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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Planet Lodge

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Planet Lodge
Ranked #3 of 41 Hotels in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
Greensboro, North Carolina
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15 reviews
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“Exceeded Expectations”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Bright African Safari set up our entire trip and Planet Lodge was our 1st stop upon our arrival in Tanzania. We were greated with such genuine kindness and received a welcome drink and towel while we checked in. The grounds were secure and our room was quite spacious and clean. We had an excellent dinner (the pasta was homemade and outstanding) and breakfast was equally as delicious. I would hightly recommend this property - everyone at the Lodge was so gracious and willing to help to make our stay as enjoyable as possible

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Dear Kathy B,

We want to give you a tremendous thank you for staying with us and for the great review! It sounds like you enjoyed the complimentary welcome drink, our friendly team, the pasta for dinner and your breakfast. I am glad you noticed the grounds were secure and the room to be clean and spacious.. We hope to see you with us again soon.

All my best!

~Eva
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

Bright African Safari set up our arrangements to stay at Planet Lodge and we were so happy with our experience there. The cottages were spacious and clean, landscaping beautiful, plenty of hot water and all in a safe and secure setting. We did not meet one person who was not cheerful 100% of the time. The people at the desk, the chef, the wait staff, housekeeping . . . all very special. I would not hesitate to stay there.

Room Tip: Even though all rooms were great, the best ones were closest to the resturant and reception area.
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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Dear Jill H & Kathy B,

Wow, you hit all the hot spots for Planet Lodge! Spacious and clean cottages, beautiful landscaping, plenty of hot water, a good team and all in a safe and secure setting. We work hard on finding staff who match the Lodge atmosphere, look and feel. I am glad you met them and felt cared for 100% of the time. We hope you will come back soon and see us.

Asante sana!

~Eva
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2013

We stopped for a short night before safari. The staff was helpful enough and the breakfast edible enough. It's Africa, so I can't expect too much, but it was clean, decently laid out and quiet. The rooms were fair sized and had plenty of fans, AC, and bed nets.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

Had a great time with my family in Arusha at Planet Lodge. I was advised to stay there by the travel agent that we chose and I am very happy to have accepted the recommendation. Clean, lovely rooms, great food, great staff. Would stay again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Otsu, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

Very cute cotage and gearden.
Mt. meru is so beautiful from pool side view.
But that pool is so cold because of that heght.
In Tanzania shawer water pressure is weak, but cotages have an own wormer.
Hot shawer is so nice.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2013

We stayed here for a night each before our Kili climb, after the climb and after our safari. It was a perfect place to prep for the climb and recover once it was done. The staff was helpful and professional and the food was quite good. It's a bit of a distance from the center of town, but they do have a shuttle service available. The rooms were clean, large and each room had a private patio.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2013

We stayed here for one night in August 2013 on the last leg of our trip to Tanzania. My girls immediately discovered the play area beyond the swimming pool and loved it! The trampoline was such a hit that even the adults had to (illegally) join in.

Rooms were basic but clean, the garden areas were well maintained, and the service was good. Food:A good ala carte range, and the staff were happy to accommodate specific requests. No complaints at end.

Location: at 5km away from Arusha town, it is OK for a one night quiet stop over.

Room Tip: Request a room facing the pool, away from the main road, or you'll hear early morning traffic.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Dhru16
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PlanetLodger, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Dear Dhru16,

Thank you for telling others about us. We are delighted to know your girls discovered the play area beyond the swimming pool and loved it! Yes, the trampoline is always a hit and we have witnessed quite few adults (illegally) join in (-: I am glad we made your last day in Tanzania a fun one. Asante!

Best regards,
Eva.
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Property: Planet Lodge
Address: Plot 2271, Moshono Village, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 41 Hotels in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. Our unique African village styled accommodations offers you a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind and connect with nature. Situated on 4.5 acres of lush gardens with views of Mount Meru, this African retreat places you in the center of that delicate balance where nature and casual living intersect. ... more   less 
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