Four Points by Sheraton,
The Arusha Hotel
Arusha town centre
Four Points by Sheraton, The Arusha Hotel
With its comfortable, contemporary décor, the Arusha Hotel is great for those arriving from the airport and needing to freshen up before heading off on safari. Close to the cultural market, it’s also a fun place to base yourself for a night or two.
The Arusha hotel was first built in 1894 before being purchased in 1927 by an American coffee farmer called ‘Kenyon Painter’. It has played a leading role in Tanzania’s history and it is thought that Arusha Town grew up around the hotel. Many travellers taking the ‘Cairo to the Cape’ route have stayed at the Arusha Hotel. The hotel is a nostalgic reminder of days gone by and for those looking for a bit of culture and local atmosphere thrown in. Excellent coffee from the ground floor coffee shop and the hotel’s central location makes it a good overnight stop in Arusha town. The large restaurant serves a self-service buffet for breakfast and lunch, dinner can be buffet or a la carte.
This is not a luxurious hotel, but it’s good quality functional place that is in a useful place for the start or end of a safari.
The Arusha Hotel highlights
- Central Arusha location
- Lovely mature gardens
- Swimming pool
The Arusha Hotel location
The Arusha Hotel
- 86 rooms
- Open all year
- Children are welcome
- Swimming Pool
- Open air jacuzzi
- Fully equipped gym
- Business centre
- Laundry Service
The Arusha Hotel rooms
The Arusha Hotel has 86 rooms in total, with 4 suites, 25 executive doubles and 57 superior rooms. This is quite a large number of rooms, but somehow you don’t get the feeling that you are in a large hotel. The rooms are in clusters with ground and upper floor rooms and several rooms have wheelchair access.
All rooms are en suite with crisp white linen with contrasting brown cushions and covers.
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Self confessed Africa-lover, but keen on all new travel experiences, Amanda is passionate about getting to know different cultures.
Tracy was been born and spent her youth in South Africa, the draw of the animals, the people and wilds of Africa have always run through her veins.
Sinead caught the travel bug following a year out after university. She has worked in the travel industry ever since, and visited many countries including South Africa, Tanzania, Botswana and Namibia.
The African dust is firmly planted in Chris’s heart. Born in Tanzania she spent much of her childhood in and around Ruaha. Travel and safari was part of life and through into adulthood fun and travel has never left her.