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Moivaro Lodge
Ranked #9 of 183 Specialty Lodging in Arusha
Reviewed November 14, 2013

After a long hawl flight this lodge outside Arusha is a good first contact with Tanzania : small bungalow room, very quiet, bed with mosquito net, nice garden, sweet people and good breakfast

Big grounds around swimming pool to relax (take care of mosquitos!)

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  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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moivarolodgescamps, Public Relations Manager at Moivaro Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded November 27, 2013

We are honored that you chose to stay with us on your first night in Tanzania.

We thoroughly enjoyed having you around and hope to see you again when you are in the vicinity of Arusha Town.

Thank you for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor.

Karibu tena!

The Moivaro Team.

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Reviewed November 1, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights, either side of a climb up Kilimanjaro. The shower on our return was most memorable, after 8 days in a tent! The lodges are nicely spaced within well-maintained grounds, and close to the central restaurant/reception building and pool. The food is pretty good, particularly the breakfasts, and the service is excellent. There were reports from other guests of plumbing problems in some of the chalets, particularly the flow of hot water. In other respects the rooms were entirely adequate and quite atmospheric. The free wifi was particularly welcome, and enabled us to re-establish contact with the outside world.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

We had a long series of flights from UK and arrived late morning ,our room was ready and the staff were very welcoming,

The room was very spacious,basically it was a small bungalow room,very pleasant shady surroundings,very clean,mosquito net over bed(necessary)

There are lovely grounds to explore and excellent pool,also relaxing areas are excellent with free tea and coffee available

Breakfast was excellent with good selection and egg station,evening meal offered a good selection and was served at table,prices for drinks were reasonable

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 25, 2013

This is a lovely spot to relax at after a long trip around Tanzania. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are large and comfortable and the grounds are well kept and relaxing. Meals in the restaurant are good quality. There is also a nice pool in which to cool off!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Ullans
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

A nice relaxed camp near lake many area with lovely staff.
This camp isn't as luxurious as some others we stayed at but the staff were lovely, and we had some great conversations with them about life and music in the local area.
Whilst this camp is in mosquito city we were surprised at the few number of Mosquitos there were.
Watch out for all the small bats leaving the main building as sun sets- it's quite a sight!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at Moivaro Lodge in September 2013. This was our second stay at the lodge in two years.

We recognised the staff from our previous stay which was nice. All the staff were very friendly and had some small talk with us. We were given a welcome drink before being shown to our room. The grounds have been well maintained and nothing looks to have changed. It has beautiful quiet lush grounds and was what we were looking for our one night layover in Arusha. The gift shop has down sized its stock and has a few standard souvenirs and basic necessities like deodorant etc. The pool was cold and we did not swim in it due to this reason.

We stayed in room 30. It is a nice cottage which was a bit sparse and needs a little soul. It was very clean. The room was a bit dark. Still needs a light near the suitcase rack/ storage area to make it functional without having to rummage through your bag while holding a torch or wearing a headlamp. The bed was two medium firmness single beds pushed together. The bed was made with two single bed light-weight quilts and four thin pillows, which was ok for me and I slept well. It was a little cool at night. No extra blankets were provided. The lodge/room was quiet however I did hear a dog barking around 5am (same as last time). Bottled water was provided in the bathroom. Soap, shampoo and bath gel were supplied. The shower had no curtain or door for privacy. The drain cover was not secured to the top of the shower drain, which I think should be for obvious safety reasons.

We ordered lunch, 1 large water, 2 pumpkin soups which came with bread rolls and butter and 2 vegetables and chapati which was flavourful and cost about US$20 total. Dinner and breakfast were included in our night’s stay and drinks were excluded. Dinner was 4 courses; we had entrée, soup, main and dessert. The entree was a tiny salad, followed by minestrone soup, Napolitano pasta and a chocolate pudding (it was a dry cupcake with no icing). It was ok basic cooking. Breakfast was good with pastries, cereal and fruit on a table, with a buffet of the usual hot breakfast foods. A chef is on hand to make eggs to order. You made your own tea or coffee

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ClaireBare
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Reviewed October 6, 2013

I stayed here before and after my Kili climb. The place is around 1 hr away from the Kilimanjaro airport. Overall I enjoyed my stay there. The accommodations are quaint, simple and clean. There are no electronics in the room so you are completely unplugged (phone, TV etc). The staff was very helpful and the food was good. There is no concept of adding tips to the bills you need to carry cash around if you would like to tip anyone. Laundry was cheap and very fast.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Moivaro Lodge

Address: Arusha 00000, 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) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 183 Specialty Lodging in Arusha
Price Range: $141 - $270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Moivaro Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Moivaro Coffee Plantation Lodge & Estate, the lodge where you will stay in a charming atmosphere and enjoy every comfort you need. Moivaro Lodge is situated right in the heart of beautiful, natural scenery and yet is only 7 km from the town of Arusha: an ideal spot to enjoy the impressive flora and fauna of East Africa. At Moivaro Lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique, friendly and peaceful manner, helping you to prepare for your safaris and cosseting you on your return in the evening. Our spacious thatched brick cottages are set in a lovely tropical garden, with private verandas ensuring every visitor all the privacy needed. Relax and enjoy the beautiful views of Mount Meru from the comfortable veranda, go for a stroll around the Moivaro property, or laze at the pool nestling in the midst of tropical trees and coffee plants. As a daily activity we arrange the Moivaro Village Walk. A unique opportunity to see everyday life in Tanzania and make closer contact with the local people. You can visit a local banana brewery and sample its beer; or hear the story of a local eccentric, and marvel at the tree house he fashioned for himself. A walk is typically 2 hours long and can involve a climb up Oldonyo Maas Hill for those looking for a more demanding experience. ... more   less 
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Moivaro Lodges And Tented Camps
Moivaro Lodges & Tented Camps Hotel Arusha

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