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Ahadi Lodge
Ranked #13 of 143 Arusha B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 July 2011

We stayed at Ahadi Lodge last year, and it was so lovely that we decided to stay this again this summer while we were in Arusha.

Erika greeted us warmly and escorted us to our room. Even though all of Arusha is having problems with electricity, Erika explained everything to us including giving us a flashlight. A cold glass of freshly squeezed juice awaited us.

We weren't aware of how much we missed walking in grass until we sat next to the pool. The children with us had fun in the pool as well as running around in the grass. Ahadi Lodge is very secure and we felt comfortable letting the children roam.

The food and bar service was wonderful as was the Wifi free internet.

The best part... Erika arranged for a manicure and pedicure specialist to come right to us at the Lodge. A glass of white wine and we were in heaven!!!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank MarilynAK
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Reviewed 1 July 2011

We stayed here one night before our safari began. We enjoyed our room and the food. The layout of the bathroom area is a little...unique, but when we heard Erika's tales of what it took to get the property up and running, we were willing to overlook a shower area that overlapped with the toilet area. She makes every effort to overcome the occasional power outages, but patience may be required if you want a hot shower (this is a common experience in Tanzania). We had read other reviews about the road leading to the Ahadi being a little off-putting, but we thought it was funny when the neighborhood kids ran up to our jeep calling "Wazungu!" as we drove past.

This was the only lodge we stayed in that had T.V., including some English language channels!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Laura G
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Reviewed 31 May 2011

Loved, loved, loved the Ahadi Lodge. I think we spent 5 nights here in total and loved everything about it - we hope we can go back one day and if we do we will definitely stay here.

Erica, the owner, is a gem. Such a sweet lady and very helpful. She went out of her way to help us with anything we needed. She even let us use her computer one night. If you have questions about things to do in Arusha, her or her daughter can definitely help you out.

The food here is unreal - we actually still talk about it. We miss the pizzas - you have to try them.

The power goes out frequently in Arusha, but she has a back up generator that she turns on when that happens - its something that is out of her control so you can't fault her for that.

We stayed here after our hike on Kili and it was a perfect place to stay at after an experience like that. The gentleman that looks after the gardens cleaned our boots for us - such a nice touch.

The rooms are nice and very clean!! The garden and pool area beautiful and very well looked after. When we were driving to the hotel for the first time we were a bit nervous, but once inside, it was more then perfect.

We always felt safe and never had any problems. The only issue was the wifi was a bit weak, but its free.

If you plan on staying in Arusha after your hike, you should definitely consider this place. Erica and her daughter are wonderful hosts. Thanks again for everything.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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1  Thank Melika10
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Reviewed 28 May 2011

We stayed at this lovely resort for 3 nights and we were made to feel truly at home. Erica, one of the owners, was lovely to chit chat with and her and her staff went above and beyond to accomodate our needs on many occasions... Allowing us to use the cell phone when the Internet was down, doing laundry on very short notice and caring for me when I arrived with a bout of food poisoning.
Erica is knowledgable about local sights to see for reasonable prices.
As previous reviews said, the resort is a little oasis behind a closed gate hidden down a very rough road. The rooms were very clean and very comfortable and the food was fantastic.
The pool was damaged in an earthquake so it had a bit of a leak, but it didn't impact our stay in the least.
Given that it is Africa, power does go off relatively regularly, the Internet isn't always reliable and the tv in the rooms is hit and miss. Again, for us, it really did not negatively affect our stay and I would definatley recommend a stay at Ahadi Lodge!

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed 26 February 2011

Booked into here by Access2Tanzania. Otherwise would not have found this quiet little gem. Owner very friendly and chatty. Service is good and food surprisingly good. Love the juice service when you first arrive (best juice I had in tnazania). Pool and lawn area to relax. You will wonder what the hell when you turn off the road tom drive into the lodge, but once in the gates it is very nice. A short 2 km walk to town, safe during daylight and quite entertaining, minus the touts at the bus station

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled solo
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1  Thank k2kelley
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Reviewed 15 February 2011

To Erica and the staff "thank-you" for a wonderful stay. We began our safari by spending one night at the Ahadi Lodge. We chuckled as we drove down the lane, but once inside the compound we were overwhelmed with the kindness and hospitality of everyone. The power was out citywide, so we spent time at the pool and meet some of the local expats that often come to visit Erica. Can you believe that an 8 year old can speak 4 languages! The food was excellent and the servings plentiful. Loved the samosas (sp??) and the box lunch that we left with on our first safari day was the best we had the entire trip. Loved the animal pictures identifying the rooms and the artistry of the bed and tables. Very enjoyable place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank juy
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Reviewed 22 January 2011

We stayed at the Ahadi Lodge two times one night each. It is a very new and impecable place. The food is lovely, the owner very nice and flexible. I wanted my shoes cleaned and clothes washed, and she arranged for it immediately. For people how want to stay in Arusha before or after a mountain climb the perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank Matthias_Dubai
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Additional Information about Ahadi Lodge

Address: Moravian Village | Mianzini, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
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Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 143 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha
Price Range: £49 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ahadi Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ahadi Lodge comprises 5 Rondavel style cottages. Each room features television, telephone, internet connection, tea/coffee making facilities; enjoy the delicious cookies baked fresh daily by our talented chefs. We have a fully equipped restaurant and bar offering the services of three qualified chefs and very attentive wait staff. The Lodge is set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens. There is a swimming pool for your pleasure - enjoy a refreshing swim at the end of your long journey, or after a day of sightseeing. Relax by the pool and sip an ice cold drink from our bar under the African sun. ... more   less 
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