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Port Douglas, Australia
Reviewed 12 November 2012

I stayed at Tumaini Cottage before & after climbing Kili. My wife & friends then joined me for a Serengeti safari after which we stayed once more at Tumaini before heading to Zanzibar. The rooms were comfortable and clean, and breakfasts in the gardens a real treat. Wifi worked well, and we enjoyed a couple of well-priced, homely dinners there....

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1Thank Golfradikal
Reviewed 20 October 2012

Tumaini Cottage is a value for money B & B with clean comfortable rooms, friendly staff and is located in quiet area away from traffic noise etc. The beds are comfortable, water is hot and the WiFi is good too!

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2Thank des_frosty
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2012

Stayed two nights here after climbing Mt Kilimanjaro and knew from the moment I set foot through the door that I had chosen the perfect base to recuperate. I was met by Andy and Lily the proprietors, who welcomed me warmly and ushered me to a very modern, shiny clean room with plentiful hot water, a TV and wi-fi access....

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1Thank nalia81
South Australia
Reviewed 7 September 2012

How lucky were we ( a party of 12 Aussie friends) to have chosen Tumaini Cottage as our home for 2 days in Arusha. We arrived late at night after a plane delay which could have been a problem for meals but Andy and Lilly were wonderful. It wasnt long and a hot and delicious meal was waiting in the...

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1Thank EthioOz
Reviewed 15 August 2012

What a nice place to stay!! We arranged the reservation by email and we also ask Andy for pick-up service from the busstation. After 24 hour of travelling he was waiting there and drive us to the cottage. We get a welcom drink and they where so nice, everthing we asked they do for you. If you search for a...

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1Thank Elsde
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 3 August 2012

We stayed here only one night, but even for one night we were welcomed by such friendly owners! The food was very good, rooms were clean and people were soooo nice! They really make a lot of effort to make your stay excellent! We asked to arrange our bustickets to nairobi, which they did whitout profit, they picked us up...

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2Thank Laure_Anne_St
Reviewed 25 July 2012

All I can say is that this was one of the most pleasant places I have ever stayed in both home and abroad. The owners and staff certainly know how to make their guests welcome and by the end of the stay you feel almost like family.The food is excellent too. Highly recommended!

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1Thank EDGourley
Bettendorf, Iowa
Reviewed 19 July 2012

Andy (the owner) and his wife were fantastic. Our team spent 2 weeks in Arusha and he feed us everyday. His wife cooked American style and native African dishes for us, and there was plenty of food! The cottage has spacious western style rooms, which were cleaned and stocked everyday day. During our trip my grandfather died, my mom was...

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1Thank Allison12345
Moline, Illinois, United States
Reviewed 19 July 2012

The Tumaini Cottage proved to be an excellent choice of accomadations for our group. We were there for 14 days and couldn't have been more pleased. Andy and Lilly Nkya are the on site owners/ propritors who were always helpfull, friendly, and very flexable. The rooms were very clean, well furnished with very comfortable beds. We usually ate breakfast and...

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1Thank Michael T
Moline, Illinois
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Our Mission Team recently stayed here for over 2 weeks. We always had a warm welcome back from our days safari and a great meal waiting for us. Andy, Lillian and staff are very gracious and were very accommodating to all 8 of us. This location is great, tucked away to be quiet and peaceful with a beautiful views and...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tumaini Cottage accommodation is located in Arusha Tanzania Sakina area, our cottage has 8 en-suite rooms offering single, double and triple rooms all with a TV, a refrigerator, comfortable beds & pillows, hot and cold water, large size bathroom etc.Mbalamwezi restaurant offers Ala Carta made to order menu includes fruits, fresh squeezed juices,delicious African and international cuisine.Our Boma conference facility offers a wide range of meeting services for Ngo's and startups available on 24 hour notice.Airport pick up is an option for a separate charge, free breakfast, free Wi-Fi internet, free parking, free safari/mountain climbing consulting and booking for our confirmed guests in Arusha.Welcome to our home, our city and our country. Enjoy Tanzania "Hakuna Matata. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tumaini Cottage

Address: Sakina Area, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: ₹ 3,360 - ₹ 8,065 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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“Rooms closer to the main area have better wifi connection.”
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“You can confidentially come and we stayed in the bottom floor rooms that were safe and secure.”
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“I think all rooms are equally acceptable.”
 of 5 bubbles bruceo159, 19 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We had a double number 3 and a twin at the end but all seem good not 5 star lux but Tanzanian hospitality clean and basic. Upstairs prob better for views”
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