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Planet Lodge

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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...

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2016

The hotel is great. The grounds are beautiful and very well kept. The staff was very welcoming and helpful. Everything was impeccable. It is great value for money. One point I want to make is that there are too many staff around and at times it was annoying to have so often someone stare at me or ask so many...

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

Dear beanss, Asante for choosing us and sharing your experience here. I am elated to know you thought "Everything was impeccable. It is great value for money." as this is what we thrive for. With regards to stares and questions from staff, our Restaurant Supervisor observed your annoyance and promtly addressed it with that member of staff and her team....

Reviewed 29 August 2016

Stayed here as a group of 4 before and after our climb of Kili in August. The staff were really helpful and friendly, the restaurant had a good selection and a nice buffet breakfast. I was sharing a room with two other blokes and despite that we had plenty of room for our gear. Although my ear plugs came in...

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

Dear James L, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are encouraged to know you had ample space and enjoyed your triple room. Yes, the pool gets cold in the winter but a few hours of the African sun warms it right up. We appreciate your choosing us and hope to see you soon... Karibu tena rafiki! Best...

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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • 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: $112 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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