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Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Arusha-Moshi Road | Usa River, Arusha 13672, Tanzania
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Ranked #10 of 33 hotels in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
COLNEYONE Norwich, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mount Meru Game Lodge and Sanctuary was only 45 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport, a definite plus after a long days travel, including an overnight flight. As other reviewers have mentioned it has an old fashioned charm. We loved it. The service was excellent and food very good. Sitting outside our rooms, we saw eland, zebra, waterbuck, colobus monkeys... More

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London
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

As other reviews have stated, the accommodation is a bit dated, but I think that this add to the overall ambience that has been created. The staff are friendly, service is good and food is varied and tasty. The room I was in overlooked the sanctuary and you had an excellent view of the animals roaming therein. The room had... More

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Belpre, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

The facility is old but very well kept and that's part of the experience. A 5 start modern hotel can be found anywhere. This was special. The rooms are quite large enough - especially considering all manner of outdoor seating for relaxation or viewing. Very spacious bathroom, good plumbing, towels and accessories. The electricity sometimes goes out, but this place... More

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Cape Town
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Rooms quite old, although everything was clean and in working order. Fantastic service from the staff. Lovely gardens. Twenty/Thirty years ago it must have been the best place in the area, but as the area around it developed and the main road got busier the setting is not that perfect any more, although all the trees and lovely gardens screen... More

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intimateplaces, Owner at Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our property and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. There are very definite security advantages to being located close-by a main road as opposed to at the end of a long, dark, deserted road and we consider that these advantages far outweigh any inconvenience caused by outside noises which, as... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

We arrived here from Kilimanjaro airport for one night. It was very quiet , in fact we were the only couple there. This made no difference to the staff. they were always very attentive and also polite at all times. You can sit out here and watch some of the wild animals in the sanctuary while enjoying a drink. It... More

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intimateplaces, Owner at Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you review of Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary. The point which you make about our rooms being slightly dark is actually a very important one since most of our guests arrive after dark and depart on Safari quite early the following morning. We have now started a program to paint our rooms with brighter... More

Vancouver, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

We stayed here for one night at the end of our 2 weeks in Tanzania. This lodge is a small oasis on the outskirts of Arusha. Sitting out on the lawn watching the wildlife wander past a few metres in front of you is a very pleasant experience. The rooms are nice, comfortable and large, and the staff are friendly... More

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London, UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

It was great to arrive at the lodge after our long flight from London and see Zebras a short distance from the reception desk and then to hear monkeys in the trees above us. However, the rooms are very dated and tatty, old furniture, holes in mosquito nests, etc. Food was average, but certainly nothing special and we didn't manage... More

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intimateplaces, Owner at Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review of Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary. I would like to assure you that none of the furniture in any of our guest rooms is more than 10 years old and that much of it is more recent than that. This furniture has however been designed to resemble that which would have been... More

Richfield, Ohio
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This is a great place to start your visit to Tanzania. It's quiet, well kept and a short drive from the airport. Best of all you can sit on your veranda and watch the animals they have rescued as you relax and unwind after that long flight to Africa. It's a small older facility with its own charm and an... More

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Houston, Texas
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17 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We stayed here for 1 night after arriving in Tanzania very late at night. The room is minimal as is the bathroom but that's all we needed since we were so tired after a long flight from the US to Paris to Nairobi to Kilimanjaro Airport. It was a welcoming site when we woke up, opened up the curtains and... More

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Seattle, Washington
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9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Lodging is in cottages which are completely comfortable, though not very spacious. The facility dates to the 1960's and has been continually maintained and updated. The location is beautiful with numerous "rescued" animals in a park immediately adjacent to the cottages. Sitting on the porch and having an Eland walk within feet of you to inspect you, followed by a... More

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Also Known As:
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Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary Hotel Arusha
Mount Meru Game Lodge And Sanctuary
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Address: Arusha-Moshi Road | Usa River, Arusha 13672, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Mount Meru Game Lodge & Sanctuary 3*
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