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Rivertrees Country Inn

#3 of 36 Hotels in Arusha
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near Usa-River village, Arusha, Tanzania
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The accommodation consists of high quality villas in spacious grounds. In the grounds we saw vervet and colobus monkeys, kingfishers and the giant Verreaux's Eagle Owl. We spent a very relaxing day wandering the grounds. The staff were all friendly and helpful. The food was pleasant without being outstanding. We noticed locals dropping in for lunch.

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London, UK
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 hotel reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at Rivertrees quite late after a gruelling 20 hour journey with Kenyan airways, including a 9 hour delay at Nairobi. It was kinda hard to make out details through the fog of exhaustion but I can tell you that everyone was very kind and sympathetic. They had been advised that we were going to be late by a... More 

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sydney
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32 reviews 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rivertrees is fantastic! I had about 6 crew members stay here for up to 6 days, and they loved it. I would like to say that I personally didn't spent the night, but I had meals here, interacted with staff and saw a lot of the grounds. The food is great, and they have their own vegetable garden! The service... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

what a relaxing and great place to start a safari next day. Rooms are beautiful, nicely furnished, spacious and clean so are the bathrooms. The service is excellent and the setting in the huge garden very romantic with lots of birds and little animals to be seen.

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Gabon
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stayed in Rivertrees for 1 night as a stopover for our onward journey to Lake Manyara National Park. The farm house is situated in the outskirts of the city and took almost 1 hour to reach there from the airport. The farm house itself is quite beautiful with good dining arrangement. The cottages are spacious and lots of greenery... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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55 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

First the good. Beautiful rooms with lovely beds and soft pillows, good bathrooms with shower and a bath and plenty of hot water. Very nice. Gardens are lovely, we saw three different types of monkey and tins of birds. Pool area nice- If extremely chilly! The food was also excellent. The dinners and lunches were very very nice and we... More 

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Rivertrees, General Manager at Rivertrees Country Inn, responded to this review

Dear katesmugsy, Thank you for your frank and constructive feedback. Rivertrees is famous for its relaxing and tranquil atmosphere and its mouthwatering food; we are glad you experienced it and also enjoyed the beauty of our rooms. However we have failed in meeting your expectations on some crucial points and we must apologize for that. We are continually striving to... More 

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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We stayed at the RIvertrees for two nights after flying in from Amsterdam. We were met with wet towels and juice and were pleasantly suppressed at the ease of checked in. We had room #7. Everything was above our expectations. Service from the time we arrived until we left was superb. Rooms were nice size and the beds very comfortable.... More 

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Basel, Switzerland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 via mobile

Thus was a one night stopover after a the flight from Europe and starting our safari the following day. It was a nice introduction to Tanzania, the people and the sort of accommodation we could expect further down the line when we had booked an equivalent. Standard of accommodation was very good, the grounds were lovely to walk around the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015 via mobile

Arriving at the Rivertrees Country Inn at the start of our trip to Tanzania was perfect. The sprawling landscape with quaint trails leading to the cottages evokes a serene and calm feeling. The birds chirping and monkeys skipping across the property are playful. Meals were delicious with attentive service. The manager, Rafael was quick to respond to any needs. Located... More 

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Newbury Park, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Our family spent three nights here over Christmas. The purpose of the stay was to unwind and relax - we had all been on the go and had just come together. We enjoyed reading on the private porch, talking to the other guests and spending time togehter. It fit our need perfectly. The rooms are large and cabin like. You... More 

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