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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Large comfortable bungalows set in beautiful gardens. Everything was well-organised and professional, yet you felt relaxed and at home. Nice restaurant and very friendly staff. Wifi available in the restaurant/lounge area. Lovely pool. Would highly recommend to others.

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Excellent service and a wonderful room. The food was some of the best we had in Tanzania. We actually stayed twice, on both ends of our safari. They helped us with transportation in Arusha as well and had a driver at our disposal.

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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We stayed here before and after our Kilimanjaro climb. Overall, this hotel is wonderful. Warm water. Clean. Decent food. We had a wonderful experience and were able to rest and relax as much as we needed. The WiFi could be a bite better.

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Milan, Italy
Reviewed 18 September 2016

I have no idea of the price since the lodge was booked altogether with a complete package tour, but I hope the price is modest as the structure is. The bungalow is located in a beautiful well kept garden, with lots of plants and birds, that provide some shade during the late afternoon hours. Bungalow itself and the main structure...

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

Hello lucaviMilan_Italy, Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts about Planet Lodge. I am glad you noted the "beautiful well kept garden, with lots of plants and birds.." I've spoken to many direct clients who say Planet Lodge is an excellent value for money - something we thrive to achieve for all clients. That said, your feedback...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 September 2016

Booked through Tanzania Expeditions 'mid-range', we were expecting a regular hotel. However, we were totally shocked. This place has gorgeous lodges, pool, buffet dining and extremely helpful staff. In the UK, this would be 5+ stars! One night was just not enough!

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Really nice place, easy to get to Arusha from. Friendly staff, nice breakfast and dinner options. The room was really nice and clean. Sometimes the hot water went cold but that's the only negative thing.

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Mississauga, Canada
Reviewed 9 September 2016

Planet Lodge is a great place to stay before and/or after a Safari or Kilimanjaro climb. The rooms are clean and beds comfortable. We found the WiFi strong enough to have a Facebook VoIP call to Canada that lasted over 5 minutes—not too shabby! The breakfasts were adequate—not a lot of choice but the quality of the omelette was terrific....

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Reviewed 7 September 2016

You cannot go wrong in choosing this hotel. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there before and after our safari trip. The accommodation and restaurant are very good, the grounds are beautiful, and it is in a quieter location than the hotels closer to the main road. The staff are helpful and friendly and the hotel is well managed. Eva, the...

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Clean, stop over hotel on way to safari or Kilimanjaro. Clean basic rooms with adequate meals. Attentive helpful staff. Electricity and wifi iffy at times but it returns eventually! Has pool and outside bar for relaxation before or after climbs.

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PlanetLodges, Front Office Manager at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your feedback Elizabeth H! Regards, The Team @ Planet Lodge

Nottingham
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The hotel is about 6 km's outside Arusha and access to it from the airport starts out as a proper concrete road before turning into a dusty rutted track. The hotel is surrounded by a large wall which I guess is to keep out inquiring locals who seem to congregate on the streets approaching the hotel. On our arrival the...

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

Dear bucko1989, Thank you for choosing Planmet Lodge and wiritng about your stay! I am glad you enjoyed your stay and felt all our services were on point. Likewsie, your fedback on credit card charges is noted. Unfortunately, we have to pass on the 5% charge to clients because it is charged by the bank for every transaction even debit...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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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: $122 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“One that has hot water”
 of 5 bubbles AnnW358, 28 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room away from the road (dust and noise)”
 of 5 bubbles Alexsas777, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good. The pool is inviting if you have time.”
 of 5 bubbles benicha56, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“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
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