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Mc-Ellys Hotel

Uhuru Road | PO Box 12077, Arusha, Tanzania
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

This hotel is situated in the city centre in Arusha. Tanzania has a load shedding problem and although this hotel has a generator, you will be lucky to have electricity during the day. As for taking a shower, if you love cold showers, then this is the place to be.

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Arusha, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

A pretty typical budget hotel, well located and decently priced for Arusha. Close to main bus stand, stores, markets. Staff were friendly. Neighborhood was a little run down, but then so is most of Arusha.

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Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Budget Hotel right in the busy area of Arusha town near the main bus stand. It is very pocket friendly and within reach of most restaurants, banks & forex bureaus. Their rooms are standard in size and serve modest portions.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We stayed at McElly's twice on our Tanzania trip - one night before and one night after our safari, as a part of the bookings made by our Tz tour operator. The first night was disappointing - the room was a bit shabby, there was no electricity for 3 - 4 hours and the WiFi did not work at all.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Apartment style hotel in the heart of Arusha. Very small room for three people. Ideal for one night stay before and after Safari. Staff in the restaurant were friendly. Parking available for guests. Good breakfast. Wifi available but very slow.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my stay at this hotel from security to customer service was all perfect. You can see the view of the city from top floors. I hope the management will find a way to build a heated swimming pool because it's one of the things they lack. Keep it up the good work

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1 Thank Godwin M
Watamu, Coast, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A well run busy hotel with good value rooms. Excellent location. Friendly staff and owners who are hands on managing the place. Fairly new and on its way creating a reputation for a place to get a good nights rest with a minimum of Fuss.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Arusha is a tourist city and accommodation can be expensive. Budget hotels are available but not up to standard. This hotel is fairly new, staff are willing to assist at any time and the manager makes sure that guests are comfortable. WiFi not so good. Shower can be too hot at times and luke warm or cold at times. Overall... More 

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Devon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Does what it says on the tin. Hotel is OK, if a little basic. Breakfast was fine. Staff friendly. Shower wasn't great and the lift was out of action with a power cut, but overall, we didn't dislike our stay.

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1 Thank PaulGarvey
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19 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

The hotel was ok and the lady at the reception was helpful and really kind to us but not happy about the staff at the restaurant. Me and my friend are vegetarians and wantes pasta and asked if we could get some vegetables with the sauce but the waiter told us that we could not. I think its weird that... More 

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