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Sakina Area, Arusha, Tanzania
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Tumaini Cottage
Ranked #2 of 53 Arusha B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Found Tumaini on Trip Advisor and Andy (The owner) picked us up @ Kilimanjaro Airport @ 110am on our arrival . Andy is the kindest man you'll ever meet. My wife & I stayed @ Tumaini for 2 nights before & 3 nights after our 12 day Safari. Andy & Lillian, his wife, made us feel right at home. The... More

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Nairobi, Kenya
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

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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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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6 hotel reviews
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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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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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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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8 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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Address: Sakina Area, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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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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