Taitu Hotel

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Itegue Taitu Hotel
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Coordinates9°01′50″N 38°45′15″E / 9.030649°N 38.7542562°E / 9.030649; 38.7542562

The Itegue Taitu Hotel is a hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

The Taitu Hotel was built in 1905 or 1906 (1898 in the Ethiopian calendar) in the middle of the city (Piazza), is the first hotel in Ethiopia. Taitu Betul (1851 – 1918), an Ethiopian Empress and the wife of Emperor Menelik II, established this hotel to provide foreign guests a place to rest and dine.[1]

On January 11, 2015 a major fire broke out which caused damage on the historic Tayitu Hotel in Addis Ababa. [2][3]

The hotel Liberty in Evelyn Waugh's Scoop novel is acually Taitu Hotel[4]


  1. ^ "Taitu Hotel". Taitu Hotel.
  2. ^ "Ethio Info Desk". Ethio Info Desk.
  3. ^ "Burnt to the ground, the Addis Ababa hotel where Evelyn Waugh (and Scoop's William Boot) stayed". Independent.Co.Uk.
  4. ^ https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.182288