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Kibo Palace Hotel

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Pretoria, South Africa
Reviewed 13 April 2015

Found this hotel using other reviews and it lives up to them! Well situated with friendly staff. Rooms are large and well furnished - modern fittings too. Breakfast is good and the dinner menu is varied and the food excellently prepared. I liked the garden area... good for a sundowner and a swim in a large swimming pool. I have...

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Charitycgg, Business Development Manager at Kibo Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Steven, Hope you are well in Pretoria and thank you for having taken time to review our property. We are glad that we met your expectations and glad that you would be visiting us and recommending us to those visiting Arusha. We have rooms also located on the pool facing side which is really quiet for light sleepers and...

Kampala
Reviewed 4 March 2015

The Hotel is good with nice architecture and environment. The rooms are well cleaned with DSTV and hot water. I liked their policy on internet usage (unlimited). the meals were good and the waiters responsive. The only problem was that Sauna and Steam were closed at 9.00 pm when I wanted to enjoy that service. Management should reconsider extending the...

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Charitycgg, Business Development Manager at Kibo Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Hope you are keeping well in Kampala. Thank you for taking time to review our property and we are glad that we met your expectations. We note your concern for the steam and sauna closing times at 21.00 hours which have been set according to traffic of users of the said facilities whereby by 20.00 hours, the place...

Burlington, Vermont
Reviewed 27 February 2015

This is a really nice property, and it's where prime ministers and presidents stay when in Arusha. It's also where Arusha residents want to be seen having dinner or breakfast, so the menu is distinctly Tanzanian. All of that said, it's a lot of money (we paid $300/room) for what looks and feels like a standard hotel experience. You can...

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Charitycgg, Business Development Manager at Kibo Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, Our sincere appreciating for having taken time to review our property on Trip Advisor and we are glad to note that you did enjoy your stay and also had time to note that the hotel serves all including Presidents, Prime Ministers, Celebrities and high end Arusha Market. We are open and free to cater for our clients needs...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Located near the heart of Arusha. Pleasant and helpful staff, with facilities that provided a nice blend of modern convenience (including a "plus" gym with spa options) and familiar comforts. The breakfast buffet in particular was great and there were plenty of well-prepared options for dinner. (Highly recommend going a la carte for dinner, as there are a few items...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2015

Lovely character to the hotel. Very central to the centre of Arusha. Receptionist was not very welcoming on arrival but other staff made up for her. Why make people submit 200 chars if all they want to say requires 149??

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Sacramento, CA
Reviewed 15 January 2015 via mobile

Although I didn't stay at this hotel, my climbing partner did so I had the opportunity to experience this first rate facility. I was initially impressed by the restaurant. The selection and service were great. We split the beef medallions and the whole tilapia. Both were well prepared with a pleasing presentation (although the medallions were my favorite). I ended...

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Engelskirchen
Reviewed 9 January 2015

In summary, point blank excellent. Absolutely wonderful buffet with great food, great presentation, great service and an extremely competitive price compared to other locations. In combination with the pool talking care of kids a super First of January 2015. Thank you to all staf and chefs of the Kibo Palace Hotel!

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Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

The hotel is clean, beautiful and very well maintained, the staff are very friendly and always willing to help, the receptionists are outstanding the kitchen staff are very very welcoming I'd give kibo 10 stars if I could but I'm only afforded 5

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 26 December 2014

Its indeed an Amazing,private and money's worth value place to be,the outdoors are serene and breath taking, I definitely want to get back there when i get to travel to Arusha.Well, See you soon in 2015.

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Nairobi
Reviewed 20 December 2014

I enjoyed my short stay at this nice and mordern hotel in Arusha. The hotel is well located near the town but still maintains its privacy. good security. The rooms are very good and clean. Good breakfast choices. The staff were equally very courteous with made my stay so much better. I would recommend it for any business/tourism visits to...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
KIBO PALACE HOTEL: 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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kibo Palace Hotel

Address: Old Moshi Road | P O Box 2523, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $267 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kibo Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 65
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Kibo Palace Arusha
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#3 Business Hotel in Arusha
#3 Luxury Hotel in Arusha
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“You can climb the plastic mini Kilimanjaro here - a nice fun photo opportunity!”
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“Must try the buffet while at the pool side especially at night”
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