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Richmond Hill, Canada
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Arrived in the wee hours of the morning and we were still met with a kind welcome. The rooms were perfect with air conditioning to cut the humidity. Beds were very comfortable and bathrooms clean. We had asked for adjoining rooms and they gave us a perfect "hut" with two rooms attached. While you had to go out your own...

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PlanetLodges, Owner at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words KWCanada1234! We enjoyed having your family stay with us. We hope to see you again when traveling our way. Kind regards, PL Team & Management

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Liked most of the things about the hotel but not the room. Room was OK, but expected better than that. Staff was really nice, every place we went to had very good staff. Food was good and big in portions.

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

Hello charith902, Thank you for choosing us and sharing your feedback here! I am glad you enjoyed the food and interacting with us. Likewise, your feedback on the room is noted and we'll take it into account when planning our continuous improvement goals. We hope to see you here when life brings you to Arusha. Best regards, Eva for Planet...

Atchison
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed one night before leaving on safari and returned for another night before leaving for Zanzibar. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. Arranged a car so we could try Kahn's BBQ. The rooms are lovely as are the grounds. A nice pool for some cooling relaxation. We'll definitely stay again next visit to Arusha!

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

Dear Jacque P, Thank you for choosing us. It was our pleasure to get you into town per your wishes. We'll definitely look forward to seeing you here again! Asante, Eva for Planet Lodge Team

Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We spent a night at this hotel prior to our safari departure. Nothing great to say. Food was soso, service was lukewarm at best and rooms were just average. In addition, the lodge/hotel is kind of outside Arusha which is a hassle if you need to go into town for last minute purchases etc..

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PlanetLodges, Owner at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Irenvans, Thank you for sharing your recent Planet Lodge experience. Clearly we did not meet your expectations and I am interested to understand where/how the team missed the mark. I hope you took time to share specifics on rooms, food and service through the feedback form; if so we've likely worked on your feedback. You are right in that...

Uppsala, Sweden
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This luxury hotel is located a small distance from central Arusha, and the asphalt ceases ca 1 km from the hotel. Inside the walls you find that everything is high standard, and the staff overwhelmingly friendly. Prepare for short (5-15 minutes) power outages in the mornings when many electrical utilities are used in the hotel. Restaurant, rooms, pool, wifi, everything...

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PlanetLodges, Owner at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Fredrik L, Thank you for the awesome review! You might be glad to know that extension of the asphalt (tarmac) is ongoing with plans to go several kilometres beyond our lodge. Yes, power outages are beyond our control but when the main grid goes off we quickly switch the generator on during peak hours to ensure clients get power...

Pune, India
Reviewed 30 July 2016

Good rooms with all basic amenities in place. Nice layout with independent cottages. Food quality is good. All the staff members are well trained and helpful. Nice garden maintained very well. Entire property is very clean and maintained very well.

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PlanetLodges, Owner at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hello rrdamle, Thank you for sharing this review. It is encouraging to know that you noticed all the hard work going into maintenance here. Yes, we try to make sure staff are continuously trained to anticipate customer needs. Again, asante sana you for the kind words and we hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, PL Team & Management

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We had a nice welcome. The rooms was okay (you Get your own little cabin). Beds was hard, but OK. And everything was clean. The food was really good and also the service. They had also a good room-service.. Nice garden and nice pool area. Really good massage. Thea had wifi in the rooms but It could have been better.

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PlanetLodges, Owner at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear livet25, Asante sana for sharing your feedback here. I am glad you enjoyed the food and massages. Your thoughts on our WiFi and bed are also noted. rest assured we will be taking yours as well as other customer's feedback as we prioritize opportunities for improvement within our properties. I certainly hope to see you here again when life...

Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Reviewed 28 July 2016

Good hotel, basic but nice rooms with all the facilites such as hot showers and wifi in the rooms. The staff is friendly and the place is quiet, which makes a good place for a nice sleep after a long flight or after the Kilimanjaro climbing which was our case. The breakfast had a lot of options, suiting all needs....

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PlanetLodges, Owner at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hi Alfredo C, Asante for taking time to share your experience at Planet Lodge. Yes, I like to think we offer a great environment "for a nice sleep after a long flight or after the Kilimanjaro climbing" or Safari. Yes, we work hard to make sure we have enough options to suit different dietary requirements. We certainly hope you will...

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We stayed at Planet Lodge for two nights before we left on our safari to recover from jet lag. It was a lovely spot to spend time with beautiful gardens, great food and a relaxing atmosphere. It was nice to be out of the hustle and bustle of Arusha which is a short taxi ride away.

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PlanetLodges, Owner at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear 22Col, Thank you for your kind words. I could not agree with you more that; "Planet Lodge is a lovely spot to spend time with beautiful gardens, great food and a relaxing atmosphere." We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay. Asante sana! Kind regards, PL Team & Management

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you arrive in Mount Kilimanjaro on the KLM flight, you get in at about 7.45 pm. Immigration can take a while so you will need to stay in the Arusha area. The Planet Lodge hotel is a very good choice. It is far away from the hustle and bustle of 'African' Arusha and if it is your first visit...

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PlanetLodges, Owner at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Stalex24, I could not agree with you more on "The Planet Lodge hotel is a very good choice." We appreciate you choosing us and always glad to provide a "quiet and good place to relax from your flight or to prepare for your flight back home." Karibu tena rafiki! Kind regards, PL Team & Management

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: $122 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“No idea on pricing since this was a package put together by our travel agent.”
 of 5 bubbles hkillary, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“we were in an outside bungalow and certainly never heard any noise.”
  • We stayed in Unit 28 which was clean, comfortable and close to the pool.
 of 5 bubbles LornePark, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms look similar. Lower numbers nearer restaurant and reception.”
 of 5 bubbles ElizabethH326, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are in Lodges which are Semi Detached”
 of 5 bubbles bucko1989, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Over all good place for short stays. It will be more interesting if more variation is offered at Breakfast.”
 of 5 bubbles rrdamle, 30 Jul 2016 | Read review
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