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Arumeru River Lodge
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Usa
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Reviewed September 8, 2012

I spent 3 nights here--1 before the safari and 2 at the end. The accommodations are clean and roomy, reliable internet available for $5 per 12 hours, and the food is quite good. Manager and personnel warm and welcoming. They stored our bags for us while on safari. Lovely pool and grounds.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

We stayed here 1 night before and 1 night after our safari.
The lodge was nice. It's about 20 minutes out of Arusha but that was fine with us as we wouldn't have wanted to wander around Arusha anyway as there's nothing to see there.
The first night we stayed in a bungalow which was very nice. It had a large bathroom and a mosquito surrounded the bed. It was more modern and newer than the room we stayed in on the last night (which had a lizard in the thatching inside the room - thankfully they got it out while we were at dinner) but it was still fine. You're in Africa so the odd animal is ok.
The couch area around the fireplace is nice to sit at and use your computer to check out your safari pics or catch up on email/social media. There was a power point near the couch which was handy. The only bummer was that they charge you for wifi here when a lot of other places are complimentary but at least it was affordable.
Dinner was a buffet and was very nice. The staff were all friendly too - recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Clea700
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Our agent made a mistake and booked us in for the 30th August instead of July and when we arrived there was no vacancy. However the hospitality was excellent we were given drinks, beers on the house and the male German owner, manager and his wife all worked hard to find us alternative accommodation.The lodge looked lovely although we didnt see the rooms the main area, pool and grounds were very nice. We are sorry not to have stayed but based on the ambiance and the lovely hospitality shown to us can reccomend.

Room Tip: Excellent management, owner hospitality
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank pollydoodle
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Reviewed August 10, 2012

My family and I stayed here before and after our safari. Although our group arrived about ten at night we were greeted by the owners and staff with hot towels and drinks. They also were willing to serve us dinner if we wished. We were fortunate to get a two story chalet which was very comfortable and even had a small refrigerator. Bottled water is provided every day to brush teeth and drink. There are several places to charge your electronics provided you have the proper adapters. You are provided with shampoo and body wash and a blow dryer(which didn't work). You can borrow one from the front desk. One day I had washrags the next day I didn't.The rooms were generally clean however my daughters told me their tub was dirty as was the powder room sink. The only problem we had as well as our group was the water kept shutting off or didn't come on at all. I don't know if this a a local problem or just specific to this lodge. When we called for help they came immediately to fix it. The grounds were very lovely and one of the staff was nice enough to take me around a bit and show me the various plants. It was very quiet and peaceful. Meals were consistently good and the the staff was wonderful. They did run out of certain items but I believe this just happened once. The pool and the lobby provided a relaxing atmosphere in which to hang out and read or use the computer.($5 for 12 hours of internet service) Overall a very nice place to stay but they need to get their water issues fixed if possible.

Room Tip: If you can get M1 get it!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank Esther F
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Reviewed August 1, 2012

If you are like most, you will stay in this lodge after a long and hellish day of travel thru African airports. It is beautiful! Unfortunately we arrived in the dark at left at 8 am the next day but were greeted by the owner (a German transplant) and had a nice buffet dinner. The rooms were nice, beds comfortable. Not an abundance of hot water. Shower in the evening! Luckily with the jet lag I was up early to walk around the grounds and photograph my first dic-dics. Had coffee In the lodge before getting the family up for breakfast. Lovely staff, beautiful lodge/restaurant . Hated to leave but I'm not sure there was much else to see in Arusha.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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2  Thank cscruzan
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Arumeru is a very nice little lodge where we stayed just one night before heading to Lake Manyara National Park. It was a good place to relax after our flight from Europe. The garden is beautiful, surrounded by Diks-Diks and birds. The room was clean and comfortable as well as the shower.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

We checked in at the Arumeru River Lodge (ARL) after a long flight from India. The place is well equipped with good rooms and good bathroom amenities - shower pressure was especially nice. Food and service were very good and the ambience is lovely with the lawns, trees (cacti and plaintains) and the resident dik diks and guinea fowls. Our night was indeed restful and we had a great overnight stay overall, before our onward journey to Manyara.. would definately recommend this place for a stay

Room Tip: closer to the dining area !!
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  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank adildesai
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Additional Information about Arumeru River Lodge

Address: Usa, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Usa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 10 Specialty Lodging in Usa
Price Range: $213 - $321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Arumeru River Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Arumeru River Lodge is a great starting point for your Safari. Only 30 minutes from the airport and the city of Arusha it is tucked away behind an old coffee plantation - far away from the everday hazzles.In dreamlike tropical gardens our 29 rooms & suites offer a touch of African Elegance. Visit Arusha National Park or explore the nearby rainforest on one of our exciting half-day excursions that we organize here on the Lodge on short notice. Or, just relax at our large solar heated pool watching the Dikdik antelopes playing in the garden. Get spoiled by our Zansibarioan Chefs with African and international dishes in our Migration's Restaurant and enjoy a drink at the open fire place in our lounge.Our entire team will try their very best to give you a very warm and personal welcome to Tanzania.Karibu!Maren & Torsten(Ownwers & Managers) ... more   less 
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