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Planet Lodge

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#3 of 41 Hotels in Arusha
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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a very pleasant stay here due to the kind and welcoming staff doing the thinking for me, enjoyed a simple delicious curry dinner, and a divine walk to my Banda taking in the delightful fragrant Ylang Ylang trees growing in the surrounding gardens. Planet Lodge has individually designed modern Bandas each with a private outdoor area to sit...

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San Jose, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Planet Lodge was an excellent choice for this area. The staff were numerous and helpful. WiFi was best in the lobby area and main dining room, but sometimes worked in the room. Your room is one of several round structures that you share one side and someone else has the opposite side. Quiet and had a nice little balcony,...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely situated outside of the hustle of downtown Arusha but close enough for a quick trip in for shopping, Planet Lodge is a great place for a before or after safari trip. The rooms are nicely situated around well manicured gardens. The rooms have large comfortable beds and well maintained clean bathrooms. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The...

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Lassen National Forest, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff are very nice and welcoming, and the food is wholesome. Getting right to the reason for the "poor" rating: it is the physical plant; in particular: the electrical system. Out first night, at bedtime, the (much needed) air conditioner lost electrical power and, after some time with response and inspection, the staff had us move (had to pack-up)...

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Manly, Australia
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We stayed overnight in the Planet Lodge after 2 weeks of trekking and safari. It was a welcome relaxed stay in the beautiful fragrant gardens of the hotel at the side of the pool. We enjoyed the quiet time, and also the excellent service and food in the restaurants.

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PlanetLodges, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hello duma1001, Thank you for taking time to share your feedback here. I am glad to knwo you "enjoyed the quiet time and also the excellent service and food in the restaurants." We hope to see you again when life brings you our way! Asante sana, Eva for Planet Lodge Team

Blanco, Texas
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Our safari booked this hotel for our first night in country before we started our safari - full board. The staff was very welcoming. We arrived late but the buffet dinner was still available - little choices and looked unappetising. We we asked to order from the menu we were told it would take too long!! We had been flying...

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Thank AnnW358
adams, NE
Reviewed 20 February 2017

We stayed in Planet Lodge at the beginning of our safari trip to Tanzania. We were on safari with easy travel (which I HIGHLY recommend), and had a very late arrival to Planet Lodge. It's a bit off the beaten path, which makes it quiet and comfortable. The staff were extremely accommodating and helpful. The bed was super comfortable and...

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2Thank sherylselivanoff
Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 13 February 2017

One senses the staff here doesn't completely know what's going on. Our first night was not included in our safari package because we arrived a day early. When we went to settle our bill they had no record that we were even there. Then they couldn't get the credit card machine working so I helped them take payment via their...

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1Thank Steve V
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 2 February 2017 via mobile

My teenage daughter and I stayed here for our first 2 days in Tanzania. The accommodations were perfect I especially loved that we had our own little hut. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the pool was very refreshing! The staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and the food was wonderful!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 31 January 2017

We stayed here for 3 nights. The room, part of a hut, was nice and had good wifi. The breakfast was there, but none too exiting. The staff was nice and friendly, but if you ask them for a cap, they will get the hotels car to take you and it cost us 18 USD to go a restaurant and...

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PlanetLodges, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear LPHDK, Thank you for taking time to review our lodge based on your recent stay. I am glad to see you enjoyed the room and wifi. As you noted, we are in the outskirts of town and many clients view it as strength. Aside from taxi services, we also have a free scheduled shuttle service daily and you can...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. Our unique African village styled accommodations offers you a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind and connect with nature. Situated on 4.5 acres of lush gardens with views of Mount Meru, this African retreat places you in the center of that delicate balance where nature and casual living intersect. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Planet Lodge

Address: Plot 2271, Moshono Village, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $120 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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#3 Best Value Hotel in Arusha
#5 Business Hotel in Arusha
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“My Banda was fairly close to the main Reception and dining lounge areas yet very private.”
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“All rooms are good. The pool is inviting if you have time.”
benicha56, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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