The Arusha Hotel is a high quality property with immense character and charm. It is steeped in history and has retained a certain elegance from a bygone era. The building dates from 1894 and it was purchased in 1927 by an American coffee farmer. Over the years The Arusha Hotel has been home to many eminent travellers, and with its extensive renovation and refurbishment it now provides a comfortable five star standard of accommodation in Arusha town.



A sparkling renaissance of its old self, The Arusha Hotel invites you to a unique 5-Star experience in northern Tanzania and is ideally located only 2 minutes from the Arusha International Conference Centre.

It is set in beautifully landscaped gardens with all the amenities and luxury for the discerning traveller. The tropical gardens are home to many birds and exotic plants, an ideal setting for wedding receptions and outdoor functions.

The Arusha Hotel has 86 rooms including 4 suites, 25 deluxe rooms and 57 standard rooms. Elegantly furnished with en-suite bathrooms equipped with bathroom amenities and tea and coffee making facilities. Each room is fitted with satellite television with a selection of channels, hair dryer and an electronic safe. Rooms also have direct dial phones, wireless internet and air-conditioning.

Buffet style breakfast and dinners with appetising contemporary modern cuisine is prepared from the freshest produce, flavoured and garnished using only the highest quality ingredients. The dining experience would be incomplete without aromatic coffees, mouth watering home made desserts followed by warm cognacs and brandies in ‘Hataris’ Tavern (named after John Wayne’s movie made in 1962). Hataris has a large television screen to watch the latest sporting events and news made complete with the relaxed informal and comfortable surroundings.

The Arusha Hotel has three function rooms: Jumuika conference room-fully equipped and capable of seating 150 delegates; Kikao Executive Boardroom with the capacity for 15 delegates; Porini Hall-multi-function room that opens out onto the terrace is capable of accommodating up to 300 people. For outside functions there is 3 acres of sprawling lush tropical landscaped gardens, a perfect location to host large number of guests for banqueting, parties and receptions.

Smoking and non smoking rooms are available.

Rooms are air-conditioned, with en-suite bathrooms, as well as separate toilet facilities. All rooms have wireless internet, as well as mini bars.

Every guest room has the following amenities to make your stay as comfortable and restful as possible…

  • Air conditioning
  • Satellite television with a selection of channels
  • International direct dial phone
  • Wireless Internet access
  • Bathroom amenities including bath robes
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Electronic safes
  • Electronic key card
  • Smoke detector
  • Hairdryer
  • Mosquito net
  • Mosquito screen

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