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“Lovely place to chill out at the end of a long, hot, dusty day!”
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Tumaini Cottage
Ranked #6 of 120 Arusha B&B and Inns
Herne Bay, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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“Lovely place to chill out at the end of a long, hot, dusty day!”
Reviewed 23 November 2013

Very peaceful environment bordering a national park and therefore many bird species: wood pecker, sunbirds, bulbul, barbet, hornbill all in the gardens surrounding the property - and marabou stork, Egret, Sacred Ibis regularly passing through.

The accommodation is very clean, well-cared for and comfortable. The staff are helpful, super-friendly and do their best to please.

On an NGO business trip with long days it was great to come back to this nice place in the evening and I will use it again on a next trip.

Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

I recently stayed with a large group at Tumani Cottage before and after our safari. Andy and his staff went out of their way to ensure we had a pleasant stay. They kept us well fed and provided a nice, quiet place to rest. If you are looking to support a local business, I would suggest giving Tumaini a try.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 2 October 2013

I recently had a five night stay at Tumaini Cottage and I would not hesitate in recommending it to people.

The first thing that was really noticeable to me was just how clean the whole property was. It was immaculate. The other advantage was just how safe and secure it felt. I would say it’s slightly on the outskirts of Arusha but I think that’s an advantage. It’s quiet and has lovely gardens. If you do want to head into town it’s just over 5 minutes in a taxi.

The food is also really good. Huge homely meals also with lots of fresh fruit on offer. The other plus is that they offer free Wi-Fi which covers the whole of the property. They are also happy to organise an airport transfer which I would highly recommend.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

We stayed in tumaini cottage pre and post our safari in Tanzania. Although a little out of town, the rooms, food and service were lovely. Andy the owner went out of his way to look after us, which was wonderful after time camping in the wilderness!
I would definitely go back to Tumaini cottage.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

I have travelled to 96 countries around the world, and stayed in places ranging from hostels to the Hilton Waldorf in London. However, Andy's Tumaini cottage stands out as one of the best places I have ever stayed.

The rooms are very comfortable and clean. Food is excellent. However, most importantly, Andy the owner is an absolute gem. He is so kind and caring. He even stayed up to 1 am to give us a transfer to the airport.

Stay here - you will have No regrets.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Clinton, New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 September 2013

Tumaini cottage was absolutely lovely. We stayed there for one night after our safari. They greeted us with cold juice as we pulled in the front gate. The room was clean, big, and the bathroom was amazing after a week of camping. Hot water was plentiful. The dinner was good, a bit overpriced but good, and the breakfast was good too. The staff was very friendly, although not as down to earth as other places. But no complaints! Our stay was great and we would return. Thank you!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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South Burlington, Vermont, United States
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Andy was outstanding ! They took perfect care of of us and the rooms great. We even ended up calling while having issues at another place on our trip and he stayed up late and greeted us with open arms. I can not say enough good things about our stay here!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Tumaini Cottage

Property: Tumaini Cottage
Address: Sakina Area, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 120 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tumaini Cottage accommodation is located in Arusha Tanzania Sakina area, our cottage has 8 en-suite rooms offering single, double and triple rooms all with a TV, a refrigerator, comfortable beds & pillows, hot and cold water, large size bathroom etc.Mbalamwezi restaurant offers Ala Carta made to order menu includes fruits, fresh squeezed juices,delicious African and international cuisine.Our Boma conference facility offers a wide range of meeting services for Ngo's and startups available on 24 hour notice.Airport pick up is an option for a separate charge, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi internet, free parking, free safari/mountain climbing consulting and booking for our confirmed guests in Arusha.Welcome to our home, our city and our country. Enjoy Tanzania "Hakuna Matata. ... more   less 

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