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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2012

I travel in Africa a few times a year for work and prefer to find my own accomodation because the place you stay affects your whole visit. So, I searched Trip Advisor for my accomodation in Arusha and setteled, based on the reviews and photos, on Tumaini. It was a good choice. Andy and Lillian, the proprietors have high standards...

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copenhagen
Reviewed 22 June 2012

We stayed at Tumaini cottage one night before a safari. We really enjoyed our stay, the rooms are very clean, there is a nice garden, food is good and the owner does his utmost to make sure that you'll have a pleasant stay. We'll definately stay here again if we come around Arusha area again.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2012

I just wish to highlight that My trip to Arusha to Attend Business Conference was very comfortable due to the fact that i had been staying at Tumaini cottage. The hospitality was great and Mr. Andy has been a great person to meet. He virtually takes care of every thing you need, jsut ask him. We had many services and...

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Reviewed 19 June 2012

My colleague and I recently stayed at Tumaini Cottages before a week-long trip up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro. The hospitality and friendship extended to us by Lilian & Andy was just the best, and they have created a superb family atmosphere that along with the comfortable rooms and excellent food, made our (all too brief) stays extremely enjoyable. I'll definitely...

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Malmo
Reviewed 9 June 2012

As we were going on safari we stayed here before and after. I must say that this was an excellent place for relaxing. Nice clean rooms. The garden was nice with avocado trees. The staff was really nice and friendly and very service minded. The hotel was located outside the city center well protected from from the busy city life....

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Florida
Reviewed 31 May 2012

We cannot say enough about this little home away from home. It is so rare to experience this much hospitality. Andy and Lillian are such wonderful people. We felt so comfortable in this oasis. Andy went over and above to please us. We will certainly recommend these cottages far and wide. Ron and Joy Panama City, Florida

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2Thank pocaj
Canberra
Reviewed 1 April 2012

It's hard to know how to adequately describe this wonderful little oasis that Andy and Lillian have. We stayed for 3 nights and they took care of us in the most amazing ways. They picked us up at Kilimanjaro Airport at 10pm, our room was lovely & clean with white sheets, our own facilities, fridge, bottled water, great breakfast with...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2012

The tranquil garden setting of this delightful property combined with its modern, clean facilities made this a perfect choice for my recent stay. I was originally a little concerned about its location out of town, but the taxi ride into town was quick and relatively cheap. On one occasion the owner - Andy (a very hospitable host) - personally drove...

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tumainicottage, Director of Sales at Tumaini Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks again for choosing Tumaini Cottage for your Arusha accommodation.We are also glad you enjoyed your stay and our personal interactions and hope it gave you an African experience you expected and more.We are also glad that you mentioned our new upstairs restaurant openning this summer,we are so excited because our guests will not enjoy the garden but also the...

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Reviewed 12 March 2012

A delightful place to stay. 8 rooms in a lush garden, quiet and peaceful and removed from the bustle of Arusha. Excellent rooms at a very good price for Arusha. Rooms are very modern and include small TV and minibar (which operates quietly). Free wifi available and a good breakfast. The owners are very welcoming and keen to provide travllers...

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tumainicottage, Director of Sales at Tumaini Cottage, responded to this review

Hello David,glad you got home safe.We are grateful you gave Tumaini Cottage a chance to make your stay enjoyable in Arusha Tanzania.We are so happy for your review because it gives us a chance to better serve our current and future customers.We wish you the best and hope you will see us again when you come back to Africa.Cheers

London
Reviewed 11 March 2012

We chose Tumaini Cottages because of the outstanding rating it had on this site- unfortunately we were disappointed. I think it's one of those instances where people have got to know the owners who are lovely, and then been overly generous in their reviews of the accommodation. The rooms were clean and had everything you'd expect, but they are looking...

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tumainicottage, Director of Sales at Tumaini Cottage, responded to this review

Hello there, thank you for staying with us during your stay in Arusha . We appreciate your feedback as listening to our customers is what has made us one of the most preferred accommodations in Arusha. As you can tell we are almost done with the new upstairs restaurant, opening up this summer so as to have more space for...

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tumaini Cottage accommodation is located in Arusha Tanzania Sakina area, our cottage has 8 en-suite rooms offering single, double and triple rooms all with a TV, a refrigerator, comfortable beds & pillows, hot and cold water, large size bathroom etc.Mbalamwezi restaurant offers Ala Carta made to order menu includes fruits, fresh squeezed juices,delicious African and international cuisine.Our Boma conference facility offers a wide range of meeting services for Ngo's and startups available on 24 hour notice.Airport pick up is an option for a separate charge, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi internet, free parking, free safari/mountain climbing consulting and booking for our confirmed guests in Arusha.Welcome to our home, our city and our country. Enjoy Tanzania "Hakuna Matata. ... more   less 

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Address: Sakina Area, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: RM222 - RM533 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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