We needed a budget hotel in Arusha as we were visiting the Serengeti and Ngorongoro National Parks. The Penguin was absolutely fine. Clean and very comfortable beds and a bathroom with a shower that worked well. Staff were friendly and helpful.
A note of caution regarding the exchange rates they were offering...be careful if they quote in dollars and then you want to pay in Tanzanian Shillings the exchange rate if we had accepted would have turned a 20 dollar taxi ride into 57000 TSZ about 35 dollars.
Food was ok but nothing special as was the breakfast.
Overall a good option if you need somewhere to stay before/after safari
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking