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Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate

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Arusha Villa offers a relaxing and beautiful environment in the centre of a coffee plantation. The rooms are spacious, and guests can sit around the terraces and walk the gardens. The view over the green and lush valley is stunning. This is also the view from the swimming pool and often you will see the monkeys play around in the nearby trees. Breakfast is included and served in the restaurant. We also offer lunch and dinner, and a lunchbox when you go on safari after your stay with us. Our garden view rooms offer a quiet and relaxing atmosphere in the midst of the coffee plants. You will be surprised by the number of birds that you can find here.
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achef wrote a review Jan 2024
Valencia, Spain220 contributions91 helpful votes
Fantastic place with everything you could want or need. After ten hours of travel we arrived rather late to a warm welcome by the wonderful staff. Beautiful setting with a fire burning in the lounge area and a welcome drink and snacks. They have fabulous food, the room was huge, clean and comfortable with a view of the monkeys that run through the trees daily around 5 pm. We really appreciated the staff and the gracious hospitality. A perfect place to stay on every level.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 27 Jan 2024
Thank you fro your wonderful review, we are very happy you enjoyed your stay so much!
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Michel wrote a review Sept 2023
Naarden, The Netherlands7 contributions2 helpful votes
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Very nice lodge with swimming pool, located at site former coffee plantage and large rooms. What strikes is the kindness and flexibility of the staff. Furthermore, the food is good. High light of the day is the show of the blue monkey’s, which are jumping from three to three. Finally, my family enjoyed the guided tour over the coffe plantage, with a focus on birds and plants.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Marjolein de Rooij, Eigenaar at Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate
Responded 5 Sept 2023
Thank you so much for your kind review. Our staff is mazing indeed! The farmhike is always a experience, im glad you enjoyed it. I hope the rest of your safari was great too!
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Matt B wrote a review Aug 2023
Cullompton, United Kingdom8 contributions4 helpful votes
Arusha Villa was a great place to start our safari trip in Tanzania (family of five). After 15 hours travelling it was a relief to only have a 50 minute drive to Arusha villa from Kilimanjaro airport and we had a fantastic welcome when we arrived. The rooms were very spacious (we had a double and a triple for our kids) with great beds and bathrooms. The whole hotel is probably only around 10 bedrooms or so so not very busy. We took our first day to relax and stayed at the hotel to recover from the travelling. The staff were incredibly helpful, a great breakfast, lunch and dinner and the service overall was first rate. On our second day we visited Arusha national park which was a fantastic small park to start our safari and the hotel provided a great packed lunch. On checkout everything went smoothly, the extra drinks we had bought were the best value we had in Tanzania and the staff kindly changed some large dollar notes we had into smaller denominations to help with the rest of our trip. The only criticism I would have of the hotel is that there aren't many sun beds so if you want to relax by the pool for a while there isn't much room. Everything else was great and a perfect place to stay for your first night/nights visiting Tanzania
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: There aren't many sunbeds by the pool
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Responded 16 Aug 2023
Hi, thank you so much for your kind review. Our staff is amazing indeed. As for the sunbeds, we have ten beds in total and only in high season it sometimes will be a bit crowded. However, we will see if we can create more relaxing chairs or beds for these busy moments. Thank your for this feedback!
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Edward wrote a review Jul 2023
New York City, New York3 contributions
Great spot and would definitely recommend as a place to stay before or after your Safari. The room was comfy and we loved the food at breakfast and dinner. The staff were enormously friendly. The villa is Ina beautiful location WiFi is awful but that seems the case at all places!
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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H.Eddington wrote a review Jul 2023
Boston, Massachusetts28 contributions6 helpful votes
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We stayed one night here prior to our safari and we loved it! The staff was extremely nice and accommodating, the food was delicious, the property was beautiful, and the room was spacious and luxurious. We spent the morning relaxing by the pool, and the afternoon in Arusha. On our request the staff called a driver to take us into Arusha town - he spent the afternoon taking us to various places such as a local food market, the Tanzanite Experience, and the Cultural Heritage Center. Highly recommend if you're going to be staying in the area!
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Wifi is available but limited.
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Voice of Maasai wrote a review Mar 2023
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Thank you @arusha_villa for the wonderful stay at your beautiful property. The airy bright rooms were delightful…bed was so cozy… food was delicious… and the conversation was inspiring🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼 The White-tailed Colobus was a special bonus as the proprietor was so gracious to invite me along on a walking tour of the surrounding area.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kathryn D wrote a review Feb 2023
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My friend and I stayed here while awaiting to start our safari. It was gorgeous and the people were so kind. We love the food. Our room was very airy and full of natural light. Gorgeous bathrooms. The staff was always helpful with any request. Also, all of the monkeys at the swimming pool were amazing. Barrack and Rachel were wonderful. Many other wonderful staff members who I cannot remember their names. Kathryn and Sandra
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 28 Feb 2023
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. Hope you enjoyed your safari just as much!
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winningspirits wrote a review Feb 2023
Haarlem, The Netherlands327 contributions173 helpful votes
We have stayed several times at Arusha Villa, always we had gantastic stays. Spacious rooms, a very nice garden, great pool, lounge area and a superb restaurant. always a choice between vegetarian dish or a dish with chicken or fish. The quality of the food and staff is among the best we experienced in our many travels to africa!
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Daphne wrote a review Jan 2023
Haarlem, The Netherlands17 contributions14 helpful votes
Perfect start of our Safari holiday in Tanzania. We arrived at 10:30 pm, but the restaurant was still open and prepared some lovely snacks for us. There is also an exterior sitting area with a fire place. The family room was very spacious, super cosy and clean. We did not use the pool but it looked great.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Zia B wrote a review Dec 2022
London, United Kingdom167 contributions27 helpful votes
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Stayed here twice one day before our Safari trip and one day on the return. It’s well located for Kilimanjaro airport so this is helpful to know ( about an hours car ride). Pro’s Peaceful and quiet with a pool. Some of the rooms are large and spacious The food is well prepared Staff friendly Cons WiFi was lacking only available in certain spaces. No a La carte menu all food comes as a set menu for lunch and dinner a little limiting. Small and quaint place so nice for a more boutique low key experience.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t expect WiFi in the rooms, no conditioner provided, no mosquito net around the bed in rooms...
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PRICE RANGE
HK$1,581 - HK$2,231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Arusha
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionArushaKilala
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate?
Nearby attractions include Kilitanzania Pride Tours and Safaris (6.2 km), Sana Africa (6.8 km), and Cultural Arts Centre (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rivertrees Restaurant, Duluti Crater Lake Restaurant, and Christina House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate have airport transportation?
Yes, Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arusha Villa Karamu Coffee Estate?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.