We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Room ok, food horrid, why waste your money?”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Arusha Coffee Lodge
Ranked #1 of 171 Speciality Lodging in Arusha
Certificate of Excellence
Hong Kong & Seattle
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Room ok, food horrid, why waste your money?”
Reviewed 24 January 2012

The room was ok. The food was horrid. Even the breakfast. And the food is expensive. Our safari company suggested this hotel. The bathroom was acceptable. The 'special coffee' soaps fell apart as we used them; the shower leaked onto the floor. Why spend the money?

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
10 Thank Gabrielle45
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

742 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    427
    247
    44
    19
    5
See reviews for
173
357
23
34
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (112)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Hebrew first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2012

We stayed at this hotel at the beginning of our safari, after having spent the first night in Dar (see the review of the Hilton Double Tree). Frankly, I have no clue why we stayed the night in Arusha at the coffee lodge, unless the safari organizer has some kind of deal. Although the lodge is fine and we have no real complaints, it didn't really add to our experience, since there is nothing to see in Arusha in terms of culture or wild life (and we did take a taxi to try to "sight-see"). Hence you basically stay in a nice, yet secluded, resort with reasonable good food and accommodations, but you might as well leave out this stop and stay at a place where you see something!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
7 Thank CollTom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2012

We stayed (family of seven with four pavillions/rooms) there to end a 12 day Safari, resting and visiting the Heritage Museum close to the Lodge as well as the Coffee Plantation and it's social project for disabled people. Lodge is very comfortable, mostly for guests on transfer, so lot's of changes. Food ok, we enjoyed the five course dinners and good wine as well as the special coffees they made. Staff friendly, Management visible and active which is always a very good indication. We would stay there again, maybe ask for rooms a bit further away from the busy street with significant traffic. There is no WiFi in the Room but at the Center, a bit cumbersome to get an ID and a Password but working well.

Room Tip: Get a room facing the coffee plantation towards the South rather than along the busy road toward the...
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Hansueli M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Encinitas, California
Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2012

We recently stayed at the property (in two unique rooms) and enjoyed the overall coffee plantation ambience as well as the level of friendly service provided. The included breakfasts were good as well. However, we were not impressed with the soft goods in the room, nor the current state of the bathrooms. In our minds, the ownership needs to update the rooms for us to consider returning on our next trip to the Arusha area.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
3 Thank Ketch77
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Glasgow,scotland
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2012

Stayed 2 nights at the beginning of our safari, lovely lodges, friendly staff, nice food. Would visit again.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank southsider1972
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Arusha hotels
6.8 km away
Mount Meru Hotel
Mount Meru Hotel
#4 of 42 in Arusha
572 reviews
6.3 km away
The African Tulip
The African Tulip
#1 of 42 in Arusha
961 reviews
11.1 km away
Arusha Planet Lodge
Arusha Planet Lodge
#3 of 42 in Arusha
437 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
4.5 km away
Venus Premier Hotel
Venus Premier Hotel
#6 of 42 in Arusha
77 reviews
5.7 km away
The Arusha Hotel
The Arusha Hotel
#10 of 42 in Arusha
386 reviews
14.5 km away
Kigongoni Lodge
Kigongoni Lodge
#9 of 42 in Arusha
137 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Arusha Coffee Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Arusha Coffee Lodge

Property: Arusha Coffee Lodge
Address: Dodoma Road, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 171 Speciality Lodging in Arusha
Price range (per night): $531 - $976
Hotel Class:4 star — Arusha Coffee Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Arusha Coffee Lodge is a haven for calming composure before or after your Elewana safari. Located in Arusha, at the foot of Mt. Meru, nestled among seemingly endless acres of emerald green coffee bushes. Experience unexpected style and service, while you indulge yourself in the sophisticated plantation styled comfort of the Arusha Coffee Lodge. Lavishly furnished and self contained, the Arusha Coffee Lodge is comprised of 18- private Plantation Houses and 12 Plantation Suites. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia APAC, Wotif.com, Odigeo and lastminute.com.au so you can book your Arusha Coffee Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Arusha Coffee Hotel Arusha

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing