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Kibo Palace Hotel
Ranked #7 of 42 Hotels in Arusha
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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127 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“excellent hote!”
Reviewed September 10, 2013

When we drove into Arusha, we were a little worried on what kind of accommodation we will find as the town looked dilapidated. I must say that this hotel was an excellent choice. The rooms were great, staff were wonderful and the food was very good.
The rooms had air conditioning/ welcome basket,TV and FREE WIFI!WIFI worked very well in the room and other parts of the hotel.
The toilets were very specious which was big plus in my opinion.
We wanted to go for a walk around the hotel but the staff advised us not to as it can be a little dangerous.
Only thing that they can improve is the bread that is served at breakfast. very poor quality.
I highly recommend this hotel..

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 4, 2013

Stayed here for one night. Clean hotel, nice breakfast, charming property with nice pool area. Very friendly staff. Close to uptown Arusha. Walking distance to the Masai market. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 31, 2013

we stayed here for 3 nights fron 25th August. From arrival until we left we were afforded excellent customer service from all staff, nothing was too much trouble for them. The bar staff are wonderful and appreciate some good humoured banter about English football. The food that we had in the restaurant both buffet and a la carte was lovely aswell. The fish and steak were excellently cooked to perfection!

I cannot speak highly enough of this hotel and its staff.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2013

Kibo Palace has huge well appointed rooms, good service and polite staff. i will definitely stay here whenever i am in Arusha. There is also a nice small pool and good gym. There is a jacuzzi AND a separate shower in a large bathroom

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at the Kibo Palace for 6 nights and I had a great experience. The rooms were clean, the shower hot and enough variety in the meals to keep me happy. What I liked the most about the hotel is their staff. They were friendly, courteous and responsive to my every request. I will definitely stay there again.

Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Delray Beach, Florida
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

Our stay at the Kibo Palace Hotel in June was arranged by Augustine of AAAfrica Safari. It could not have been a better choice: its location is not far from the Kilimanjaro Airport well appreciated after many hours of travel; the staff are accommodating and highly professional; the rooms were clean and well appointed; and the food was plentiful, fresh, and tasty. Moreover, I had a personal situation that speaks volumes for my high regard for this place: inadvertently I left my wallet on a couch in the lobby one evening. Before I realized I had lost it, I received a call from the desk. In minutes it was brought to my room completely in tact.

I will certainly recommend this hotel to all who travels to Arusha.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed 1 night in June before embarking on a safari. The Hotel is clean, very well located , excellent rooms, we had one overlooking the pool area. The staff were more than efficient and seemed genuinely interested in what they were doing which is a far cry from some international hotels.
We had both a breakfast and lunch at the hotel which were excellent with plenty of choices as well.
All in all a very good choice to stay at Kibo and would certainly recommend it to anyone for a pre or post safari stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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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:
#3 Business Hotel in Arusha
#3 Luxury 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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