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Planet Lodge

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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

The lodge is a ways out of town. Probably about a 15 minute taxi ride into Arusha. But away from all the hustle and bustle making a more peaceful. I stayed there on 3 different occasions during my 24 days in Tanzania and loved the people, the food, the pool, the grounds and the room.

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Thank Bridget D
PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Bridget D, I appreciate you choosing us and sharing your feedback here. Yes, we are about a about a 15 minute taxi (OR free shuttle) ride into Arusha. I agree with you that our location is "away from all the hustle and bustle making a more peaceful." I am glad to know you loved it! We hope to catch... More 

Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

Planet Lodge is an inviting atmosphere with friendly, knowledgeable staff. The food is excellent! It certainly is a place to relax and get to know some of the native people and people from other countries. Wonderful experience!

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PlanetLodger, Front Office Manager at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear jbrooney48, Thank you for you kind words. I am happy to know you found our food "is excellent!" We hope to see you again when you are in Arusha. Warm regards, Joyce for PL Team More 

Swansea, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here before and after safari and despite being 10 mins outside of town it is superb! Food is very good from the restaurant, the rooms are spacious, clean and have massive comfy beds with mozzy nets round them. Pool facilities are excellent and the staff can't do enough to help. Sooooo glad we stayed here based on other... More 

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PlanetLodger, Front Office Manager at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hello robandlea, We appreciate you taking time to share your experience at Planet Lodge. Yes, we are always glad to assist and we are equally glad you chose to stay here! Asante! Joyce for PL Team More 

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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2016

Overall, the hotel was excellent and just what we were expecting. The staff in particular were so friendly, which made our stay so welcoming. We stayed for 3 separate nights- on arrival to Arusha before our safari, on returning from safari and after climbing Kilimanjaro. The rooms are large, clean, comfortable with air conditioning (which worked well) set in very... More 

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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Iceman789, Thank you for your kind words. It was our pleasure to have all of you stay with us. Yes, the road is not the best but after following us with the municipality we were promised that it will be fixed in the very near future. We appreciate you choosing us and hope the rest of your vacation was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

We traveled from the USA to Arusha for an 8 day safari. Planet Lodge was where we stayed our first and last night of our trip. We had no idea what to expect of our accommodations in Tanzania. We were pleasantly surprised at how lovely the grounds, lobby, restaurant and rooms were. The rooms were large and comfortable. The grounds... More 

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PlanetLodger, Front Office Manager at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hi David K, Thank you for choosing us and sharing some thoughts on TA. We are encouraged by your kind words on how friendly and helpful we are... yes, we want you to enjoy your time with us and when you allow us to do so, we find our work much more satisfying! We look forward to seeing you again... More 

Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I stayed here twice before and after climbing Mt Kilimanjaro in a twin share room. I loved the grounds and the whole place was very clean with a lovely swimming pool. The first bungalow we had was in nice location and it was enjoyable to sit on the balcony. The second time we stayed we had a bungalow that was... More 

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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Michelle V, Thank you for choosing us and taking time to share your thoughts here. Your feedback on the menu is well taken although we do have some African meals including Nyama choma sampler and Swahili dish of fish served with rice, ugali or chapati on there. We also offer local meals in most of our buffets and set... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Over the course of our 20 day stay in Tanzania, we stayed 5 nights at the Planet Lodge. Our stay there was organized by Serengeti Pride Safaris - the best people to get you up Kilimanjaro! The accommodations were great, the grounds were very pretty, the food was outstanding, and, best of all, the staff was very welcoming. I did... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2016

What a great place. We each get a whole bungalow. Place is very clean. Bed is comfortable. Landscaping is amazing in the whole area. Security is very high. The only complain is the pricing of their food is outrageous. Don't eat there. Find a local place. You'll eat better for way less.

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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Raymond C, Thank you for you kind words and taking the time to share your experience here. Yes, we work very hard to make the Lodge great and when you agree, we are very encouraged. We however, respectfully disagree with your thoughts on food prices here and the recommendation for people to eat elsewhere. I must say food preparation... More 

Ocean City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016

Nice lodge for where its located. We enjoyed the property a lot and the rooms were very nice. The staff was very friendly. We only had problems with the internet, slow and not working properly. and there was some noise at night being in town

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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Anne-Marie M, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay with us. I am glad to know you enjoyed your stay and thought we are very friendly. Yes, the internet is seemingly a pain point for most customers used to faster service but also unaware of the cost for internet in our part of the... More 

Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

We stayed at Planet Lodge on the first night we arrived in Arusha before heading out on safari. It was a unique hotel with two rooms per round pod. The rooms were very comfortable, fairly large space and a private balcony. Electricity is shut off during the day but was turned on in the evening for air conditioning if desired.... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. Our unique African village styled accommodations offers you a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind and connect with nature. Situated on 4.5 acres of lush gardens with views of Mount Meru, this African retreat places you in the center of that delicate balance where nature and casual living intersect. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Planet Lodge

Address: Plot 2271, Moshono Village, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $102 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Arusha
#5 Business Hotel in Arusha
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