The Hotel Celeste Rooftop Bar

Published: October 23, 2018

If you’re coming to the capital of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, a stopover at the Hotel Celeste is a must. This elegant hotel in the city center is a great option for either a business or leisure stay. However, even if you decide to stay at another hotel in Addis Ababa, pay a visit to the Hotel Celeste for a drink or meal at one of the best rooftop bars in Ethiopia.

Travel to Ethiopia has become much easier thanks to the Ethiopia visa , which you can obtain through an online application. Make sure you have your visa in order before your trip!

Although the Hotel Celeste is located in Addis Ababa city center, it offers a peaceful and relaxing ambiance far removed from the bustling city outside. This boutique hotel in Ethiopia boasts 19 large and luxurious rooms, as well as a business center. The meeting room with a capacity for up to 80 guests makes the Hotel Celeste an ideal destination for business travelers visiting the headquarters of the African Union.

The Hotel Celeste is also a great location from which to explore the attractions in Addis Ababa. It’s just 200 meters from the central Ethio-Chino square and minutes away from popular tourist attractions such as the National Museum of Ethiopia and the curiously-shaped St. George’s Cathedral.

At the entrance of the Hotel Celeste, guests are greeted by a lush, green garden with outdoor seating that often plays host to live music performances. However, the most enticing element of the hotel is undoubtedly the bar and restaurant on the rooftop terrace.

The rooftop bar and restaurant at the Celeste is a stylish space boasting classic wooden furniture, ambient lighting, mosaic flooring, a mini water fountain, and even some hammocks so guests can stretch out and enjoy the Ethiopian sun.

While you take in the views over the Addis Ababa skyline and the surrounding mountains, you can enjoy the traditional Ethiopian beverage Tej (a kind of honey wine) or even just a cup of joe. Ethiopia is considered to be the birthplace of coffee, so they take their brewing seriously!

Although it serves a variety of European dishes, the rooftop bar and restaurant at Hotel Celeste presents an ideal opportunity to try traditional Ethiopian food. Make sure you try classic dishes such as Kitfo (Ethiopian beef tartare) or Shiro be Kibbe (a buttery stew made with split peas and chickpeas).