L'Oasis has green and quiet gardens that surround the accommodation areas.
It was a pleasant surprise to have booked the $50 option of accommodation but to be upgraded to a room with a bathroom which would normally be $100. The reception staff are friendly and helpful and the owners seem nice.
To be honest, if I was to have paid $100 for the room we were in, I would have been disappointed for the following reasons;
1) Rooms are tired and simple;
2) No mosquito nets on the strings in the ceiling;
3) Room looked out onto the main laundry area with curtains that didn't even fit the windows and no curtains in the bathroom so anyone could see straight in;
4) No safe in the room.
Breakfast is fine but the lunch and dinner meals and substandard and expensive, our nachos were like deep fried wonton wrappers with a no real salsa or cheese. My partners fish was frozen then burnt and our friends bean stew was merely baked beans with cheese on top. NEED A NEW CHEF GUYS!
Overall the place needs a good scrub and clean, the Lounge area is dirty with the same tissue and band aid still present under chairs for days where you eat dinner. Henry the resident Crowned Crane (bird) is an awesome addition but he goes to the toilet in the lounge area and on the unusable pool table next to the pool and the pool itself is dirty.
On return from safari, we ended up booking into another hotel called the Charity Hotel on the other side of town which was 65,000 THS (approx $40USD) with cleaner rooms and facilities and better food.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A cozy place with a friendly staff. Lovely garden. Great food. Perfect before and after your safari or Kili climb. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- l`Oasis Lodge And Annexe Hotel Arusha