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“Hit and Miss”
Review of Meru View Lodge

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Meru View Lodge
Ranked #22 of 166 Speciality Lodging in Arusha
Arusha
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Hit and Miss”
Reviewed 8 February 2013

Pros -
Nice grounds, good pool
Good food
Great wifi
Good staff

Cons -
Doubtful value for money - five foot high doorways to the cottages, virtually no hot water,
US$ 70 (!!) one way transfer from Arusha
Beware the manager's mother, she is old school German with all the subtlety and finesse that implies.
As mentioned in other reviews, the place is pretty noisy! Dogs, churches, groups of locals next to the fence at all hours. Not a deal breaker but bring your ear-plugs!

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Europe
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

Great location to start your Safari trip. Comfortable lodges and nice pool with relaxation area. Very good restaurant and service + free WiFi. Helpful staff will let you feel like home. Recommended also for families and friends.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank N N
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Tel Aviv, Israel
Level 4 Contributor
49 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2013

We've spend Christmas in this lovely lodge, and have enjoyed every minute. Staff is extremely friendly, not only towards us, but also towards our children. The food was very nice and there were two great Christmas dinners. The family cottage is spacious and cosy. No problems with hot water, which is rare in Tanzania, especially in this price segment.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Thank CcH1971
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Logan, Utah
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2012

Meru View Lodge is located just outside Arusha National Park, so easy to do early game drives. Cabins are comfortable, tastefully decorated. Nice pool, excellent food, exceptionally personable and helpful staff. A pretty, relaxing place -- great for the beginning or end of a safari. Even the busy little street around the corner is interesting to explore. Nice barbecue twice a week.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Thank frostyhal
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Boston , MA
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2012

Stayed here before and after our climb on Kilamanjaro, food was amazing in restaurant and they were great with my food alergies! The pool and grounds were welcoming after a week on the trail...wish we could of stayed longer to really enjoy! Safari from teh Lodge was so much fun, all the staff and drivers were great!! Definitly would recommend!!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank hikerdd
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San Jose
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2012

The staff here was very friendly, food was good, rooms comfy and very clean.
The setting is nice but the neighborhood stays noisy till late and dogs fighting all night kept us awake. Good internet access at the restaurant area was a plus for me.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank vijaychar
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Vienna, Austria
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2012

We stayed at the Meru View Lodge during a pre-booked tour including safari and trekking. We enjoyed the nice atmosphere and the great food. The rooms are spacious, look good and are clean. The food was excellent and abundant. I can only recommend the restaurant where we warmed up in front of the fire in the chilly evening.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank Heidi_traveling
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Property: Meru View Lodge
Address: Momella Rd | Usa River, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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Ranked #22 of 166 Speciality Lodging in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 15
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