High level, the Mvuli is a great place to stay, very helpful staff, grounds are nice, food is very good. As you look closer, there are lots that need fixing and polishing, but for the price, it's pretty worth it. I have been traveling for work and need good wifi, the wifi here is not good, but they were willing to bend over backwards to get me a temporary set up so I could work as needed with little to no delay. If you're just doing social, it's fine.
The Mvuli Hotels in Arusha is fantastic and very happy that we stayed here! The staff is incredibly friendly. They have large rooms, strong wifi and hot water for the guests. The outdoor pool is great to have after a long day. The attached restaurant has excellent food options. Both breakfast and dinner is served and they even have beer. The restaurant staff is very sweet and really make you feel welcome. Overall a great place to stay and would come again!
The room was basic and clean, with a balcony. We arrived late and night and were still served a nice dinner. We felt safe on the premises. It was a thoughtful touch that they prepared a to-go breakfast for us, as we departed at 4:30 am. Only complaint is that the hot water went cold within one or two minutes and the bathtub leaked.
It was my son's birthday, so we decided to take him to Arusha for the weekend to have a change of scenery from Moshi. Initially, we struggled to find the hotel because you have to navigate some dirt roads to find it. On arrival the hotel looks nice from the outside and we have a friendly welcome. I phoned a few days earlier to book the room and to ask for a deal for residents. The guy I spoke to on the phone said clearly that it would be 108,000 shillings for the night but we were told by the receptionist that it was 180,000 shillings, which was significantly more. We had no choice but to pay because we were tired by then and didn't want to start trying to look for another hotel, so we reluctantly paid. The lady asked if we wanted to order dinner and gave us menus to choose from. Please bear in mind that there is nothing else around this hotel, so there really isn't any choice unless you want to drive back into Arusha. We therefore ordered dinner for 7:30pm. I think we were the only guests in the place because it was 'dead'. The food was ok and reasonably priced but the restaurant lacked atmosphere. There was also no alcohol available to order nor any bar! Just a bland room with some tables. The room (executive suite) was nice enough but luckily it was cool enough not to have to use the AC because it made a terribly loud noise. There is no way anyone could sleep with that noise. The beds were very comfortable with nice clean linen but we were awoken in the middle of the night by barking dogs and in the early hours by gospel singers from a nearby church (Sunday morning). The bathroom looked fine on the surface but you had to hold the shower head to shower and because there is a gap between the end of the bath and the wall, water literally flooded all over the bathroom floor and into the hallway area. There was also a very bad drain smell. The breakfast was fairly decent to be fair! Unfortunately, I don't think we would stay here again.…
Location is great, easily to accessible, the doors are huge to enable easy passage of wheelchairs. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful always. The waiter was very charming, friendly and very polite.