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Simeon Road, Arusha Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 05/08/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#14 of 306 Speciality lodging in Arusha
Travellers' Choice
Experience the essence of Arusha with Gran Meliá. An oasis within Arusha set out on 18 acres of beautiful landscaped coffee and tea plantations. Pure tranquility with spectacular views of Mount Meru. Gran Melia Arusha offers a unique experience combining the most exciting once-in-a-lifetime safari destination with state-of-the-art conference facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Kids stay free
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room service
VIP room facilities
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Footprints286672 wrote a review 17 Oct
6 contributions
This was our first trip to Tanzania and we weren’t sure what to expect. We are happy that Melia was our introduction. We were so pleased with our stay at the Melia. It was clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The beds were super comfy and the food was delicious. We bought some jewelry in the shop there that was priced reasonably. We enjoyed the spa and the pool. Best gym in all of our stays and the best massage.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
artzero wrote a review Jul 2021
291 contributions313 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
We have been staying at GM Arusha for almost three weeks now. We are really sad to check out today. We feel at home here and we are in love with not just the beautiful hotel, its green and sustainable practices and policies, but mostly its lovely and loving staff!! Clearly the manager(s) here has done a great job in maintaining the highest service and quality. We have stayed at many other fine hotels but this is the first hotel at which we see the manager walking around working hard all day making sure guests receive the best possible service. The hotel has a beautiful garden and its own coffee and tea plantation. They have free range chickens producing organic eggs. There are rooftop gardens on most buildings providing both aesthetic and environmental purposes. It’s so lovely to walk around the premises. The hotel also faces Mt Meru. It’s been such a delight to see the changing faces of Mt Meru daily. Finally its kind helpful and professional staff. We have not met any staff member whom we do not like. ALL of them go above and beyond to make us feel comfortable and welcome. They know our names. They know our preferences. They ask about our family members when they don’t see them. After three weeks we feel like these staff members are our family. Mind you most of these staff members do not receive tips for their services but they are genuinely caring and helpful, and, yes, happy to see guests. We will miss this hotel and the lovely staff and we will be back! A few names to mention here: Noel, Jeremiah, Yona, Nassari, Shedrack, Natasha, Anna, Christian, Dennis, Francis, Emanuel, Maria and more whose names I did not have a chance to know. Thank you! We also would like mention the very hard working house keeping staff!! I’m sorry I did not get names but they are amazing and thoughtful!! THANK YOU ALL!! We will miss you!!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from Antonio Dias, Other at Gran Melia Arusha
Responded 9 Sep 2021
Dear artzero, Greetings from Gran Melia Arusha! Thank you for your nice review and positive feedback. We really appreciate the time taken to share your opinion on TripAdvisor. We are more than glad to know you have enjoyed a wonderful experience with us and thank you so much for sharing these lovely comments. As you mentioned, our hotel is perfectly located with views to Mount Meru. It is an ideal place to combine exploring the area and enjoying your free time in our luxurious and cozy hotel ambience. It was a delight to welcome you and it would be a pleasure to host you again in the hotel, your new home in Arusha! Kindest Regards, Guest Experience Team.
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Matt from Atl/St John wrote a review Sep 2021
4 contributions
Beautiful property, excellent service great food. We were here for two nights and one day great hotel to unwind prior to starting our safari tour. Had a message and lunch at the food top restaurant, food was great. Wonderful day highly recommended!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Inno Africa Safaris wrote a review Sep 2021
Arusha, Tanzania1 contribution
From the reception accommodation & food we real appreciate this service and you deserved a 5 star in Arusha, me and my wife enjoyed a lot staying with you as we will do much as we can to recommend you for all the traveler who wish to get a VIP services in Arusha town, The mountain view was amazing too Thanks so much
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Review collected in partnership with Meliá Hotels International
Date of stay: August 2021
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sabinesibler wrote a review Sep 2021
1 contribution
The Gran Melia is an excellent restaurant with really fantastic and well trained staff. Only that this review has to have 200 characters minimum is a bit tidious. Anyway, I was really happy at the hotel. I stayed 16 nights for a business trip. And thanks to the large outdoor space and the fantastic pool and gym it was really a very pleasant stay. Thank you.
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Review collected in partnership with Meliá Hotels International
Date of stay: August 2021
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
US$251 - US$365 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gran Melia Arusha
Which popular attractions are close to Gran Melia Arusha?
Nearby attractions include Mount Meru (0.7 km), House of Gems (1.0 km), and Sidai Center Workshop & Retail Store (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gran Melia Arusha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Gran Melia Arusha?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Gran Melia Arusha?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gran Melia Arusha?
Conveniently located restaurants include Georges Tavern, Pablo Picasso Café, and The Blue Heron.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Gran Melia Arusha?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Does Gran Melia Arusha have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Gran Melia Arusha offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Gran Melia Arusha located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Arusha.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gran Melia Arusha?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Gran Melia Arusha offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Is Gran Melia Arusha accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.