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Olerai Lodge

Mateves, Arusha 23100 Tanzania
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#20 of 216 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha
Olerai Lodge, located in Arusha, is set to become the starting point for countless memorable safaris. Rooted in the heart of Arusha’s savanna and set among a patchwork of local farm fields, Olerai Lodge combines the sublime serenity of the African wilderness with the comforts of home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Sofa bed
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch, Greek and 3 more
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Doris20151024 wrote a review Feb 2020
Vancouver, Canada99 contributions24 helpful votes
We stayed at Olerai before and after our safari. Location is a good starting point, however, in rainy season the roads are absolutely terrible to get in and out without getting stuck. The setting is nice with a few animals like the dik-dik, monkeys, and birds. The staff is friendly and accommodating. The units are spacious and nice. Both times we had minimal amount of water. Couldn't take a shower either time and last time we didn't even have enough water to wash our faces. Staff brought bottled water to wash and buckets of water to flush the toilet. This made it for a not good ending. I would not recommend this place unless they do some major upgrades to improve.
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Date of stay: January 2020
GuideVenturous wrote a review Jan 2020
Mexico City, Mexico300 contributions52 helpful votes
We stayed in the stunning Olerai Lodge in December 2019, before and after our safari. Upon arrival we were greeted by the lovely staff and offered a refreshing fruit juice. They helped carry our luggage to our beautiful room and gave us a quick tour of the grounds. The place is perfection. Beautifully surrounded by nature, with views of Mount Meru, it can hardly get better. The moment we set foot in our room we were overwhelmed by the luxury feel. The large bed was so inviting to just lay there all day and relax, and the bathroom! Oh my! The bathroom was probably the most beautiful we have ever seen. With a double shower, and a bathtub, stunning details and the combination with wooden elements, it was almost too beautiful to use, we just wanted to look at it and admire it. The room was very spacious, with its own sitting area. We had our own private porch outside our room, and little dik-diks (tiny antelopes) came super close in the mornings and evenings, a true feeling of connection with nature. And we haven’t even mentioned the food yet! The breakfast was so delicious, abundant, with tons of fruit presented in a beautiful way, pancakes, scrambled eggs on toast, coffee, juice, oh, so yummy! On our first night we also ate dinner here and it was absolutely delicious! Kash and her colleagues were so sweet and wonderful organizing everything for us and we cannot recommend their place enough. It was one of the most beautiful lodgings of our entire 3 week’s trip in Tanzania. 100% recommended, and so many thanks to everyone.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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PointsandTravel wrote a review Dec 2019
Phoenix, Arizona145 contributions98 helpful votes
I loved this brand new lodge (recently opened) for the way it fits naturally into the landscape. Also, I had just come off of a 30-hour flight (with layovers) and quite honestly, I needed a place to rest my head BEFORE going on safari. This place is gorgeous, the rooms are well-thought-out and they have everything you need to make your stay perfect. I love that it is close enough to the Kilimanjaro (JRO) airport and yet far enough away to feel like you are out in the African mist!
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Date of stay: November 2019
Sleep Quality
9 Helpful votes
Response from olerailodge, General Manager at Olerai Lodge
Responded Dec 3, 2019
Thank you so much. It was an absolute blast having you stay with us. We hope to see you return in the not too distant future!
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Bucket List Journey wrote a review Nov 2019
Petaluma, California35 contributions8 helpful votes
I stayed at Olerai Lodge at the beginning and end of my safari and it was perfect. Here’s why: 1. It's only about 15-20 minutes from Arusha airport, which makes it convenient to both the city center and to flights coming and going. 2. It has modern amenities, like wifi! 3. The rooms are modern, clean and well-equipped. This is a newer lodge and the rooms are pretty! 4. They food is yummy! I had the most delicious caprese salad with balsamic reduction! 5. The staff is super friendly and attentive.
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Date of stay: November 2019
Sleep Quality
Response from olerailodge, General Manager at Olerai Lodge
Responded Dec 3, 2019
Thank you Annette. It was a pleasure having you stay with us. Will forward your compliment to the chef as well. ;) Hope to see you back soon!
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Charlie & Lauren wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom217 contributions23 helpful votes
We stayed at Olerai Lodge a day before and a day after our Safari with Shadows Of Africa, and it was the perfect place to start and finish. Cash and the team were great, even though we arrived late at night, the food was incredible and the guys just genuinely couldn't have been more happy to help. :)
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Date of stay: November 2019
Sleep Quality
Response from olerailodge, General Manager at Olerai Lodge
Responded Dec 3, 2019
It was an absolute pleasure having you here. Hope to see you back in the future!
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$114 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Olerai Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Olerai Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Shanga & Shanga Foundation (2.3 miles), Cultural Heritage Centre (3.0 miles), and Isle of Jewels (2.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Olerai Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Olerai Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Olerai Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Olerai Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Olerai Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Baobab Restaurant, Msumbi Coffees, and Abyssinia Ethiopian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Olerai Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Olerai Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Olerai Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Olerai Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Olerai Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Greek, Dutch, Afrikaans, Slovak, Slovenian, and Swahili.