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Planet Lodge

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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 29 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

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Beautiful rooms very private and clean swimming pool is good surrounding by nature. We stayed inside for two days without going out because we got everything we needed inside. Nice view of Mount meru easy to go any side of town from the lodge Breakfast is fantastic am going back soon 😃

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PlanetLodges, Owner at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Kiango K, We highly appreciate your kind words! Asante sana and we are looking fopward to seeing you here again. Karibuni tena, PL Team & Management

Auckland
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Away from the hustle and dust of Arusha, set in the outskirts, this hotel offers a nice place to relax. The rooms are set in a beautiful garden, they have a balcony (on the left side with garden view, on the right side against a wall). The rooms are very clean and spacious with AC and ensuite bathroom. The shower...

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PlanetLodges, Owner at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear sun005, Asante sana for your kind words. We are encouraged by your review... asante sana! Kind regards, PL Team & Management

Greenville, South Carolina
Reviewed 9 July 2016

We arrived at Planet Lodge after long days of travel and were so thankful for such a welcoming staff who was quick to give us a towel and juice, and carry our bags to our room. The rooms were large and clean, with plenty of space for 3 in the triple. The shower was fine (warm, but could have better...

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

Dear jennifer7902015, Thank you for choosing to stay with us! We are glad to know you enjoyed your stay. The feedback on shower pressure is also noted and we are working on a more permanent solution to avoid downtime. Karibu tena! - Your Friends at Planet Lodge

Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Our room and the gardens were quite lovely and the staff was very attentive! The food was also quite good. I never used the pool but it looked like a nice place to relax. The one issue was the internet, which was often spotty and slow, but that was my experience everywhere I traveled in Tanzania no matter how nice...

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

Hello lkellogg29, It was our pleasure to have you here. Thank you for sharing your feedback and we hope to see you again soon. Asante sana! - From Your Friends at Planet Lodge

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • 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 - $221 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“All rooms are good. The pool is inviting if you have time.”
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