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Rivertrees Country Inn

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Los Angeles, California
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here before and after our Kilimanjaro Climb. It was the perfect welcome to Tanzania. Beautiful lush grounds and a wonderful staff. It is the perfect place to stay after a long flight or a great hike - relaxing and beautiful. We would have loved to stay longer.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This has been a great start to our East Africa adventure. The room, staff and meals were all 5 star. The helpfullness of the husband and wife managers was most appreciated at a difficult time at the start of our holiday. SA airlines misplaced all our luggage.

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

Thank you Pamela L for your feedback it was our pleasure to welcome you to Rivertrees and ensure your trip was going as smoothly as possible. We hope you had a memorable Tanzanian experience and will visit us again. Warm wishes from the GM team. More 

San Diego, California
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20 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in late from the airport and left before dawn but the time we did spend here was wonderful. The staff was overly accommodating (we arrived late and the held the restaurant open for us). Cottage was beautiful, clean and pretty lux - I was blown away for the price. Beds we're supportive and very comfortable. Food was fantastic.... More 

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

Dear SGWest, Many thanks for sharing your experience. It's great to hear you enjoyed your short time with us! We hope you will visit us again in the future and have more time to fully enjoy all the activities and facilities Rivertrees has to offer. In the meantime we send you our Best Wishes, The GM team. More 

Evesham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here two nights before safari. Idyllic surroundings, very relaxing, food excellent at dinner, breakfast good but bacon etc.. On hot trays not hot. Lodges really pretty, and unusual to have a bath made of concrete. All in all enjoyed myself thoroughly.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for one night en route to Ngorongoro. Fantastic location next to the river, lush green gardens with a great pool, The service and the food was excellent, the room was fantastic, very stylish - I sat on the verandah, watched the sun set through the trees and and listened to the sounds of the river. Wished I could have... More 

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

Dear Jo C, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your experience. Your feedback means a lot to us! We work hard to offer our guests a memorable stay and it is very encouraging when we achieve it. We truly hope to have the pleasure to welcome you back to Rivertrees in the future. Warmest wishes from... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

stayed just the one night en route to our safari in Tanzania. Unfortunately we arrived at dusk and left early the following morning, in the dark! We had a set course dinner at Rivertrees, nice restaurant with large open windows and views out over the large lawn and mature trees. Nice feel and ambience. Friendly staff, good service, the food... More 

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Arlington, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

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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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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11 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

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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110 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

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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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Spa
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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: $185 - $638 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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Rivertrees Country Hotel Arusha
Arusha Country Inn
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