We spent 4 nights at this hotel- it has 18 cabins, which are luxurious huts, nice furnished, in the heart of a quiet green scenery, just 150 meters from Duluti lake (it's a walking distance, and you can't see the lake from the hotel). Although the cabins are not air conditioned, they have a ceiling fan, which can be enough at night. During the day it's quiet hot in the room, but since we spent our days in 1-day Safaris, it wasn't that bad after all. The king-size beds are covered with mosquito nets all around, which are very effective. But the best asset of this hotel is its staff- starting with the manager, which is almost always available on site all day long, and up to the last gardener and maintenance guys- they're all helpful, polite and will do their utmost to assist. The restaurant is great- Niko, the chef, is a superb cook: the dinners were all delicious, European and Mediterranean-style food, with fresh vegetables they grow themselves! Good South African wine is offered. The only weak point I can write is that the room maides are sometimes sloppy- he/she made my room but forgot to take care of the bath and toilets- clean, empty the bins and fold/change towels and replenish toilet paper. Also, the lamp on the fan in the ceiling was burnt, but it wasn't changed during my stay. But if you're in the Hakuna Matata mood- so it's nothing to compare with the great feeling and peace of mind you get there. When we departed, the whole staff stood at the parking place, singed and danced a farewell to us. It was very touchy indeed! This is a place I would surely go back to, once I'm back in Tanzania.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lake Duluti Lodge is a fine countryside retreat that perfectly combined an authentic African rural setting with outstanding amenities and service. The lodge is made up of 18 spacious contemporary African styled romantic chalets ideally positioned for maximum privacy inside an active coffee farm on the outskirts of Arusha. Guests can enjoy delicious, hearty meals prepared with fresh produce from the lodge's vegetable garden. Sunbeds dotted around the inviting infinity pool are perfect for a lazy afternoon. The Lakeshore Sundowner Lounge located at the edge of the shimmering lake is an idyllic spot for guests to savour refreshing drinks and light lunches. There is a lot to Experience with Lake Duluti Lodge for those guests in need of relaxation can head to the massage and Spa room for a bout of pampering or rather go for tours to coffee plantations, vegetable farms and cultural villages, hiking, bird watching, canoeing, nature walks and day trips to Mt Kilimanjaro are enough to keep the adventurous happy. ... more less
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