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Plot 2271, Moshono Village, Arusha Tanzania
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 27/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 27/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#6 of 108 hotels in Arusha
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Nestled in the heart of Arusha, Planet Lodge will captivate you with the natural beauty of the Tanzanian landscape. Our unique African village styled accommodations offers you a peaceful sanctuary where you can unwind and connect with nature. Situated on 4.5 acres of lush gardens with views of Mount Meru, this African retreat places you in the center of that delicate balance where nature and casual living intersect.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
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Concierge
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Mosquito net
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Air conditioning
Private balcony
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Matteo Bi wrote a review Yesterday
Rome, Italy65 contributions32 helpful votes
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Arusha Planet Lodge was the first and last place where we slept during our safari. However, it has been one of the most beloved of us. The beds were super comfortable, rooms were clean, the staff was gorgeous and lovely and the dinner/breakfast were abundant and well cooked. Also our breakfast and lunch boxes were really good. We recommend a lot this place!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Marion1009 wrote a review 12 Aug
Attalens, Switzerland12 contributions10 helpful votes
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After more than 24 hours of flying, we were able to rest in this hotel before starting our safari adventure. A quiet hotel away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The lodges are spacious and clean with a view of the tropical garden. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food is good.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 days ago
Asante sana Marion1009!
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meb v wrote a review 4 Aug
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions1 helpful vote
From the minute we entered this place was a great experience. Great staff....great comfortable rooms...food was just fabulous....and amenities....you couldn't ask for anything more. Wifi ....as usual with all hotels it's always sub standard but we were not there ro google.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Planet Lodges, Owner at Arusha Planet Lodge
Responded 2 days ago
Dear mebv, Thank you for this vote of confidence! It is very ancouraging to know you found "Great staff....great comfortable rooms...food was just fabulous....and amenities....you couldn't ask for anything more." Yes, we will continue to work with our internet providers to optimize the WIFI too. Asante sana na karibuni tena!
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Karl Bang C wrote a review Jul 2022
Soborg, Denmark4 contributions1 helpful vote
Very nice experience. The planet lodge hotel has a very beautiful garden and friendly staff. We had a nice stay there and we enjoyed it. The tempo is slow and very relaxing. Would have liked to stay longer.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Karlbangc, Thank you for choosing us and for this perfect score! Your encouraging words and knowing you took the slower pace to relax makes us very proud! Yes, we also would've loved for you to stay longer... Karibu tena rafiki!
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Zanzibarlocaltourguide wrote a review Jul 2022
34 contributions33 helpful votes
Once you get a chance to visit there probably you will walk around the region and its beautiness however you will also see wildlife live and different species which found in there like lions tigers liopad and others therefore you will get experience and see the natural of the place
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Welcome to the Arusha region and get experience of the culture however when you get a chance to...
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Jill P wrote a review Jul 2022
4 contributions7 helpful votes
An enclosed, beautiful setting with bungalows, walking paths, and outdoor seating areas. Meals were great and supported my gluten free diet. The room was large and had a very large shower area that was fun.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Planet Lodges, Owner at Arusha Planet Lodge
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear DribeSteph11, We very much appreciate the perfect score and your time writing this enthusiastic review! It is very encouraging. We are glad to have supported your gluten free diet as we want to make sure you "feel at home with us!" Asante sana na karibu tena! Lilian, GM
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Alison B wrote a review Jun 2022
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The welcome at the lodge was very warm and friendly from all the staff. The individual lodges were basic but had everything you needed and the shower and bathroom facilities were very good. The food in the restaurant was very tasty and well presented, the main reception area and bar were well set out and a relaxing place to spend some time. The only downside was our lodge was near the road so from 5am there was a lot of traffic noise which made it hard to sleep. Overall though we were very happy with the lodge and it was a nice place to spend our final night before heading home.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Planet Lodges, Owner at Arusha Planet Lodge
Responded 30 Jun 2022
Thank you for choosing to stay with us AlisonB1727! Glad you enjoyed the room amenities, lounge and restaurant meals. Yes, during your stay there was some road work happening which may have added to the traffic noise heard. We are working with the local authorities to ensure nuance is minimal for guests and trust this will not be an issue going forward. Thank you for writing about your stay and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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Sarahlou565 wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom25 contributions
Stayed here for one night at the start of a safari trip. Welcomed by 3 friendly, smiling members of staff as we got out of our vehicle and our heavy bags were carried to our room on the heads of two lovely ladies! Rooms are in little cottages in the lush gardens, very spacious with everything you need. There is also a small swimming pool and a pool bar. Dinner was great and we enjoyed a fantastic white wine called 'Goats Do Roam'! Definitely recommend this hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Responded 30 Jun 2022
Thank you for this perfect rating Sarahlou565! We truly appreciate you taking time to strongly recommend us here. We hope to welcome you again soon.
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Kim Gorman wrote a review Jun 2022
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Arusha Planet Lodge was such an oasis for our first night stay in Tanzania. We had a wonderful porch and a peaceful setting to soak up the sounds of the birds while we sat outside. Our room was so spacious with lots of hot water, a great rain shower, and lots of clean towels and pillows. The lodge offered amazing juices and welcome cookies, along with a great coffee bar for us to choose a wonderful coffee selection. The dinner options were wonderful with amazing potatoes, fish, and steak. We both enjoyed our delicious drinks as well. The breakfast buffet (with the omelette bar) was so good. Our only wish was that we could have stayed longer - great friendly staff and grounds! We absolutely loved our stay and we cannot wait to recommend Arusha Planet Lodge to all of our friends and family that want to visit Tanzania in the future!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Planet Lodges, Owner at Arusha Planet Lodge
Responded 17 Jun 2022
Dear KcG36, Thank you very much for choosing to stay with us and for taking time to write about your stay! We are encouraged to know you thoroughly enjoyed your stay with us and particularly the food and amenities. yes, next time please allow more time with us and we would be glad to ensure your stay is great again! Asante sana!
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mpumbavu wrote a review Apr 2022
Mwanza, Tanzania58 contributions12 helpful votes
We had one double room and then a double and 2 singles with a connecting door. The rooms were lovely, the nets pretty good. Only issue that we had was with the shower tiles being rather slippery. Evening meal was 3 courses and we needed to select our options before we went to our room. The only issue that I had was that the 3 course meal was more than I could eat as well as the 2 children with us. With hindsite we could've gone for 2 meals less - a saving of 18$ on each meal The pool was closed when we arrived and didn't open till later than the sign said [but we are used to Tanzanian timings!] A lovely little pool
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: The bandas are spread out - some are near the pool, so if you prefer to be close to the pool,...
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Response from Planet Lodges, Owner at Arusha Planet Lodge
Responded 17 Jun 2022
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for writing about your stay SheilaM1097! Feedback on bathroom tyles being slipery is noted... kindly know that with soapy floors, yes the tiles can get slippery. However, we provide complementary slippers in every room for use in the showers... when worn the tiles are not slippery at all. Likewise, your feedback regarding portion size was shared with chefs and we have since adjusted the same to be thin expected standards. We truly enjoyed hosting your family and hope to welcome you back sometime soon. Asanteni sana!
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$99 - $136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arusha Planet Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Arusha Planet Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Tanzanite Experience (6.0 km), The School of St Jude (1.0 km), and Mount Meru (5.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arusha Planet Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Arusha Planet Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a mosquito net.
What food & drink options are available at Arusha Planet Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Arusha Planet Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arusha Planet Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chinese Whispers, Five Chutneys, and Georges Tavern.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Arusha Planet Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Arusha Planet Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arusha Planet Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Arusha Planet Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Arusha Planet Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Arusha Planet Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Is Arusha Planet Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.