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Tembotamu B&B, Safaris and Treks

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Off Uru Road Third Road to the right past Keys Hotel, Moshi Tanzania
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#2 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Moshi
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Tembotamu is a family run B&B. We are located on the rural fringe of Moshi town: a 25min walk to the bustling centre of Moshi.Our separate guesthouse, with private bathroom, can sleep 5 persons, and the main house has one double and one twin room, each with private bathroom. In our relaxed atmosphere you can relax inside around the family table or outside in our garden, taking in a view of Mt Kilimanjaro.For breakfast we provide an alternative to the common omelette breakfast: cereal and yoghurt, toast with homemade preserves, fresh fruit, pancakes, French toast and wonderful Kilimanjaro coffee! Light evening meals are available: for example burgers, omelettes, toasted sandwiches.A full dinner can be provided with half a day notice.Children are most welcome.There is ample room for car storage.
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Free parking
Public wifi
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Children's television networks
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Airport transportation
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Secured parking
Breakfast in the room
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Special diet menus
Highchairs available
Shuttle bus service
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BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
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Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Choosing TemboTamu B&B was one of our best decisions along our travels in Tansania with respect to accommodation. It was - I can say - perfect. They organised the airport shuttle and we were welcomed by Mary, one of the two women (the other one is Vivianne) who run the house and kitchen while Sandra the owner is not around. The house and garden and accommodation are spotlessly clean. Breakfast is great - with good coffee, fruits, cereal, toast, eggs in any form you like, homemade jam - and highly enjoyable in the tasteful setting of well chosen local furniture and tiles and the beautiful garden. We stayed in the two bedroom cottage. Lots of space to relax.  Quiet surroundings in general. Sometimes barking of dogs and the usual prayer. Many ideas written in a book as to where to go or eat (for instance 'More than a drop', a beautiful garden restaurant in walking distance with excellent views of Kilimanjaro. For our way back to TemboTamu their security guard accompanied us). Sandra, to whom we talked by phone, offered we could make payment via credit card or transfer the money on their company USD account. I’m considering going to Moshi (a pleasant small town) just to spend a holiday in TemboTamu. We stayed for 5 days and didn’t leave Moshi easily. The B&B ist not far from the centre (about 30 min. on foot). Taxi costs are about 10000 TZS return. Safaris are offered by TemboTamu but we didn't try.
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As many people said, Sandra is not there. However, Frank is a nice guy and helped us out as he could. The place is well kept by Vivian and Mary, who are amazing cooks and great people! Make sure to book the cooking class with the two of them, as well as the Materuni Waterfalls trip, all explained in their guide. If you plan to book a Kilimanjaro day trip, make sure you get the one you want: either the one outside the park (cheaper) or the full day trip around 150usd/person, which btw is highly recommended! The terrace outside Tembo tamu is fantastic, quite a nice place for relax. Wifi is not too great, but just to say something bad.
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I felt sorry for Vivianne, the Tembotamu housekeeper - she was the only staff member regularly present, doing her job, when we were there for a 3-night stay. She seemed aware that guests were perplexed by the apparent absence of management. The promotional materials say a couple manages this place but ... Sandra was away on an extended break; Frank was hardly there, but when he did turn up he seemed completely disorganised. For example, a young man had returned from Kilimanjaro and was in bed all one day sick - but it was mostly other guests who took care of him. Frank only arrived in the evening when the young man had started to improve. On a positive note, the breakfasts were good, and we had a nice dinner the night we arrived. There was a detailed dossier with recommendations for restaurants, cafes, shops, and we used it a lot. The garden was pretty and the outdoor sitting area was comfy. Wifi was free but patchy and kept going off; I heard Frank complaining to Vivianne that he was topping it up but it kept running out. Our room was not very clean - certainly not the bathroom - so I gave it a good clean myself after the first day. Floor mats were marked, cracked/marked paint on the walls. We persisted with Tembotamu because my husband had booked a Kilimanjaro day trek, the key reason for going to Moshi. But we wouldn't stay there again. Looking at Tripadvisor, other recent guests have had similar experiences. It is a shame to build a business and reputation, then risk it through mismanagement. I don't know what's happened, but I hope Tembotamu gets it act together. Based on our experience, I could not recommend it.
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Based on Tripadvisor's fine reviews we booked a family room for 2 nights. It was a mistake. Sandra is no longer there and the place is lacking a "captain". Worst of all was the dogs barking from midnight till dawn...no sleep for two nights. So don't stay there...but maybe their safaris are better, we didn't use them, so can't Day🙏
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Tembotamu was the organizer of my safari ... a very nice place ... away from the street ... beautiful garden ... modest conditions but for overnight stay before or after a safari sufficient ... a great breakfast an exclusive hotel could be envious ... Frank does what can, but the lack of Sandra can be felt ... for a sweet elephant to be sweet, a woman is needed for this ... Sandra, get back to health soon...safari perfectly organized ... seen the Big Five:) ... I highly recommend
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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaKilimanjaro RegionMoshi
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tembotamu B&B, Safaris and Treks
Which popular attractions are close to Tembotamu B&B, Safaris and Treks?
Nearby attractions include Mama Africa Giftshop (1.7 miles), Kilimanjaro Climb For Charity (1.3 miles), and Uhuru Museum (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Tembotamu B&B, Safaris and Treks?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Tembotamu B&B, Safaris and Treks?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Tembotamu B&B, Safaris and Treks?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tembotamu B&B, Safaris and Treks?
Conveniently located restaurants include More Than A Drop Restaurant, Milan's Restaurant, and Indoitaliano.
Does Tembotamu B&B, Safaris and Treks have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Tembotamu B&B, Safaris and Treks offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Tembotamu B&B, Safaris and Treks?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.