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“OK but disorganised - and church owned so restaurant doesn't serve beer”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of New Safari Hotel

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New Safari Hotel
Ranked #28 of 42 Hotels in Arusha
Vancouver, Canada
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“OK but disorganised - and church owned so restaurant doesn't serve beer”
Reviewed 23 June 2007

Stayed here for a night after Safari - Ok and friendly enough but very disorganised.
Desk assigned us a room which wasn'r ready so cleaning lady argued with the bellman. Finally got the bed made up. Tap water isn't drinkable [true of most places in Arusha] but we had to ask several times to get the usual small bottles of drinking water.
Downtown & noisy - and we had a room facing the back. Guy on a motor bike decided to rev it up and circle the block multiple times late at night, and then the local ladies started yelling at him, he yelled back and the guys got into the argument - definitely an earplug place...
Breakfast was Ok - good fruit and fried eggs & toast but the cooked meats & stuff sat for hours and definitely wouldn't trust them. Staff totally unorganised - stood about not doing anything and occaisonally wandered around looking as though they weren't sure what they were supposed to do.
Church owners who don't believe in alcohol, so if you'd like a cold beer with dinner eat somewhere else [probably not a bad idea anyway] If you like reallly good Indian food and don't need a fancy restaurant get a cab to the Big Bite [friendly owner will tell you why its called that]. Tiny place on a side street - bit scruffy but food is fantastic and they'll happily serve you a beer

  • Liked — Convenient & reasonably clean
  • Disliked — Noise
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
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  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Reviewed 11 June 2007

Just stayed at New Safari on business and had a great experience there. Also have heard from others who've stayed at other locations around town that these accommodations were much more comfortable (and you avoid the large tourist crowds that frequent other hotels).

Beds are great, bathrooms immaculate (as is the entire room) and the staff extremely friendly and jovial. Internet cafe is open 24/7 (though there is usually a wifi signal from nearby businesses).

Would definitely book here again.

Stayed June 2007
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Reviewed 8 July 2006

I stayed at the New Safari Hotel, Boma Road, in the centre of Arusha for four nights. I found the hotel staff very friendly and helpful. The hotel itself has been completely renovated. The rooms are simple, but very comfortable and stylish. The bathrooms are impeccable. The 24 hr internet cafe with very cheap rates and Skype facilities are a godsend. The consierge service were very helpful in recommending safaris and arranged a very reasonable one for me at short notice. In conclusion, I would highly recommend this hotel for business and pleasure. Although there is no pool here, it is a stone's throw from the New Arusha Hotel, which has excellent facilities. There is also a very nice Cafe and Bar a few doors down from the hotel. Although quite pricey at $70, compared to similar priced hotels, this is actually good value in Arusha.

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Property: New Safari Hotel
Address: Boma Road | PO Box 303, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 42 Hotels in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 46
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Single US $100.00 Double US $125.00 Triple US $180.00 Suite US $220 Front Desk office 24 hour room service Bar Conference facilities Credit cards accepted Car parking Restaurant Phone ... more   less 
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