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adams, NE
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in Planet Lodge at the beginning of our safari trip to Tanzania. We were on safari with easy travel (which I HIGHLY recommend), and had a very late arrival to Planet Lodge. It's a bit off the beaten path, which makes it quiet and comfortable. The staff were extremely accommodating and helpful. The bed was super comfortable and...

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Prescott, Arizona
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One senses the staff here doesn't completely know what's going on. Our first night was not included in our safari package because we arrived a day early. When we went to settle our bill they had no record that we were even there. Then they couldn't get the credit card machine working so I helped them take payment via their...

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Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My teenage daughter and I stayed here for our first 2 days in Tanzania. The accommodations were perfect I especially loved that we had our own little hut. The grounds are beautifully maintained and the pool was very refreshing! The staff went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and the food was wonderful!

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 3 nights. The room, part of a hut, was nice and had good wifi. The breakfast was there, but none too exiting. The staff was nice and friendly, but if you ask them for a cap, they will get the hotels car to take you and it cost us 18 USD to go a restaurant and...

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PlanetLodges, Director of Sales at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear LPHDK, Thank you for taking time to review our lodge based on your recent stay. I am glad to see you enjoyed the room and wifi. As you noted, we are in the outskirts of town and many clients view it as strength. Aside from taxi services, we also have a free scheduled shuttle service daily and you can...

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have stayed here three times already and I love the atmosphere. Its a great price and its away from the busy streets of Arusha. Rooms are big with air conditioning and private balcony. Large private pool in the back. The food is average and I found it to be pricy compared to other hotels in the same budget range....

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PlanetLodges, Operations Manager at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Canada780, Thanks taking time to write about your stay with us. We are encouraged to know you are "happy with the service." Yes, I recall the misunderstanding on who can use our pool... we do not allow non residents to swim here because often that tends to alienate residents. As such we charge there is a fixed fee for...

Amman, Jordan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is simply very good compared to a 3 star hotel, however; The food and beverage was below the expectations, the service staff was good and followed up well and has a good groming and uniform standards. However it seemed that there is a lack of information between what the chef cooks and whats on the menu, the mozzarella...

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PlanetLodges, Operations Manager at Planet Lodge, responded to this review

Dear VSaad T, Thank you for the kind words and taking time to share candid feedback from your recent stay. Our new chefs clearly failed to deliver what was on the menu during your lunch... we are definitely sorry for that. Yes, the incident was reported by the Supervisor i.e. chicken was not was not well done. I understand the...

Singapore
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here twice for 1 night each - when commencing and ending our safari tour. The rooms are housed in a private lodge, so it was good for a couple like us. The rooms were clean and bed was firm and comfy. This was a good welcome for us from the 20 hour flight we had from our home country....

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Palm Beach, Florida
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed at the planet after a 4 days safari. We arrived covered with dust ( you eat/breath a lot of dust on those safaris) and was very glad we made it back to civilization. After a warm greeting I was then taken to cottage 14 in the back of the property near the pool. Josepha carried my duffle bag (almost...

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Frankfurt, Germany
Reviewed 15 January 2017

We arrived to Planet Lodge after 7 days on Kilimanjaro - with no shower, no beds, no comfort at all. To say the least, Planet Lodge appeared like a gift sent from heaven! The swimming pool was incredibly clean, the breakfast was superb, the lodges were cozy! The hotel territory was well kept, with lots of fruit growing in the...

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Staten Island, New York
Reviewed 10 January 2017

We stayed here on our way back from trekking Kilimanjaro. Hot shower was lovely, rooms service was slow but tasty, and the room was beautifully decorated. Not close to anything in Arusha, but was great for an evening of solid sleep following a week in a tent!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Planet Lodge

Address: Plot 2271, Moshono Village, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: ₹ 5,883 - ₹ 10,830 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Planet Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 28
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“ask for a room away from the road (dust and noise)”
 of 5 bubbles Alexsas777, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are good. The pool is inviting if you have time.”
 of 5 bubbles benicha56, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No idea on pricing since this was a package put together by our travel agent.”
 of 5 bubbles hkillary, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“we were in an outside bungalow and certainly never heard any noise.”
  • We stayed in Unit 28 which was clean, comfortable and close to the pool.
 of 5 bubbles LornePark, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms look similar. Lower numbers nearer restaurant and reception.”
 of 5 bubbles ElizabethH326, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
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