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“Some good and some things that need improvement”
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Mount Meru Hotel
Ranked #4 of 41 Hotels in Arusha
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Columbus, Ohio
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108 reviews
84 hotel reviews
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“Some good and some things that need improvement”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Overall a good experience that I would recommend for a few days on either side of a safari. The good is that the staff are very friendly and helpful. The rooms are nice and the food is basic but very good. The problems that could help make this property better would be some fixes to the room (my shower constantly leaked, the hot water was sporadic, and two electric plugs in the room wouldn't work) The biggest issue was the wifi which is nice to have after being disconnected for a week. Unfortunately, it's pretty slow and must have kicked me off 20 times while I was there. Overall though a good hotel that I would have no problems recommending. Pool and patio are very nice.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 13 February 2014

My wife and I arrived at the hotel around 11 pm after arriving from Amsterdam. This was the beginning of our 10 day private safari in Tanzania. My wife was a bit concerned about arriving in a relatively poor Eastern Africa country so late in the day. We were very pleasantly surprised upon arriving at the hotel. Everything was very nice and comparable to any upscale hotel in American or Europe. We had been upgraded to a top floor suite. We found the accommodations to be great. The next morning we left early so we did not get time to enjoy the hotel until our last day when we came back to the hotel in the middle of the afternoon to rest until our flight left for Amsterdam around midnight. We think that the hotel was a great place to start and end our safari.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Mt. Meru hotel is a great place to stay. Its comforts and luxuries are commendable. Minor staff should be highly appreciated for their frinedliness and continous and untiring assistance. My only request is that the front office gents & ladies would take a cue from the minor staff and at least SMILE with the guests

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 9 February 2014

My husband and I stayed one night here enroute to our Tanzanian safari and wished we could have stayed longer. The hotel is modern, and well designed with fairly large rooms and bathrooms. And the public areas are lovely.

Wifi was not good in the room, but the signal in the public areas was fine. The back of the hotel backs onto some lush green spaces and it looked to be a great place for relaxing in the sunshine.

Ate at the poolside grill where we had a good pizza. The Buffet breakfast the next morning was excellent with many choices. Would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to friends.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

Stayed there only 1 night, but it was wonderful.

Hotel was clean, modern, good internet, and good food. Pool was nice, but beware of the slippery walkways if you have kids getting in and out of the pool. Wonderful green areas for the kids to run round in and a coffee bar with an excellent selection.

The room was clean and modern and we were very comfortable. Whoever came up with the half shower idea should be drowned in all of the water that ends up on the floor after taking a shower. Otherwise, very happy with the stay and would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

We stayed here before the night before leaving Arusha Airport the next day back for Europe. It is located in the city, but it has a huge garden / park that is very nice to walk around, especially during sunset. Nice view of Mount Meru from pretty much anywhere in the park. Being set back from the road it is quiet and peaceful. We had a pretty decent meal at the hotel, not gourmet, but certainly met all our needs. The pool is spacious and good especially when traveling with kids. We did not leave the hotel at all to see Arusha and got the impression from our guide that there could be safety issues in the city - not sure if that was true or a bit exaggerated. There are also a few shops, some quite elegant where one member of our party got a great deal on an beautiful Prada bag. Overall I would recommend, especially if you have an early transfer to the airport the next day.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

A 3 night business stay at Mount Meru Hotel which was according to expectations. Staff was very friendly and willing to assist at every minute, good breakfast buffet, clean rooms and a very nice terrace and swimming pool to relax in the evening. Hopefully I will have the opportunity to return soon.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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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 41 Hotels in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Mount Meru Hotel 3.5*
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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