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Puyallup, Washington
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in Raha Leo with our great neice. We got a double and single at a very low cost. The bedroom was servable and the bathroom had what you need although my wife and I did not use the shower. The lock on the door did not look strong. I would not feel comfortable leaving stuff in the room... More 

Thank ben-marilynb
Level Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 4 nights in total. First 2 nights were fine without any problems. Came back here after the safari to get a room with a broken toilet seat and no hot water in the shower. When I asked the staff to boil water for me to use in the shower they said that the chef went to sleep... More 

Thank Daniel W
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29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Nothing special about the rooms. Good place to book tours through as they are cheap. Very basic with small bathroom but hot water. Basic but fresh budget hostel breakfast. Staff was exceptional. Wifi works best in common area

Thank freedomofexploration
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

Great place to stay - especially considering its price and the alternatives in Arusha. In addition, the free WiFi, hot water in the room plus free breakfast make it a good deal for a Budget Hostel. But apart from all that, the reason I had a great time here is because the people were very friendly and willing to help... More 

Thank pzeinstra
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We stayed here for a night after our safari and it was nice to recuperate here a bit. The courtyard is a nice place to hang out. The WiFi was decent, the staff was friendly, the free breakfast was good with coffee/tea and eggs and a bit of fruit. It's walking distance to/from the bus terminal and there's restaurants within... More 

Thank Frans1980
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71 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Upon the advice of our local guide, we stayed two nights in this very pleasant place. The room is clean and equiped with mosquito nets. The shower is within the room. They offer a free wifi connection. The breakfast included is made of tea or coffee fresh fruits such as banana and oranges. Eggs ccoked the way you like them... More 

Thank pseudo08
Munich, Germany
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Jambo! The hotel is quiet, the rooms are clean, the breakfast is good (ask for spanish egg). Bahati (the waiter) is a really nice guy who does his job very well! if you have questions about anything he can help you in a very kind and nice way. There is a shop (30sec away) to buy cheap stuff like beer... More 

Thank Peterbjrk
Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews
Reviewed 28 January 2016

This is a great place to stay. Inexpensive, clean, close to downtown, good breakfast included and the staff are all very nice and helpful. They have Wi-Fi included in the price but as always in Tanzania don't expect it to be super but it is available. It is smaller in size so you will want to make reservations and it... More 

Thank Steven H
Hong Kong, China
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121 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Arusha feels dangerous to be outside, and is really just a jumping off place for safari...That said Raha Leo is like an oasis of peace inside an otherwise not very welcoming town. This is like staying with a family, they all look after you every day. Location is perfect. Really recommend it...

Thank pinyinok
Indianapolis, Indiana
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2015

While traveling through Arusha, we stayed here for one night. I had a single room up by the front door (would not recommend due to street noises). Room was basic with a small bed, a night stand, a small TV and an en-suite bath. For the price we didn't expect much extra but it did have a good quality wifi... More 

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Address: Stadium Street, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: ₹ 2,052 - ₹ 2,120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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“ask to stay in the back court or at least away from the street”
 of 5 bubbles wmhendrix, 21 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room at the front to avoid being woken by the rooster at 3.30am!”
 of 5 bubbles Becksie2, 10 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Book early enough. All rooms are nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Vinn21, 28 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Ask to see the rooms before you choose because some are better than others”
 of 5 bubbles mmaattaa, 27 Aug 2014 | Read review
“The room we had (at the front) was bigger than (at least) one of the room(s) at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles marloesark, 29 Dec 2013 | Read review
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