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Outpost Lodge
Ranked #9 of 130 Arusha B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There's not a specific thing that causes me to rate it poor, it's just that there's nothing that shines, justifying a better rating. I was initially put in a room which was really not acceptable, and was moved on request to a newer room, which was OK. The bed was not good, the bath room merely worked. Only WiFi in the common areas, it worked. Dinner and breakfast was not good, the bar was fine. Airport transfer was extra. I would not come again,

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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Really just a stop off point before and after a safari or climbing Kili.we stayed over for 3 nights on 3 separate occasions and it can be very noisy due to disrespectful groups. Food is ok for dinner but breakfast can be a bit or miss.

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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank NigelJulie1932
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

This is a budget hotel for a night stay. Dont think to stay here for luxury.

The rooms are very basic: bed is OK, sheets dont smell good. shower is poor and not so clean.

The restaurant is also below average.
At dinner we ordered a pancake for desert and got a cold pancake from the morning that was probably in the fridge since then. The beef burger was actually the worst burger I ever had.
Breakfast is ok.

use this hotel only as a night stay before/after safari.
If you can try to get a different place.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Shahar E
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

We really enjoyed our stay at the Outpost Lodge! The staff was very friendly and provided immediate car services for going downtown or for running errands. The staff at the hotel's Cafe, which was open all day for lunch and dinner, were incredibly helpful and jovial and it was a pleasure to spend time there. The food was also varied and delicious. The rooms had lovely views with normal, American style bathrooms (this was definitely a huge plus). The hotel also provided laundry service, which was great after the safari before we left to hike Kilimanjaro. Overall we had a very enjoyable stay and would recommend the Outpost to anyone heading to Arusha!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Outpost Lodge seems as an ok/basic lodge to overnight before the safari. We stayed as a couple 2 nights before our safari. The lodge is situated near the center of Arusha but its facilities are pretty basic. The photos do not reflect reality. Rooms are big but seem kind of abandoned, towels must be definitely changed - they had weird stains from previous users and that was kind of disgusting. Breakfast was good. Personnel very polite. The major drawback was that during our stay there was a group of tourists staying there as well who got drunk in the common space/dining room and made a lot of noise from 21:00:00 till 2:00. We tried to talk to them but they obviously did not care about us and continued shouting/laughing out loud/singing while the staff did not intervene until we asked them to. I did not sleep at all that night and I had to wake up at 6:00.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Maritinchen
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Additional Information about Outpost Lodge

Address: 37A Serengeti Road | P O Box 11520, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 130 B&Bs / Inns in Arusha
Price Range: $91 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Outpost Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Unpretentious, and truly 'value for money'. Clean and safe, beautiful tropical surroundings with quiet relaxed atmosphere... bar, restaurant, cafe, free wifi, laundry service, and free safe bagage store while on safari. A home away from home in true East African style. 20 minute walk from the downtown, satellite TV, genuine cafe and friendly helpful staff... welcome - Karibu sana! ... more   less 
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