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Planet Lodge

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plot 2271, Moshono Village, Arusha, Tanzania
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Ranked #3 of 33 hotels in Arusha
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014
Judi K Kingston Ontario
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kingston Ontario
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights before and 2 nights after our safari. The rooms are fine, comfy beds, wonderful air conditioning, nice balcony. The bathrooms are fine except there is no where to put toiletries. The shower pressure is adequate and there is hot water and electricity all the time! We had a bungalow near the back by the... More

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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Judi K, Thank you so much for being our guest and staying with us; it was our pleasure to have you! We take pride in the "comfy beds, wonderful air conditioning, nice balcony!" We are continuously making improvements and your comments regarding space to put toiletries in the bathrooms, bar service and the main building floor. These were addressed... More

San Diego, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

My husband and I booked this place to stay the night before we started our safari. It was great!!. The rooms were spacious and clean, the dining room was also spacious and the food was wonderful! We just wish we could have stayed longer to enjoy exploring the beautiful property

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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Maurine S, Thank you very much for being our guest! We hope to see you and your husband again when life brings you our way. Asanteni sana! PL Team More

Chilliwack, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Following an intense 11 day safari we found the perfect place to spend a couple of days before we flew home. The hotel is set out like a small village of garden houses. The accommodations were first class, easily equivalent to a 4 star, North American property. The grounds were beautiful and the on site bar and restaurant were equally... More

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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Clint H, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and sharing your experience with others. We sure hope to host you again soon. Asante sana! PL Team More

Douglas, Isle of Man
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Not a million miles from Arusha and therefore not a million miles from Arusha Airport which is just the other side of town. This is a pretty nice place to stay whilst either waiting to go on safari, after you've come back or before you move on. We picked this place purely because of it's excellent ranking on Tripadvisor, but... More

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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear ProkyProky, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to review your stay at Planet Lodge. Your feedback allows us the opportunity to improve our services for our future guests and we readily welcome both positive and constructive comments. We hope to see you again when in Arusha. Asante sana! Eva for Planet Lodge Team More

Brussels, Belgium
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We stayed here for a night before and after the climb of Kilimanjaro (in 2 different 'rooms' / more like half of a bungalow really, since they are really big) and we really enjoyed it. The place is very pretty and relaxing. The rooms are spacious, with a handy mosquito net and a nice balcony. The food there was great,... More

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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear lynn5555, Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We also appreciate you taking the time to share your experience with others. Yes, our free shuttle service to town and back is very popular and makes up a little for our being located outside Arusha. Asante sana and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Eva for Planet... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We spent a night here before leaving for safari and then one more night after we got back after 14 days. The rooms are large and airy with little balconies and a bay window and decent mosquito nets.The first time our room was nice, but the television only got local stations and the wi fi only worked in the lobby.... More

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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hello VixMix, We appreciate you choosing to stay at Planet Lodge for the two nights spent in Arusha. I am glad you found the "rooms are large and airy with little balconies and a bay window and decent mosquito nets." and that "The restaurant had a nice buffet breakfast and enjoyed a nice meal there the first night from the... More

Faro, Portugal
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

A very nice, friendly hotel just outside Arusha. A perfect beginning and end to a safari in the Serengeti. Excellent value for money with super friendly staff. Bedrooms were large and airy and was grateful for the excellent mosquito net. Bathrooms not fantastic but perfectly adequate. No a la carte menu but a good buffet. Most of all, I would... More

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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear SAR1112014, We appreciate your choosing to stay with us while in Arusha! We are elated to know you found this a "perfect beginning and end to a safari in the Serengeti. Excellent value for money with super friendly staff." We work hard to make help our clients feel at home... thank you for taking the time to share your... More

Doha, Qatar
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My boyfriend and I spent 4 nights at Planet Lodge in between a safari and Mount Kilimanjaro adventure. The hotel is slightly outside of Arusha on a nice expanse of land which makes you feel as though you are still in Tanzania, compared to a high-rise hotel. The staff is extremely helpful with a sincere desire to make you feel... More

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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Gab M, We appreciate your choice to stay with us! The team thoroughly enjoyed having you and your boyfriend here... we sure hope to see you again when life brings you in to Arusha. Asante! ~Eva. More

Vancouver, Canada
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
60 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We stayed here 1 night and were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were large, the bathroom and shower were a little small, but everything was clean. We had hot water and water pressure. The mosquito net was a proper net, the wifi worked but was a little slow (painfully slow at times) and the pool area was nice. We had lunch... More

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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hello LLHGEG, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and taking the time to provide feedback from your recent experience at Planet Lodge. We are glad to know you "were pleasantly surprised" and well accommodated at the pool and restaurant. With regards to printing costs, you might find it equally outrageous to know that @ $1 or TZSH 1000... More

Doha, Qatar
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Friendly and pleasant service. Astonishingly comfortable beds (even before you've been up the mountain). Just one hour transfer from the airport. Food is fine if unspectacular, but if you're still carving the 6000 calories plus you ate everyday while climbing Kili them you won't be disappointed by the buffet!

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Address: Plot 2271, Moshono Village, Arusha, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 33 hotels in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Lodge 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. Our unique African village styled accommodations offers you a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind and connect with nature. Situated on 4.5 acres of lush gardens with views of Mount Meru, this African retreat places you in the center of that delicate balance where nature and casual living intersect. ... more   less 
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