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Tumaini Cottage

Sakina Area, Arusha, Tanzania
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good place to stay in Arusha before and after your safari. We managed to have it included into our safari price (meals excluded). Andy, the manager, was great! He likes to interact with guests during dinner, which can be a bit too much if you want to stay alone, but great if you're in the mood for talking to a... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We spent one night here after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro. The room was clean and the staff was friendly. They did laundry for us at a very reasonable price and helped us secure a taxi into town ($5 each way). The breakfast was fruit, eggs made to order and toast with coffee and juice. We could select the time we wanted... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We were happy with the one night that we spend at Tumaini Cottage. The rooms are nice and clean and the hotel is surrounded by a nice little garden with mango and advocado trees. The staff is very friendly.

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Canton of Basel, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

My husband and I looked for a safe and quiet place to stay for a few weeks and found this lovely place. Andy, Lilian and ther staff gave us a warm welcome and offered excellent services. We enjoyed the homemade food, the comfortable beds, the clean rooms, the well kept garden and the interesting discussions. Whatever question or request we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Based on the good review, we selected this B&B, and indeed, it was a good choice. The room was simple and clean. We slept well in the comfortable bed for our short night stay. The staff and manager were very accommodating. We arrived late at night and needed to leave early to begin our safari journey. So they got up... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Great service Andy was always smiling. Very clean spacious rooms, amazing breakfast fresh local fruit and juices would happily stay again views of mount Meru and the valley behind, couple of mongooses scurrying through the well manicured gardens

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Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We stayed in this place for two nights with two of our grandchildren. When the iron gate of the complex is closed behind your car. You find yourself in a peaceful island of beauty. I would say that this is the ideal place to rest before or after a safari. The owner Andy and his wife are very nice, attentive... More 

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Norrkoping, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

This was a great place to start, and end our safari. The place is clean, the staff is really friendly, the food was excellent and.. Yes, I can really recommend it! :) The location didn't bother us at all.

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manchester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We stayed at Tumaini cottage for 2 nights whilst working at a school in Arusha, we left for Zanzibar but returned for further 3 nights. Andy the host was very accommodating and kept our luggage for us as we were flying in a very small aircraft from Arusha airport which is about 20 minutes away. We had dodgy tums whilst... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We spent one night in this hotel. The owner Andy is very nice, a cool and quiet athmosphere and close to Arusha airport. Diner and breakfast were nice, as were the rooms. It's recommended to stay here after your safari.

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