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Tumaini Cottage

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2012

The tranquil garden setting of this delightful property combined with its modern, clean facilities made this a perfect choice for my recent stay. I was originally a little concerned about its location out of town, but the taxi ride into town was quick and relatively cheap. On one occasion the owner - Andy (a very hospitable host) - personally drove...

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tumainicottage, Director of Sales at Tumaini Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks again for choosing Tumaini Cottage for your Arusha accommodation.We are also glad you enjoyed your stay and our personal interactions and hope it gave you an African experience you expected and more.We are also glad that you mentioned our new upstairs restaurant openning this summer,we are so excited because our guests will not enjoy the garden but also the...

Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2012

A delightful place to stay. 8 rooms in a lush garden, quiet and peaceful and removed from the bustle of Arusha. Excellent rooms at a very good price for Arusha. Rooms are very modern and include small TV and minibar (which operates quietly). Free wifi available and a good breakfast. The owners are very welcoming and keen to provide travllers...

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tumainicottage, Director of Sales at Tumaini Cottage, responded to this review

Hello David,glad you got home safe.We are grateful you gave Tumaini Cottage a chance to make your stay enjoyable in Arusha Tanzania.We are so happy for your review because it gives us a chance to better serve our current and future customers.We wish you the best and hope you will see us again when you come back to Africa.Cheers

London
Reviewed 11 March 2012

We chose Tumaini Cottages because of the outstanding rating it had on this site- unfortunately we were disappointed. I think it's one of those instances where people have got to know the owners who are lovely, and then been overly generous in their reviews of the accommodation. The rooms were clean and had everything you'd expect, but they are looking...

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tumainicottage, Director of Sales at Tumaini Cottage, responded to this review

Hello there, thank you for staying with us during your stay in Arusha . We appreciate your feedback as listening to our customers is what has made us one of the most preferred accommodations in Arusha. As you can tell we are almost done with the new upstairs restaurant, opening up this summer so as to have more space for...

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 11 February 2012

Let me just start this review by mentioning the avocados. They're delicious, so tasty and soft. You should definitely try them. The tree is discreetly standing in the neatly arranged garden, so close you might feel the desire to steal them. But don't, or Andy won't let you have all the other delicious comfort food he and his wife have...

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hahahahaha "Home by the Ovacado tree it is" It's always a pleasure when our friends enjoy some natural treats grown onsite at Tumaini Cottage,We are so happy that you stayed with us and got to know our culture,our food and became part of the Tumaini family.The avocados sitting by the garden will always be here for you whenever you visit...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 1 February 2012

This review is long overdue but definitely well deserved. We stayed at Tumaini Cottage for one night on Dec. 27th after a tiring four day safari and were welcomed by Andy and his wife, two very pleasant and friendly people. The hotel is a small, family run operation with a nice garden area. It is located a residential neighborhood in...

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tumainicottage, Director of Sales at Tumaini Cottage, responded to this review

Glad you got home safe,On behalf of my family i would like to thank you for letting the world know about Tumaini Cottage and Arusha city,we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hoping your next African you will get a chance to stay at your second home (Tumaini Cottage) We wish you and your family the best...

Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 22 January 2012

Getting there at night especially on our first trip to Africa it was a bit freaky to drive down on the narrow streets to it in complete darkness, however our worries turned out to be not founded.The housing is great, with clean rooms, all needed amenities. Family run hotel, with 10 rooms, so not the industrial hotel feeling.They are people...

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tumainicottage, Director of Sales at Tumaini Cottage, responded to this review

Hello again,glad you made it home safe and sound.Nothing gives us much joy whenwe know that you our guests feel at home,relaxed and enjoyed yourselves.We are grateful that we opened our home to you and made you comfortable with the surroundings,food and yes the fresh juices.Please know that your second of in Africa is always open for you and your...

Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
Reviewed 21 January 2012

Our family stayed here after five days of safari. It is a really nice place to stay at. The rooms are clean and there is also a nice garden. The family who runs this place is really friendly. So we can absolutely recommend this place!

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tumainicottage, Director of Sales at Tumaini Cottage, responded to this review

Hello Stina we are glad you got home safe.hope you and your family enjoyed every bit of Arusha and Tanzania.We are always so happy to hear that our guests enjoy our family oriented African hospitality and for that we thank you.Our home is always open for you and your family whenever you come back to our beautiful country.Pass our regards...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 13 January 2012

Tumaini Cottage is a refreshing oasis in Arusha. Andrew and Lillian have built a charming clean modern small hotel of approx 10 rooms. Located in a neighborhood, the grounds are nicely landscaped and perfect for sitting and relaxing. We had delicious home cooked meals prepared by Lillian in their dining room with a personal conversation sharing each others lives and...

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tumainicottage, Director of Sales at Tumaini Cottage, responded to this review

Hello Larry,Maria,Jenny thank you so much of staying with us and hope you whole African experience was all you dreamed it would be.Even more we are so happy that you had a relaxing time at Tumaini Cottage and got to experience our,home and our culture through conversations and meals.Now that you are part of our big family we want you...

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 January 2012

We had the pleasure of staying at Tumaini Lodge over Christmas 2011. Andy and his family were unbelievably warm and welcoming. We felt right at home as soon as we got out of the taxi. The room was clean and well contained. The grounds are large and tranquil . The home cooked meals are delicious. We felt like we had...

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tumainicottage, Director of Sales at Tumaini Cottage, responded to this review

Zanele Thank you so much for staying with us and glad that you enjoyed our family at Tumaini cottage Arusha,we pride ourselves in providing a home feel setting and make sure you feel at home always.We were also very glad you chose to spend your Christmas with us and hope it was a memorable one.We wish to see you again...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 22 December 2011

Excellent Cottage, calme (not in the city center of noisy Arusha), clean, very nice garden & room. Andy & Lillian are very friendly! Excellent food. Highly recommend!!

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tumainicottage, Director of Sales at Tumaini Cottage, responded to this review

Hello Markus,one behalf of the Tumaini Cottage family,we would like to thank you for staying with us on your Tanzania visit.We are glad you enjoyed your stay,our culture and our food,you are always welcome back home whenever you visit Tanzania our beloved country.We were happy to share our culture and opening our home to you,we wish you all the best.Asante...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: ₹ 3,240 - ₹ 7,776 (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.”
DOB1970, 2 May 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms are equally acceptable.”
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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“All rooms similar”
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