We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Best Economical Hotel”
Review of Arusha Tourist Inn

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Arusha Tourist Inn
Ranked #30 of 126 Arusha B&B and Inns
Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

Stayed in the Hotel for a Night,
The Rates are Very Reasonable,
It is in the Centre of the Town where Restaurants and other places are Near (Airline Booking offices, Banks...etc),
It is a Clean and Very friendly Hotel.

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
Thank SalmanKhan786
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review
Reviews (79)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

45 - 51 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 24 January 2013

We spent out honeymoon travelling across Tanzania in Jan/Feb 2012. During that time we stopped twize in Arusha and staed her on one occasion.

Small but clean rooms with a decent bathroom. Warm water and a good mosqito net were a must for us and those they had. There is no aircon, only fan. Only negative commnet would be to recommend venturing outside instead of using the hotel restaurant. More local flavor available.

General notes on safari holidays
- Invest on a good binocular and/or better objective for your camera. It will be worth it.
- There will be tse-tse flies, expect to be bitten
- Tanzania has very good cell reception even in the national parks. Only gaps we experienced were in deep valleys around Ngorongoro.
- Tanzania and Kenya both offer great many things to see. However, travelling is different. Kenya has more minibuses and all cars get to drive where they can. Tanzania is more environmental and less touristy because it has more jeeps and national parks have designated drive paths.

Recommended way to design a safari holiday
1. First read about the locations and decide where you’d like to go. Perhaps even plot a travel route
2. Contact a number of local African travel agents with your proposal. Travel forums and online searches yield a good number, I’ve also included our organizer’s contact at the end. Of course you can always engage a travel agent in your local country. This will be easier, but prepare to pay a premium on a standard package.
3. Compare the responses and open discussions with a couple. Most are likely to offer their standard package/route so stick to your guns about where you want to go. However, remember that these people know how long you actually need to transit between places.
4. Bargain about the price. Never take the first offer and clarify what is included (e.g. water, can food allergies be addressed, is the car only for you, etc.)
5. Choose your organizer and book your flight tickets. Most organizers require at least partial payment beforehand and what ever you will pay on-site, will most likely have to happen in cash.

We spend our honeymoon in Tanzani (original plan was to cover Kenya as well) and can warmly recommend our local operators
Kenya – Steenbok safaris & Car Hire / George Kamau Karuku
Tanzania – Arunga Expeditions

Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
Thank MikkoOnTheRoad
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 December 2012

This hotel was average in many things.
The rooms were not so big. The bed is huge and nice to sleep in but dominates the whole room so you don't have much place to move anymore.
The bathrooms are decent. The rooms don't have airco or a fan so it can be very hot at night.
The restaurant from the hotel is very nice and they serve really good food!!!!
The prices for the meals are also good!
Would really recommend to eat there.
The staff in the restaurant is very sweet and friendly, the staff in the hotel is ok but a bit pushy.
When we came back from the safari we just wanted to be left alone but they came( even after many requests to leave us alone ) back to knock on our door for our laundry!
It's not a bad deal for the money you pay and you can negotiate to make the price go down a bit.

Room Tip: Ask a room the other side from the mosque.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank miek26
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 12 August 2012

There are no grounds to speak of and the rooms are small. There are mosquito nets and rooms are clean with nice bathroom and hot water. The staff is nice and helpful and airport transfers are reliable. For the money it's a good value. Breakfast is included and adequate, the fresh juices are really good.

Room Tip: 3rd floor or higher.
See more room tips
  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Quintin E
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 26 December 2011

Two of us (couple) stayed 3 nights in as part of an organised kili & safari tour with Argunga Safari in Dec 2011.

---Good---
Clean sheets
Running water and working bathroom
Relaxing restaurant with ok meals and reasonable prices
Restaurant staff were helpful and obliging, despite poor English communication
Mosquito nets over the beds
They held onto our luggage free of charge while we were on Kili or on safari.

---Bad---
Hot water ran out after five minutes
Some rooms face the mosque and are subjected to the direct impact of 5am 'call to prayers'
Windows did not lock and were easily slid open from the outside

---Very bad---
Arriving back from 6days on Kili, we needed to do washing. The two staff members tried to charge $80USD for 6kg of washing which they quoted was 20kg but refused to weigh. Negotiations got the price as far down to $40USD - ridiculous! When we tried to complain to other staff members the next day, we were laughed and made fun of. We did not feel comfortable or respected.

Room Tip: Don't get the rooms facing the street unless you don't mind loudly hearing the 5am call to p...
See more room tips
  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank jenjenmoral
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 September 2010

We stayed at this hotel before and after our safari trip. The hotel is not easily visible from the main road and you need to get round the back road to gain access. The hotel has basic facilities and is adequate for a stop over. There are mosquito nets in the rooms. The restaurant itself is good for breakfast but there is a better restaurant just outside which serves great indian food. Location wise it is a little walk away from the centre of Arusha but easily accessible by taxi/car.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
3  Thank Ravi C
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 31 August 2010

We stayed at Arusha Turist Inn for a few days before going on safari. We were really pleased about the hotel - we payed 60 dollars per night and for a Tanzanian hotel the standard was good. Rooms were clean, nice and with mosquito net, the staff always smiling and helpful and the location was also fine. It's practical for a short budget stay.

  • Stayed: July 2010, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
1  Thank Masper
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Arusha hotels
0.0 mi away
Meru House Inn
Meru House Inn
#21 of 43 in Arusha
42 reviews
0.0 mi away
The Vijiji Center Lodge & Safari
0.0 mi away
Arusha Tourist Inn
Arusha Tourist Inn
#49 of 126 in Arusha
5 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Mount Meru Hotel
Mount Meru Hotel
#4 of 43 in Arusha
604 reviews
0.0 mi away
Christina House
Christina House
#9 of 126 in Arusha
106 reviews
0.0 mi away
Rivertrees Country Inn
Rivertrees Country Inn
#2 of 43 in Arusha
476 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Arusha Tourist Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Arusha Tourist Inn

Address: P.O. Box 1530, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #30 of 126 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha
Price Range: £52 - £53 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 20
Also Known As:
Arusha Tourist Hotel Arusha

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing