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Airdrie, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 16, 2016

We stayed here for two nights either side of our Kilimanjaro climb. The rooms are simple but very clean, spacious and comfortable. Andy, the owner is very friendly, kind and helpful. When we arrived we were welcomed with a glass of fresh juice and shown to our room. We ate breakfast and dinner here- we got to choose what time...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed September 29, 2016

Tumaini Cottage was our first overnight accommodation after our lengthy (almost 26-hour) travel consisting of 4 flight segments, 1 long visa queue, late arrival at JRO (10pm) and an hours drive into Arusha. Boy, were we looking forward to a hot shower and we were about not to be disappointed. Despite arriving at almost midnight, we have been welcomed with...

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Culver City, California
Reviewed August 1, 2016

I could not more highly recommend Tumaini Cottage! We stayed for 2 wonderful nights. The amazing eucalyptus furniture is handmade. The freshly-squeezed juices (mango, orange, passion fruit) were all from fruit just picked off trees right outside our room. The delicious avocados and bananas they served were also grown in the lovely landscaped garden. The beautiful circular restaurant gave us...

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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

Tumaini Cottage was by far one of the best lodges I have ever visited!!!! Their rooms were cozy and the showers were great. The Tumaini Cottage staff were excellent and very friendly. Every time I spoke to them they were always trying to make sure I had the best and most authentic African experience. The Food in the cottage was...

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Reviewed July 5, 2016 via mobile

This small but cozy lodge is an excellent place for some peace and quiet. Was in Arusha for a 4-day network marketing conference. I like the authentic Tanzanian crusine, fruit salad and fresh juice that is available almost any time of the day. Keep up this great atmosphere Mr & Mrs Andy and staff of Tumaini Cottage.

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Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed June 10, 2016

Friendly hotel with personal attention. Owner showed us around. Food and bar were nice. Variety of plants on the property was amazing. Rooms are clean and comfortable. Situated in the middle of Arusha but felt really safe.

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed May 11, 2016

Our safari group arrived very late at night due to a mishap with our luggage at the airport and the owner stayed up late and still welcomed us with a smile and the most amazing juice I've ever had! The rooms are very clean with mosquito nets over the beds.The water out of the faucet was off-color but that's to...

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Fes, Morocco
Reviewed May 2, 2016

Andy and Mama were fantastic hosts that made us feel like were home. Their hospitality was magnificent and on the first visit prior to our safari my wife asked for white wine which they didn't have. When we returned 7 days later at dinner white wine was ready for my wife to have with her meal. We didn't ask for...

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New Jersey
Reviewed April 3, 2016

Tumaini Cottages are very well run, safe and quiet. The super friendly owner Andy will take care of all your problems and is very helpful with organizing trips and excursions. The place is a little bit hidden away and difficult to find, which makes it a quiet oasis to relax from Safaris or prepare for new adventures. I fully recommend...

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Reviewed February 29, 2016

The drive to the place looks shady, but once you are inside the gates -- it is beautiful. The couple who owns the place is very friendly and accommodating. Lillian cooked a delicious dinner for us after she checked with us what we prefer (chicken or beef, potatoes or rice), and let us choose the time. The room is clean,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tumaini Cottage accommodation is located in Arusha Tanzania Sakina area, our cottage has 8 en-suite rooms offering single, double and triple rooms all with a TV, a refrigerator, comfortable beds & pillows, hot and cold water, large size bathroom etc.Mbalamwezi restaurant offers Ala Carta made to order menu includes fruits, fresh squeezed juices,delicious African and international cuisine.Our Boma conference facility offers a wide range of meeting services for Ngo's and startups available on 24 hour notice.Airport pick up is an option for a separate charge, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi internet, free parking, free safari/mountain climbing consulting and booking for our confirmed guests in Arusha.Welcome to our home, our city and our country. Enjoy Tanzania "Hakuna Matata. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tumaini Cottage

Address: Sakina Area, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $50 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Rooms closer to the main area have better wifi connection.”
 of 5 bubbles forthedistance15, May 11, 2016 | Read review
“You can confidentially come and we stayed in the bottom floor rooms that were safe and secure.”
 of 5 bubbles DOB1970, May 2, 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms are equally acceptable.”
 of 5 bubbles bruceo159, Jan 19, 2016 | Read review
“We had a double number 3 and a twin at the end but all seem good not 5 star lux but Tanzanian hospitality clean and basic. Upstairs prob better for views”
 of 5 bubbles Q2340VBandreaw, Sep 29, 2014 | Read review
“All rooms similar”
 of 5 bubbles barry009, Jul 16, 2014 | Read review
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