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Ahadi Lodge
Ranked #12 of 125 Arusha B&B and Inns
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Reviewed June 16, 2013

We stayed here one night as part of our safari tour. It's in the middle of the town, but difficult to find. The rooms are small and if you want bathroom privacy from your roommate, stay elsewhere. There are no doors on the bathroom. The owner is a lovely person who is knowledgable about the area. Since we stayed only one night, it was not that bad. If I went back to Arusha, I'd stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 13, 2013

Agree with some of the reviews. Great place for before and after hiking Kilimanjaro. The food there is great, breakfast as well as the snack menu. Pizza was fantastic!!! The property is located in a burrow, but behind the gate it is relaxing and safe. Two downsides that will not affect your stay. This place does not take credit cards, cash only. The beds are a bit lumpy and can be updated HOWEVER after the hike it really doesn't matter. Taxi can be arranged with the property as well as laundry service. Much needed after the hike and with quick turnaround. It truly is a nice comfortable place with great staff.

Room Tip: All Rooms are good.
  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank K S
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Reviewed March 29, 2013

We stayed at Aihadi Lodge at the end of of Tanzanian holiday before our road trip back to Nairobi. This little oasis in a residential area of Arusha is lovely. If you are looking for somewhere to lay your head on a comfy pillow in Arusha with great food and real people this is the place you should stop.

As you may have read below about the few problems with water and electricity, but this is Africa, if you are expecting everything to work all the time, you are holidaying on the wrong continent.

This is a wonderful place with clean, comfortable lodges and the staff make you feel very welcome, especially the owner Erica. We wish we had stayed longer than one night, but we will return and spend longer there, because its worth it.

It has a lovely, clean swimming pool that we didn't use but did sit by the side for a spot of lunch.

Well worth a visit.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We arrived shortly after midnight after 29 hours of flying, and after driving down a rocky, slum-lined road, the gates opened to a nice lodge with bungalows. The room was clean and the screens worked, but there was no water. They also turn all their ouside lights off at night. I had to go tripping around in the dark to find someone to turn on the water for us so we could at least use the toilet and brush our teeth before going to bed. They turn off their water from 10:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. so beware of that. They had a swimming pool that was constantly fed fresh water, so even in the extreme heat, it was chilly to jump into. Definitely refreshing! Other than that, it was a nice lodge and the food was decent. Just a little noisy with dogs and chickens, etc., because it is in the middle of Arusha.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

Stayed two nights on the front end of our safari. Nice room, had to prewarm the shower water and only a curtain from bathroom to room, so little privacy. Nice meals, very quiet which was really nice. We were the only two guests there at the time. Arrived to a glass of juice which was refreshing.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank bizeesheri
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Reviewed February 7, 2013

After 8 days on Safari we ended up on Arusha, down a bumpy dirt road where we arrived at a gate that opened up to paradise. Bungalow type rooms spread out over a well manicured property with beautiful vegetation and a pool. The customer service was impeccable. Meals were included in our plan and they were a set menu and very tasty. Bed was comfortable and a fan was provided. We had laundry done as well and clean dry clothes were returned before our departure the next morning.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2013 via mobile

Pool steak beer friendly staff - they were so nice about our group being shall we say ... overzealous in our celebrating a successful climb! The bar stayed open until the morning after we came in from the town which was a lovely surprise - glorious breakfast french toast fresh juice and fruit breads and cereals - I enjoyed the pool and wifi is avvailable in the common areas (which are very cosy) and the staff were so lovely

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Address: Moravian Village | Mianzini, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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Ranked #12 of 125 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha
Price Range: $98 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ahadi Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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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