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Arusha Planet Lodge

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#2 of 81 hotels in Arusha
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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
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Concierge
24-hour check-in
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Mosquito net
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, French, Swahili
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Cheryl Y wrote a review Mar 2024
Minneapolis, Minnesota102 contributions13 helpful votes
Very nice rooms, comfortable bed, AC if you needed it. The shower was great, very friendly staff, and good food. It was a very quiet place and the grounds were very well kept and beautiful. Checking in and checking out was smooth and uneventful. I have stayed here several times, never been disappointed.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 weeks ago
545cheryly, We are glad you found time to post us a review. We love reading our guests feedback from their experience. Thank you for appreciating our services, including the staff, gardens, food and rooms. This kind of feedback is an encouragement to the team. We thank you and hope to see you again at Planet Lodges.
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Christineboahene wrote a review Sept 2023
London7 contributions5 helpful votes
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This hotel has 5* service, it truly was overwhelming with how kind and courteous every single staff member I encountered. From the reception staff, to the gardeners who come running to grab your bag. Very attentive touch that was. We asked for a table in the garden and the service was amazing. The beds were SOOOO comfortable! I would highly recommend staying before, during or after your safari or staying all together!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Response from Lawrence Kinyua, General Manager at Arusha Planet Lodge
Responded 18 Sept 2023
Dear ChristineBoahene. It is our hope you had a good flight back home. We are so honored to read such a review. We strive to be the best in Arusha and we know to be, we have to go for the right staff and wear the right attitude. Thank you for taking time to write us such a wonderful feedback and recommending us to the world!
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Pamela G wrote a review Mar 2024
12 contributions2 helpful votes
What a fabulous place to start our Tanzanian holiday. The location is ideal to rest and relax prior to the start and the end of a safari. The rooms are very comfortable, there's a patio to relax on, the food is very good and the staff is super friendly and helpful. I highly recommend staying here.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lawrence Kinyua, General Manager at Arusha Planet Lodge
Responded 5 Mar 2024
Dear 495pamg, Thank you for the excellent review and praise. we do appreciate. We are glad you chose to stay with us and we wish you exciting moments in your safari ahead.
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Tatiana B wrote a review Mar 2024
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Amazing experience, special thanks to Joseph, Gertrude and Fredy! Thank you so much! Really nice staff, room is super comfortable and decoration is amazing. Nice common area and delicious food. The staff was specially amazing. Had a really good time!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 4 Mar 2024
Dear Z8906Ytatianab, Thank you for a very warn review. We appreciated your patronage and taking time to give us a 5* review. We wish you all the best and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Lara S wrote a review Mar 2024
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Really lovely place and staff. The room super comfortable and well decorated. Nice common area and delicious food. The staff was simply amazing and so thoughtful. Getrude, Joseph and Fredy prepared a lovely surprise for one of our friend’s birthday!
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Lawrence Kinyua, General Manager at Arusha Planet Lodge
Responded 4 Mar 2024
larasK8003QS, Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We wish you well and hope to see you again with your next visit.
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TheBanns5 wrote a review Feb 2024
Los Angeles, California6 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed four days at Arusha Planet Lodge and had a very comfortable stay. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Special thanks to Tim, Upendo, and Coreen. I also had a coffee body scrub by Seke which was reinvigorating. We will be forever grateful for your kindness.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lawrence Kinyua, General Manager at Arusha Planet Lodge
Responded 4 Mar 2024
TheBanns50, We do appreciate you for taking time to review our services on TripAdvisor. Thank you for choosing to stay with us and the compliments, all the mentioned staff have been recognized. We look forward to hosting your with next visit.
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Matthieu G wrote a review Feb 2024
Fontenay-sous-Bois, France8 contributions4 helpful votes
This is one of the best lodge experience I got in Tanzania, near a big city. The rooms are outstanding , the buffet is great with exceptional meat , the pool is well to relax, and you even get two bars and a pizza service. By the way, the personal is a real plus.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Lawrence Kinyua, General Manager at Arusha Planet Lodge
Responded 28 Feb 2024
545matthieug, So exciting to read this review. We are so humbled and thank you very much for you touching words. We promise to keep the lodge at its best. Our staff do appreciate your kind works. All the best.
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rmh3lady wrote a review Feb 2024
Anchorage, Alaska40 contributions4 helpful votes
The rooms are bungalows with all the amenities you need. The walkways are beautiful and you feel as if you are in a lush park. The food was fantastic with quite a variety and the staff were extremely kind and hospitable. I would stay here again and recommend to anyone. Unfortunately, I did not take any photos but they have great photos on their website.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Response from Lawrence Kinyua, General Manager at Arusha Planet Lodge
Responded 20 Feb 2024
Dear rmh3lady, I am personally quite excited to read about the feel of the garden and the walk ways. We decided to improve on some areas and give a fresh look to the general ambiance, especially the walk ways, and I am so happy to realize our guests have started noticing the changes. The LUSH PARK! Thank you for the appreciating our chefs and general staff. We try to ensure all our guests feel at home. We certainly believe we shall see you soon.
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Sherri R wrote a review Feb 2024
Los Angeles, California79 contributions20 helpful votes
Absolutely beautiful hotel in Arusha. Food and accommodations were superb! Dennis the manager, and the entire staff go above and beyond to ensure a wonderful experience! Great pool. Just an oasis from all the hard work of being on safari🤣
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Lawrence Kinyua, General Manager at Arusha Planet Lodge
Responded 14 Feb 2024
Dear sherrir905. We are delighted to read your feedback on food, pool, and accommodation, more so, staff and especially Dennis. At Planet Lodges, we endeavor to ensure a memorable stay for all our guests. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Thank you.
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Niclas E wrote a review Feb 2024
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We had a pleasant stay. Staffmember, Joseph, we very helpful at cheering up and assisting with my daughter after a long flight. The rooms Was clean and had a musquito net (not that there were any mosquitoes at the the time). The stadig Was very helpful with bagage everytime we had to leave from A-B
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Response from Lawrence Kinyua, General Manager at Arusha Planet Lodge
Responded 10 Feb 2024
909niclase, We are delighted to read such a lovely review. thank you for the kind words. Joseph is passionate about children and a star. Thank you for, recognizing his personality. We do value guest feedback and we shall definitely recognize Joseph for making your stay remarkable. Thank you.
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PRICE RANGE
HK$666 - HK$1,403 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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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), Utopia safaris (3.8 km), and Kilitanzania Pride Tours and Safaris (6.3 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 blackout curtains.
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 and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arusha Planet Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Five Chutneys, Chinese Whispers, and Georges Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arusha Planet Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Arusha Planet Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Arusha Planet Lodge offers airport transportation 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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Arusha Planet Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Swahili.
Is Arusha Planet Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.