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Arusha Planet Lodge

Plot 2271, Moshono Village, 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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 27/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Arusha Planet Lodge
Updated 27/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#5 of 101 hotels in Arusha
Travellers' Choice
Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. Our unique African village styled accommodations offers you a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind and connect with nature. Situated on 4.5 acres of lush gardens with views of Mount Meru, this African retreat places you in the center of that delicate balance where nature and casual living intersect.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Mosquito net
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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RobEnJolanda wrote a review 22 Oct
Zeist, The Netherlands184 contributions35 helpful votes
So, the accommodation is a little dated, but the villas are really nice. Bathroom and bedroom are great, balcony a little small. Beds are (very) hard - the only downside I can mention. We stayed here 3 days: 1 upon arrival before our Kilimanjaro trekking and 2 days afterwards. Reason being that KLM did not fly on the original day we booked it - but in Covid times beggars can't be choosers. We were so glad we made it out there in the first place. Ans so is the staff, it shows continuously: every person is greeting you with a smile, all are trying to make your stay as pleasant as possible. We did not see many tourists, and most stay one night only. If you are there doing nothing (like we did for 2 days) it is a pleasant environment. Wifi pretty ok, a nice lobby with a small shop, a chessboard and football on the tele. But the best time you will have lounging in the garden or at the pool (with a bar) - hakuna matata! Food was - in our opinion - very good, excellent sometimes. However, a little pricey. Good selection of local beers - that do taste great after 8 days on the mountain! Great massage- highly recommend it. Yes, put your valuables in the safe - it is for your & their protection. Again: great secluded place, very friendly staff and a hidden gem for the spoiled tourist!
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Date of stay: October 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We stayed close to the garden & pool (a.o. 12A) - nice spot, albeit closer to traffic.
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Clementine A wrote a review 22 Oct
Germany4 contributions2 helpful votes
One night before our climb to Kilimanjaro is the best place to sleep very nice and comfortable place. Thank you Outsight Nature for choosing us this hotel i wouldnt agree more to be here. PS the pool is clean Summit day is a world class ass blast. With that being said you should go do it.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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polyvesquivel wrote a review 19 Oct
Geneva, Switzerland24 contributions16 helpful votes
we stayed for 1 night before our safari . The location is outside of the city but close enough in case you need anything from around . We enjoyed very much our beautiful and spacious room , it was spotless clean and our son enjoyed the swimming pool . I had a very very good massage . I really recommend it !
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Theo wrote a review 19 Oct
Marly, Switzerland41 contributions18 helpful votes
Very friendly staff as well as nicely designed colonial hotel in the city of Arusha. We stayed here for our first night upon arrival in Tanzania. The warm welcome by the staff and friendly atmosphere in the hotel was very nice after a long voyage. The dinner and breakfast was served in the main dining hall and was of good quality. The rooms were individual houses complete with airco and bathroom. We had a view on the pool.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Rudy België wrote a review Sep 2021
Kapellen, België16 contributions4 helpful votes
The service of the staff was very friendly, food (the breakfast had a lot of choise and was tastefull), the room was clean and big enough, so in general the stay was excellent. We recomment this hotel for other guests.
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Date of stay: September 2021
US$96 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arusha Planet Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Arusha Planet Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Tanzanite Experience (6.0 km), The School of St Jude (1.0 km), and Mount Meru (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arusha Planet Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Arusha Planet Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Arusha Planet Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Arusha Planet Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arusha Planet Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chinese Whispers, Georges Tavern, and Khan's BBQ.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arusha Planet Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Arusha Planet Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arusha Planet Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arusha Planet Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Arusha Planet Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.