Ahadi Lodge was our first stop in Tanzania, and it was arranged by our tour agent. It gave us the first disappoint of the trip. The lodge has a fancy exterior (as shown on their advertisement) and the room was extremely simple (very primitive!). The room was so small that it's hard not to hit some thing while walking to the other side of the bed. It had a metal bed and metal shelves, not even a single chair or stool. The metal bed had a cheap thin foam matrix and a cheap thin blanket. The floor was stone and concrete just like the outside walk way. (So it just had no real floor.) The bathroom was small and smelly. The electricity stops at 9:30. (they kindly provided a flash light) The biggest "surprise" came at night when we try to close the curtain before going to bed: the curtain and the rod fell down...
I figure the business source of the lodge is mainly from tour agents. The manager had big diamonds on her figures, which makes me wonder how big the profit they make by running such a shabby motel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ahadi Lodge comprises 5 Rondavel style cottages. Each room features television, telephone, internet connection, tea/coffee making facilities; enjoy the delicious cookies baked fresh daily by our talented chefs. We have a fully equipped restaurant and bar offering the services of three qualified chefs and very attentive wait staff. The Lodge is set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens. There is a swimming pool for your pleasure - enjoy a refreshing swim at the end of your long journey, or after a day of sightseeing. Relax by the pool and sip an ice cold drink from our bar under the African sun. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ahadi Hotel Arusha