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Situated in Maji Ya Chai, 37 km from Ngurdoto Crater National Park, Shamba Hostel features free bikes and rooms with free WiFi access. Among the various facilities are a garden and a shared lounge. Guests can have a drink at the bar. The hostel offers a continental or vegetarian breakfast. Guests at Shamba Hostel will be able to enjoy activities in and around Usa River, like cycling. The accommodation provides an ironing service, as well as business facilities like fax and photocopying. Speaking English and Swahili, staff at the 24-hour front desk can help you plan your stay. Arusha National Park is 32 km from Shamba Hostel and Kilimanjaro International Airport 27 km away.
Cons: It is the perfect place to get some rest before and after climbing Mount Meru. Beatrice and her husband are super helpful and the garden is just amazing. Can highly recommend the place.
Pros: Shamba Hostel hosts are amazing! We arrived pretty late and they welcomed us with delicious dinner. They were very helpful and welcoming! The place is very clean and in a quiet area. The food is amazing! It’s also relatively close to Kilimanjaro Airport on the way to Arusha. We stayed there only for one night so didn’t manage to explore the local area but it seemed to be a nice quiet village.
Pros: Everything! We loved it! You're between Airport and Arusha. You can go around and walk at Usa or go to Arusha. The location is great! They have a lot of space around with some bananatrees or little lodges where you can sit and relax. It's like paradise :) Mtimama is a great guy and very welcoming. Beatrice was very kind and took good care of our meals, soooo goood!The mini-buffets were amazing. Both Mtimama and Beatrice were so nice and considerate and caring of our wellbeing :) We had very interesting talks and could get to know a bit more about their cultures, which we enjoyed. The staff is really nice and they would do everything for a good customer. Like night-bushbaby-safarii or owl-birdwatching
Cons: If there is anything to complain (because there is ABSOLUTLY nothing wrong with the hostel) the beds were a bit to hard for what we are used to.
Pros: Great people!! They are always to help you with a smile. Nice location to get to know the real tanzania
Pros: Beautiful place, full of open areas with banana trees and lots of vegetation. The staff is very nice and helpful and the rooms are very clean. The breakfast and dinner are included in the price of the rooms, with delicious food. The surroundings of the Shamba are great for a sunset walk and see the kilimanjaro mountain raising up over the horizon.
Cons: Everything was perfect!
Pros: Nice people, very tasty food, clean and quiet room. Also the village nearby is nice to visit.
Pros: Fantastic breakfast and dinner. Very nice people. Quiet and big garden.
Pros: Friendly staff , very helpful beautiful atmosphere..!
With a stay at Arumeru River Lodge in Arusha, you'll be 8.5 mi (13.6 km) from Kilimanjaro Golf Club and 13.2 mi (21.2 km) from Arusha Declaration Museum. Featured amenities include luggage storage, laundry facilities, and a library. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Pros: The pool
With Ngurdoto Crater reachable in 16 km, Blues & Chutney Country features accommodation, a restaurant, a garden, a shared lounge and a terrace. Complimentary WiFi is available. The bed and breakfast offers a continental or buffet breakfast. Both a bicycle rental service and a car rental service are available at Blues & Chutney Country, while cycling can be enjoyed nearby. Small Serengeti is 11 km from the accommodation, while Arusha National Park is 14 km from the property.
Pros: Staff and food were great, we can absolutely recoomend having dinner here, the kitchen is phantastic. The cooks Witness and Jennifer are wonderful, as well as Vincent.
Cons: The place is hard to find as there are no signs until you reach the house.
Pros: Beautiful place. Felt like home. Incredable food.. Honestly the best meal I've had in Tanzania (and I've lived in the country for 4 years). Cant wait to go back.
Pros: Staff really nice and friendly
Situated in Usa River and with Ngurdoto Crater reachable within 21 km, Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate features express check-in and check-out, non-smoking rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and a garden. The property is around 16 km from Small Serengeti, 19 km from Arusha National Park and 43 km from Meserani Snake Park. The hotel has a sun terrace and garden views, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar. At the hotel, each room is fitted with a balcony. Rooms are fitted with a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate offers a continental or vegetarian breakfast. Cycling is among the activities that guests can enjoy near the accommodation. Speaking German, English and Dutch at the 24-hour front desk, staff are ready to help around the clock. Ngurdoto Crater National Park is 46 km from Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate, while Leitong Viewpoint is 47 km from the property.
With a stay at Green Hills of Africa in Arusha, you'll be next to a golf course, and 15 mi (24.2 km) from Arusha National Park and 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from Kilimanjaro Golf Club. Featured amenities include a 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff, and luggage storage. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
Cons: Too expensive, poor breakfast, small room for that price
Pros: Beautiful grounds and pool, lovely outlook to grounds from restaurant balcony. Great coffee.
Cons: Eggs and sausages a bit undercooked so didn't dare eat.
Cons: The room. Very small and not well designed.
Pros: Staff really helpful. They listened to comments for improvement's.
Cons: Frame around the bed and paying separately for the breakfast and this could have been better.
Featuring a garden and a bar, Mzunguu Safari Lodge is located in Usa River, 16 km from Ngurdoto Crater and 11 km from Small Serengeti. Among the facilities of this property are a restaurant, a 24-hour front desk and room service, along with free WiFi. The property is non-smoking and is situated 15 km from Arusha National Park. Guest rooms in the hotel are equipped with air conditioning, a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a kitchen, a dining area and a private bathroom with a hairdryer, a hot tub and a bidet. All rooms include a desk. Guests at Mzunguu Safari Lodge can enjoy a buffet or a à la carte breakfast. The accommodation offers a terrace. Ngurdoto Crater National Park is 41 km from Mzunguu Safari Lodge, while Leitong Viewpoint is 42 km away.
Pros: The mini market
Cons: Room --> the pictures of the room showed on booking.com where different that the room we got. Shower --> no real shower, as the "shower" was next to the toilet, in a 3 square meters Place Restaurant --> we waited 79 minutes for two pizza, which in the end were frozen pizzas with ketchup... Reception --> they do not understand english, german, italian... Organisation --> they asked us a few days before our stay if we needed a transfer to the airport, and we accepted. we booked a tranfer a to the airport for 3.30 in the morning and reconfirmed it when checking in, also already paying the bill (room and transfer), without getting the rest. When we checked out at 3.30 the next morning, the receptionist wanted us to pay again for room and transfer (!) and no car was there to take us to the airport! When asking the receptionist, first they did not understand us (english) and were not informed about any transfer. We asked then to call for a taxi, but we were asked to call by ourselves as they did not have any credit on their phone! After almost 1 hour of waiting and several phone calls (with our phone!), risking to miss our flight, the guy we booked the transfer through finally appeared and took us to the airport. On our way to the airport the car broke down as the fluel was empty... luckily someone stopped by and took us to our flight. After getting back home, we received a very expensive phone bill....thank you for nothing! We are aware that these standards can not be compared to the european ones, but paying for one night the same amount they earn in one month, they could pay much more attention to a good service.
Pros: Staff was great and helpful. Clean. Easy to reach. Restaurant was good. Shop near.
Cons: Bed could have been longer. Shover was ok but warm water was missing sometimes.
Cons: Dust from the Road next to Hotel
Pros: First off the staff was AMAZING! Angela the manager made sure all of our needs were met. She arranged day trips for us and even came along. We arrived as guests and left as friends. The accommodations are great. The food is excellent. The lodge is very close to kilimonjaro airport so it is a really good place to stay before and after a safari. After getting off a 18 hour international flight, the closer the better. Will be back.
With a stay at The Ngurdoto Mountain Lodge in Arusha, you'll be 11.9 mi (19.1 km) from Arusha National Park and 8.1 mi (13 km) from Kilimanjaro Golf Club. Featured amenities include a business center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and a meeting room. A roundtrip airport shuttle is provided for a surcharge (available 24 hours), and free self parking is available onsite.
With a stay at Stemm Mountain Retreat Center in Mbuguni, you'll be 11.4 mi (18.4 km) from Kilimanjaro Golf Club and 22.6 mi (36.4 km) from Arusha Golf Course. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
With a stay at Mama Africa House in Arusha, you'll be 14.8 mi (23.9 km) from Arusha National Park and 6.8 mi (11 km) from Kilimanjaro Golf Club. Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.