux and junior suite. All rooms have TV, intercom telephone and desk. The suites are more spacious and have armchairs and coffee tables. The restaurant serves Ethiopian cuisine and a selection of international dishes.

The lobby bar and the terrace bar serve local and imported beers, wines and spirits. The spa has a sauna and steam room, and offers massage. The gym has a selection of fitness machines, and personal trainers are on hand to assist visitors with their fitness progress; classes include yoga, boxing and martial arts. The conference centre can accommodate small business meetings and larger events; the conference team can organise events and arrange the catering required.

Addis is the resting place of Lucy, Ethiopia’s oldest resident. Discovered by paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson in 1974, Lucy’s skeleton is dated to about 3.2 million years ago. Other highlights of the city include Entoto Mountain, the previous capital of Ethiopia, Shiro Meda, the city’s largest market for traditional clothes, the Addis Ababa University’s ethnographic museum, and Merkato, said to be Africa’s largest open air market.

Highlights Near Abyssinia Renaissance Hotel, Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa has a number of dining options that are well worth trying. The traditional restaurants, many of which have cultural shows and Ethiopian dancing, offer the famed Ethiopian cuisine. There’s also a host of Italian restaurants that hark back to the time of the Italian occupation. More ...

Addis boasts an interesting range of things to buy. Traditionally it was known for silver jewellery, woven scarves, religious icons, coffee, crafts and curios – and these are all still available and good value today. However, in the last few years, local designers have burst onto the scene with a ...

While Addis Ababa is at a high altitude, situated at an altitude of nearly 2,400m, it’s actually in a bowl surrounded by mountains of even higher altitudes. Many of the surrounding mountains are over 3,000m, and several of the viewpoints on the peaks are well worth a visit. ...

Addis Ababa has an interesting collection of museums, covering its history, politics, archaeological findings, and more. While none of them have modern interactive displays, their collections and exhibits are impressive if a little dusty. The National Museum of Ethiopia has a collection of exhibitions mostly dedicated to ancient history. Lucy, ...

This unique, individual and insular branch of the Christian Church is widely respected all over the country, and has several awe-inspiring monuments in the city of Addis Ababa. The Holy Trinity Cathedral, also known as Kidist Selassie and as Menbere Tsebaot, is the highest-ranking religious site in Addis. Large and ...

There are a surprising number of sites within an easy drive of Addis of historical, geographical or visual interest that can be visited as day-trips while staying in the city. There are also a few nearby towns that are popular with residents of Addis for weekends away from the city. ...