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Rivertrees Country Inn

#2 of 40 Hotels in Arusha
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Arlington, Washington
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a beautiful place! My room was splendid. and I had a private covered front porch as well, great for morning coffee. The rooms are clean and so inviting after 2 long flights. I was surprised to find the sink and tub were made of concrete, very nicely done! The grounds are luscious with the sound of birds singing and... More 

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Thank Lioninatree
Rivertrees, General Manager at Rivertrees Country Inn, responded to this review

Dear Lioninatree, What a pleasure to read your feedback! Many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us. We very much look forward to welcoming you back next year and show you all the improvements that were carried out since your last visit. I'm sure you will be delighted to enjoy our new Bistro area next to... More 

California
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed 2 nights before the start of safari. Pros: - Room was very spacious - Friendly staff - truly service with a smile and a laugh - Amazing coffee - the best we had during our entire stay in Tanzania Cons: - Roaches in the room. The mosquito net around the bed served as their route from the floor to... More 

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Rivertrees, General Manager at Rivertrees Country Inn, responded to this review

Dear Stella R, We thank you for taking the time to leave a feedback about your stay with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed the spacious room, the staff hospitality and our coffee. We source it from the Kilimanjaro Native Cooperative Union, renown to be one of the best brew, both for espresso and French press. We are... More 

Balsam, North Carolina
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85 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rivertrees Country Inn is a luxury place to stay in Arusha. Staff were fabulous, the extensive grounds peaceful and secure, and the accommodations rather impressive. My room was spacious, the bath really nice, and the atmosphere of the place is just great. Food was exceptionally good and well presented...breakfast is outstanding. I stayed for two nights prior to a Kilimanjaro... More 

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 1 night in June before starting a safari trip. Lovely staff with a warm welcome - I found all staff in Tanzania to be incredibly polite. The grounds were nice, with the river lovely to walk by. I was quite surprised by how dramatically the temperature dropped in the evening, so be prepared to pack for the... More 

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Honolulu
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helpful staff and lovely cottages with comfortable beds and beautiful mosquito net canopies. The food was okay but nothing special. The eating is mostly outdoor under the stars with an occasional monkey in the trees nearby. Very close to the airport and away from the crazy bustle of Arusha.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

Spent one night here before going on safari,a lovely warm welcome after a 13 hour flight.The room was very comfortable and I had a great nights sleep.Ate dinner and breakfast ,both of which were very tasty with friendly service Lovely grounds and amazing coffee.An ideal start to a safari holiday

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La Jolla, California
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

We loved this serene and beautiful resort with wonderful park-like grounds , comfortable accommodation, friendly staff . It is a great place to start or end a trip to Tanzania . The resort has lovely dining facilities, a large pool , blue monkeys jumping from the trees, and wifi that really works!

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Thank dianavines
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful stop over and definitely one of our favorite first stops to start your safari. River Trees in one of the first lodges you encounter when coming from the Kilimanjaro Airport. This quite scenic lodge is just the perfect place when you've been on a long flight and just want to rest before heading on safari. Highly recommended to all... More 

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I've been staying elsewhere locally for work, but eating here and working from here. They have fast reliable internet, lovely food, even for a picky vegetarian, and excellent coffee. The best thing is the staff - they are a credit to the hotel. It is a beautiful spot from which to work. Thank you Rivertrees.

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Baytown, Texas
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529 reviews
156 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Thomson Safari Company recommended staying here a couple of days after a 20 hour flight and before the beginning of an incredible adventure. Although the rooms were average at best, dark and basic, the restaurant,grounds and employees made up the difference. The food was very good served from a small but very clean kitchen with a wood burning pizza oven.... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rivertrees lies nestled in the foothills of Mount Meru, in view of Mount Kilimanjaro. This peaceful country estate combines old-world ambience, African country elegance, excellent farm cuisine, personal service and genuine warmth from your hosts.The inn offers tranquility enhanced with contemporary conveniences, ideal for rejuvenation following stressful overseas travel or deep relaxation after a long safari or strenuous climb up Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rivertrees Country Inn

Address: near Usa-River village, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $184 - $638 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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Also Known As:
Rivertrees Country Hotel Arusha
Arusha Country Inn
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#1 Spa Hotel in Arusha
#4 Business Hotel in Arusha
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