I traveled around ethiopia for 3 weeks with my sister over christmas/new year 2016/17. We used the guidebook edition 7 which was really helpful, but the following information may be useful:
thewodros hotel: pretty shabby nowadays, water didn’t work one day, 250birr –
wonderland hotel: really nice, wifi, free breakfast, hot shower, 500birr –
minivan to Babile 12 birr one-way.
Camel market monday and thursday
kim’s cafe: really nice fruit juice, good for people watching
fresh touch restaurant: changed location, closer to city center, food okay, no wifi
hirut restaurant: best and fresh bayanatu we had on this trip
NGG hotel: good rooms, wifi, one bed, hot shower, free airport shuttle 230birr
try Ura Kidane boat trip for 200birr excluding entry fee
mango café: nice bayanatu for 20birr, nice seating
marvellous juice: okay but juices are a little on the watery side
from viewpoint at the palace get tuktuk for 2 birr to main road. From mainroad 2.5birr in a minivan to city center – possibility to rent bikes for 30 birr per hour
Tele Café: good margherita pizza with a lot of cheese
4 sisters restaurant: western food isn’t good, very touristy, buffet in the evening is apparently the same as at lunchtime, not worth the money
debre selassie church new entry fee 100birr
Hotel Michael: good rooms with big bed, wifi, hot shower
brothers restaurant: food not good, expensive
200 birr for a taxi or 180birr for a tuktuk to the airport
asheten hotel: wifi, nice courtyard, twonroom with free breakfast over Genna 30 USD
unique restaurant: many tourists, pizza is just bread with tomato sauce and very small
john cafe: good fruit juice!
Ben abeba: very interesting restaurant, okay prices despite special design, western food okay not great, pretty windy in the evening
100Birr to any hotel in a minivan from the airport
Merkeb Hotel: good rooms, hot shower, wifi (sometimes not working), single bed for 2 people 160birr, good value!, nice staff
H Juice House nearby Merkeb hotel: best Spriss we ever had in Ethiopia
karibu kitchen restaurant: good pizzas with cheese, changed location, now in an alley nearby ETT office
ETT office changed location, now on main road next to Milano Hotel
Wutma hotel: 260birr per room but only allows guy+girl to share the room. 2 girls together have to pay 100birr more. We discussed it with the manager since we’re sisters and in the end he let us stay for 260birr.
KG corner: more expensive now, at least 3-5usd now. Pizza is quite good, had a hair in mine though
These were minor. we are blond and in our twenties. always wore a long skirt which we got complimented on a lot. in harar a lot of people touched us without asking (chin, arm, head, ass etc) which sucked. other than that it was totally fine.