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Kibo Palace Hotel

#9 of 36 Hotels in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
4.0 of 5
Old Moshi Road | P O Box 2523, Arusha, Tanzania
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Ranked #9 of 36 Hotels in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Found this hotel using other reviews and it lives up to them! Well situated with friendly staff. Rooms are large and well furnished - modern fittings too. Breakfast is good and the dinner menu is varied and the food excellently prepared. I liked the garden area... good for a sundowner and a swim in a large swimming pool. I have... More 

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Kampala
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

The Hotel is good with nice architecture and environment. The rooms are well cleaned with DSTV and hot water. I liked their policy on internet usage (unlimited). the meals were good and the waiters responsive. The only problem was that Sauna and Steam were closed at 9.00 pm when I wanted to enjoy that service. Management should reconsider extending the... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

This is a really nice property, and it's where prime ministers and presidents stay when in Arusha. It's also where Arusha residents want to be seen having dinner or breakfast, so the menu is distinctly Tanzanian. All of that said, it's a lot of money (we paid $300/room) for what looks and feels like a standard hotel experience. You can... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Located near the heart of Arusha. Pleasant and helpful staff, with facilities that provided a nice blend of modern convenience (including a "plus" gym with spa options) and familiar comforts. The breakfast buffet in particular was great and there were plenty of well-prepared options for dinner. (Highly recommend going a la carte for dinner, as there are a few items... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Lovely character to the hotel. Very central to the centre of Arusha. Receptionist was not very welcoming on arrival but other staff made up for her. Why make people submit 200 chars if all they want to say requires 149??

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Sacramento, CA
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57 reviews 57 reviews
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Although I didn't stay at this hotel, my climbing partner did so I had the opportunity to experience this first rate facility. I was initially impressed by the restaurant. The selection and service were great. We split the beef medallions and the whole tilapia. Both were well prepared with a pleasing presentation (although the medallions were my favorite). I ended... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

In summary, point blank excellent. Absolutely wonderful buffet with great food, great presentation, great service and an extremely competitive price compared to other locations. In combination with the pool talking care of kids a super First of January 2015. Thank you to all staf and chefs of the Kibo Palace Hotel!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

The hotel is clean, beautiful and very well maintained, the staff are very friendly and always willing to help, the receptionists are outstanding the kitchen staff are very very welcoming I'd give kibo 10 stars if I could but I'm only afforded 5

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Nairobi, Kenya
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Its indeed an Amazing,private and money's worth value place to be,the outdoors are serene and breath taking, I definitely want to get back there when i get to travel to Arusha.Well, See you soon in 2015.

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Nairobi
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

I enjoyed my short stay at this nice and mordern hotel in Arusha. The hotel is well located near the town but still maintains its privacy. good security. The rooms are very good and clean. Good breakfast choices. The staff were equally very courteous with made my stay so much better. I would recommend it for any business/tourism visits to... More 

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