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“One-night stop before flying off Arusha” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Snow Crest Hotel
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Snow Crest Hotel
Ranked #22 of 43 Hotels in Arusha
Frankfurt, Germany
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71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“One-night stop before flying off Arusha”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2011

We stayed in the Snow Crest just for one night before continuing to Zanzibar. The hotel rooms are nice and comfortable, restaurant is quite good as well and staff nice an friendly. It is not very close to the city, but if you have booked a guided trip the agency will pick you up and drive you anywhere. Good for a short stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Wanda_ES
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Nairobi, Kenya
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2011

As a journalist and constant traveller, I had the opportunity to visit Snow Crest Hotel and, overall, was impressed by what I saw. The staff was friendly right from the gate to the reception, the management was warm and cordial, giving me the type of attention one of our kind rarely gets. I was impressed by the decor, ambience and setting of the Hotel, its sumptous rooms and service but above all the feeling of peace and relaxation that I had there. Too bad I cannot post photos right now but will do so at the earliest possible time.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mossez
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Köln
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40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2011

We only stayed one night at the Snow Crest Hotel before departing on a one week safari. We had booked a package deal so we can't comment on the appropriateness of the rates. It's a pretty large complex but apparently we were two of very few guests. The rooms are large and clean but are not particularly cozy. The bathrooms are clean with plenty of hot water. We had some drinks and snacks at the bar, the latter of which were terrible. So was the breakfast. There is nothing around the hotel, so it's a typical gateway to the Serengeti / Ngorongoro.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BigBumix
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Ottawa, Canada
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52 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2011

We had a one night at this hotel during our safari. Service was outstanding, staff very helpful.
Bed was sumptuous.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank WilliamM1098
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Reading, UK
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17 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2011

Prior to our arrival we had plenty of communication with the hotel and were happy to be greeted by the house manager.

We stayed here overnight prior to a safari, and really it was perfect for that. We would liken the hotel to a 'premier inn'.

Clean, bright and airy rooms with generous sizes, both bedroom and bathroom.

Whilst not a luxury hotel, i would consider this to perform at the top end of its 3 star grade.

We had 2 concerns, one of which was the inconsistant pricing for drinks (plus short changed me, which I challenged and was rectified).

The other more frustrating concern was ordering our evening meal. We placed our order for 2 fairly simple items straight for the menu. After 30 mins we were asked to confirm our order again. A further 30 minutes passed and our food arrived.
I received 'my' pizza, but with completely different toppings, and my partners Fish, rice and veg, turned out to be fish and fries, with no veg at all.
Having waited an hour we daren't send it back, so ate it anyway and it was okay, but we let the head waiter know of our concern... We still ended up paying for our original meals though!

Overall, served its purpose for us very well, our experiences may have been a one off? But this wouldn't put us off from returning.

  • Stayed March 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank RacingSnake_uk
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Pune, India
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66 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2011

We stayed at Snow Crest in Arusha at the start and end of our weeklong wildlife safari in Tanzania. It is a very convenient location, a little away from town centre and therefore very quiet and serene.

The property is well laid out - lots of stairs to climb to get anywhere - and the service is generally of acceptable quality. The rooms have basic amenities and are spacious. Aircon works fine but one does'nt need it so much as the location is quite cool. There is adequate privacy but no great views (the hotel is right on the main road to Kilimanjaro). The rooms are kept clean and housekeeping is quite prompt.

There is a bar and restaurant with a pool nearby. The service can take some time and though we ordered local fare (Ugali) it was not up to the mark as we discovered elsewhere later. The breakfast is just about aceptable. There is almost nothing else to do at the hotel so the best way to while time is a trip to Arusha town which is quaint and quiet.

While we were there one busload of tourists came in for a couple of hours, had lunch and then departed. Snow Crest seems therefore best suited as a transit hotel. For its price it is very affordable in an otherwise expensive country.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank vivekgokarn
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Madrid, Spain
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2011

Me and my partner after a long discussion booked this hotel for our holidays , on entering we were welcomed juice & hot towel which was soothing. the rooms were excellent with all amenities , staffs were friendly. The food was good. On the whole the hotel exceeded our expectations. I really recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank MARTINA1980_11
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Property: Snow Crest Hotel
Address: Arusha - Moshi Rd | Kwangulelo Area, Arusha 341, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 43 Hotels in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Snow Crest Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Snow Crest Hotel is located along the Arusha – Moshi Highway at Kwangulelo Area in Arusha, Tanzania. The Hotel is approximately 10 minutes (7Km) drive from the Arusha City and 30 minutes (45Km) from Kilimanjaro International Airport (JRO).The Hotel has a splendid view of lush banana plantations that blends with a whispering breeze to create a stillness of utter relaxation.It’s locality makes it a Gate – way centre to the famous Tanzania National Parks on this northern circuit. ... more   less 
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