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Huntington, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this little place was great start to our safari……breakfast was very good and the little Dikdiks running all over are adorable….pretty birds on grounds also……highly recommend for a night or 2 great value and clean

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Arumeru River Lodge is a nice place for a weekend outing for us Arusha residents. Evergreen well kept gardens with free roaming dickdicks creates a pristine and relaxed atmosphere. The food is good but small servings for a price on the higher end. Lunch is enjoyed best under the big ficus tree. But beware for the velvet monkeys that are... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

This place is wonderful for winding off. The lawns are well kept and the food is great. I did not like their breakfast though, very pedestrian. Its quiet and they keep some wild animals roaming the lawns not sure whether they are Dick Dicks or not. Its far from everything else in a river basin so get all your supplies... More 

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Arusha
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Reviewed 8 October 2016

The food here was great and the ambiance was very nice with superb views of Mt Meru and a stream running through the grounds. The kids loved the swimming pool. Rooms are neat and clean all overlooking the manicured garden and views of Mt Meru

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

As we had a long flight to reach Tanzania we op[ted for a quiet day before our road safari. The Lodge is about 40 minutes from Kilimanjaro Airport and is quiet and peaceful with a nice, if rather cold, pool. Food and service excellent and rooms are basic but nice. Lots of wildlife to see in the grounds.

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Elbert, Colorado
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

Closer to JRO airport and avoids going into Arusha. We stayed here one night, our first night in Tanzania, before a safari. I would stay here again. A beautifully landscape property with the lodge and rooms pristine in cleanliness and comfort. The rooms were spacious, immaculate and comfortable. It's The closest you will see dikdiks, small antelope, which are not... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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Reviewed 29 August 2016

This lodge was not the first choice of our travel agency. However, we found it pretty good, especially with regard to the garden, the dik dik and monkeys that were circulating freely and the very nice lobby and restaurant. Less positive notes regard the status of the pool's facilities, including the shower and the matrasses of the sunbeds, and the... More 

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Oradell, New Jersey
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Reviewed 24 August 2016

Just came from Arumeru River Lodge. We started and ended our safari there. A beautiful, comfortable place immaculately maintained. A long, bumpy driveway brings you to the lodge. The grounds are beautifully manicured with little dik-diks, gorgeous birds, beautiful butterflies and leopard tortoises roaming the grounds. Lovely pool. Nice accommodations with plenty of space and a little porch with seating... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

We stayed for 5 x nights following an extensive Safari from Kenya through Tanzania It was great to relax and stretch the legs with really friendly and efficient management and staff looking after us. Excellent varied food and good bar. Excellent swimming pool and well maintained gardens with varied birds and small mammals. We took a trip out to the... More 

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Reviewed 19 August 2016

What a great place to start our first ever trip to Africa, and of course, Tanzania. Arumeru Lodge is a wonderfully relaxing compound, and make no mistake, it is a compound, with incredible gardens filled with Dik Diks (don't ask, just go to Tanzania) and monkeys. You will find yourself completely entertained by the local animals. Bret, the manager, his... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Arumeru River Lodge is a great starting point for your Safari. Only 30 minutes from the airport and the city of Arusha it is tucked away behind an old coffee plantation - far away from the everday hazzles.In dreamlike tropical gardens our 29 rooms & suites offer a touch of African Elegance. Visit Arusha National Park or explore the nearby rainforest on one of our exciting half-day excursions that we organize here on the Lodge on short notice. Or, just relax at our large solar heated pool watching the Dikdik antelopes playing in the garden. Get spoiled by our Zansibarioan Chefs with African and international dishes in our Migration's Restaurant and enjoy a drink at the open fire place in our lounge.Our entire team will try their very best to give you a very warm and personal welcome to Tanzania.Karibu!Maren & Torsten(Ownwers & Managers) ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arumeru River Lodge

Address: PO Box 46, USA River, Usa, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Usa
Price Range: $347 - $392 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Arumeru River Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 28
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Arusha, Tanzania
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“Avoid rooms facing the farms”
 of 5 bubbles semel2014, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the left side of the parking lot/car park are within range of hearing noise and music from an adjoining property”
 of 5 bubbles cherylg510, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“No bad rooms - some are closer to the main building.”
 of 5 bubbles MariaRini, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are lodge style with two adjacent rooms per building, spread across the grounds.”
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“I don't think there is a bad room at this property.”
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