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Hillsdale, Michigan
Reviewed 3 January 2017

I arrived late after a long flight from Detroit via Amsterdam. After a nice greeting I was quickly taken to my room. It was clean and nicer than expected - I had read a few negative reviews beforehand. The staff was very helpful and the dining facility was very good - couldn't have been better. A beautiful facility - the...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We were looking forward to staying at this place, having read the reviews of past travelers. However, our stay was just average. The staff members were rude and gruff, the only warm person being the manager, who greeted us upon our arrival. The gaggle of housekeepers sitting around gossiping on the stoop of our room when we arrived to get...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 22 December 2016

Our stay was short but nice. We arrived very late but were greeted warmly. All of our interactions with the staff, both before and after we arrived, were friendly and professional. Our room was clean and pleasant and breakfast was enjoyable.

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 December 2016

A friend and I stayed at this hotel at the end of our 22 day trip in Tanzania. After the wonderfully friendly service we received everywhere else in the country, this hotel seemed to lack the same sparkle. The room was adequate with everything you need. There is some need for repairs, but nothing to be too concerned about. Overall,...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Good spacious and clean rooms in Arusha. Nice pool with view on Mt Meru. We had a very nice and relaxing day after our safari. Food is good and offers plenty of choices. Service is ok, some staff members could be a bit friendlier but overall good experience.

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Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Karibu!! This place is where I first landed before Mt Kili and the night before my Safari. What an awesome staff!! So welcoming and full of smiles!! Helpful staff and great food. Glory is their full time maintenance/grounds keeper. She was up at 2 AM when I went to bed and she was still up at 7! I was able...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed for a night before and night after our safari. Pleasantly surprised - very nice communal areas and beautiful grounds with lovely trees and plants to relax in. Didn't swim in the pool but looked nice. Rooms were nice and very clean and tidy and large. Bathrooms were basic but very sufficient and clean. Excellent service from the staff who...

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PlanetLodges, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Selenaek, Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent stay at Planet Lodge! I agree, our people are very helpful and friendly. We truly enjoy meeting travellers and making their stay here comfortable and enjoyable. Asante sana and we hope to see you again in the not so far future. Best regards, Eva for the Team...

Athina
Reviewed 1 December 2016

To be honest, I didn't expect to find such a nice hotel after 200m of dust road. The hotel is an oasis. It has very comfortable and big rooms (bungalows), TV and free WiFi. The buffet is decent (breakfast). I really liked the lunch and dinner selections. 16 USD for a 3 course menu. Not bad. They have a nice...

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PlanetLodges, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear MiltieTrip, Thank you for writing about your recent stay with us here. Yes, clients often tell us they find Planet Lodge to be great oasis i.e. secluded in a quiet green environment unlike the rest of the city. I am glad you enjoyed the meals including breakfast and dinner. I am however concerned with your feedback on the swimming...

Florida
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Overall this is a great place to stay in Tanzania. The rooms, grounds, resturant are all very nice. We arrived mostly at night, so I could not see where the hotel was, but I think it is located right in a surburan area. Nonetheless focusing soley on the hotel, staff is great, rooms are nice and spacious, very clean as...

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PlanetLodges, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Rob O, Thank you for sharing your thoughts around Planet Lodge here! Although you arrived at night, you got a good feeling of our location because we are in fact located a quick 6km from the Arusha city center. I glad to founf our "staff is great, rooms are nice and spacious, very clean..." Karibu tena Planet Lodge! Best...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 7 November 2016

In the chaos that is Arusha-town, Planet Lodge offers a simple, reflective and quiet space to either prepare for your safari or wind-down after it is over. We stayed 1 night post-safari and found the staff incredibly helpful, friendly and all with wonderful smiles. The room was clean, quiet, cool and comfortable....just what we needed to reflect on the wonders...

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Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. Our unique African village styled accommodations offers you a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind and connect with nature. Situated on 4.5 acres of lush gardens with views of Mount Meru, this African retreat places you in the center of that delicate balance where nature and casual living intersect. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Planet Lodge

Address: Plot 2271, Moshono Village, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: RM365 - RM722 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Arusha
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“My Banda was fairly close to the main Reception and dining lounge areas yet very private.”
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“ask for a room away from the road (dust and noise)”
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“All rooms are good. The pool is inviting if you have time.”
benicha56, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No idea on pricing since this was a package put together by our travel agent.”
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