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Where to stay in Addis Ababa: Best areas for travelers

  • Bole: There's nothing better than the excitement of waking up in a completely new destination, especially when you have fascinating attractions like Edna Mall to look forward to. Base yourself at the KYT Hotel and you can visit it whenever you like. The Medal hotel and the mosaic hotel are some other options in the area.
  • Kirkos: If you enjoy all things history, don't miss Meskel Square and Lion of Judah Monument. They're just a couple of this neighborhood's well-known attractions. If you're eager to stay in this area, the Adams Hotel, the Dreamliner Hotel and the Global Hotel are places to look into.
  • Yeka: Not just exuding charm and charisma, this neighborhood boasts top attractions such as Shola Market. The Ararat Hotel, the Dimitri Hotel and the Pacific Hotel are some popular places to stay here. Once you've had a good rest, use that extra energy to swing by Zefmesh Grand Mall and Asni Gallery too.
  • Arada: It's little wonder large numbers of travelers love staying here — there's plenty to do and see! Kick off your adventures at National Museum of Ethiopia, Holy Trinity Cathedral and Yekatit 12 Monument. After a long day pounding the pavement, enjoy a great night's rest at the Denver Boutique Hotel, the Churchill Hotel or the Wutma Hotel.

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Addis Ababa Vacations

Addis Ababa is the capital city and cultural center of Ethiopia, and known as the political capital of Africa. It is located at the foot of Mount Entoto, and has a subtropical climate with a warm spring, wet summer, and dry winter. You will find a great selection of Addis Ababa vacation packages on Travelocity, with hotels and flights included.

Major Attractions

There are many enjoyable things to do during Addis Ababa vacations, from soaking up the buzzing city atmosphere to admiring the impressive architecture and nature. Some of the most popular tourist attractions include the beautiful cathedrals (Holy Trinity and St. George's) and the National Museum of Ethiopia. Most Addis Ababa hotels are located close to these landmarks. The huge open air market, Addis Mercato, is a great place to shop for souvenirs and discover the local culture, such as food and traditional clothing. If you are interested in car rentals in Addis Ababa , you can enjoy the sights outside of the city center. For example, why not drive up to Entoto Hill to get a view over Addis Ababa and see where city founder Emperor Menelik II built his palace?

Recurring Festivals and Events

No matter which time of year you plan to visit Addis Ababa, you can arrange your trip to coincide with one of the city's annual events and celebrations. January is a good time to visit, as you can partake in Ethiopian Christmas (Genna) celebrations on January 7, and the Feast of Epiphany (Timket), a three-day festival held two weeks later. In September, Ethiopians celebrate New Year (Enkutatash), and the Finding of the True Cross (Meskal) is also marked each year on September 27.

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Frequently asked questions

How much are vacation packages to Addis Ababa?
Spoil yourself with an unforgettable experience in Addis Ababa with a vacation package starting from just . Locking in flights, tours and hotels through Travelocity is simple. And even better, our deals will leave you with more cash in your pocket for fun, fun, fun!
How long should my Addis Ababa vacation be?
Typically, 5 nights is what many travelers book for their Addis Ababa vacation. That’s a handy guide, but there’s so much more to explore if you allow yourself a couple of extra days.
Where can I get the best vacation package deals for Addis Ababa?
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Can I save money on my Addis Ababa car rental if I bundle it with hotels and flights?
Combining your bookings into an Addis Ababa vacation package will leave you with some serious savings. You can choose a car and flight; a hotel, car and flight; or a car and hotel. You won’t find a better way to discover the greater Addis Ababa area than from behind the wheel of your own rental car. You can also add tours and experiences to your Travelocity package.
What is the best time of year to go to Addis Ababa?
If you need to watch your pennies, is a great month to visit, while is the priciest time of the year. is regarded as the peak season. If you’re looking to avoid big crowds, are usually quieter.
Which airport is best for Addis Ababa?
The primary airport for Addis Ababa is Addis Ababa (ADD-Bole Intl.). It sits 2 mi northwest of the downtown area.
What is there to do in Addis Ababa?
African Union Headquarters is one of the superb sights that make Addis Ababa such a popular tourist destination. But allow yourself enough time to discover the city’s lesser-known attractions too. This is often where the best vacation memories are created.
Where should I stay when visiting Addis Ababa?
Treat yourself to a night or two at the Hotel Lobelia (4.0 stars) or the Hilton Addis Ababa (4.5 stars) during your Addis Ababa trip. A luxury escape is the ideal way to spoil yourself a little.

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