The altitude of Addis varies from 3200m at the top of Entoto to 2200m at the foot of the city. The temperature ranges from 14 deg. to 18 deg. Celsius (57 deg. to 65 deg. Fahrenheit). 80% of the yearly rainfall occurs between mid-June and October during the big rains season.
Despite its proximity to the Equator, the lofty altitude of the world's third-highest capital enjoys a mild Afro-alpine climate.
As a city surrounded by a chain of mountains and covered by eucalyptus trees it is a natural amphitheater with its unique fascination.
Addis Ababa is a cosmopolitan city serving as a seat of many international organizations like the AU, ECA etc. It is Africa’s diplomatic capital where politicians, businessmen and visitors mingle.
There is a very wide choice of merchandise to suit the taste of any visitor. The city has also international standard first class hotels with thermal bath and cozy restaurants that serve spicy and delicious Ethiopian dishes, and drinks, and wines of international repute.
Addis Ababa, besides being the startling and ending point for all the various trips, has a number of historical, cultural and archeological attractions of its own.
There is a half day, a full day and a one-day excursion trips from Addis. These trips are usually conducted at the beginning or end of a major trip. These trips are also ideal for Conference Tourists that just have couple of days before, between or after meetings.
Located in the heart of the Ethiopian capital, the Sheraton Addis sits on a hilltop overlooking the city with plunging views of the National Palace. Mixing African refinement with modern accents, its unique design is the epitome of gracious living. The hotel is a sanctuary of Ethiopian grandeur, where a landscape of vibrant greens and colorful wildflowers meets the African sky. Experience an exceptional level of personal service in one of the 293 guest rooms and suites. From glittering pools with enchanting underwater music to an indulgent menu of soothing massages at the hotel's Aqua Club to a large variety of restaurants with sophisticated options to dine and socialize, the Sheraton Addis Hotel delights all the senses. The Gaslight Night Club located in the hotel is one of Addis Ababa's greatest nightlife places.
The Hilton is considered one of the nicest hotels in Addis Ababa. Cool off in the thermal swimming pool surrounded by thatched huts, play tennis on one of 4 tennis courts or relax with a massage at the health club. Try to specialty lobster at the romantic Jacaranda Restaurant and browse the hotel's shopping mall.
It is located in the heart of Addis Ababa, Kazanchis. Elilly international hotel is equipped with 154 individually designed bed rooms and suites that seamlessly blend the traditional with all the modern comforts that today's savvy guest’s demand. 44 square feet room size Junior suites, well appointed with opulent facilities of oversized king beds and marble baths. Elilly penthouse that provides a separate living space ensures privacy for business meetings or entertainment.
Web Site:- www.elillyhotel.com
Intercontinental is one of the best 5 star hotels in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. This is located in kirkos district, kazanchis area.
With 10 floors, the hotel has 152 rooms, out of which1 is presendiatl suite,4VIP VIP suites,28 corner/Junior suites,30Twin bed rooms and 89 king Deluxe rooms, of which some are for physically challenged guests. Each of the room have flat screen TV sets with,DSTV satellite,closet,private bath room, safety deposit bar,mini bar, fire proof doors and carpets, balcony and continental electronic door lock.
The Capital Hotel & Spa , a conference resort is a local 5 star hotel entering the fast growing hotel market of Addis Ababa. The hotel offers standard, superior, and suite rooms. All our rooms are spacious and fully furnished with international standard. All rooms do have a balcony offering nice view to the city. WIFI is available in every room. Guests enjoy a variety of food and drinks, from light, high in carbohydrates and proteins for best concentration and high energy to lavish banquet settings with ‘desert-towers’. Restaurants, bars and lounges are on the top floor overlooking the capital’s skyline and several in- or outdoor spots around the hotel.
Web site:- www.capitalhotelandspa.com
Located in central Addis Ababa, Jupiter International Hotel is connected to the airport and close to ECA Conference Center, Addis Ababa National Archives and Library, and African Union Headquarters. Other points of interest near this hotel include Menelik II's Palace and Meskel Square.
Dining options at Jupiter International Hotel include 2 restaurants. A bar/lounge is open for drinks. Room service is available. The hotel serves a complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast. Recreational amenities include a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room. This 3.5-star property has a 24-hour business center and offers audio-visual equipment and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Addis Ababa property has 2 meeting rooms.
Located a few second from Bole international Airport, this exquisite four star hotel offers 123 spacious rooms and suites with exceptional service. All of the rooms and suites feature state-of-the-art technology including flat screen televisions and broadband connection throughout the hotel which enables free access to wireless internet service.
Dining options at this business-friendly hotel include 2 coffee shops/cafés, 2 bars/lounges, and a restaurant. A complimentary breakfast is served each morning. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This 4-star hotel features business amenities including a business center, a meeting/conference room, and secretarial services. The staff can provide wedding services, event catering, and currency exchange.
Friendship hotel is relatively a new 4* hotel in Addis Ababa that is located near Bole airport. It has spacious rooms with Free wired and WiFi Internet.
Caravan hotel is one of the best 3* Hotels in Addis Ababa located in the center of the city, not far from the airport. Rooms are well furnished and moth bath rooms are with bath tub. Staff is cooperative. The restaurant serves both Ethiopian and European dish. This is one of the recommended 3* Hotels in Addis Ababa.