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“Mount Meru Hotel in a Quiet Serene and Lush Place” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Mount Meru Hotel
Ranked #4 of 43 Hotels in Arusha
Nairobi, Kenya
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24 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Mount Meru Hotel in a Quiet Serene and Lush Place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2014

This is my first time to be in Mount Meru Hotel, which I used to hear about. I am now in this hotel and I just like it. The surrounding environment is super, staff are excellent and their services are 5 star class. There are hotel rooms are located along the main road towards Moshi and those that are on the backside). All rooms are quieter, but the one on the back side face the golf field. Swimming pool is majestic. Wireless internet is excellent and the hotel has over four restaurants of your choice. I am here for five nights and its a great place to be with family or for work.

Room Tip: back side rooms are good.
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  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2014

This hotel is clean. safe and easy but the food was average, the internet isn't fast and the showers aren't very big.The pizzeria was nice and the staff were friendly but the hotel needs to up their game if they're going to attract return customers in this ever competitive hotel market.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Palm Springs, California
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21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2014

Outstanding breakfast, with terrific Tanzanian coffee (surprisingly, many of the hotels I stayed in during my trip to Tanzania had poor coffee; this one has great coffee.) Efficient modern property. Outstanding choice for pre-safari or post-safari. Wireless internet included; this was somewhat slow, but it worked.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2014

My wife and I stayed at the Mount Meru Resort for 2 nights before starting our safari. The hotel is conveniently located about an hours drive from the Kilimanjaro airport and about 20 minutes from the local airport that flies you into the Serengeti. The hotel is modern looking and caters to a North American/European clientele. Breakfast and dinner buffets are good and a cold Kilimanjaro beer in the evening on the back patio is wonderful. This is a great hotel for transitioning and recovering from jet lag before starting your safari.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2014

Good hotel to stop by if you are planning to visit Arusha or even stopping by before your safari trip. The hotel has all the facilities that are needed like comfy bed, TV channels, nice restaurants, friendly staff, free internet connection etc. Two thing which I didn't like about the hotel 1. The room towels looks old and over used. 2. It might take a while till a staff come to your room in case you need him to clean or bring something for you.

They have a nice restaurants downstairs like a buffet (about $22 per person), pizza restaurant and a bar. There is a chief which also grill food like beef, chicken, lamb etc for about ($2.2 per skewer). They can bring it to you anywhere in the hotel even in the bar. The shops in the hotel are expensive and I don't recommend shopping there unless you have too.

Overall, good hotel to stay and recommended

Room Tip: Make sure to request non smoker room with bath-top incase you don't like shower.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles, California
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125 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2014

Very Nice, Classy, Modern Hotel in Arusha. Rooms excellent, comfortable beds and has everything you need for a business or vacation stay. Good Location, very close to markets, game parks and the town of Arusha. About 45 Minutes from airport. Staff friendly, helpful and accommodating. Nice modern restaurant overlooking the golf course; breakfast was excellent with a good assortment of choices.
Arusha is known as a jumping off point for Kilimanjaro and the Serengeti. This is a Great Hotel for beginning your vacation. We had a brief stay here, it was a very nice place and would highly recommend.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014 via mobile

Classy and luxury, very nice rooms, nice pool and bar area..the facilities are all you need for a business stay or vacation..a nice location, close to markets and game parks and very close to the town of arusha..45 mins from airport..great and helpful staff

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 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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Property: Mount Meru Hotel
Address: Nairobi - Moshi Road | Sekei Area, Arusha 2673, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 43 Hotels in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mount Meru Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the place where heaven meets earth, where the rhythm of nature pounds to the beat of an African drum, and where life is all about a revival of the senses. Mount Meru Hotel is situated in the tranquil green area of Sekei, Arusha. The ideal location gives you panoramic views of Mount Meru on the one side and the Gymkhana golf course on the other. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, you are invited to take delight in the breath-taking setting, lend your ears to the beautiful sounds of nature meeting civilisation, and touch the heart of Tanzanian highlife and luxury. The city centre and main business area are located nearby and Kilimanjaro international airport is just 50km from the hotel. Services: The Hotel offers a wide variety of business and leisure facilities with wireless internet connection throughout the Hotel. The rooms are an experience of understated African opulence, open space and natural light. The Hotel boasts 4 premier restaurants to tantalize even the most discerning guest’s taste buds. The main restaurant, Meru, offers guests buffet style meals. Fine dining at Duluti is based on a la carte international cuisine combined with local spices, an eclectic blend of tastes and fragrances! Named after Africa’s great lake, Tanganyika Pizza bar is created for you to enjoy a light lunch as you lounge around the pool. The ultimate indulgence at Arabica Coffee Shop is surely their cappuccino. They serve light lunches and a selection of delectable confectionery. You can end your day at the Mawenzi Cigar Bar whilst sampling some of Scotland’s and Cuba’s finest exports. Conference and Banqueting: A wide variety of conveniently sized, air-conditioned business facilities are available. The modern and equipped banquets rooms are perfect venues for meetings, seminars, cocktail parties, dinners and other functions. All conference rooms are fitted with their own sound systems, telephone and wireless connection. Secretarial services, photocopying and fax services are available, as well as spacious areas for breakaway groups. We can also arrange decoration music, lighting and entertainment. Special indoor and outdoor venues are available for high level meetings, cocktail parties and dinners. Mount Meru Hotel won the "Best Luxury Hotel 2011" and Tanzania Info Guide magazine presented this award at the Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair 2011. ... more   less 
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