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Raha Leo

Certificate of Excellence
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Heidelberg, Germany
Reviewed 15 April 2017

We stayed at Raha Leo twice during our vacation in Tanzania and made definitely the right decision going there. There are two types of rooms, some a newer, the others a bit older, but for just 20.000 TZS per night both rooms were the best you can hope for just in this prime location. The staff was friendly, serving welcome...

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Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed four nights in total at Raha Leo. Rooms are clean, but a little bit small. There is a courtyard were you can relax and use the good wifi. The staff is friendly, enthusiastic and helpful. In the morning we woke up early because there was some noise, so bring earplugs :) And beware: when you come to Raha...

Thank Lisa B
Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This hotel has a very law price and is very cozy and comfortable. The double beds are really big, the rooms have bathroom, TV and mosquito nets and the staff and the breakfast are really nice. I would only add a fan or AC.

Thank Pani A
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Raha Leo can boast of a funny frontdesk boy, some very hardworking young ladies, and a lack of basic eqiupment for them. It is a place where the price you pay, and hence the expectations you have, are met. The rooms are small and dirty. The sheets are cleaned before a new guest arrives, but the duvet - im not...

Thank Kim G
Puyallup, Washington
Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stayed in Raha Leo with our great neice. We got a double and single at a very low cost. The bedroom was servable and the bathroom had what you need although my wife and I did not use the shower. The lock on the door did not look strong. I would not feel comfortable leaving stuff in the room...

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Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights in total. First 2 nights were fine without any problems. Came back here after the safari to get a room with a broken toilet seat and no hot water in the shower. When I asked the staff to boil water for me to use in the shower they said that the chef went to sleep...

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Nothing special about the rooms. Good place to book tours through as they are cheap. Very basic with small bathroom but hot water. Basic but fresh budget hostel breakfast. Staff was exceptional. Wifi works best in common area

Thank freedomofexploration
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay - especially considering its price and the alternatives in Arusha. In addition, the free WiFi, hot water in the room plus free breakfast make it a good deal for a Budget Hostel. But apart from all that, the reason I had a great time here is because the people were very friendly and willing to help...

Thank pzeinstra
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We stayed here for a night after our safari and it was nice to recuperate here a bit. The courtyard is a nice place to hang out. The WiFi was decent, the staff was friendly, the free breakfast was good with coffee/tea and eggs and a bit of fruit. It's walking distance to/from the bus terminal and there's restaurants within...

Thank Frans1980
Reviewed 22 February 2016 via mobile

Upon the advice of our local guide, we stayed two nights in this very pleasant place. The room is clean and equiped with mosquito nets. The shower is within the room. They offer a free wifi connection. The breakfast included is made of tea or coffee fresh fruits such as banana and oranges. Eggs ccoked the way you like them...

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Address: Stadium Street, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $45 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“The rooms in the back are brand new and nicer than the older ones.”
tristan230691, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Get one in the back. There is a musicstore out front that blast local music randomly.”
350kimg, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask to stay in the back court or at least away from the street”
wmhendrix, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the front to avoid being woken by the rooster at 3.30am!”
Becksie2, 10 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Book early enough. All rooms are nice.”
Vinn21, 28 Jan 2015 | Read review
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