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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

We were staying for 3 nights at the Songota Falls Lodge and enjoyed it a lot!
Joyce has built up a paradise close to Arusha so if you want to organize tours or Safaris in Arusha but also want to relax and stay in the nature it’s the perfect place.
The whole area and the small pavilions are lovely decorated but the highlight is the open dining room with an incredible view!
Joyce welcomed us with a glass of homemade juice, prepared a great breakfast, cooked a fantastic dinner on request (best banana-soup of all times!) and was reliable and really helpful with everything (special requests, Safari organization, shuttle services, tour to the sangota waterfalls, she even organized a contact in Dar to help us with our further trip...) that we would definitely come back again!

Stayed: March 2018, travelled with friends
Thank sophiekliem
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I travel to Arusha often for work and have enjoyed staying at this quant and quiet place. It's very clean and Joyce is a terrific hostess. It's a little hard to get to when it rains, but worth it. Very good value.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled on business
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Thank annawads
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Reviewed 15 February 2018

We had an amazing two nights stay. Our host went extra mile to make sure we feel comfortable and even cooked "Chapati" for my girlfriend to try. We enjoyed all our meals. By the way the mountain views, nearby village and river around the lodge made our experience better in Tanzania.
If you want to feel and taste Africa then this is a place and our room was very clean. We will never forget our experience and stay at Songota Lodge because of the staff. We appreciate you for everything. Already planning to stay here again when I come to climb Mt Kilimanjaro in few years. Thank you and all the best. Erick & Ashley

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank Erick031976
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

I took my family for dinner at Songota, and it was very nice, we love the local cuisine made with coconut. The place is quiet with a pleasant weather throughout the year. We will come back again, and we also recommend to anybody that need a budget hotel.

Room Tip: Great view to all rooms including the dining area.
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Thank Kichuguu C
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We spent 2 nights here at found it very relaxing. It’s a peaceful setting in charming gardens. The view from the dining area is lovely, far from the city noise of Arusha. Joyce is extremely hospitable and we thoroughly enjoyed her cooking. It’s only a short drive into Arusha so nothing is too far away for onward journeys! Recommended!

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Poppy M
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