The Best Hotels for First Time Visitors in Ethiopia

Where to Stay on Your First Trip to Ethiopia

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If it's your first trip to Ethiopia for the activities and sightseeing, then you're in for a treat. But the biggest question is often where to stay for a first time visitor to Ethiopia. With so many amazing hotels to choose from, it can be tough to make a decision to make the most of your first trip here. That's where we come in! In this comprehensive guide, we'll help you find the best hotels for first-timers in Ethiopia. After analyzing all of the hotels based on price, location, amenities, ratings, and more, we have come up with our list of the best hotels in Ethiopia for first time visitors. We'll cover everything you need to know about these hotels, including the amenities, location, prices and ratings. So, whether you're traveling solo, with family, or as a couple on a romantic getaway, you'll find the perfect hotel if you've never visited Ethiopia beofre. So check out these terrific hotels, many of which have sparkling swimming pools, delicious restaurants, and top-notch amenities, along with the perfect balance of comfort, location, and affordability. So, let's get to it and discover the best hotels in Ethiopia for your first trip!

(Prices are listed in U.S. Dollars.)

Hotel Lobelia

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $32 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Ethiopia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.

Located at Bole Sub-City, Kebele 03/05, Hotel Lobelia has great rooms from $32 (before taxes). It offers room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and a kid-friendly buffet. It has a terrific 8.20 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. Only a short distance from the city center, first time visitors will especially love mountain views, child care, laundry services, a free breakfast, and pet-friendly rooms at this relaxing hotel. Nothing says relaxation like having room service delivered. The price of this hotel is less than average for first time trip hotels, which makes it a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Airport shuttle
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Capital Hotel and Spa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $60 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 5-star hotels.

A great place to stay is Capital Hotel and Spa which has nice rooms starting at $60. Offering an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also has a great guest rating of 8.00 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Hailegebressilasie Road. This convenient hotel is also nice because it offers a kid-friendly buffet, mountain views, child care, laundry services, and city views which visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Everyone loves a nice pool, and you won't be disappointed with this one. It's also less than the average price for first time trip hotels, so it's a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Child pool
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room


Sheraton Addis

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
5-star Hotel with prices starting at $270 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Ethiopia
  • Heated pool

We found Sheraton Addis to be a great place to stay, and the price starts at $270. We loved that is has an outdoor pool, a pool bar, room service, a restaurant, and a fitness center, and it also has a terrific guest rating of 8.30 out of 10 from previous guests. It's located at Taitu Street. You'll also find a bar, hiking, rooms with kitchens, rooms with kitchenettes, and child care which travelers will love. And this fun hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. The heated pool is comfortable, relaxing, and fun for everyone.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Kitchen
  • Spa
  • Child pool
  • Horse riding
More Great Amenities
  • Pool bar
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hiking
  • Kitchenette
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Private pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Kaleb Hotel

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
3-star Hotel with prices starting at $33 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for First-Timers
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 3-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

With terrific rooms from $33, Kaleb Hotel, at Bole Medhanialem Road (Behind Edna Mall) provides room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and a kid-friendly buffet. Its terrific guest rating is 9.99 out of 10 from previous guests staying here. New visitors will really like this amazing hotel which also offers breakfast, child care, laundry services, a free breakfast, and city views. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. The service at the restaurant is terrific, and so is the food. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Caravan Hotel Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $43 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Among the Best Places to Stay for a First Visit to Ethiopia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

Caravan Hotel Addis Ababa has a great guest rating of 9.50 out of 10, and offers room service, a restaurant, a bar, breakfast, and child care. The great rooms here start at $43 before taxes and depending on the season. It can be found at Mike leyland street. Furthermore, it also offers laundry services, a spa, free parking, laundry facilities, and bicycle rental, which is nice for first time visitors. Just a short drive from the city center, this fantastic hotel is a terrific choice. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator


Jupiter International Hotel - Cazanchis

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $69 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect Hotel to Make the Most of Your First Visit
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for first time trip hotels.

The great guest rating of Jupiter International Hotel - Cazanchis is 8.10 out of 10. This place has room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, a bar, and breakfast. Prices for the terrific rooms are from $69, and it's located at Marshal Tito Road Cazanchise. We also love the child care, laundry services, a free breakfast, pet-friendly rooms, and city views which are great for visitors. And since it's just a quick trip from the center of the town, the location is great, too. The price of this hotel is less than average for first time trip hotels, which makes it a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Free parking
  • Breakfast in the room


Nexus Hotel

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $39 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Great Hotel for First Time Visitors
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.
  • Heated pool

A cool place is Nexus Hotel because it has great rooms that start at $39. It has an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar, it also earned a great guest rating of 8.10 out of 10 from people who have stayed here before. It's found at Opposite side to Anbessa City Bus HQ. Only a short distance from the city center, travelers will especially love a kid-friendly buffet, hiking, laundry services, city views, and a hot tub at this convenient hotel. Everyone loves a good hot tub, and this one is really nice. It's also less than the average price for first time trip hotels, so it's a great value.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Child pool
  • Indoor pool
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Kid-friendly buffet
  • Hiking
  • Laundry service
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Family rooms
  • Heated pool
  • Coffee shop
  • Refrigerator
  • Breakfast in the room


Monarch Hotel Addis Ababa

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $40 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Visit to Ethiopia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for 4-star hotels.

Monarch Hotel Addis Ababa offers an outdoor pool, room service, a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar which we really like. The terrific rooms here start at $40 (before taxes). It's located at Cameroon street, Near Edna Mall & Bole Medhanialem and has earned a guest rating of 8.00/10. This fun hotel is also nice because it offers rooms with kitchens, child care, laundry services, a free breakfast, and pet-friendly rooms which new visitors will enjoy. Also, it's just a short drive from the city center. Having a kitchen means that you'll be able to cook, which is very convenient when you're on the road. It's a great value, too, because it's less than the average price for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Kitchen
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
  • Horse riding
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness center
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Pets allowed
  • Hot tub
  • Free parking
  • Bicycle rental
  • Family rooms
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Playground
  • Breakfast in the room


Jupiter International Hotel - Bole

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $71 (before taxes) - See All Prices
A Good Stay for Your First Trip
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for first time trip hotels.

Located at African Avenue, Jupiter International Hotel - Bole has great rooms from $71 (before taxes). It offers room service, a restaurant, a bar, breakfast, and child care. It has a terrific 8.30 rating out of 10 from previous guests who have stayed here. You'll also find laundry services, a free breakfast, city views, a spa, and free parking which first time visitors will love. And this amazing hotel is just a quick trip from the center of town. It's a great value, as the price is less than the average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Room service
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
  • Spa
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Free parking
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast in the room


Reliance Hotel Apartment

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
4-star Hotel with prices starting at $74 (before taxes) - See All Prices
Perfect for Your First Time in Ethiopia
  • Great Value: the price is lower than average for first time trip hotels.
  • High Quality: guest ratings are higher than average.

A great place to stay is Reliance Hotel Apartment which has nice rooms starting at $74. Offering a restaurant, a bar, parking, breakfast, and child care, it also has a great guest rating of 8.90 out of 10 from many previous guests. It's located at Africa Avenue. Visitors will really like this fantastic hotel which also offers laundry services, a free breakfast, laundry facilities, a free airport shuttle, and a multi-lingual staff. It's located just a short distance from the city center, too. We found the price of this hotel to be a great value because the price is less than average for first time trip hotels.

First Time Trip Hotel Amenities
  • Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free breakfast
More Great Amenities
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Babysitting / Child Care
  • Laundry service
  • Coffee shop
  • Microwave


For more terrific hotel ideas in Ethiopia, make sure you also see Best Luxury Hotels in Ethiopia, Best Hotels for a Weekend Getaway in Ethiopia, Best Hotels for One Week in Ethiopia, Best Hotels for One Night in Ethiopia, or Best Romantic Hotels for Couples in Ethiopia.


How much do hotels for first-time visitors cost in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia Average First Time Trip Hotel Price
$80

After analyzing 15 first time trip hotels in Ethiopia, we found the average first time trip hotel price to be a remarkably economical $80. Naturally, this destination has many fantastic first time trip accommodation options with a variety of prices. The price will vary by the hotel's amenities, available dates, and the general location. If you're interested in more information about hotels here, see our guide to hotel prices in Ethiopia.

The average prices of our suggested first time trip hotels by star rating:

  • 5-star hotels: $159
  • 4-star hotels: $56
  • 3-star hotels: $67


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