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Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha

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KIBO PALACE HOTEL Arusha: Named after the highest peak of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, Kibo Palace Hotel is one of Arusha's most exciting and innovative luxury hotels. The contemporary and African decor gives this gem in the heart of Arusha a great attitude. The hotel is located 45 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) and a 15-minute walk from Arusha city center and the Arusha International Conference Center. The hotel hosts professionals, the business community and international organizations to a Corporate Networking Cocktail every last Thursday of the month offering them a platform to exchange ideas and enhance businesses and also encourage personal growth for the professionals through inviting great speakers to these event. Kibo Palace Hotel offers a range of diverse facilities for both business travelers and leisure stays. These include:- 77 tastefully designed luxurious guestrooms and suites. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities to make the stay comfortable.- Fully-equipped conference and meeting facilities which can accommodate up to 150 people, well-appointed with the necessary modern equipment – Wireless Internet, Video Conferencing Facilities, LCD Projectors, State-of-the-Art Audio Visual Equipment and secretarial services.- The Kilimanjaro Restaurant will satisfy the most discerning gastronomic connoisseur with a splash of African, Continental, Asian or Oriental cuisine.- The Lounge Bar at Kibo Palace Hotel is a pleasant and sophisticated meeting place, ideal for an aperitif or an after-dinner drink. The guests can relax and sip wines, champagnes and classic cocktails prepared by expert barmen. The hotel has a happy hour and live entertainment every Wednesday and Friday evening from 05.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m.- The Pool Bar is located near the swimming pool with a view of our lush gardens as a sundowner serving a variety of fresh juices and snacks. Recreational facilities include- Outdoor swimming pool set in landscaped gardens.- Health & fitness center with state of the art gymnasium, sauna, steam bath and massage parlour.- Arusha Gymkhana’s 9-hole golf course and 7 tennis courts are situated 3 minutes drive from the hotel. Other services: Forex bureau open from 07.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., Airport transfers and car hire, VIP airport transfers in luxury vehicles, Gemstones boutique, Event Management, Safari bookings, Wireless internet complimentary for all in-house guests. The beautifully landscaped lush garden around the hotel’s pool area is one of the most prominent venues in town for staging wedding and outdoor functions. We offer a variety of facilities and rooms, specially adapted bathrooms and wider access for wheelchairs, as well as other facilities including parking for physically challenged persons. Kibo Palace Hotel, with its diverse facilities and friendly service, is a preferred destination for international travelers, holidaymakers as well as local businessmen and families. The multinational management team of the hotel is continually strives to provide excellent service maintaining an international standard for all its facilities on offer; all these combine to deliver an unforgettable personal experience.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Sauna
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Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Poolside bar
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Full body massage
Steam room
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Newspaper
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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24-hour front desk
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Quiet
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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Journey-MJ wrote a review Feb 2024
Bloomington, Minnesota6 contributions2 helpful votes
We arrived late into Kilimanjaro and this was our first night prior to Safari. It. Was a great mid-range option. The staff was friendly and quick to get us settled in our room. The next morning was the most amazing buffet breakfast! Definately, something for everyone. I would definately stay here again!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 15 Feb 2024
Dear Journey-MJ, Let us thank you for recommending Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha after the experience you had with us! We are very glad to receive your compliments about our staff. Once again, thank you for your excellent review and we look forward to welcoming you again soon at Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha. Best Regards, Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha ^ JR
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Linda H wrote a review Feb 2024
Leeds, United Kingdom31 contributions47 helpful votes
Lovely hotel. Staff are so friendly, food is lovely and bedrooms are spacious with a well appointed bathroom. Pool area is great and they have a lovely little bar area. Very close to town centre so plenty to see. Sadly only stayed one night but will definitely return.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 11 Feb 2024
Dear Linda, Thank you for recommending Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha after the experience you had with us! We are proud that our delightful food, polite staff, bathroom and bar contributed to your positive experience. We would love to welcome you back in the nearest future. With Best Regards, Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha
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Jack L wrote a review Dec 2023
Los Angeles, California194 contributions96 helpful votes
Room was adequate and roomy. We had dinner at the Kilamamjaro restaurant, but in retrospect, we were sorry that we didn't order off the menu rather than selecting the buffet. Staff were helpful. A dining table with nice place settings was set up in our room, but we didn't use it.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 2 Jan 2024
Dear Jack L, Greetings from Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha. Thank you for your 5-star review of our hotel. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the comforts of our hotel including room, staff and place. Our team would like to express our gratitude for your positive comments and we would love to have the chance to welcome you back in the nearest future. Kind Regards, Kibo Palace Hotel ^ JR
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Kelly wrote a review Dec 2023
Little Current, Canada35 contributions4 helpful votes
Really great hotel-we were on a G Adventure Safari trip with National Geographic and it was the pre and post hotel that they selected for us. Very clean,modern and well appointed with great linens and toiletries. All the staff -porters, housekeeping, health facility were welcoming and helpful. The front desk staff especially Glory were great-some of the others only seemed to tolerate their job which was unfortunate. But the Dining room and kitchen staff were amazing!! They went out of their way to be helpful ( carrying things for my 80 year old Mom) helping us with the language and just generally really making us feel welcome especially Leah and Veronica (I think I have her name wrong she had been at a Safari camp but came back to be closer to her daughter.) The food both African buffet and menu were delicious. The included breakfast was awesome lots of selection. On our return visit, the very astute manager upgraded us to a suite- because of construction on 3rd floor, lots of equipment in the hall (my Mom walks with a cane) and glue/paint fumes. We were thankful. Finally we booked massages and they were great!! I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The pool was great-cool for some but perfect for Ontario people! This bird was outside our window...
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Responded 13 Dec 2023
Dear Kelly, Thank you very much for choosing Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha for your accommodation. We are proud to know that you enjoyed our friendly staff and tasty breakfast. Once again, thank you for your excellent review and we look forward to welcoming you again soon at Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha. With Best Regards, Kibo Palace Hotel Team ^ JR
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shanshan4ever wrote a review Oct 2023
Cork, Ireland282 contributions28 helpful votes
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One of the higher end hotel in town located in the city. Room was very clean and bed was very comfortable. Swimming pool close early but you can still order drinks and enjoy the view! Lots of selection for breakfast and staffs are very friendly!
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 27 Oct 2023
Dear shanshan4ever, Thank you very much for choosing Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha for your stay in Arusha. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the comforts of our hotel including bed, room and staff. Our team would like to express our gratitude for your positive comments and we would love to have the chance to welcome you back in the nearest future. With Kind Regards, Kibo Palace Hotel^ JR
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Brian T wrote a review Sept 2023
Scottsdale, Arizona9 contributions1 helpful vote
The hotel was beautiful with a pool, bar, and dining room. The room was great. The bathroom was even better. They had a separate shower and bathtub. There was a plethora of amenities like shampoo, body wash, shaving equipment, etc. Meals (breakfast/dinner) were included with the room. The meal was a buffet consisting of a wide assortment of dishes. The hotel is in a great location. Walking distance to a variety of shops and restaurants.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Room Tip: The desserts looked great but weren't very tasty.
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Responded 1 Oct 2023
Dear Briant, Let us thank you for choosing Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha for your stay and we are glad we were able to meet and exeed your expectations. We were truly pleased to hear that you enjoyed hotel, location and room. We would love to have the chance to welcome you back in Arusha for another stay. Best Regards, Kibo Palace Hotel ^ JR
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Michelene D wrote a review Sept 2023
8 contributions4 helpful votes
This was a day room provided for us before our late night flight. It was wonderful! The bathroom has a bathtub and the shower. My hair dryer wasn’t included, which was a luxury item when you’re on a safari for 15 days. The lunch buffet was outstanding. I would highly recommend this place to stay not just for a day room before our hotel stay
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 2 Oct 2023
Dear Michelene D. Thank you for the warm feedback on your recent stay with us. It is delighful to learn that you had a great stay. We hope to see you again at Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha, Warm regards, Kibo Palace Hotel ^ JR
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gardencity285 wrote a review Sept 2023
London, United Kingdom136 contributions98 helpful votes
We stopped here for one night en route. The staff were charming (especially Leah who was always smiling), room nice and clean if a bit basic, food was great and couldn't really fault it. Thank you for your hospitality.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Responded 2 Oct 2023
Dear Gardencity, Thank you for recommending Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha after the experience you had with us! Our team is happy to note that you enjoyed our delicious food, polite staff and comfortable room. We would love to have the chance to welcome you back in Arusha for another stay. Best regards, Kibo Palace Hotel ^ JR Best Regards,
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Mark M wrote a review Sept 2023
Burlington, Canada126 contributions82 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here one night as part of an Easy Travel tour. Wow, what a committment to customer service. As we were celebrating an anniversary, unbeknownst us, before we checked into our room the hotel staff meticulously placed hundreds of rose petals all over our room, including a big heart of towels and rose petals on the bed. Given the number of rose petals and their placement, this would have taken a considerable amount of time to undertake. Suffice to say, we were completely shocked and overwhelmed. The room itself was also very nice with a king sized bed, nice furnishings and a gorgeous view overlooking the pool. Dinner that evening and the buffet breakfast the next morning were absolutely delightful! Overall, we had a fabulous stay thanks to the superb customer service of the hotel staff. Thank you so much.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 6 Sept 2023
Dear MarkM553, Thank you for staying in Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha and sharing your positive rating. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you were happy with your stay. Our team would like to express our gratitude for your positive comments and we would love to have the chance to welcome you back in the nearest future. Kind Regards, Kibo Palace Hotel^ JR
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RocklandMom wrote a review Aug 2023
Blauvelt, New York25 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed at the Kibo Palace on the way to our Tanzanian safari. It is a lovely hotel with large clean rooms. It has a very nice swimming pool with tables and chaise longues -- a nice oasis in an otherwise hot and dusty town. The staff was friendly and accommodating, and the food was very good. The dining room supposedly closes at 10, and we were afraid that we would have to go to bed hungry when we arrived from the airport at about 10:30. But they kept the kitchen open for us, so we were able to enjoy an excellent meal. We were very grateful, as we were certainly not going to wander around a strange city at that hour looking for food.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 17 Aug 2023
Dear RocklandMom, Greetings from Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha. Thank you for your 5-star review of our hotel. We are pleased to note that you enjoyed the comforts of our hotel including food, room, hotel and staff. Once again, thank you for your excellent review and we look forward to welcoming you again soon at Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha. Best Regards, Kibo Palace Hotel
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HK$1,262 - HK$1,646 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha
Which popular attractions are close to Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha?
Nearby attractions include House of Gems Tanzania (0.2 km), Swahili Art Group (0.3 km), and Vivid Green Gems (0.07 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha?
Conveniently located restaurants include Georges Tavern, The Blue Heron, and Hot Tandoor Village Indian cuisine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha have airport transportation?
Yes, Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Arusha.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kibo Palace Hotel Arusha offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.