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Ilboru Safari Lodge

P.O. Box 8012, Arusha, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014
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Austin, Texas, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Great hotel! The staff is very courteous and helpful. Everything was neat and clean. It takes about an hour to get to from the Kiliminjaro Airport. There is no central air and you have to turn the hot water heater on a couple of hours before you need it, but other than that it was great! I recommend the breakfast... More

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Annelies v, Owner at Ilboru Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, on behalf of the entire team of the Ilboru Safari Lodge , i would like to thank you for this positive review and thank you so much for the tip with regards to the directions in and around the lodge, we will work on something to make finding your room easier! We do hope to welcome you again... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Ilboru Lodge was our first stay before going on safari so we only stayed 2 nights. The facilities were good and clean, the pool area was very relaxing with bar/snack service. We ordered off the main menu for dinner which was delicious, all other food arriving to the tables around us also looked amazing. Staff were all very friendly and... More

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Annelies v, Owner at Ilboru Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, I am very happy to hear that you have enjoyed staying with us before you went on safari. Its our pleasure and higest priority to make you feel at home. On behalf of the entire team of Ilboru safari Lodge, we would like to say " Ahsante sana. " With most kind regards, Annelies More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Lovely place to stay. Nice pool, lovely gardens, good food and friendly staff. Beds really comfortable and nights quiet. Enjoyed a couple of days getting away from it all. Relaxing on the verandah at the room or by the good sized pool.

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Annelies v, Owner at Ilboru Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you so much for your positive review, much appreciated. Our staff is doing an excellent job in making our guests feeling at home. We are aware about the water pressure situation in some of the rooms and we are working on that, thank you for pointing that out. On behalf of the entire team we would like... More

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Spent a few nights here before and after a Kili climb. Rooms were comfortable the facilities in the way of resturant, bar and pool were great and it was a quiet place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Arusha. It was perfect for a post climb recovery. The staff were friendly and helpful. If I had a... More

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Dear Traveller, Greetings from the Ilboru Safari Lodge. Many thanks for your wonderful review, they are always welcome and helpful! I have made a note of the water pressure, a problem that we are familiar with as some of the rooms do have that problem but please be ensured we are working on that! On behalf of the entire team... More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here after our safari and we were extremely impressed. The rooms were in small roundhouses, set apart from each other and were comfortable and set in beautiful grounds. The staff were friendly and helpful and there was a lovely pool area for relaxation.

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Dear Traveller, thank you so much for your positive review, its been well received and of course highly appreciated. It's our pleasure to ensure a comfortable stay with us! Tuta Onana and we hope we can welcome you again in the near future! With most kind regards, Annelies More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We've been there before and after a hiking tour to Kilimanjaro. The room was very pretty, the food excellent. The nicest and best thing: the employees. very very nice, friendly and helpful. I really can recommend the Hotel! Was a good choice!

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Ilboru Lodge was a haven to stop at after the Kilimanjaro climb and safaris.. The staff and atmosphere were great. I especially loved the Swahili menu and the great pool. The only drawback is a somewhat titchy wifi zone together with a very slow and antiquated pc for those without a wifi apparatus.. Overall a great experience.. cheers JT

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Annelies v, Owner at Ilboru Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you so much for your positive review, its been well received and highly appreciated. We are aware about the sometimes inconsistency of the wifi connection but overall its been good. And yes, the PC is due for renewal! Thank you for mentioning that and bringing that to my attention! We do hope that , despite the above... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

When I was injured on Mt Kilimanjaro they gave me a special (lower) rate and free breakfast while I recovered before leaving on Safari and visiting Zanzibar. They were very generous and kind to me in my difficult situation so I have no problem strongly recommending them to anyone heading to Tanzania!

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Annelies v, Owner at Ilboru Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dearest traveller, yes i remember that you got rescued from the mountain, which was very unfortunate. Here at Ilboru we love to take care of anyone that is staying with us and if we can do that with extra care for the climbers that get rescued, its our pleasure to do so! Thank you so much for the nice and... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We - two families with teenage children - stayed at Ilboru on two separate nights before and after our challenging but amazing climb of Mount Meru with the wonderful African Walking Company. We really enjoyed our stay at Annalies's lodge: it was a very welcoming and friendly base from which to start our adventures and get our first taste of... More

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Annelies v, Owner at Ilboru Safari Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Traveller, Thank you so much for your very positive and generous review which has been well received and highly appreciated. The barking dogs in our neighbourhood can sometimes be a problem , we are certainly aware about that but fortunately its occasionally. Thank you for pointing this out. nevertheless, we do hope to welcoming you again at the Ilboru... More

San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We stayed here before/after climbing Kilimanjaro, it was clean, cute, and very good service. Rooms are nice, comfortable beds and grounds are pretty. Bathrooms could be updated but there was good hot water

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Dear Traveller, Thank you so much for your beautiful review. It's been well received and highly appreciated. It our pleasure to look after our guests and to ensure they feel at home at Ilboru Safari Lodge. We would love to welcome you again at our " hidden paradise" and meet your husband! You are very welcome. On behalf of the... More

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Address: P.O. Box 8012, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 18
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