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Mc-Ellys Hotel

2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Uhuru Road | PO Box 12077, Arusha, Tanzania
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Ranked #20 of 51 Arusha B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Mike B Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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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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    4 of 5 stars
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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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37 reviews 37 reviews
3 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Fair cost-return ratio. Rooms are really clean, water is warm, satelite TV was okay, location close to the central market. Breaktfast standard but good. Staff is friendly. WiFi is not working in all rooms. They charge 55 USD which I think are well spent. I would go there again!

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Hong Kong, China
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We stayed overnight in this hotel to get an early bus to Dar es Salaam. It served the purpose because it was near to the bus terminal. The lift to each floor was working properly. The wifi was working ok in the room. All other things were just basic and of average Tanzania standard.

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Kurashiki, Japan
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75 reviews 75 reviews
48 hotel reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

We used this hotel as a base between our Mt Meru climb and our safari, had 3 nights here in total. The staff was extremely kind and attentive, and the rooms were clean and spacious. We paid US$60 for a twin room, and this included a nice buffet breakfast. The hotel is located smack in the middle of town, within... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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25 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

I recently stayed here at the beginning and end of a safari. It's a hotel used often by the local tour companies, as it is a reasonable price, safe and clean. To be honest - the chances are you'll spend very little time in this hotel, as you'll be transiting through, so value for money and safety are the key... More

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Paris, France
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10 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

the hotel is centrally located in a very noisy area of arusha, (very close to the bus stand.).. although the rooms without balcony that have a side yard view are relatively quiet. the place is furnished with chinese cheap and second hand furniture which provide a very awkward atmosphere. at the first floor the restaurant seems to be clean but... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

I stayed there for one night before a safari and one night after the safari. The rooms were clean and reasonably modern. The beds were comfortable. The temperature in the room was perfect. My only complaint about the rooms was that the toilets don't flush well. This was a problem in both rooms I stayed in as well as the... More

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San Diego
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My husband and I stayed here our first night in Tanzania before leaving for our safari the next morning. We had a corner room with a view of Mount Meru and a balcony. The room was OK with an en suite bathroom, TV, and hot water, though the towels were pretty stiff. It is a pretty busy area, near one... More

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Ottawa, Ontario
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19 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

Pros: The room was more or less clean. The staff were friendly and helpful. Complimentary bottled water was provided. Breakfast buffet offered lots of choice (but the food is only average). Cons: The location of this hotel is very noisy. Wifi was not reliable. (I could only get a signal when sitting on the toilet). No hot water to take... More

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Address: Uhuru Road | PO Box 12077, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Mc-Ellys Hotel 2*
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