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“Nice Location and Friendly Staff” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Avocado Lodge
Zanzibar Island, Tanzania
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Nice Location and Friendly Staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2013

We was staying in Avocado lodge last week and had a wonderful Experience. place is very beautiful also rooms are in a nice location. The General Manager Mr. Nelson is very help full and Friendly. food is very nice. specially in this place I notice that they don't look for the $$$ they charge their guests actual amount for Local site visit. Mr. Nelson arrange for us everything above our Expectation.Pickup charge 4000 TSH which is almost 3$ from Lushoto Bus station. to arrange to see local place we car arrange taxi from Lodge and its not Expensive. We personally Highly Recommend to visit this place if you are looking for Relax your self in cold weather. you can have nice lunch and dinner out in the garden with beautiful view. Nelson can arrange everything for you.

Room Tip: you can Book Deluxe Rooms which is in nice location.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Godwin N, Owner at Avocado Lodge, responded to this review, December 17, 2013
Dear Patel, thank you very much for your kind words. We wish to assure you that we are trying our level best to keep the high quality you expect from us. We welcome you again to visit the various cultural attractions around Usambara mountains, and assure you that we will assist you to have great experience. Again, thanks and karibu sana.
Godwin
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

We went to the Avocado lodge having found it on Tripadvisor and we have been extremely satisfied. For a reasonable price, you get a big room overlooking the village with a nice bed, TV, large bathroom, tea, coffee... really a 4 star european hotel level. This is brand new. On top they have a very nice menu and the best is probably the manager Nelson who makes you feel at home and is very professional. Last but not least, you have a good internet connection which is rare in Tanzania!
To find it, just follow the hospital sign, turnoff on the left 2km before the village. You can ask the bus to drop you there, this is 500m walk from the turnoff. Then from there you are in 15min in the center of the village.
Very quiet, perfect place to relax and spend a few days.

Room Tip: All rooms are good with nice views
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Djmilien
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Godwin N, Owner at Avocado Lodge, responded to this review, September 13, 2013
I sincerely thank you for your candin remarks. I do hope you will be our good envoys and do welcome you back next time you happen to be in this part of the world. As for our new facility, we are working hard to maintain the 4star status that you hinted to ensure that we have many happy visitors. At the Avocado Lodge, we strive to make our visitors relax from their busy working schedules so that they always want to come back.

Thanking you again, godwin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

Lushoto is a beautiful place to visit if you're into hikes and nature walks and exposure to local culture/foods. Avocado lodge is far enough from town for a little privacy and close enough to walk into town for lunch.

If you don't feel like leaving the lodge, just tell the wonderful man in charge, Nelson, and the kitchen staff can make you a local meal anytime. The rooms are comfortable and the showers are hot.

It's a nice place to stay; new, so they are still figuring some things out. But the staff are so friendly and ready to help with anything you need as much as they can.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank thr3echess
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Godwin N, Owner at Avocado Lodge, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
I thank you very much for your candid remarks. We are trying our best to finalize the few remaining facilities so that you will have a more rewarding experience the next time you visit us. Please welcome again and thank you for your understanding.
Godwin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2013

I recently spent several days at the Avocado Lodge and had a wonderful experience. Nelson and the rest of the staff are helpful and attentive. The rooms are clean and spacious and the warm showers were a welcome reprieve after a day spent hiking the many trails / waterfalls / lookout points surrounding Lushoto. I would highly recommend Avocado Lodge!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Godwin N, Owner at Avocado Lodge, responded to this review, August 24, 2013
Dear guest, I wish to take this opportunity to thank for your visit and candid remarks about our new place. I also wish to thank you for your understanding for missing some necessities during your stay. We are trying our best to finalize the few remaining facilities so that you will have a more rewarding experience the next time you visit us. Please welcome again next time you are in Tanzania.
Godwin
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Additional Information about Avocado Lodge

Property: Avocado Lodge
Address: Plot 26, Mabwawani Area, behind District Hospital | PO Box 358, Lushoto, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Tanga Region > Lushoto
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 23 Specialty Lodging in Lushoto
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Avocado Lodge is a small boutique hotel, with tranquil atmosphere right in the Western Usambara mountain forest. The hotel offers quality services with large spacious rooms, equivalent to a four start hotel.The lodge is located at Mabwawani area, overlooking Lushoto town, just behind the District Hospital. There is an excellent view of the nearby mountain forest with some rare species.There are 10 large spacious rooms, varying from about 300 to 400 square feet. All rooms are fitted with California Queen beds, with orthopedic mattresses. Furnishings are from rare Cedar wood from the nearby Usambara Mountain Forest. Other facilities include bottled water from natural springs, coffee/tea maker, hot showers, and fine cotton beddings. No smoking is allowed in the rooms.Lushoto town is about 400km by road north of Dar es Salaam JKN International Airport and about 250km south east of the Kilimanjaro International Airport. Airport pick-up can be arranged using hired or hotel vehicles. ... more   less 
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