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Oakland, Ca
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed here for 2 nights. You will drive up and think "Darn that Kim on trip advisor" but once you enter the compound you'll see that's it's a fabulous hotel. Great food in the restaurant, amazing service, clean and pretty fancy rooms. We would have like to stay longer it was so nice. Shout out to Marco, who wasn't...

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Salisbury, Vermont , U.S.A.
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great property for a relaxing stay after safari and prior to next leg of trip. Clean, comfortable. Dinner not so great, breakfast offered many good, healthy options. Reception staff suggested that tipping individuals is not necessary since they have a tip box at reception that gets distributed among staff. Staff seemed to expect tips so we tipped those who served...

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

Hello hkillary, Thank you for choosing us and taking time to write about your stay with us! I am happy to know you found the lodge comfortable and breakfast good with many healthy options. I am however dissapointed you found our people to be expecting individual tips - please know this is not our culture and we are scrutinizing our...

Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Wonderful hotel, simple good food, a bigger breakfast and delicious dinner. The service is fantastic and the staff are friendly and make you feel welcome. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Definately recommended as an accommodation option

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Thank Mel R
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stayed here three nights before and after our Kilimanjaro climb. It was the choice of our climbing outfit. They also offered an upgraded choice at a higher price, but we were very pleased with this choice. The bungalows were comfortable and quiet; the food was good and plentiful; and the staff was friendly and helpful. I highly recommend it.

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Large comfortable bungalows set in beautiful gardens. Everything was well-organised and professional, yet you felt relaxed and at home. Nice restaurant and very friendly staff. Wifi available in the restaurant/lounge area. Lovely pool. Would highly recommend to others.

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Excellent service and a wonderful room. The food was some of the best we had in Tanzania. We actually stayed twice, on both ends of our safari. They helped us with transportation in Arusha as well and had a driver at our disposal.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stayed here before and after our Kilimanjaro climb. Overall, this hotel is wonderful. Warm water. Clean. Decent food. We had a wonderful experience and were able to rest and relax as much as we needed. The WiFi could be a bite better.

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I have no idea of the price since the lodge was booked altogether with a complete package tour, but I hope the price is modest as the structure is. The bungalow is located in a beautiful well kept garden, with lots of plants and birds, that provide some shade during the late afternoon hours. Bungalow itself and the main structure...

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

Hello lucaviMilan_Italy, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about Planet Lodge. I am glad you noted the "beautiful well kept garden, with lots of plants and birds.." I've spoken to many direct clients who say Planet Lodge is an excellent value for money - something we thrive to achieve for all clients. That said, your feedback...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Booked through Tanzania Expeditions 'mid-range', we were expecting a regular hotel. However, we were totally shocked. This place has gorgeous lodges, pool, buffet dining and extremely helpful staff. In the UK, this would be 5+ stars! One night was just not enough!

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Really nice place, easy to get to Arusha from. Friendly staff, nice breakfast and dinner options. The room was really nice and clean. Sometimes the hot water went cold but that's the only negative thing.

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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 - RM740 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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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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