A Great Hotel In The Addis and Surroundings Region

Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa

Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa Offers:

Lodging Type: Hotel

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

Facilities: Business / Conference Facilities, Child / Family Oriented, Child - Activities, Fitness Centre, Forex desk, Internet - Wifi, Laundry, Salon, Showers - 24hr hot water, Spa, Swimming Pool, TV


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

Price range:

  • 50-149 USD

About Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa

A friendly refuge near the heart of Addis, Ghion Hotel has a history of hosting reputable guests including heads of state and VIPs. The hotel opened in 1951 and is set in a spacious tropical garden next to what was once the Jubilee Palace of Emperor Haile Selassie.

The 195 en-suite rooms are made up of singles, doubles, twins, medium suites and large suites. 103 of the rooms are in two large buildings; 64 are apartments of which 36 have their own kitchens; and 28 are bungalows. All rooms have Wifi. Tukul Restaurant serves Ethiopian cuisine; Bridge Restaurant serves a buffet of international dishes; both Unity House Restaurant and the Pool Bar and Restaurant serve a selection of Ethiopian and international dishes. The Health Club comprises a gym with fitness equipment, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi; aerobics classes and massage services are also on offer. The large swimming pool is staffed by lifeguards and swimming trainers; there’s also a mini pool and supervised playground for children.

The conference centre has 6 halls, with a capacity of between 70 and 500 pax, and offers secretarial services. The hotel also has a salon, barber shop, money exchange, ATM and a nightclub with a series of events like jazz nights and live theatre.

Highlights Near Ghion Hotel, Addis Ababa

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. ...

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 ...