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Mount Meru Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Nairobi - Moshi Road Sekei Area, Arusha 2673, Tanzania
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Ranked #6 of 32 hotels in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Mary Beth M Northborough, United States
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Northborough, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel was a perfect spot for our three hour stay after returning to Arusha for our flight out. The rooms and public areas were spotless. The contemporary designs were a great transition from our safari accommodations and allowed us a bit of R and R in the midst of two days of flying. I don't know that I would... More

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South Australia
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Mount Meru hotel for one night before our safari then another night at the end of the safari. Although the surrounding town isn't appealing the hotel itself is quite splendid and is surrounded by well maintained gardens and enormous lawns that would do justice to a wedding of any size. Our twin room was comfortable but... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is very conveniently located in Arusha, near a golf course. The rooms are comfortable and clean. However, the service is quite poor. My checkin took one hour at 3 AM! They refuse to lend power adaptors. They charge 3% if you pay with a credit card.

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did not stay at this luxury hotel, but used the pool and restaurant whilst volunteering locally. Thursday and Friday nights are happy hour where it's two for one on drinks and this makes it affordable. We paid 15,000TSh to use the pool (I presume you could spend a day there for this) The most expensive, but the best hotel... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall -- room was great! Typical high-end room with very nice bathroom (praise be to the porcelain toilet after a safari! LOL!). Pretty grounds. Nice place to repack, walk around, do a little shopping in the gift shop, clean up, etc. But here's what weird -- and that's the food choice. The day room includes a "snack" in the coffee... More

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Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a business meeting in Arusha and spent the night here.Check in swift,ambience great,meals with variety and rooms comfy.The hotel is not far from the CBD on the way to the Mount Kilimanjaro Int Airport.The downside: service can sometimes be a bit clumsy;I ordered ciggarretes room service while checking in and when cigarettes were brought(after an hour) I was... More

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Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

An oasis of comfort in the middle of a 26 day safari across 2 countries. Great quality rooms, exceptionally good staff. I needed a doctor for a migraine and they arranged a doctors visits to my room. Great restaurant, pool is a lovely way to spend a day of relaxation - every service you could want and staff pleasant and... More

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Citrus Heights, California
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

As far as a place to stay before flying back home, this was okay. They took our food order to be served at 5pm, since we were leaving to drive back to the airport at 5.45. By 5.15, still no food. So left the room to join my party. Same thing the part I was with, said to me, still... More

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San Francisco, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Mt. Meru is very similar to the hotels I am used to in the US. The rooms were fairly small but they were clean and comfortable and they had free wifi. It was a good stop right before we left for our Safari. They also have a great happy hour and nice outdoor seating. The pool is nice and clean... More

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Victoria Falls
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6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Recently had a break and stayed at this hotel. Hotel very was very clean, comfortable and the staff were helpful. I was impressed with the standard in the rooms, very comparable with the best of hotels in South Africa and Kenya. Bed was comfortable, the air-conditioning perfect and the shower clean with adequate and decent guest supplies. However there is... More

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Address: Nairobi - Moshi Road Sekei Area, Arusha 2673, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mount Meru Hotel 5*
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Discover the place where heaven meets earth, where the rhythm of nature pounds to the beat of an African drum, and where life is all about a revival of the senses. Mount Meru Hotel is situated in the tranquil green area of Sekei, Arusha. The ideal location gives you panoramic views of Mount Meru on the one side and the Gymkhana golf course on the other. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, you are invited to take delight in the breath-taking setting, lend your ears to the beautiful sounds of nature meeting civilisation, and touch the heart of Tanzanian highlife and luxury. The city centre and main business area are located nearby and Kilimanjaro international airport is just 50km from the hotel. Services: The Hotel offers a wide variety of business and leisure facilities with wireless internet connection throughout the Hotel. The rooms are an experience of understated African opulence, open space and natural light. The Hotel boasts 4 premier restaurants to tantalize even the most discerning guest’s taste buds. The main restaurant, Meru, offers guests buffet style meals. Fine dining at Duluti is based on a la carte international cuisine combined with local spices, an eclectic blend of tastes and fragrances! Named after Africa’s great lake, Tanganyika Pizza bar is created for you to enjoy a light lunch as you lounge around the pool. The ultimate indulgence at Arabica Coffee Shop is surely their cappuccino. They serve light lunches and a selection of delectable confectionery. You can end your day at the Mawenzi Cigar Bar whilst sampling some of Scotland’s and Cuba’s finest exports. Conference and Banqueting: A wide variety of conveniently sized, air-conditioned business facilities are available. The modern and equipped banquets rooms are perfect venues for meetings, seminars, cocktail parties, dinners and other functions. All conference rooms are fitted with their own sound systems, telephone and wireless connection. Secretarial services, photocopying and fax services are available, as well as spacious areas for breakaway groups. We can also arrange decoration music, lighting and entertainment. Special indoor and outdoor venues are available for high level meetings, cocktail parties and dinners. Mount Meru Hotel won the "Best Luxury Hotel 2011" and Tanzania Info Guide magazine presented this award at the Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair 2011. ... more   less 
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