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“Nice quiet place to unwind from a safari”
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Planet Lodge
Ranked #3 of 42 Hotels in Arusha
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Seattle
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“Nice quiet place to unwind from a safari”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

This is a very reasonably priced newer hotel in Arusha. It has separate cabins with walkways in between. They had a pool which we did not use. The restaurant was good. There are no other choices without a taxi ride. They said they would get us an early breakfast for an early departure, but they did not get going. There were only two or three rooms occupied besides ours.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 4, 2012

The Planet Lodge was one of the better ones we stayed in during our trip. It was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful. Free internet service. Food was so-so. The beds were comfortable. It's not a fancy hotel, but it's comfortable and relaxing.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Lafayette, Indiana
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

My group and I were visiting the Nelson Mandela Institute down the road from Planet Lodge. The staff and facilities well-exceeded my expectations. The rooms were very nice and comfortable. It is pretty far from any shopping, and the road noise could be a little annoying, especially in the morning, but otherwise I definitely plan on staying here again upon my next visit.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank Lucy27887
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stayed at this Lodge on our first night in Tanzania before departing for our safari the following day to Tarangire National Park.

This truly is an outstanding Lodge. Service is excellent, from check-in, through room service, to check-out. I cannot speak more highly of the professionalism of the staff. Our room was a good size, with a very comfortable bed, and wonderful bathroom. The bedroom and bathroom were spotlessly clean; and meals were great.

It’s a relatively new Lodge, and at around $100 for a Double room, that is a great price for such a beautiful lodge with such incredible level of service.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Leon J
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Bedfordshire
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

So glad I booked this hotel for my last night. It is a new hotel, it feels new and very modern. The staff were great, one was particularly outstanding with a Can Do attitude. The pool was great. I think the tour company they use is overpriced. The food was good, the medium white wine was more like a desert wine...but for the price of a 'normal' wine was exceptional value!
I woud stay here again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 15, 2012

Just got back from a Kili climb with Good Earth Tours and stayed at Planet Lodge. The facility was really nice and the staff were incredible. The food we had was excellent and my only complaint was that I had to leave and come back to work!

I strongly recommend PL and GE tours. I am looking at a return with family in the summer.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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5 Thank William C
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Oslo
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

Stayed here one night before safari. Chose it because of the swimmingpool, which was very nice after a long flight from Europe. The rooms were nice and clean.
Food in restaurant, was not the best, but ok. Quite far away from the center of Arusha, so choose this place if you just want to relax at the hotel, as we did.
Good value.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Planet Lodge

Property: Planet Lodge
Address: Plot 2271, Moshono Village, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 42 Hotels in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. Our unique African village styled accommodations offers you a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind and connect with nature. Situated on 4.5 acres of lush gardens with views of Mount Meru, this African retreat places you in the center of that delicate balance where nature and casual living intersect. ... more   less 
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