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Mbulu Road, Karatu, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #6 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Karatu
Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

Nice clean rooms. The grounds are beautiful. Flowers and large shading canopies cover all of the property. The staff was wonderfully accommodating and polite. With its thatched roof and high ceilings, the main lodge room is a great place to relax, read and have a drink. Meals were excellent and options were good for the whole family. A great value with a great location relative to sooo many Nat'l Parks. Close walk to town. Kids loved the pool! No internet....which is a good or bad thing?!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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  • Rooms
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Arusha, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

Considering the reasonable price, cant be beaten in Karatu, Great gardens, staff and security and the pool was fantastic. Plenty of very attentive staff and great hot water for the shower, I have eaten their before and decided to return for a nights stays, will be back

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Excellent value. Beautiful gardens and pool. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. What a surprise just off the main road in Karatu. Rooms were clean and nice. Big bathroom and wonderful hot shower. It was nice to sit around the pool (or swim) during the day and out on the veranda in the evening.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

Stayed here 2 nights with a group of 8 on safari - staff was friendly and professional, food was amazing, rooms were clean, comfortable, and secure, inn grounds contained beautiful gardens to walk through, as well as a pool to relax in - definitely a pleasant surprise!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We were in a safari trip with a terrible tour agency (avoid Akicha Travel and Tours if you can), and this was by far the best accomodation we had in the trip. Comfortable and clean rooms in a quiet location. Good food and price in the restaurant. New pool.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

I stayed here with my husband, three year old son and 74-year old mother, and we were looked after very well by Godbless and the team. They were friendly, polite and welcoming, made extra food for my son and even entertained him while waiting for our car to be fixed (they were very helpful when this happened, offering another car and coffee while we waited). A dip in the pool, watching the sun go down after a dusty safari, was a beautiful end to the day. The food was home cooked, the roast beef excellent, and we were invited back for seconds. The rooms were clean, showers hot and beds comfortable - what more do you need. This is a great homely place to stay, excellent value in an overpriced market. If you want 5 star fuss and frills, go pay for it. We will stay again.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012 via mobile

I would recommend this lovely Inn to everyone! Jerry Backus, missionary in Tanzania, referred this Inn to us. It is the most serene place we've ever visited. From the manager, who's name is God Bless, to all of the staff, the service can't be beat! They were all so friendly, and always at our beckon call! The rooms couldn't have been any cleaner, and the food was excellent! I can't say enough about this wonderful Inn. We will definitely be lodging here should we ever visit Tanzania again!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Eileen's Trees Inn

Address: Mbulu Road, Karatu, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Karatu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 30 Specialty Lodging in Karatu
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eileen's Trees Inn is a small owner-operated lodge on the northern Tanzanian safari circuit, located just on the edge of Karatu town. Simplicity and service is the hallmark for our country lodge set in beautiful treed gardens surrounding the lovely pool. We serve farm fresh food along with Tanzanian hospitality. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Eileen's Trees Inn Tanzania/Karatu

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