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Kibo Palace Hotel
Ranked #7 of 41 Hotels in Arusha
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Wellington, New Zealand
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“A Great Place to Stay....”
Reviewed March 23, 2008

I stayed at the Kibo Palace for 1 week whilst attending a conference in Arusha, it is one of the nicer hotels in the area, it's rooms are clean and tidy, and staff are freindly and attentive.

That said, this is Africa, and when you visit here, you must not forget the way of life and modern convenience you may have become used to, may not be quite the same as home.

The rooms are big, and the pool is lovely and warm, it is a short walk to the clock tower, and there are a few good restaurants nearby.

  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 28, 2008

Kibo Palace Hotel is almost brand new and very impressive upon arrival. The rooms are large and well fitted out. There's a great pool area and the restaurant is pretty good too. My only complaint is regarding noise.... Unfortunately building work is not yet complete at the hotel and guests are subjected to non-stop banging and construction noise until 6.30pm at night. In addition, the day I was there, a noisy children's birthday party was held in the garden & pool area which was highly intrusive for hotel guests.

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  • Stayed February 2008, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 4, 2007

Really impressed with this little piece of heaven with an ideal location just five minutes walk from town centre. Rooms were really modern and clean and there were a wide range of services available to us. Fantasic outdoor swimming pool as well as the restaurant which offered a variety of food to cater for all needs.

Stayed August 2007
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Reviewed May 7, 2007

We arrived at the hotel after a long drive and were pleasantly surprised by the great lobby. The hotel is new so the rooms don't have that tired and worn look that most hotels have. The bathroom has a great big tube and the rooms are large and very clean. The food is buffet style and is decent, there is lots of options so its likely you will find something you like... The only problem we had with the hotel was the lack of A/C, they had in each room some weird air cooler that worked with ice, in the winter this is ok but in the hot season I don't see how this would be sufficient to cool the room. Overall this is was a great hotel for the start of our safari.

Note: We also had the chance to stay at the Arusha hotel and I would highly recommend this hotel over the Arusha.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Kibo Palace Hotel

Property: Kibo Palace Hotel
Address: Old Moshi Road | P O Box 2523, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room 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
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Arusha
#3 Business Hotel in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Kibo Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 65
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
KIBO PALACE HOTEL: Named after the highest peak of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, Kibo Palace Hotel is one of Arusha's most exciting and innovative luxury hotels. The contemporary and African decor gives this gem in the heart of Arusha a great attitude. The hotel is located 45 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) and a 15-minute walk from Arusha city center and the Arusha International Conference Center. The hotel hosts professionals, the business community and international organizations to a Corporate Networking Cocktail every last Thursday of the month offering them a platform to exchange ideas and enhance businesses and also encourage personal growth for the professionals through inviting great speakers to these event. Kibo Palace Hotel offers a range of diverse facilities for both business travelers and leisure stays. These include:- 77 tastefully designed luxurious guestrooms and suites. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities to make the stay comfortable.- Fully-equipped conference and meeting facilities which can accommodate up to 150 people, well-appointed with the necessary modern equipment – Wireless Internet, Video Conferencing Facilities, LCD Projectors, State-of-the-Art Audio Visual Equipment and secretarial services.- The Kilimanjaro Restaurant will satisfy the most discerning gastronomic connoisseur with a splash of African, Continental, Asian or Oriental cuisine.- The Lounge Bar at Kibo Palace Hotel is a pleasant and sophisticated meeting place, ideal for an aperitif or an after-dinner drink. The guests can relax and sip wines, champagnes and classic cocktails prepared by expert barmen. The hotel has a happy hour and live entertainment every Wednesday and Friday evening from 05.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m.- The Pool Bar is located near the swimming pool with a view of our lush gardens as a sundowner serving a variety of fresh juices and snacks. Recreational facilities include- Outdoor swimming pool set in landscaped gardens.- Health & fitness center with state of the art gymnasium, sauna, steam bath and massage parlour.- Arusha Gymkhana’s 9-hole golf course and 7 tennis courts are situated 3 minutes drive from the hotel. Other services: Forex bureau open from 07.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., Airport transfers and car hire, VIP airport transfers in luxury vehicles, Gemstones boutique, Event Management, Safari bookings, Wireless internet complimentary for all in-house guests. The beautifully landscaped lush garden around the hotel’s pool area is one of the most prominent venues in town for staging wedding and outdoor functions. We offer a variety of facilities and rooms, specially adapted bathrooms and wider access for wheelchairs, as well as other facilities including parking for physically challenged persons. Kibo Palace Hotel, with its diverse facilities and friendly service, is a preferred destination for international travelers, holidaymakers as well as local businessmen and families. The multinational management team of the hotel is continually strives to provide excellent service maintaining an international standard for all its facilities on offer; all these combine to deliver an unforgettable personal experience. ... more   less 
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