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Reviewed 9 June 2016

We were welcomed at Planet Lodge with a cool drink and a very pleasant staff. Our room was very clean. Our room was turned down every night, sprayed and the mosquito netting was closed around our bed. The breakfast chef was great! The food was excellent and the service was incredible. The grounds were spectacular.

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

Dear toluce It was great to have you stay with us. Karibu tena! Asante, Eva for Planet Lodge Team

Reviewed 7 June 2016

We stayed here one night in May, 2016 prior to starting out on our safari. The staff was very friendly. The room was nice. The bed was very comfortable and inviting after 33 hours of travel! We had breakfast in the morning and there were plenty of options. Thank you for a pleasant stay.

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

CarolStanleyNH, Thank you too for choosing us! It was really good having you here, all be it for the one night. I trust you will come back and see us when life brings you our way. Asante sana! Eva for Planet Lodge Team

Wimbledon
Reviewed 27 May 2016

Very lovely place to stay, with a very nice garden. Staff here are incredible and attentive. One even spotted I had a bit of a cold and brought me a honey and lemon tea!! Thank you to Lucky and Jefferey for your fantastic service.

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

Dear costaantoniou, Thank you for your kind words. When here, you are part of the family and we always enjoy sharing our remedies with you! I hope the rest of your travels were enjoyable. Until we see you again, karibu tena! Best regards, Eva for Planet Lodge Team

Columbia, Maryland
Reviewed 21 May 2016

We were booked at this hotel through Basecamp Tanzania safari company. It was a wonderful place to begin and end our trip. It was quite and peaceful near Arusha National Park. The staff was was wonderful (I left something in my room and they contacted Basecamp and held if for me until we came back 2 weeks later) The rooms...

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

bbellamy2016, Thank you for sharing your experience here. Your kind words are very encouraging and yes, having AC is a pleasant experience for most clients. We cetaintly look forward to welcoming you back! Best regards, Eva for Planet Lodge Team

Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

This hotel was simply amazing - the rooms were fantastic they had a nice flatscreen, fantastic bed and a very nice shower! The reception area was well decorated very clean and the staff were the most friendly staff I have seen at a hotel in recent times. The breakfast is great with a nice area to eat outside in the...

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

Hello B K, We are elated to know you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and think Planet Lodge "is close to 4* rather than the 3*" for quality of service. Hearing this from you is the ultimate complement! Karibu tena, - Eva for PL Team

Sarnia, Canada
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Our flight to Kilimanjaro airport arrived late in the evening so we decided to stay for 2 nights to overcome jet lag before starting safari. We also stayed for one night on our return from Safari before heading to the airport the next day. The hotel is located about 45- to 60 min drive from the airport. There are 20+...

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

Hi Karibu13, Thank you for choosing us and taking time to write about your stay. We are glad to know you enjoyed your time here esp the aroma from the mature Langi-Langi trees. Did you know that aroma is extracted to make a number of high end perfumes...? Your note on transportation is why we provide the daily complementary shuttle...

Arusha
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We had a conference i March 2016. We looked for a place to hold that conference. We were between 20 and thirty persons. The delegatescame mainly from Tanzania, missionaires in Tanzania coming from the Scandinavian countries. The arrangments was very good. The food was excellent. We have been to other places during the years, and very many of those places...

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

Dear olmoruo, Asante for your kind words following your March conference. We are encouraged to learn "no one complained or suffered." and that "Overall it was very good to excellent. Very secure and calm." Thank you for sharing your feedback here and we hope to see you again in the not so distant future! Karibuni tena, Eva for Planet Lodge...

Katesh, Tanzania
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We have stayed at the Planet Lodge on several occasions as a family and have always had a good experience. We recently had a large conference here with over 70 in attendace and the leadership team and staff did an excellent job helping us to plan and meet our special needs. Everything from the rooms, the food, the service, and...

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

Hi burkholdertz, Thank you for recommending us to families and those holding conferences in Arusha! Although conferencing is a new offering for us and yours was our biggest one yet, we are elated to know that we did not disappoint. Nothing is too much because we are willing and work hard to make things happen... I look forward to seeing...

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Just stayed here one night after flying in. One of the best rooms I've had in Tanzania. Room amenities include great air conditioning, good lighting, and a comfortable, firm bed. The grounds are exceptional and the restaurant serves delicious food from a set menu. There is decent wifi and good customer service.

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

Dear Craig M, Thank you for choosing us and sharing your feedback on TA. We are very encouraged to know you found our to be "One of the best rooms I've had in Tanzania." Asante sana and we hope to see you again soon. Best regards, Eva for Planet Lodge Team

Buffalo, New York
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Very nice place--food was good, the rooms were great, small pool that was quiet and lovely. We stayed here twice--at the beginning and end of a safari. We were very pleased with every aspect of the hotel.

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

Dear JLF1234, I am glad to know that you "...were very pleased with every aspect of the hotel." We work hard to make sure your stay is to your expectations and your kind words are tru;y encouraging. Asante sana na karibuni tena! Eva for Planet Lodge Team

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: $126 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“ask for a room away from the road (dust and noise)”
 of 5 bubbles Alexsas777, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good. The pool is inviting if you have time.”
 of 5 bubbles benicha56, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No idea on pricing since this was a package put together by our travel agent.”
 of 5 bubbles hkillary, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“we were in an outside bungalow and certainly never heard any noise.”
  • We stayed in Unit 28 which was clean, comfortable and close to the pool.
 of 5 bubbles LornePark, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms look similar. Lower numbers nearer restaurant and reception.”
 of 5 bubbles ElizabethH326, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
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