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Kibo Palace Hotel

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2014

Good place for meeting. Great poolside bar for an informal drink and buffet style restaurant which keeps the whole thing simple. The meeting rooms are well laid out and give good access to the bars and restaurant.

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Koblenz, Germany
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Here was our first stop in Tanzania, before going on the Safari. The Hotel located in the City, but you cannot walk to town. You need a Taxi. And the Taxi prices here are unbelievable. They only accept Dollar and they charge you like New York Prices!!! It is very expensive everywhere in Tanzania. It is a normal City Hotel...

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2014

...but also on the expensive side. I couldn't make my mind up just what the hotel wants to be. On the one hand, it is an up-market (for Arusha) hotel but is perhaps too small for a conference venue, too boring for a holiday location and yet maybe too nice to be plain business accommodation. It has very much the...

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Washington DC
Reviewed 18 November 2014

I respectfully disagree with the other reviewers. It has really nice staff, but is a poorly run establishment. The night I checked in there was a huge wedding party outside, directly below my window, that broke up around 2. The restaurant is to be avoided at all costs. The wifi passcode expired every 30 minutes, so I had to constantly...

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Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 7 November 2014

Having stayed at another - a bit more luxurious - hotel in Arusha the nights before, Kibo Palace is maybe not up to a "luxury" standard. But it is a nice hotel, centrally located. The room and bathroom is quite spacious, clean and nice. The pool area is nice, but likely not that attractive for swimming as it is right...

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Barcelona, Spain
Reviewed 6 November 2014

This is a good hotel suitable for business people but could be also a good base for your safari trip. The service is good and the staff are helpful, everything is clean. However, it is a bit pricy. It is in a walking distance from the city center.

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Arusha, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 4 November 2014

Set in the heart of the city, quite cosy and very welcoming. Great Steam bath and sauna for walk in clients living within Arusha and visitors too. Every 1 stThursday of each month cooperate netwoking Arushans get to network and market their business with a guest speaker giving motivational talks on all walks of life. The host Ms Charity is...

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ARUSHA
Reviewed 4 November 2014

My customer by the name Nick & Tessy spent the night there on 03rd, November and have enjoyed. The most attractive place was the restaurant and the rooms. Thank you very much Nick for letting me know.

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Markham, Canada
Reviewed 27 October 2014

I began and ended my safari at this hotel in Arusha. The hotel is very beautiful, clean and roomy situated on lovely, green property. I enjoyed the gym and relaxed in the outdoor patio. Staff are very friendly and helpful. I had breakfast, lunch and dinner at the hotel. Enjoyed the breakfast, lots of variety for everyone. Lunch and African...

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Reviewed 9 October 2014 via mobile

The food in the restaurant was awful, and we waited an hour until it served to the table! At list they apologize for it... the staff at the reception attentive. The room and bathroom was clean and nice

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
KIBO PALACE HOTEL: Named after the highest peak of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, Kibo Palace Hotel is one of Arusha's most exciting and innovative luxury hotels. The contemporary and African decor gives this gem in the heart of Arusha a great attitude. The hotel is located 45 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) and a 15-minute walk from Arusha city center and the Arusha International Conference Center. The hotel hosts professionals, the business community and international organizations to a Corporate Networking Cocktail every last Thursday of the month offering them a platform to exchange ideas and enhance businesses and also encourage personal growth for the professionals through inviting great speakers to these event. Kibo Palace Hotel offers a range of diverse facilities for both business travelers and leisure stays. These include:- 77 tastefully designed luxurious guestrooms and suites. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities to make the stay comfortable.- Fully-equipped conference and meeting facilities which can accommodate up to 150 people, well-appointed with the necessary modern equipment – Wireless Internet, Video Conferencing Facilities, LCD Projectors, State-of-the-Art Audio Visual Equipment and secretarial services.- The Kilimanjaro Restaurant will satisfy the most discerning gastronomic connoisseur with a splash of African, Continental, Asian or Oriental cuisine.- The Lounge Bar at Kibo Palace Hotel is a pleasant and sophisticated meeting place, ideal for an aperitif or an after-dinner drink. The guests can relax and sip wines, champagnes and classic cocktails prepared by expert barmen. The hotel has a happy hour and live entertainment every Wednesday and Friday evening from 05.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m.- The Pool Bar is located near the swimming pool with a view of our lush gardens as a sundowner serving a variety of fresh juices and snacks. Recreational facilities include- Outdoor swimming pool set in landscaped gardens.- Health & fitness center with state of the art gymnasium, sauna, steam bath and massage parlour.- Arusha Gymkhana’s 9-hole golf course and 7 tennis courts are situated 3 minutes drive from the hotel. Other services: Forex bureau open from 07.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., Airport transfers and car hire, VIP airport transfers in luxury vehicles, Gemstones boutique, Event Management, Safari bookings, Wireless internet complimentary for all in-house guests. The beautifully landscaped lush garden around the hotel’s pool area is one of the most prominent venues in town for staging wedding and outdoor functions. We offer a variety of facilities and rooms, specially adapted bathrooms and wider access for wheelchairs, as well as other facilities including parking for physically challenged persons. Kibo Palace Hotel, with its diverse facilities and friendly service, is a preferred destination for international travelers, holidaymakers as well as local businessmen and families. The multinational management team of the hotel is continually strives to provide excellent service maintaining an international standard for all its facilities on offer; all these combine to deliver an unforgettable personal experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kibo Palace Hotel

Address: Old Moshi Road | P O Box 2523, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $283 - $360 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kibo Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 65
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Kibo Palace Arusha
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Arusha
#3 Business Hotel in Arusha
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