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Rivertrees Country Inn

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 10 November 2015

We stayed here for one night after our Ngorongoro/Tarangari safari, and before flying home from Kilimanjaro airport. It's only about 30 minutes to the airport. We had a lovely big room in a chalet, with large comfortable bed, little deck at the back, and big bathroom. The grounds were large, and easy to walk around. They have made a nice... More 

Thank 895fionab
New York City, New York
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

Rivertrees gives a first time Safari tourist a good transition into the Tanzanian hospitality/tourist world. By Tanzanian standards it is quite a nice place with beautiful grounds, spacious private rooms, decent food and reasonably good service. It is also fairly close to Kilimanjaro Airport - the international gateway to Tanzania's Serengeti etc. A few caveats: we use Apple computers, iPads... More 

Thank CSNY83
Northampton, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2015

A perfect start to our holiday. We chose to have a night here after our night flight to recharge and rest before a nine night safari.. What a perfect place to relax. We had a room by the river which was so relaxing, sitting on the verandah, listening to the water and watching the monkies jump from branch to branch.... More 

Thank angiesafari
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night after a late flight into Kilimanjaro. Located about 40 min drive from the airport, accommodation is clean and more than adequate for an overnight stay. Rivertrees is in a picturesque location by the river, on a large property.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

We stayed on two separate occasions, one night before safari and one after out trip. I give it only an average rating because while the location, grounds, and rooms are acceptable, some of the staff just seemed not to care. On the first night, no one came in for turn down or to tidy up the coffee area. In fact... More 

Thank Cyn818
Nairobi, Kenya
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57 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

Amazing little place.. Friendly, helpful, very clean, Magic room and bed quality wow so comfortable... Pizzas to die for.. Defiantly worth staying.. The staff couldn't do more.. One must take note of the wheel barrow used for the luggage...brings a smile to ones face

Thank skvarose
Scotts Valley, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2015

A brief stop before departing Tanzania, only a short nap in the beautiful room. I can vouch for the pizza. The main attraction is the old plantation grounds, with extensive back lawn area and gardens. Sadly, the beautiful giant old trees are being poorly maintained. Large branches are cut off a foot or more from the trunk or left broken... More 

Thank Richardhencke
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19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2015

Arriving at Kilimanjaro Airport at 8PM after 26 hours of travel from Atlanta, we were exhausted, and ready to wind down. The staff couldn't have been more welcoming and attentive. The property resembles a botanical garden, with "cabins" scattered among the trees and plants, offering relaxing privacy. The rooms are spacious, nicely decorated, and clean. Food was excellent. we especially... More 

Thank Mary J
Larkspur, California
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24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 17 October 2015

The rooms are scattered all over the property, most bungalows shared with another room. Rooms are spacious and nicely a pointed; bathroom is large and comfortable with all the amenities needed! Beds were very comfortable! The grounds were comfortable and had a few sitting areas!

Thank SXM
Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Rivertrees offered a fabulous stop after a long travel days to arrive in Tanzania. The staff, food, accommodations were perfect. We arrived late in the evening and they kept the outdoor kitchen open for us so we could relax and enjoy our first night! Will definitely be back!

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rivertrees lies nestled in the foothills of Mount Meru, in view of Mount Kilimanjaro. This peaceful country estate combines old-world ambience, African country elegance, excellent farm cuisine, personal service and genuine warmth from your hosts.The inn offers tranquility enhanced with contemporary conveniences, ideal for rejuvenation following stressful overseas travel or deep relaxation after a long safari or strenuous climb up Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru. ... more   less 

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Address: Near USA-River Village, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $198 - $430 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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Arusha Country Inn
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