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“Good facilities, small room”
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Mount Meru Hotel
Ranked #4 of 43 Hotels in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I stayed one night at this hotel on business. The room was bit small; the overall size was reasonable for one person, but can be very small for more than one. The bathroom, the room facilities are all good. As some others have noted, the glass pane between the room and the bathroom makes it difficult to get privacy if more than 1 is staying. The breakfast had a decent spread, the food was fine. The surrounding land around the hotel is pleasant. All in all, an option to consider. Slightly overpriced, I felt, but most such hotels in a touristy area are!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

I travel half way around the world spanning 5 continents every year. As a Tanzanian, I travel extensively within Tanzania as well. This past week, I rather unexpectadly travelled to Arusha on business. Apart from the many reasons that one would wish to visit the City of Arusha with an excellent view of the iconic Mount Kilimanjaro and the splendour of Mount Meru, one reason to visit Arusha must be staying at the newly refurbished Mt. Meru Hotel. A new addition to the management is Ms.Aisha Sweya, the Guest Relations Officer. Ms. Aisha Sweya made our stay at the hotel splendid and enjoyable. From the minute we arrived to the minute we departed a day later, she had a full smile and always wondered how she could help make our stay more enjoyable. Ms.Sweya insisted on feedback from guests and constantly believed that the hotel could always do better and that she too could always be of better service. Risk being spolit with attention on your next visit to Mount Meru Hotel. I congratulate the management of the Mt. Meru Hotel for this great addition to management. This feeling was also aired by other guests from Europe and fromThe Middle East that we met on 4th April, 2014.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 March 2014

As a safari guide the Mount Meru Hotel is in a great location to start and finish a safari, the prices are very competitive . I love the bar by the pool , the rooms, the staff is great there are not asking for a tip every time they touch your luggage , nice grounds to walk off some of the jet lag .In all the years going there I have not had one client get sick, touch wood .

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Stayed at Mount Meru three times over a couple of weeks (before an excursion to Kenya, back for a rest before climbing Kilimanjaro, back for another rest day before heading to Zanzibar) and it quickly began to feel like home. Nice rooms, good service, food and drink were enjoyable, and the pool was terrific.

Room Tip: The power seems to go out quite regularly, might want a lower floor if you are not comfortable with...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Mount Meru Hotel for two nights at the beginning of our safari. This was our first trip to Africa, and we were really unsure what to expect. This hotel was a very good introduction to our trip – it was a very nice and modern business hotel. It could really be in any major city in the U.S. with beautiful grounds, a coffee bar and a decent restaurant. Both breakfast and dinner were buffet, and the food was simple but generally good. It is a little outside of downtown Arusha, and so it is also quiet. The hotel has free wifi, but we found it to be pretty spotty. The only oddity is that the bathroom had a semi-frosted glass window next to the toilet with a view of the bed. I thought this was a little strange and lacked a bit of privacy.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 March 2014

The hotel has a great location with great facilities. There is a live band and beautiful garden to enjoy a BBQ dinner or the option of a more traditional al a carte menu. The rooms are of good quality with nice bathroom facilities. Customer service levels were sub standard for a hotel in this class such as not fulfilling taxi bookings, be able to print documents.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 12 March 2014

This is a modern hotel, very pretty art in the lobby areas, with water fountains inside and out. Large outdoor pool. indoor and outdoor dining area. Queen sized bed , hair dryers in room, with tub and shower, and wi fi. The air conditioning worked well , but they have intermittent power outages/ surges and one member of our party's electronic charger fried during one of the surges so beware.
As others have said - a one hour drive to the Arusha airport which is the gateway to safari.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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 43 Hotels in Arusha
Price Range: £44 - £140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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