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This is a hotel in the middle of the city

Menelik is a good place for a business traveller in Djibouti- it grants you access to all points of... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Kampala, Uganda
Good place to stay for a business trip

Well located downtown, this place is a central place in Djibouti. Good example of French colonial... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
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  • Terrible4%
29 Jan 2019
“Uncharming square”
11 Mar 2018
“Not the best place to stay.”
This is the shady center of town, home to the tourist office and some other buildings.
Djibouti, Djibouti
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Reviewed 29 January 2019

For some reason this is the focal point of European Djibouti, and the place where taxidrivers gather to hassle tourists. Several of the popular hangouts are here, like Hotel Melenik and its bar, and Time Out Restaurant. Also a handicrafts market. Do not expect a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Moffedillen
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Not a great place stay and there are many better places for the money. The restaurant is OK. The owner of the club downstairs will drink to much and kick people out or just be rude. The hotel is OK, but the other sections is...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jamey A
Reviewed 22 February 2018

It is fine for a quick stop, whilst you are in the taxi/car, on your way somewhere nice. Whilst I could see how some might find this place interesting, personally I found it neither exceptional in terms of architecture,nor is it a clean comfortable place...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 26 January 2018

If you want to experience the smell and the noise maybe it is a good place to visit . Not much to see but you can find some souvenir shops.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank mrhops54
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Menelik is a good place for a business traveller in Djibouti- it grants you access to all points of the Central Business District (CBD) of Djibouti. Banks and key service areas are just a walking distance away- there are ATMs near the entrance that accept...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank DenisIgua
Reviewed 19 May 2017

Well located downtown, this place is a central place in Djibouti. Good example of French colonial architecture. Close to all main ministries and offices, and surrounded by some hotel, bars and restaurants. Quite busy place, especially during the day; difficult to park, so prefer using...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank michelw221
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

To be honest I really didn't even know why it's in things to do list! Maybe I guess there is not much to do in this city so something to do but there is nothing to see, the building is looks older that is all....More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Nibby-Travels
Reviewed 22 February 2017

very few places to visit in Djibouti, this is one of the main places to visit. Nothing special to see, onley some buildings and restaurants.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank agusticassa
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

Located on the circle downtown. No action until around 22:00-23:00. Lots of girls who want you to buy them a drink 🍹Delay doing that until you get ready to leave. Be prepared to tip when you go to your car as it will be washed...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank jeffhail
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

When we first arrived in Djibouti it was late, 1:30 am, and we were hot and not yet ready to turn in. The only place open was the Menelik. You walk down stairs into the basement to find a dim lit bar/disco where locals hang...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank lindamari0
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