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“cheap and friendly guesthouse” 4 of 5 stars
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Stadium Road, Arusha, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #20 of 73 Arusha B&B and Inns
Brussels, Belgium
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4 hotel reviews
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“cheap and friendly guesthouse”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

we stayed at Raha Leo for one night after a camping safari, the room was simple but clean and hot shower. Much better than a more expensive hotel where we stayed before the safari.
Staff are very friendly and helped us with suggestions on further travels in Tanzania.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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92 reviews 92 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

we booked this guest house after I read some reviews of it's guests and couldn't find any picture of this place
now I think with myself how those guys could give this place an excellent rate!!?
Raha leo isn't a hotel or guest house even it's only some unclean and very small rooms like jail
room's area was maximum 6-7 m2 I think , with a very very small bathroom that was made by partitions but honestly was clean
bed sheets and towels was very old and many stain on them and walls not clean
finally we couldn't resistance and paid 5000 tsh to cancel our booking and go to another hotel

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Australia
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

We stayed for three nights prior to our Kilimanjaro trek. We were given a tourist office information who proved to be reasonably priced for our trek and was willing to negotiate prices. As far as the hotel goes its in a good location walking distance from main CBD and other restaurants, the rooms were clean and comfortable with hot showers. The breakfast in the morning is small but handy and the staff specifically Elijah and Abdul ( owner) are extremely helpful, kind and welcoming. The one drawback is its noise there was some noise at night but I would definitely recommend staying here.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Eindhoven, Nederland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I spent three nights here, and had a pleasant time. I found this address in the Lonely Planet. The staff is very friendly, the rooms are clean and the breakfast is decent. All in all: good value for money!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

I'd recommend this place: it has very modern rooms and bathrooms (which is something of a luxury when travelling on a budget in Tanzania) which feel clean and comfortable. Our room had cable TV with a good selection of channels, and we felt secure as the hotel is based around its own internal 'street', which has a laid back, quiet feel. Breakfast was pretty nice, and the manager was likeable and professional: he previously worked at the expensive Serena Inn in Stonetown, Zanzibar.

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stuttgart
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The Hotel is near the bus station, just above the stadion. But still it is very quiet during the night!

I payed 30.000TSH for a room with 2 beds, TV, self containing bathroom (shower with hot water) and breakfast is also included.

Compared to other hotels in Arusha it is really a fair price.

The rooms are very clean and the staff is really really nice and so helpful!

It's often booked up, so you should call before. I really recommend this place, if you need a place for a few nights!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dublin, Ireland
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78 hotel reviews
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216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I stayed here for two night and it was very nice. The room was clean and the bed was extremely comfortable.
The bathroom was clean and there was hotish water in the shower so that was good.
The breakfast was nice, toast, eggs and fruit.
The staff were all very nice and friendly.
It felt very safe and it was good value, so as long as you're not looking for luxury, this place is perfect!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Stadium Road, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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Ranked #20 of 73 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha

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