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Summit Safari Lodge
Ranked #33 of 195 Speciality Lodging in Arusha
Reviewed 15 August 2017

This is a base hotel. The rooms are large and spacious and the shower has hot water with great pressure. The real draw of the hotel is friendly staff. You are waited on completely from the time you arrive. Another plus is the good food - pizza and the chicken schwarma was had multiple times. These were so large that my husband and I learned just to order one thing and split it. Also, you have to love sitting outside and being entertained by the multiple bunnies on the lawn. There is only wifi in the lobby (or in room 101-102, which is close to the lobby). I recommend this place for it's friendly people.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

This hotel is used by climb kili. The hotel is in a gated area in Arusha and is very safe. The rooms are clean and good quality. The staff are also very friendly, if lacking a little
In their ability to speak English. However, the food I had in the hotel took up to 2 hours to arrive on each occasion and was cold when it did. The wifi is also poor, limited to just the reception area of the hotel. When you're paying almost western prices, you would expect western amenities.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

Room was very spacious, clean with a comfortable bed. But the staff were really the highlight of our stay. Friendly, helpful and always bearing a smile is really what Tanzania is all about! We'd love to come back and we'll definitely miss Stella, lovely girl working in the hotel's restaurant. Thank you all very much.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 August 2017

A group of 14 of us stayed at this hotel recently. We climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and stayed there both before and after our ascent.The hotel is simple and functional, great service for the price.
Pros: simple, neat, clean and extremely friendly and helpful staff. Kitchen and bar open 24/7, which was great since we reached there at 1 am and got some hot food and a drink. The staff were really welcoming and hospitable.
Cons:We had to play musical rooms to find a room with an effective hot shower. We brought this to the attention of the staff. We then departed and came back 8 days later, exhilarated by our success and really filthy and dusty...looking forward to a hot shower. It was not easy. Alas, we had to play musical rooms again. With a lot of effort we found some rooms with showers that did dispense hot water, but for only a short span of time or
in limited amounts.

All things considered, for the price, it is great. Not much to do around the hotel which is somewhat isolated at the end of a windy dirt road and surrounded by security walls...but that may be considered a plus. Now, if they fix those showers...........

Room Tip: best wifi on the side of the reception counter...not on the restaurant side
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We stayed at the Summit Safari Lodge for 3 nights- before and after our Kili climb and after our safari. Our stay was organized by ClimbKili, and this lodge is very convenient for climbers, as they have an office in the hotel. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and the restaurant is good- and provides a very wide variety of food options. The staff are incredibly friendly, helpful and welcoming. The hotel is quite basic , with wifi only the in the lobby, and somewhat disappointing showers and water heaters, but is a great value in Arusha and a great option for stays before and after climbing the mountain and heading on safari.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

The staff was wonderful they gave us suggestions and having genuine smile at work and safari at all,i and my wife highly recommend this hotel cause of security,best service,delicious foods,cleaness and cooperation between staff and guest,good enviroment etc...Dan

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

I stayed at Summit and Safari Lodge for five nights with my family.The place is cool,clean,staff and the management of the hotel was very cooperative and helpfull,the room was wonderfull and security is maximum sure i can tell u its a place to stay when your in arusha...James.

Room Tip: Rooms on the first flow on your left u get the nice view of arusha city,the rooms are large and sunn...
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  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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Address: Sakina Raskazone Arusha-Namanga Road, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 195 Speciality Lodging in Arusha
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Summit Safari Hotel is located in Arusha Tanzania at the foot of Mount Meru adjacent to the suburbs of Arusha just one kilometer from the town center, and 45 minutes’ drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. it’s also an ideal hotel for all excitations Tanzania Safaris and tours to Serengeti, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Tarangire and Mount Kilimanjaro. ... more   less 

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