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Tumaini Cottage

Sakina Area, Arusha, Tanzania
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Tumaini Cottage
Ranked #3 of 49 Arusha B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Nairobi, Kenya
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A blessing in disguise as we had to change accommodations to tumaini. We had a wonderful stay and the manager, wife and staff made us feel at ease. The breakfast is simple and is what we needed. Though we were the only guests around the attention to detail would have still been the same if their were other guests.

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Colorado, USA
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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We stayed here before and after our safari, and Andy couldn't have made it easier. He was very responsive to emails before our trip. He picked us up at 3 AM from the airport and got us settled into the rooms. The next day my husband and I rented bikes and rode around Arusha. One of the bikes was a... More

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Veazie, Maine
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Most of my traveling in Tanzania was through a tour company, but I decided to fly into Tanzania a few days early in case flights were delayed or luggage was lost, and also to settle in before climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. My boyfriend and I decided to stay in Arusha for three days at Tumaini Cottage based on the good reviews... More

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Devizes, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We arrived here looking for a place in Arusha, we had misjudged the location and it wasn't quite where we needed it to be. I wanted to write, as the owner Andy was so courteous, helpful and understanding. He gave us a drink, showed us the rooms which looked great, and then even gave us a lift back into town... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

After having happened upon Tumaini Cottage totally by accident online, I talked to son Crispin in the USA before getting several emails from host Andy asking where to pick me up, when I came from Nairobi. From the start of my five day stay (to shoot videos of Young World Inventors in East Africa) to the end, when I was... More

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Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

Our family of 5 stayed at the Tumaini cottages in Arusha, Tanzania after going up Kilimanjaro and visiting Serengeti and Ngorongoro. Andy and Lillian were wonderful and took great care of us. Lillian cooked up some wonderful meals and Andy handled several requests including flight reconfirmations and taxi arrangements. The Tumaini cottages are comfortable and on a quiet backstreet not... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I recently spent two nights at this wonderful place on the outskirts of Arusha. I made my booking on phone from Nairobi and drove down to Arusha. The premises are located just outside the city; we had trouble locating the premises at first because the sign faces away from you when driving from Kenya. However, the host, Andy who kept... More

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Sandy, UK
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9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Very peaceful environment bordering a national park and therefore many bird species: wood pecker, sunbirds, bulbul, barbet, hornbill all in the gardens surrounding the property - and marabou stork, Egret, Sacred Ibis regularly passing through. The accommodation is very clean, well-cared for and comfortable. The staff are helpful, super-friendly and do their best to please. On an NGO business trip... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I recently stayed with a large group at Tumani Cottage before and after our safari. Andy and his staff went out of their way to ensure we had a pleasant stay. They kept us well fed and provided a nice, quiet place to rest. If you are looking to support a local business, I would suggest giving Tumaini a try.

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Perth, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

I recently had a five night stay at Tumaini Cottage and I would not hesitate in recommending it to people. The first thing that was really noticeable to me was just how clean the whole property was. It was immaculate. The other advantage was just how safe and secure it felt. I would say it’s slightly on the outskirts of... More

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Additional Information about Tumaini Cottage

Address: Sakina Area, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 49 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tumaini Cottage accommodation is located in Arusha Tanzania Sakina area, our cottage has 8 en-suite rooms offering single, double and triple rooms all with a TV, a refrigerator, comfortable beds & pillows, hot and cold water, large size bathroom etc.Mbalamwezi restaurant offers Ala Carta made to order menu includes fruits, fresh squeezed juices,delicious African and international cuisine.Our Boma conference facility offers a wide range of meeting services for Ngo's and startups available on 24 hour notice.Airport pick up is an option for a separate charge, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi internet, free parking, free safari/mountain climbing consulting and booking for our confirmed guests in Arusha.Welcome to our home, our city and our country. Enjoy Tanzania "Hakuna Matata. ... more   less 

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