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Arusha Safari Lodge
Ranked #12 of 43 Hotels in Arusha
Reviewed August 5, 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed here for 3 nights in July 2013 and were delighted with our choice. This place is excellent and is not only the best hotel we stayed in on our trip in Tanzania but one of the best I have ever stayed in. The location outside Arusha is beautiful, just at the foot of Mt Meru and with views to Kilimanjaro. The rooms are beautifully decorated and very spacious. The facilities are grounds are a delight whilst Rebecca/Alex and the rest of staff are extremely helpful. The food (some of which is grown in the own garden) is also some of the best we had in Tanzania. Alex used to be a head chef in a previous life so you can rest assured you're going to eat not just tasty food but also very healthy food which can prove very difficult in Tanzania. Of all the positive aspects of this hotel the most redeeming is Alex and Rebecca. They literally bend over backwards to help guests and it is many of the simple things they did that really left a great impression in our minds. For instance they allowed us to rearrange our booking free of charge at short notice as our flight from Dar was cancelled. Additionally, when we did arrive early the next morning they served us a delicious breakfast free of charge whilst they prepared our room for early check in. There many other small things that we really appreciated that they did not have to do, but which added to our overall experience. A great hotel with great management.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

We stayed here for 5 nights in July before and after a safari as part of our honeymoon. We were delighted with our choice. The cottages and grounds are beautiful and well maintained. The staff could not help you enough. The atmosphere was very relaxing and peaceful. The food was excellent. We stayed half board and additional things were ordered were very reasonably priced. There were no surprises. I got stung by a wasp and the staff helped me identify it, reassuring me it was just a wasp and provided me with appropriate cream. We felt truly spoiled. They really made us feel special and that we were on Honeymoon.
One of the staff (Richard) took us for a walk to the local village at our request and spent about 2-3 hours with us showing us all the bits we asked for. Nothing was too much trouble and he took the time to explain local practices, custom, cultures and languages to us. He also allowed us to meet some of the locals. It was an amazing experience.
Would defiantly recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

we loved staying at the arusha safari lodge, which was absolutely wonderful and the service from rebecca, Alex and their team was superior.

The food and service was excellent and staying in an old stylish manor house was great.

we will be back when we climb Kilimanjaro in 2015 to stay at your wonderful place.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

We were only here for one night and wish we could have stayed longer. The food was the best we had in our month in Africa. I would love the recipe for the pumpkin soup. If you are traveling to Arusha definitely stay here!

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stayed here for three nights. The grounds are lovely. The food fabulous. The hosts very kind. And then they did our laundry which was perfect after the safari. Very romantic stay. We were so happy that we decided to stay here before and after a safari. Rebeca and Alex were the best host a hotel guest can ask for. The reviews will not disappoint. We have traveled around the world and we can't compare our experience here to anything nor anywhere before. You will be happy and glad that you selected the Arusha Safari Lodge. Go and book it!

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

This is the place to stay in Arusha it's mr and mrs smith with bells on. Bathing in our huge roll top bath in steaming hot water By candle night .Swimming and catching the rays by the pool with carefully provided sun hats and sweet ladies supplying southafrican vino . A wood burning fire outside and in our rooms . Fabulous four course dinners by candlelight
Although out of Arusha centre as we drove through muddy fields to get there we were super glad we booked . You won't be disappointed

  • Stayed: May 2013
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BeccaArusha, Owner at Arusha Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2013

Thank you for your review of the lodge, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay. We aim to provide a nice, relaxing, warm atmosphere along with good food, so we are pleased that you feel you received this.
regards Rebecca and Alex

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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Had a great stay here, the rooms are great, we had a bath tub in ours and a fire place, didn't really need to light the fire but we did anyway and was very cosy! We went for a drive in the nearby Arusha national park park, was a good day out, the lunch boxes the lodge provided were great. Evenings by the fire and dinner under the stars, while eating great food and drinking great wine! We also indulged in the sauna ans steam bath and jacuzzi, a very healthy and enjoyable break, i would definitely recommend!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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BeccaArusha, Owner at Arusha Safari Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded April 25, 2013

Thanks for your great review of our lodge, we really strive for our guests to receive excellent service with peace and tranquility along with excellent food, we are so pleased that you feel that you received this.
Kind Regards
Rebecca and Alex

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Additional Information about Arusha Safari Lodge

Address: Old Moshi Rd, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #12 of 43 Hotels in Arusha
Price Range: $140 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Arusha Safari Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Arusha Safari Lodge, a grand private residence set in lush expansive grounds complete with an " Out of Africa" style gazebo summerhouse for afternoon tea and sun downers.Arusha Safari Lodge is a small-secluded luxury haven equipped to cater for discerning travelers and consists of 9 rooms in total, 7 luxurious and spacious guest cottages plus 2 spacious rooms in the main building. The lodge is trucked away on volcanic hills with spectacular views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and Mt. Meru, located only four kilometers out of Arusha.The lodge goes to great lengths to ensure all guests are personally taken care of. all cottages are privately set with views of the swimming pool and lush gardens and furnished with Zanzibar beds. Facilities include a tennis court, a swimming pool, a spa with jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, providing pampering at its very best. Massage is available and especially appreciated by guests arriving back from climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. ... more   less 
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