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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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131 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2014

This is one of the conveniently located hotel, just off the highway; it is useful for a one nights stay, not more. The facilities are a bit dated, and the hotel could benefit from a refurbishment. The rooms are basic, the toilet was small and a bit tight. Food is average, with some concerns on hygiene. It is located close... More 

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1 Thank cajithk
Finn K, Owner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cajithk, Thank you for your review of Arc Hotel. We value your feedback highly and will consider the items you brought up in our continuous work to improve the place. We installed a new WiFi system this July. It will eventually be extended to all rooms. Thank you and welcome again. Best regards, Finn Kraemer (co-owner) More 

Mombasa, Kenya
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2014 via mobile

This is my 5th visit here but after over a years absence, this time round it was not the same as the last 4 visits where they had offered better service every time we visited, this time they have gone a step backwards, the maintenance of rooms is not looked at with door locks broken, bathroom fixtures crumbling and their... More 

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2 Thank ahan75
Doris M, Owner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Dear ahan75, On behalf of all Directors and management of Arc hotel, I would like first, to thank you very much for choosing to stay with Arc during your visits to Morogoro. Secondly, we appreciate very much that you took time to review our hotel again following your recent visit. Arc hotel management is working on the issues you pointed... More 

Conwy, United Kingdom
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133 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our one night stay just off the main road at Morogoro. The staff couldn't have been more welcoming to very weary travellers who had only just survived the gridlocked exit from Dar. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The food delivered to the room was excellent and the bed with good mosquito nets was excellent. As with other... More 

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Doris M, Owner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Steven Conwy, Thank you very much for posting a review about Arc hotel. We look forward to welcoming you again at the Arc in the near future. Sincerely, Doris Matovelo More 

Geneva, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 September 2014

I Have been here a number of times as I travel to this region often for work. This is the best place in Morogoro. Affordable, clean, good internet and food. The owner is a very nice lady, very helpful.

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1 Thank salvatore19722014
Svend K, Partner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Salvatore, Thank you for this brief and to the point review of the Arc Hotel. Your comments are indeed an encouragement for both our staff and management. Regarding your reference to ‘good internet’: In July of this year TTCL, Tanzania’s former monopoly provider, but still the provider of the basic fixed telecommunications network in the country, extended its fibre... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

Stayed here as part of a group for one night during September. Rooms were well appointed, comfortable and very clean. Good mosquito net provided ample cover for the huge bed. No shortage of hot water. Good wi-fi access in common areas and rooms close to reception. Dinner was excellent. The enigmatic hotel owner gave us some local Dodoma wine to... More 

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Svend K, Partner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

I can understand your comments about the Tanzanian wine, but there are prospects for improvements. The type of grapes used are unique for Tanzania – according to the manager of Alko Vintages in Dodoma where the wine is produced. In fact, after decanting the wine for about half an hour or more, the taste improves considerably … . Your reference... More 

Austin, TX
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18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2014 via mobile

Had a great stay at the Arc. Hot water, cold ac, comfy bed. The view is very nice. Good menu. The rooms and shower were very clean. Could use a WiFi setup but Tanzania & Africa are really lagging on the technology end.

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1 Thank CharlieMich
Svend K, Partner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Charlie, It was a pleasure meeting you two Texans here in Morogoro. The work you are doing in applying your expertise in drilling for fresh water for the benefit of our local population on a charitable basis is indeed appreciated. … and now our WIFI network has been installed, covering all rooms and public areas of the hotel. We... More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2014

Arc Hotel is a nice, clean hotel on a quiet street in Morogoro. The front desk staff arranged for my airport pickup and drop off since I was only there for one night. The restaurant and bar are a nice addition and the rooms are clean. The hotel has been kept up in pretty good condition but the location is... More 

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Svend K, Partner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Your review is highly appreciated. We look forward to your next visit! More 

Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

A friend and I had dinner there after reading that a special Thai menu was being put out for the week (the ad appeared in the local newsletter). However, the waiting staff did not seem to be aware of this special menu, vehemently insisting that it was available. Only a call to the chef for clarification produced an A4 sheet... More 

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Svend K, partner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

"Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback and will take it into consideration." This is our formal response to your extensive work on the review as agreed by our operational management and Board. But I would like to add my own personal observations to the review: I admire your boldness you so eloquently expresses. How come that you... More 

Kitale, Kenya
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 August 2014

Located at the foot of Uluguru Mountains with good reception and hospitality of a kind, the beautiful gardens and serene environment, not to mention spectacular rooms and great fresh food. This hotel is the place to go when you need relax, go hiking, meet beautiful people, sample good wines and a family even corporate experience.

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Svend K, partner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks for this most appreciated review! We hope to see you again soon!? More 

Nairobi, Kenya
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64 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 July 2014

What makes this place set apart from the rest is that it actually looks and feels like a hotel. We went to 4 other hotels in Morogoro that night and could not bring ourselves to stay in them. Finding Arc was a light in our dark tunnel. Clean rooms, good showers - the basics are met. What impressed me is... More 

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Svend K, partner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. Your comments are most appreciated. Regarding your proposal to offer a room rate without breakfast: this would be difficult. We do offer our breakfast buffet to guests who do not stay overnight, but it costs 15000TZs (about US$ 10) cf the comprehensive menu posted on our web site. Since most guests who stay overnight, do... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Arc Hotel opened in August 2009. It is a modern international level hotel. It is located at the outskirts of the city of Morogoro, approximately 2 km from the city centre, close to the main road to Dar es Salaam, Dodoma or Zambia. Arc Hotel offers comfortable double or single rooms/suites to meet the needs of both professionals and vacationers. All rooms on the upper floor have access to a private balcony looking out on the Eastern Arc (Uluguru) Mountains. The Arc Hotel 'Mikumi' restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes and indoor as well as open air services for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu includes local, as well as Indian, Chinese and international specialties. The open air service area also comprises the bar. Families with children are always welcome. An outdoor playground is available. Our staff will be happy to connect you with local tour operators for transport to the local attractions. The hotel is conveniently located close to Mikumi National Park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Uluguru Mountains and Selous Game Reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arc Hotel

Address: P.O.Box 3112 | Old Dar es Salaam Road, Morogoro, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Morogoro Region > Morogoro
Price Range: $83 - $88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
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“Rooms on the back side of the property with a balcony offer an excellent view.”
 of 5 bubbles 867ricke, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If in good management hands - ask for a mountain facing room”
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“Rooms on top floor overlooking the mountain. 224, 225”
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“A room with the view to the mountain”
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“Rooms near the reception has good wifi”
 of 5 bubbles cajithk, 14 Nov 2014 | Read review
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