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.
- 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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