Sheraton Addis

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

At a Glance

  • Attractive and spacious outdoor space. Great to relax in at any time of day

  • Conveniently located close to Bole Airport and the heart of the city

  • International standard hotel

  • Swimming pool with underwater music

  • Located on a hilltop overlooking the city with stunning views of the National Palace

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Best time to Visit

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The best time to visit Ethiopia is from mid to late October until May. During this time the highlands are ideal for hiking especially after the rainy season has just finished as the landscape bursts into life.

Due to the high altitude of the country in comparison to its location conditions get quite cool at night. Temperatures generally can reach above 30°C in lowland areas, whereas the highland temperature can dip below 20°C. Addis Ababa has a relatively even temperature year-round.

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Insider's View

The Sheraton Addis is an excellent base from which to explore the Churches and Museums of Addis.

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The Sheraton, Addis is an international standard hotel located just 7km from Bole International Airport in the centre of the capital. It is the perfect base for exploring the city and its museums and the gateway to the rest of incredible Ethiopia.

Described by the hotel itself as a "sanctuary of Ethiopian grandeur", The Sheraton Addis is a hotel of international standard and therefore atypical to the decor and amenities on offer outside the capital, the perfect place to transition into Ethiopian life.

There are 293 guest rooms and suites to choose from at The Sheraton Addis and during your stay there is much to keep you occupied from the facilities within the hotel itself including a swimming pool with underwater music, to the museums, nightlife of the city and nearby Merkato (market). The hotel is popular with both tourists and those on business, with facilities for conferences but also relaxation and leisure. The concierge at the hotel will assist you with any plans or transportation needs to make your stay as convenient and enjoyable at possible. We recommend a room above ground floor but not above the bars for a more peaceful stay.

There is a choice of 11 different areas within the hotel to relax and enjoy a wide variety of cuisines and beverages, ranging from Italian to Indian. The grounds are manicured, large and very secure, the perfect location to relax in as the sun goes down after a busy day sight-seeing and shopping in the city.

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There are 293 guest bedrooms and suites at the Sheraton Addis and a choice of two room categories, three suite categories or a villa.


For children aged 3 to 12 years old, the Simba Club is a supervised playground of fun and magical adventures. There are supervised activities and a climbing wall, rides, an elf house, a pirate ship and a children's menu and treats such as cotton candy, popcorn and soft ice cream to satisfy the appetites of busy children.


At Sheraton Addis there is a state-of-the-art business centre offering office support and rental of essentials such as laptops and local pre-paid SIM cards and high speed internet available at a charge. Meeting rooms can also be arranged upon request.

The heated outdoor pools, including the children's pool, are opened daily from 6am to 11pm. The 720-square-metre main pool features soft underwater music and is beautifully illuminated at night. The pool water circulates five times a day through a treatment plant in order to provide fresh water continuously. Guests enjoy a comfortable pool temperature of 29 °C throughout the year. Changing rooms and showers are available. Towels, sun beds, and umbrellas are provided. Snacks and beverages are served at the poolside bar, the Baywatch Bar.

At 30 cm deep the children's pool is the perfect place for young guests to play. Children under 13 years are not allowed to swim without supervision of their parents. However we regret that there is no life guard on duty.

The Aqva Club Spa provides a full menu of intensive, expert massages: Swedish, reflexology (foot massage), deep tissue, sport, face, neck and shoulder massages, as well as mineral body scrubs to leave skin invigorated.

The Sheraton Addis Hotel offers eleven restaurants and lounge/bar options providing food from all over the world to give you plenty of variety during your stay.


Explore the city's churches, museums, markets and atmosphere independently and with ease from the hotel before returning to the hotel to enjoy the in-house facilities on offer.



Louisa Verney (Staff)

The Sheraton Addis is one of the best international hotels in the city and feels like a 5 star oasis away from the bustling streets.

The hotel feels very opulent, as we walked in there was someone playing the piano in a lobby dripping with chandeliers and lots of uniformed staff. The rooms were what you would expect from a good 5 star city hotel and well appointed. This would make an excellent base to start or end your Ethiopian adventure - particularly if you want to have a day relaxing by the pool.

Holiday Ideas

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    from £3900 pp inc flights & transfers for 7 nights

    • Trek in the spectacular Simien Mountains and spot the Gelada Baboon
    • Visit Axum, the holiest city in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church
    • Marvel at the construction of the rock churches in Lalibela
  • Ethiopia’s Bale and Simien Mountains in Style

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    from £4800 pp inc flights & transfers for 7 nights

    • Stay in the two best luxury lodges in Ethiopia, both with superb sustainable tourism practices
    • See the amazing wildlife on offer in the Bale and Simien Mountains from Ethiopian wolves, endemic monkeys and fantastic bird life
    • Spend longer in each destination ensuring you have time to immerse yourself in what is on offer
  • Northern Ethiopia and the Omo Valley

    Addis Ababa, Lake Tana, Gondar, Axum, Lalibela & Omo Valley

    from £5200 pp inc flights & transfers for 11 nights

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    • Visit the fascinating rock hewn churches of Lalibela
    • Take a city tour of Addis Ababa which can include the archaeological museum which contains a copy of the skeleton of 'Lucy'
  • Signature Departure: Ethiopia An Unspoiled Corner of Africa with Timkat Festival

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    inc flights & transfers for 9 nights

    • Witness the annual Timkat festival in Addis Ababa  
    • Be invited to a local village for a coffee ceremony
    • Small group size of maximum 16 people
  • Tropic Air - Ethiopia By Helicopter

    Addis Ababa, Lalibela and Hawzen

    from £32900 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights

    • This is the ultimate Ethiopian adventure and a photographers dream
    • Fly over the Etra Ale volcano and see the lava bubbling below you
    • Hover over the rock churches of Lalibela before landing and meeting your driver and guide to see them up close
  • Tropic Air - Ethiopia By Helicopter

    Addis Ababa, Lalibela and Hawzen

    from £32900 pp inc flights & transfers for 8 nights

    • This is the ultimate Ethiopian adventure and a photographers dream
    • Fly over the Etra Ale volcano and see the lava bubbling below you
    • Hover over the rock churches of Lalibela before landing and meeting your driver and guide to see them up close

Location & directions

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Sheraton Addis Ababa is 7km from Bole International Airport and located in the centre of the capital close to the United Nations Conference Centre and the city's markets, museums and churches.

How to get there

Fly to Bole International Airport and for there it is less than an hour by car to The Sheraton Addis Ababa.

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