New Safari Hotel

New Safari Hotel

Boma Road P O Box 303 Arusha, Arusha 23101 Tanzania
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3.5
#52 of 82 hotels in Arusha
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
With 46 elegant and spacious rooms, Conference halls with a capacity of 10 to 300 people, and Restaurants that excel at traditional, western, and Eastern delicacies, the New Safari Hotel is located at the historical heart of Arusha. Conveniently found in the City center, the accessibility to all sorts of institutions, transportation, and information is guaranteed. Let you be a tourist, a businessman, a historian, or a family. “Karibu New Safari Hotel (1967) Ltd, a HOME away from HOME.”
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Property amenities
Secured parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Car hire
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Salon
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
ATM on site
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Safe
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
Room types
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili

Location

Boma Road P O Box 303 Arusha, Arusha 23101 Tanzania
Getting there
Good for walkers
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Grade: 89 out of 100
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Arusha Airport
Kilimanjaro Airport
41.9 km
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noone91 wrote a review Jan 2020
Seattle, Washington29 contributions36 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I come to Arusha for work, so I need a clean room with good wifi in a central location. I've been staying at New Safari for years.

This trip it was low season and the hotel was nearly empty so the breakfast was pretty sparse. But the staff prepared the mangos and avocados we brought from the street vendors for us and we had the option of fresh cooked eggs.

The area is extremely safe. We were able to go for walks after work to the markets and to restaurants in town. We we got rained in one evening, the pizza in the hotel was tasty and cheap.

It's the staff that really makes this place special. I've been seeing the same faces for 9 years now and the quality of service is as high as anyplace I've ever stayed. They cannot do enough for you. The room was immaculately clean, the wifi free and fast, and a smile and request got us dishes in the evening for our take away food, extra coffee for the room, and a little leeway on our checkout time.

I could book a fancier hotel. I will keep staying here for the comfort and the staff.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: rooms facing the parking lot are quieter.
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James wrote a review Jan 2020
Helsinki, Finland96 contributions69 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms are comfortable and clean but this feels like a tired hotel with the good days behind it.

Staff were friendly and professional, very few guests were staying at the hotel. Prices are high for the standard, facilities and service offered.

Breakfast was disappointing, a sad array of hot food, some fruits, juice, hot water and milk. I can't remember ever having seen a worse breakfast offering.

To accompany the disappointing breakfast is some highly irritating organ music, the same everyday, can't distinguish if the music sounds like it is from a cheerful funeral or joyless wedding service. Perhaps it is oddly appropriate for the setting.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ronald A wrote a review Feb 2022
32 contributions7 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent one night in this hotel. They are centrally located and average for age of property. Door locks were not working so had to have someone from the desk come unlock our door each time that we went out and came back. Food service was very limited and the included breakfast was less that we had been getting during the previous week. The hotel staff was outstanding!!! Cannot say that strong enough. The staff deserves a 12 on a scale of 1 -- 10. They went above and beyond to provie service. When they said welcome they truly meant it.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Nevin Gomes wrote a review Aug 2022
Mwanza, Tanzania2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is an average one. 3 out of 10. The welcome was good. The room was ok. But the hotel lacks hospitality. The morning breakfast is a disaster. On reading the other reviews I figured that this is not something new. They been having this problem and never bothered to rectify. There were so many angry guests on that day who had nothing for breakfast. The front desk lady pretend as if there was no issue at all.

The restaurant is managed by one waiter. His job is to take ordes from restaurant walk in customers. Clean the table. Make coffee and tea. Serve order. Take orders from hotel rooms. Deliver the room orders after 2 hours- if you are lucky.

It seems like the hotel authorities dont understand the meaning of hospitality. Arusha has many options to offer. It's a beautiful place and a blessed one.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Festo Tarimo wrote a review Jul 2020
Arusha, Tanzania147 contributions2,173 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
New Safari hotel is a very nice place to stay in Arusha.
They provide very good service, their staff are very friendly. The Rooms are clean and comfortable.
I really enjoyed the food and drinks I enjoyed the really tasty of coffee.
Don't hesitate to visit them and you will not regret.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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BambiLaFawn wrote a review Feb 2022
Orlando, Florida371 contributions88 helpful votes
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3.0 of 5 bubbles
The location and the staff are super. Unfortunately, the hotel is lackluster and in need of repairs and upkeep. Some rooms have air conditioning and others don’t. Things like missing knobs on the shower door, burned out lightbulbs, weak and intermittent wi-fi, and keys that don’t work make my star rating lower than it needs to be. If the management gets around to some updates and maintenance, this will be a nice place to stay either before or after your safari. Love the location, awesome staff, but…disappointing structure.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Ask for a room on a higher floor to lessen the sounds of the busy streets below. Also, inquire...
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RM rn wrote a review Jul 2023
7 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
nice hotel- friendly and helpful staff- excellent location to stay when visiting the Mt Kilimanjaro area. Offers free breakfast with typical breakfast food. They do laundry- very inexpensive and they ironed everything.
I look forward to returning
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Festo Tarimo wrote a review Apr 2019
Arusha, Tanzania147 contributions2,173 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
New Safari Hotel is the best hotel in Arusha town.
I have been there many times.
Their rooms are big and clean. Friendly and knowledgeable. Amazing Pizza and good coffee.
Try them today and you will be comfortable and Happy.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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Companion37233 wrote a review Jul 2006
Dublin7 contributions43 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the New Safari Hotel, Boma Road, in the centre of Arusha for four nights. I found the hotel staff very friendly and helpful. The hotel itself has been completely renovated. The rooms are simple, but very comfortable and stylish. The bathrooms are impeccable. The 24 hr internet cafe with very cheap rates and Skype facilities are a godsend. The consierge service were very helpful in recommending safaris and arranged a very reasonable one for me at short notice. In conclusion, I would highly recommend this hotel for business and pleasure. Although there is no pool here, it is a stone's throw from the New Arusha Hotel, which has excellent facilities. There is also a very nice Cafe and Bar a few doors down from the hotel. Although quite pricey at $70, compared to similar priced hotels, this is actually good value in Arusha.
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Saafari wrote a review Jan 2012
Hong Kong, China25 contributions18 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed in this hotel for one night before heading to the safari. Its a clean, friendly and comfortable hotel. Don't expect any wonders here but its reasonably priced and perfect for transit purposes. It has free wi-fi which is an added advantage for many people. The Precision Air shuttle stops right outside the hotel.
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Date of stay: January 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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BambiLaFawn wrote a tip Feb 2022
Orlando, Florida371 contributions88 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room on a higher floor to lessen the sounds of the busy streets below. Also, inquire about air conditioning!!"
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noone91 wrote a tip Jan 2020
Seattle, Washington29 contributions36 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms facing the parking lot are quieter."
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Dan C wrote a tip Jul 2019
3 contributions2 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor is amazing there"
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Arjav Vyas wrote a tip Mar 2018
Arusha, Tanzania49 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Higher floors give good view of the city!"
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AnujJ wrote a tip May 2017
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania77 contributions42 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms to the front provide a better view and quieter"
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PRICE RANGE
HK$601 - HK$750 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
46
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Frequently Asked Questions about New Safari Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to New Safari Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Tanzanite Experience (0.05 km), Sidai Center Workshop & Retail Store (0.3 km), and Tanzania Juvenile Safaris (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at New Safari Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at New Safari Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at New Safari Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at New Safari Hotel?
Yes, secured parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to New Safari Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Africafe, Kitamu Coffee, and Fifi's Cafe.
Is New Safari Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Arusha.
Does New Safari Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at New Safari Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
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