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“perfect for overnights in Arusha” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ilboru Safari Lodge

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Ilboru Safari Lodge
Ranked #4 of 148 Specialty Lodging in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
brussels
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77 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“perfect for overnights in Arusha”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

Confortable, new and clean lodges situated outside Arusha on the way to mount Meru. perfect place where to stay before and after a safari, an hiking or a climb of Kilimandjaro and Mont Meru. It has an amazing garden with a big swimming pool, perfect for relaxation and rest. good food, the menu also offers a good selection of swahili dishes.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2013

The restaurant at this lodge serves up some amazing Tanzanian food.

The rooms are simple but sufficient, the bathrooms leave a bit to be desired, but they're clean and functional. It's not much of a place to stick around and relax in itself, but it's a good hopping off point for an adventure, and would make a good place to come back to after for a hot shower and good food. The grounds and swimming pool are beautiful.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank joncamfield
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Waalwijk, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

We stayed here for two nights before we went on a safari. The lodge we had in the lovely garden was very good! The swimming pool was great, we had a nice swim at the end of the day! Breakfast and dinner was good and delicious, we got the swahili menu, many different dishes. The personal was kindly! The owner comes from Holland, it was nice talking to him! The lunchbox we got for the first day safari was also good, one of the best!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank corina z
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013

I stayed here for one night at the start of a trekking holiday, taking in Mount Meru and Kilimanjaro. The hotel is clean and staff are friendly. i stayed in one of the lodges surrounding the pool which was very peaceful as they are away from the road.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank emily t
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breziers
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Very good lodge with nice food and very pleasant service. We loved trying the Tanzanian dishes samples. Breakfast is very nice too.
Kids loved the pool and space to run and play.
We had two linked rooms which was perfect for the family.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank florence l
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Derby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Stayed here for a night before climbing mt meru. A little bit of a mix up with rooms but hotel was clean and welcoming. We were booked here as part of a trip. The pool looked very inviting and the hotel was relaxed and pleasant.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Melanie K
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Vero Beach, Florida
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is a three star lodge that is a good place to rest after arriving in Tanzania and before going home. Rooms are adequate yet dark. Showers and sink are small and not enough towels are provided. The grounds are very pretty, the staff is very helpful, and the food is good. Dogs bark through out the night and roosters wake you up in the morning. If I had it to do,over again, I would have spent the money at upgrade. Basecamp booked this hotel for us.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Don B
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Property: Ilboru Safari Lodge
Address: P.O. Box 8012, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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Ranked #4 of 148 Specialty Lodging in Arusha
Number of rooms: 18
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