we went here on an Overseas Adventure Travel tour of Tanzania. I felt like taking some of the African art that I had purchased in the last 3 weeks and donating it to them. There reception/bar is unadorned with any significant art. The art they have is so small that it does not stand out. The food is just sufficient to survive, but not tasty or original. The rooms are ok. The trees are infested with something and coated with spider webs or worm infestations.
It must be cheap, although I don't know the price. Otherwise I don't know why the tour company put us here. If they invested just $1000 in African art and $1000 in treating the infestation of their trees, it would be a great improvement. However, the neighborhood is very low end, even for Africa.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Arusha CityLodge. A garden oasis, situated only 7 km form the city center of Arusha business district. The lodge lies within easy reach of all amenities, yet it provides the perfect haven for visitors seeking a more tranquil venue.24 rooms with en suite facilities.Activities: Museum visit, shopping, game drives in Arusha National Park, relax in the pool.Nearest airstrip: Arusha Airport 20 minutes away and Kilimanjaro International Airport 60 minutes away. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Olasiti Hotel Arusha