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Tumaini Cottage

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Bettendorf, Iowa
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Andy (the owner) and his wife were fantastic. Our team spent 2 weeks in Arusha and he feed us everyday. His wife cooked American style and native African dishes for us, and there was plenty of food! The cottage has spacious western style rooms, which were cleaned and stocked everyday day. During our trip my grandfather died, my mom was...

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Moline, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 19 July 2012

The Tumaini Cottage proved to be an excellent choice of accomadations for our group. We were there for 14 days and couldn't have been more pleased. Andy and Lilly Nkya are the on site owners/ propritors who were always helpfull, friendly, and very flexable. The rooms were very clean, well furnished with very comfortable beds. We usually ate breakfast and...

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Moline, Illinois
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Our Mission Team recently stayed here for over 2 weeks. We always had a warm welcome back from our days safari and a great meal waiting for us. Andy, Lillian and staff are very gracious and were very accommodating to all 8 of us. This location is great, tucked away to be quiet and peaceful with a beautiful views and...

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 June 2012

I travel in Africa a few times a year for work and prefer to find my own accomodation because the place you stay affects your whole visit. So, I searched Trip Advisor for my accomodation in Arusha and setteled, based on the reviews and photos, on Tumaini. It was a good choice. Andy and Lillian, the proprietors have high standards...

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copenhagen
Reviewed 22 June 2012

We stayed at Tumaini cottage one night before a safari. We really enjoyed our stay, the rooms are very clean, there is a nice garden, food is good and the owner does his utmost to make sure that you'll have a pleasant stay. We'll definately stay here again if we come around Arusha area again.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 June 2012

I just wish to highlight that My trip to Arusha to Attend Business Conference was very comfortable due to the fact that i had been staying at Tumaini cottage. The hospitality was great and Mr. Andy has been a great person to meet. He virtually takes care of every thing you need, jsut ask him. We had many services and...

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Reviewed 19 June 2012

My colleague and I recently stayed at Tumaini Cottages before a week-long trip up and down Mt. Kilimanjaro. The hospitality and friendship extended to us by Lilian & Andy was just the best, and they have created a superb family atmosphere that along with the comfortable rooms and excellent food, made our (all too brief) stays extremely enjoyable. I'll definitely...

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Malmo
Reviewed 9 June 2012

As we were going on safari we stayed here before and after. I must say that this was an excellent place for relaxing. Nice clean rooms. The garden was nice with avocado trees. The staff was really nice and friendly and very service minded. The hotel was located outside the city center well protected from from the busy city life....

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Florida
Reviewed 31 May 2012

We cannot say enough about this little home away from home. It is so rare to experience this much hospitality. Andy and Lillian are such wonderful people. We felt so comfortable in this oasis. Andy went over and above to please us. We will certainly recommend these cottages far and wide. Ron and Joy Panama City, Florida

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Canberra
Reviewed 1 April 2012

It's hard to know how to adequately describe this wonderful little oasis that Andy and Lillian have. We stayed for 3 nights and they took care of us in the most amazing ways. They picked us up at Kilimanjaro Airport at 10pm, our room was lovely & clean with white sheets, our own facilities, fridge, bottled water, great breakfast with...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tumaini Cottage accommodation is located in Arusha Tanzania Sakina area, our cottage has 8 en-suite rooms offering single, double and triple rooms all with a TV, a refrigerator, comfortable beds & pillows, hot and cold water, large size bathroom etc.Mbalamwezi restaurant offers Ala Carta made to order menu includes fruits, fresh squeezed juices,delicious African and international cuisine.Our Boma conference facility offers a wide range of meeting services for Ngo's and startups available on 24 hour notice.Airport pick up is an option for a separate charge, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi internet, free parking, free safari/mountain climbing consulting and booking for our confirmed guests in Arusha.Welcome to our home, our city and our country. Enjoy Tanzania "Hakuna Matata. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tumaini Cottage

Address: Sakina Area, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $70 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“We had a double number 3 and a twin at the end but all seem good not 5 star lux but Tanzanian hospitality clean and basic. Upstairs prob better for views”
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