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Zawadi House Lodge
Ranked #6 of 98 Arusha B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mzuzu, Malawi
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“just to say thanks”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2014

I still remember the treat all times I wanted to eat you made sure I ate what I wanted and like, this made zawadi a diference. You have just won my heart I love you. I did not know tanzania could give such nice coffe or was it the way you were making it I enjoyed your coffee. I dont forget Dorotea, Jackline, Emma n your short cook with a pasion to satify me with her recipies.i cant wait to be there again

Room Tip: All is great
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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New Delhi, India
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 7, 2014

It feels more like a home than a hotel. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. Its a little away from the main city and there isnt much in the walking distance. However if you can get past the location, then I would highly recommend this place. Rooms are cozy and comfortable and the staff does go out of its way to make your stay very comfortable.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank justbe2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2014

We stayed in Zawadi House, Arusha Tanzania before we started our hike up Mount Kilimanjaro and again following our return before we went off on Safari.
We found it to be a little oasis - a place you really feel glad to come back to and where you feel you are with family. The staff at Zawadi House are outstanding - every one of them - lead by the very affable Ema (short for Emanuelle). They went out of their way to ensure that we were happy and all our need were met.
The power supply at Zawadi House (like the rest of Tanzania) is erratic but they do have a standby generator in the grounds that cuts in (usually fairly promptly) when the grid supply fails.
We found the rooms comfortable and clean and of fairly good size. The bathrooms work well and the water pressure is good - important detail when you have to scrub off one weeks worth of dust from your body after a week on the mountain !
The food at the hotel is not cheap though. You may be tempted to try some of the restaurants in Arusha for a change (on the Dalla Dalla of course !). The faint hearted can ask Ema to accompany them !
Overall an excellent place to use as your base whilst in Arusha.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank DocThana
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Although I had read other reviews on Zawadi house, I was still surprised by the location. The area looked a little sketchy at first but once you are within the grounds, it is quite nice and peaceful. The location is fine for a quick overnight stay, but there isn't anywhere you can easily walk to.

Our room was adequate for an overnight stay- clean, comfortable, quiet. The staff were all very nice but could have been more efficient, especially with serving meals. Food was very good. Wifi was included but not always reliable.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kat0425
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

The road leading to Zawadi House is misleading as it could possibly be the worst road in Arusha. However, Zawadi House is a little oasis at the end of the bumpy ride. It is clean and you get to know the staff quickly. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly and go the extra mile and made my stay a treat. Our luggage was kept safely between climbing Mount Kilimanjaro and the safari. The power outages were quickly dealt with and posed no major inconvenience. The friendliness, cosiness and homeliness of the staff made up for the small inconveniences.

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2014

Zawadi House lives up to its tag line of being a home away from home, thanks to the exceptional warmth and friendliness of Emmanuel and chef Naomi. Emmanuel was manager, bartender, waiter all in one, the go to guy to settle every problem. He was unfailingly helpful, cheerful and good natured. Naomi cooked us wonderful meals, met our requests for all sorts of food and shared her secret for crisp, melt in the mouth chips and excellent African pilau. They even put up a Masai dance performance to celebrate my sister's birthday.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lee Y
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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2014

We stayed at this hotel the night of arrival to Tanzania, before we went on a safari. Everyone on the stuff was incredibly nice - we arrived in the middle of the night, and had no trouble checking in. The room and the bathroom were both clean, although tiny. The bed was comfortable, the water was hot, the toiletries were provided. The breakfast in the morning was awesome - plenty of fruit, and hot items (eggs, porridge) cooked to order. The stuff went out of their way to make us comfortable - they served breakfast after the official "breakfast end time" because we needed to sleep in due to very late arrival.
I wish we also stayed there the night after safari on the way out of the country (instead of staying in a supposedly fancy downtown hotel which was supposed to be "five star" but turned out to be terrible).

Room Tip: I believe all rooms are the same - tiny but clean, and the bed is comfy. Breakfast is very good.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Valerie V
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Property: Zawadi House Lodge
Address: Kundayo Road | Phillips Area, Arusha 1648, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 98 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Zawadi House Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Zawadi House is a new up-market, boutique style hotel in a quiet area of Arusha. All 13 rooms are comfortably equipped with a modern designed bathroom with all amenities, air conditioning, satellite TV and free internet access. The house is surrounded by lush green gardens with tall trees and pretty flowers. A cozy bar and small restaurant supply the finest drinks and cuisine. The ideal place to wind down after an intensive day. ... more   less 
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