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Planet Lodge

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#3 of 41 Hotels in Arusha
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Moshi, Tanzania
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a very nice weekend in Arusha as I stayed at Planet Lodge. The lodge with very kind, charming and welcoming staffs, who will do anything to make your stay better. Staff showed me the room and explained well how to work all the facilities available in the room including air conditioning, water heater, television etc as .I enjoyed...

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Denver, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Greeted with juice and cookies upon arrival. Staff showed us around the room and explained how to work the air conditioning, water heater etc upon check in. Staff helped us get a taxi to go to dinner in Arusha. Beds were comfortable. Air conditioning worked really well. Turn down service included a small piece of chocolate. Free wifi, but only...

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Moshi, Tanzania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at the hotel are very customer-service oriented, which is not easy to find in Tanzania. They were very helpful to me in the booking phase because I chose an option online that wasn't the most economical, so they emailed me and offered to change it. How many places will do THAT?! It's a beautiful compound; the food is...

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I had a very pleasant stay here due to the kind and welcoming staff doing the thinking for me, enjoyed a simple delicious curry dinner, and a divine walk to my Banda taking in the delightful fragrant Ylang Ylang trees growing in the surrounding gardens. Planet Lodge has individually designed modern Bandas each with a private outdoor area to sit...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 21 April 2017

The Planet Lodge was an excellent choice for this area. The staff were numerous and helpful. WiFi was best in the lobby area and main dining room, but sometimes worked in the room. Your room is one of several round structures that you share one side and someone else has the opposite side. Quiet and had a nice little balcony,...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Nicely situated outside of the hustle of downtown Arusha but close enough for a quick trip in for shopping, Planet Lodge is a great place for a before or after safari trip. The rooms are nicely situated around well manicured gardens. The rooms have large comfortable beds and well maintained clean bathrooms. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The...

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Lassen National Forest, California
Reviewed 1 April 2017

The staff are very nice and welcoming, and the food is wholesome. Getting right to the reason for the "poor" rating: it is the physical plant; in particular: the electrical system. Out first night, at bedtime, the (much needed) air conditioner lost electrical power and, after some time with response and inspection, the staff had us move (had to pack-up)...

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PlanetLodges, General Manager at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear stephenbW6996VK, Thank you for sharing your understanding on TA. I must say I was surprised to read your review as you were clearly misled regarding our "power plant". Yes, the general power supply company lets us down from time to time by cutting the power supply without warning, but then the property is mostly solar powered in addition to...

Manly, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed overnight in the Planet Lodge after 2 weeks of trekking and safari. It was a welcome relaxed stay in the beautiful fragrant gardens of the hotel at the side of the pool. We enjoyed the quiet time, and also the excellent service and food in the restaurants.

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PlanetLodges, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hello duma1001, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback here. I am glad to knwo you "enjoyed the quiet time and also the excellent service and food in the restaurants." We hope to see you again when life brings you our way! Asante sana, Eva for Planet Lodge Team

Blanco, Texas
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Our safari booked this hotel for our first night in country before we started our safari - full board. The staff was very welcoming. We arrived late but the buffet dinner was still available - little choices and looked unappetising. We we asked to order from the menu we were told it would take too long!! We had been flying...

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adams, NE
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stayed in Planet Lodge at the beginning of our safari trip to Tanzania. We were on safari with easy travel (which I HIGHLY recommend), and had a very late arrival to Planet Lodge. It's a bit off the beaten path, which makes it quiet and comfortable. The staff were extremely accommodating and helpful. The bed was super comfortable and...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Planet Lodge

Address: Plot 2271, Moshono Village, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $111 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“Rooms near the swimming pool and restaurant are the best”
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Kilimanjarobrothers, 15 May 2017 | Read review
“My Banda was fairly close to the main Reception and dining lounge areas yet very private.”
lifesabeach1982, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“One that has hot water”
AnnW358, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room away from the road (dust and noise)”
Alexsas777, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good. The pool is inviting if you have time.”
benicha56, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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