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“Perfect stopover near Kili Airport” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Rivertrees Country Inn

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Rivertrees Country Inn
Ranked #2 of 43 Hotels in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
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12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Perfect stopover near Kili Airport”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

We stayed here after flying overnight from London to Kilimanjaro via Zurich. It is very peaceful, clean, comfortable and well appointed. The massages were excellent. The food was also very good. There is a local village nearby that makes for an interesting guided walk.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom M
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2013

We spent a total of 5 nights here on and off returning after climbing Kilimanjaro and going on Safari's. The facilities are excellent set among peaceful grounds and the staff were very cheerful and helpful. My only criticism concerns the transport costs into Arusha and the high Laundry charges. I would be more than happy to stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Michigan
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258 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2013

We know how tired we are after flying from the US into Africa so we stay for one night in Arusha to reset our internal clocks before Safari started and this was our first time at Rivertrees. We arrived too late for dinner but found the breakfast very good, the room was clean, bug free, comfortable bed, the grounds were scenic for photos, and there was a pool if you have kids with you that like to swim (we were only there for sleeping then out in the morning). It was 302. per night for two ppl including breakfast and dinner so we thought that was pretty reasonable even though we didn't have the dinner. I would return here as a stopover hotel again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank JennyPeter
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Miami, FL
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241 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Rivertrees is a gem of a place. We stayed 3 nights to get adjusted to time zones before safari. The location is ideal for visits to Arusha National Park and day trips to Arusha for shopping or Moshi to see Kilimanjaro.

They have delicious food and quiet cottages in a lovely setting - A throw back to former colonial estate times. Rivertrees is great value. We all enjoyed the stay so much and could have happily stayed and relaxed for a week.

Francis, a student trainee, took care of us at meals and we throughly enjoyed him. While all the staff was kind and helpful, Francis made us feel extra welcome.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Di D
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68 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2013

Very nice rustic hotel 45 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro Airport. Ask for one of the cottages along the river. The sound of rushing water will lull you to sleep. Very nice staff. Wonderful pizzas baked in an outdoor domed oven. 10 acres of secure grounds and landscaping.
Only item to beware of, no hair dryers in the room. You can use one for $5.00 US. A little tacky based on the room cost. Also put all tips in the common tip box. That way everybody shares. Great place to stay overnight if departing on a flight from JRO. To far from Arusha if departing from there. A unique place to stopover.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Rayh3
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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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56 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2013

Guests commonly stay just one night coming from any distant place to have a night rest and leave to a safari, a beach or back home. It is perfect for this purpose. Good installations, friendly staff, good food, a beautiful place full of centennial trees, and a marvelous breakfast in the open air if you want. Recommended.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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NH
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41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2013

We arrived with 4 hours of delay at 1 AM local time. We had a very nice welcome. The place is wonderful, personnel is excellent, food is very good. The room was spacious and very clean. All amenities were in great conditions.
Thank you ALL!

Room Tip: It is somewhat isolated. If you don't have a car, not much else to do then enjoy the place. We w...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Rivertrees Country Inn
Address: Near USA-River Village, Arusha, Tanzania
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Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Arusha
#4 Business Hotel in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rivertrees lies nestled in the foothills of Mount Meru, in view of Mount Kilimanjaro. This peaceful country estate combines old-world ambience, African country elegance, excellent farm cuisine, personal service and genuine warmth from your hosts.The inn offers tranquility enhanced with contemporary conveniences, ideal for rejuvenation following stressful overseas travel or deep relaxation after a long safari or strenuous climb up Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru. ... more   less 
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