The New Arusha Hotel
This hotel with its exquisite mature gardens close to the centre of Arusha is a boutique experience of character and history, rather than a concrete-and-glass monolith.
Rooms at Arusha Hotel
The beds are all supplied with memory-foam mattresses, cotton sheets and mosquito nets, and ironing facilities and hair-dryers are available on request. The bathrooms have over-bath showers, and a wide range of toiletries, including complementary toothbrushes. There are shaver points and plenty of hot water in these bathrooms, but some sinks are missing their plugs; just notify the reception desk and they will provide a replacement.
Restaurant at Arusha Hotel
The restaurant is clean and tidy, with al fresco dining on the verandah, with views of the gardens. Breakfasts are buffet-style, lunches are usually a la carte, and the evening meal has both a la carte and buffet options. They can cater for a wide variety of dietary restrictions, including vegetarian, vegan, Halal, gluten-free, with advance notice. Room service is available 24hrs a day.
Facilities at Arusha Hotel
There is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, and the business centre provides computers for internet access for a reasonable fee. A generator covers any power cuts that occur in Arusha. The pool, which is due to be renovated in 2012, has clean, clear water, if a little cold, due to the shade provided by the mature avocado trees. Lifts provide access to all the floors of the hotel, and the gym has new equipment throughout. There is a casino underneath the restaurant with roulette, black jack, poker as well as a variety of slot machines.