I had read about the road into the hotel, and wondering if where the driver was taking you. Well it's true, but so worth it. Once you bump around on the road, and then arrive at the hotel gates the whole picture changes. The gardens of the hotel are very impressive with lush tropical flowers. The front desk is very welcoming and the check in quick. We were greeted with a welcome drink that was refreshing. Our room was very clean and in a quiet area of the hotel. The rooms are in buildings that are round, with 2 rooms in each unit. The meals were plentiful, and you can order off a varied menu. The hotel's manager is a very friendly dutch man and he will most likely come around and welcome you to the lodge. There is a nice bar within the garden area, and a swimming pool. We didn't get to use it in May, as it was under repair. We didn't have time anyway to use it.
We also used this lodge on the return to Arusha at the end of our safari. We experienced the same great hospitality. Overall I would highly recommend this hotel based on our positive experiences.
Don't worry when your driver turns off the paved road and after driving 10 minutes you start to wonder have we been taken. You haven't been. The prize is up ahead.
- Also Known As:
- Ilboru Safari Hotel Arusha