Lodged here for 5 nights in May. 2014
After looking at other hotels (same price range and higher) I am happy to report Ilboru is the place to say. Yes it is a bit of a drive up a bumpy road...but worth it!
Greeted with freshly squeezed juice we were shown two types of rooms (first the older which are closer to the restaurant and pool) and ended up in room 37. (One of the newer ones)
Rooms included an outside sitting area for each room, poster beds with mosquito netting, a large luggage rack, a vanity with cushioned stool, closet space and hot water shower. Not huge in size but more than sufficient for my daughter and I and at the low season rate of $71/night we were more than pleased.
If you should choose to lodge here there are numerous other amenities. Large pool, immaculately groomed grounds that you can meander through (don't forget to stop and smell the roses) , friendly attentive staff who aim to please, a park like area with a large covered gazebo, tree swing, trampoline, internet room, massages and pedi/manis are available at extremely affordable prices. You will also enjoy a gift shop, 24 hour security, a restaurant, (breakfast buffet included in room price) and laundry service and wi fi are available.
Under new ownership who live on the property, this hotel is one of Arushas very best!!
I did read through some other posts and found some of their content to be curious.
Regarding the surrounding area; my daughter and I took a stroll down the street and found the locals receptive and friendly calling out Jambo! It was not unsafe. Also regarding the free breakfast buffet, offered until 9 each morning, the selection was generous and appetizing. We did find there was some wait time when ordering from the menu but as each guests meal is cooked to order for lunch and dinner, when there are 20-30 others in the dining area shouldn't there be?
Thank you to the staff at Ilboru Lodge for making our time in Arusha comfortable, relaxing and enjoyable. We do hope we have the good fortune to return for a return visit in the future.
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- Also Known As:
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