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Mount Meru Hotel
Ranked #4 of 42 Hotels in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Fantastic”
Reviewed 8 November 2011

Me and my wife we stayed at the Mount Meru after disapointed stay in Next Paradise of Zanzibar. We could not believe how well we were treated. It was like we were the only people in the hotel. We arrived late, and the dinning room was empty. The cook and wait staff still waited for us and gladly took our order and served a great meal before they went home. The rooms were large, with AC, and a very modern bathroom. I highly recommend the Mount Meru; what a great place to spend!!.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 November 2011

i recently spent a few days in Mount Meru. upon arrival and throughout my stay i was suprised about the unfriendliness of the reception. there was an unwillingness to assist in everything, I felt uncomfortable each time I had to deal with them.Service: It took endless long to get dinner; service at breakfast, lunch and dinner, was not particularly friendly, room service forgot to fill up on sugar, creamer, etc, every day. Once I found my blanket and cushions thrown on the floor as I came back to my room at night. i had the feeling staff was not trained sufficiently nor motivated, it simply did not make me feel at home or confortable, even though its a nice Hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
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Orange County CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Stayed here before and after our Serengeti Safari. At first arrival I though the hotel looked like a typical 70's cookie cutter Sheraton that had been remodeled. While that was somewhat true as a first impression, it unfolded to be a wonderful experience in terms of comfort, food and service.

Our suite was very well appointed and spacious. The only fault I would have is we found the lighting in all the rooms (we saw several) to be quite dim/dark to our standards. This is pretty much true in most of Tanzania as electrical power can sometimes be iffy, and I understand it is quite expensive to operate. So just be prepared to turn every LED/Energy saver light on, and then bring flashlights!

Common areas were very nice, always seemed bustling with mix of Safari guests and conventions and meetings. Never felt crowded.

Food buffet was quite good. A nice variety for all palettes. Lot's of Indian food focused as the main entrees, but there were others as well.

Staff was friendly, helpful and very responsive.

I would highly recommend this property as it is out of the congestion of Arusha, has nice rolling hills & Mt Meru views, and is very modern and comfortable.

As far as value for price paid - I would say met my expectations.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Saugatuck, Michigan
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Reviewed 27 October 2011

From the moment you arrive, you are made to feel welcome. Spacious room overlooking Mt. Meru. Well appointed room and good sized bathroom. Very accommodating housekeeping, especially considering that many of their guests come off of either Mt. Kilimanjaroo or Mt. Meru and are in need of (multiple) showers and clean, dry clothes.

Want to mention the buffet restaurant and outdoor, terrace bar. Both had wonderful, friendly staff with really good food at the restaurant and an awesome view at the bar. Plus the free wifi was very nice after 9 days without any contact. Near perfect hotel in a fairly out-of-the-way location.

Room Tip: There appear to be 2 wings...I'd suggest getting one that faces Mt. Meru (and the front of the h...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled solo
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2011

Good new hotel, all brand new.
Even though my room was not clean when I checked in (used and reported clean by mistake) they immediately came and cleaned it like new.
Great dinner and breakfast!
You see so many hotels like this in the region!
VOD and good tv.

  • Stayed October 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 October 2011

Like many of the reviewers on here, my husband and I stayed for just one night upon our arrival in Tanzania. We arrived slightly after 10am and were EXHAUSTED after flying overnight from Heathrow via Nairobi to Kilimanjaro airport, an hour away from Arusha and the hotel.
Despite the early hour we were able to check in straight away and were given a nice room on the 3rd floor with floor to ceiling windows across one side of the room looking out onto the grounds. The bed was comfortable, the bathroom clean with a massive walk in shower, we also had tea and coffee making facilities (always a big plus) and free wifi.
We were only there until 2pm the next day but were very comfortable spending our waking hours lounging around on the terrace, recharging our batteries after the journey and in prep for our week long safari to follow.
We were left to relax without feeling pressured to buy more drinks all the time and really enjoyed our stay.
The buffet was fine, standard dining fare, the staff were friendly but its strongest selling point was the look and feel of the hotel, which was top notch.
I would stay there again if the need arose.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2011

There is a sign by the entracne saying that the hotel was opened in 2010. We were surprised to find that it had been built several years earlier. It looked as if it was brand new. Good rooms, good service and pleasant grounds. Hotel is large (> 100 rooms) on several floors. Free wifi. Safe in the bedroom. Hotel grounds are well fenced and partolled. Comfortable but probably not very memorable. This was the first night of an inclusive holiday so I can not comment on the rates.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Mount Meru Hotel
Address: Nairobi - Moshi Road | Sekei Area, Arusha 2673, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 42 Hotels in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Mount Meru Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 178
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the place where heaven meets earth, where the rhythm of nature pounds to the beat of an African drum, and where life is all about a revival of the senses. Mount Meru Hotel is situated in the tranquil green area of Sekei, Arusha. The ideal location gives you panoramic views of Mount Meru on the one side and the Gymkhana golf course on the other. Whether travelling for business or pleasure, you are invited to take delight in the breath-taking setting, lend your ears to the beautiful sounds of nature meeting civilisation, and touch the heart of Tanzanian highlife and luxury. The city centre and main business area are located nearby and Kilimanjaro international airport is just 50km from the hotel. Services: The Hotel offers a wide variety of business and leisure facilities with wireless internet connection throughout the Hotel. The rooms are an experience of understated African opulence, open space and natural light. The Hotel boasts 4 premier restaurants to tantalize even the most discerning guest’s taste buds. The main restaurant, Meru, offers guests buffet style meals. Fine dining at Duluti is based on a la carte international cuisine combined with local spices, an eclectic blend of tastes and fragrances! Named after Africa’s great lake, Tanganyika Pizza bar is created for you to enjoy a light lunch as you lounge around the pool. The ultimate indulgence at Arabica Coffee Shop is surely their cappuccino. They serve light lunches and a selection of delectable confectionery. You can end your day at the Mawenzi Cigar Bar whilst sampling some of Scotland’s and Cuba’s finest exports. Conference and Banqueting: A wide variety of conveniently sized, air-conditioned business facilities are available. The modern and equipped banquets rooms are perfect venues for meetings, seminars, cocktail parties, dinners and other functions. All conference rooms are fitted with their own sound systems, telephone and wireless connection. Secretarial services, photocopying and fax services are available, as well as spacious areas for breakaway groups. We can also arrange decoration music, lighting and entertainment. Special indoor and outdoor venues are available for high level meetings, cocktail parties and dinners. Mount Meru Hotel won the "Best Luxury Hotel 2011" and Tanzania Info Guide magazine presented this award at the Karibu Travel and Tourism Fair 2011. ... more   less 
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