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Rivertrees Country Inn

near Usa-River village, Arusha, Tanzania
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Ranked #5 of 32 hotels in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
Dennis H Paul, Idaho
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Paul, Idaho
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The best part of our stay was a canoeing trip on Lake Duluti. This was great. This hotel has closed its swimming pool which is a big negative. After a day of hiking or Safari driving a dip in the pool in the evening is a big plus. We also requested 2- 20 minute massages and got charged for two... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Like others, we were using Rivertrees as a springboard to other activities in Tanzania. It is set in a lovely park where monkeys swing through the trees above you. Hospitable staff and extremely comfortable rooms. Well worth taking the tour of the local coffee plantation, organised through the hotel. A peaceful place, in an attractive and useful location for your... More

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St Martin d'Uriage, Rhone-Alpes, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rivertrees was our first experience in Tanzania - a calm oasis away from the dust and bustle of Arusha, and just 30 mins from airport. Staff very friendly and helpful, willing to chat about life in Tanzania, education, politics. French management is very efficient and helpful. Great food and outdoor fires. Good wines, too. Open kitchen with smartly attired staff... More

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88 reviews 88 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was there only one night (the first night we arrived before setting off for our safari holiday). So it was nice. Little cottages type. The lights went out tho and it was hard to take a shower via torchlight. Happens I know but it was the only place throughout our trip we had to do that. There's free wifi in... More

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Antigua, Guatemala
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42 reviews 42 reviews
15 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My friend Ricardo and I started our great Tanzanian/Kenyan safari landing in Kilimanjaro airport, from where we were taken to this beautiful oasis of peace, tranquility and impeccable service. The hotel is in perfect harmony with the surrounding nature. The gardens are gorgeous and there is a huge amount of wildlife to be seen there. We managed to spot some... More

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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We were fortunate enough to stay two nights at this wonderful lodge. It was the beginning of our Safari in Tanzania. We were celebrating our 37th wedding anniversary, and the staff went out of their way to make it a special occasion. There were 37 roses in our room, and they made us a special anniversary cake. We enjoyed the... More

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Our safari schedule called for an arrival at the Rivertrees Inn in the late evening, then up early the next morning to being the safari -- since we are from the "better safe than sorry" school of travel, we scheduled our arrival a day early to give us time to adjust to the time change and be ready to start... More

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Annecy, France
2 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We chose Rivertrees as a setting for our wedding. We had the ceremony in the magnificent gardens followed by a cocktail and dinner under the stars. It rained until about an hour before the ceremony and all the decorations had to be set up last minute. The staff did an incredible job making everything perfect and it turned out to... More

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Citrus Heights, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Picked up at Kilimanjaro Airport after a long flight. Then was taken to River trees to recover. A perfect spot to rest. for an Africa Safari trip to the Serengeti for a two week adventure. Every single room on this property is placed in an awesome location.

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Towcester, England, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Rivertrees is close to Arusha, but far enough away to be out of the hustle and bustle which can become a little wearing. We received a warm welcome here when we arrived earlier than expected, late morning. We chilled in the afternoon, and enjoyed the gardens although they are not as extensive as previous descriptions had led us to believe.... More

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Address: near Usa-River village, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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Rivertrees lies nestled in the foothills of Mount Meru, in view of Mount Kilimanjaro. This peaceful country estate combines old-world ambience, African country elegance, excellent farm cuisine, personal service and genuine warmth from your hosts.The inn offers tranquility enhanced with contemporary conveniences, ideal for rejuvenation following stressful overseas travel or deep relaxation after a long safari or strenuous climb up Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru. ... more   less 
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