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Mc-Ellys Hotel

Uhuru Road | PO Box 12077, Arusha, Tanzania
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Mc-Ellys Hotel
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Ranked #28 of 73 Arusha B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

My husband and I spent a total of 3 nights at the beginning and end of our safari. This is a basic hotel. Rooms are a reasonable size with A/C and TV (there was a movie channel). Bathroom is a good size, shower ok (lots of hot water) but the towels were rough beyond belief. Everything was clean. The restaurant... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

As long as you don't go to Mc-Elly's expecting to be in the lap of luxury, you're not going to go away disappointed. This is a budget hotel that provides the basics and little else, and if that's what you're looking for - you're going to come away satisfied. The rooms, although small, are comfortable. Air conditioning, a private bathroom,... More 

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Dar es Salaam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I had made a reservation Via their cell numbers and my arrival date would be on November 11th 2014 and was confirmed of the same. I arrived on the arrival date around 10pm at night with my two sleepy babies and wife after a tiring drive from Kilimanjaro Airport just to hear the Staff at the reservation/ reception desk tell... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Basic hotel and amenities, friendly and helpful staff, yummy food. The only problem is that it is noisy. I could hear next door's shower in the middle of the night, as well as pounding on the wall very early in the morning.

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Milwaukee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I stayed here a night before and after safari. The person doing check in was not overly friendly, did not offer to have any one help me with my bags either time. However when I got off elevator another employee, same lady both times saw me and helped me with my bags. I also felt the housekeeping staff was very... More 

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The rates of this hotel are very reasonable and front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. For this I am giving a very good rating. First room they put me in was on the 2nd floor facing towards the side entrance of the hotel. It was fine, a little peeling paint on the ceiling in the bathroom but clean... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Location-wise, this hotel is a 10 minute walk from the Tfa Plaza, to your right down the main road (Sokine Rd), where you will find an enclave-like oasis of Western confort (burgers, provided by the # 1 Arusha restaurant on this site, as of this review; comfy cafés; quiet bookstores), away from the hassle of the Arusha street. Right in... More 

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Nairobi Region, Kenya
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a good Hotel, the rooms were great and exceptionally clean , there was fast and reliable Wifi and hence you were always connected to friends back home, I however did not enjoy the breakfast, it was insufficient to cater for the guests present and the staff were reluctant and not helpful in availing any , this left you... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I stayed at the Mc-Ellys after a late night arrival into Kilimanjaro. The hotel is fine, certainly by Tanzanian standards, but it's definitely nothing to write home about. The room was clean, the shower was luke warm, the towel rack was half falling out of the wall - but again, this is Tanzania, and it's a cheap room. Restaurant was... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stayed in this mid range hotel from 7 to 9 march 2014. Having gone through many review and found nothing particularly interesting, I decided to scout for a hotel myself. I bumped on this hotel on my way to the bureau. The rooms were very clean and very well maintained. The food was delicious and the chef did a great... More 

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