The Arusha Hotel has been Arusha’s iconic and best-loved luxury hotel, centerpiece since 1894. Home to those traveling between the Cape and Cairo…. and further afield in these modern times, its lengthy and vivid history stands as true today as it was over 100 years ago. Arusha town developed around The Arusha Hotel, which still stands amidst its own private tropical gardens. Beautifully landscaped, the rolling lawns, abundant trees and exotic plants are home to many of East Africa’s rich birdlife.
After an extensive renovation and refurbishment program, The Arusha Hotel (formerly The New Arusha Hotel) is now the only five star hotel in Arusha town, making it the natural choice for visitors to Arusha, be it for business or adventure.
Inside the highest-quality rooms, services and cuisine all come in surroundings that reflect its history, sophistication and charm. Outside the original lush and extensive tropical gardens give the hotel a calm relaxing feel – an oasis in the center of Arusha town.
Choose the view from your room: the majestic and impressive Mount Meru, the swaying trees of the sweeping gardens or the inviting turquoise pool.
The room is your personal retreat, designed to ensure complete comfort and privacy whilst still providing the facilities required by today’s traveler.
The room facilities include: 24 hour in room dining, Satellite TV with international news and movie channels, Air conditioning, Desk & Chair, International direct dialing, In room electronic safe, non smoking rooms, smoke detector/ sprinkler in room, Tea and coffee making facility, Guest amenities, Mosquito nets, Wireless internet, Guest bathroom, Private lounge.Dining
Overlooking the gardens, the Parachichi Restaurant is the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner, with the sublime climate; the outdoor terrace offers a tranquil setting. It has an extensive a la carte menu and the wine list is available in the evenings, boasting both European and Asian cuisine.
Banqueting & Conferences
Sprawling lush tropical grounds will enhance your guests’ experience before, after or even during the event. A plethora of outdoor areas are available to exclusive outdoor parties, receptions, dinners or weddings.
Their proud gardeners lovingly attend the grounds using their imagination, natural dedication and green fingers! A mixed variety of tropical blooms and plants; tall trees for shading and flowerbeds full of color - shape this beautiful vista. Step into this African country garden and explore it for yourselves or allow Raphael, the Head Gardner, to take you on one of his famous tours.
The hotel revolves very much around the garden – it is the focal point from most angles.
Lantern posts light a labyrinth of paths through the grounds, and an old set of brick steps lead down to the lower garden. Its relative secrecy lends itself perfectly for private, special candlelight functions, under an awning chosen to accommodate your specific numbers.
Pool, Gym & Holistic Spa
In addition in 2010 they will be launching their exclusive and luxurious Holistic Spa which is in the process of being developed to offer the best in natural treatments and remedies for mind, body and spirit.
In addition to the therapies the Holistic Spa will also be providing a ‘Health Bar’ where guests can choose from a selection of specially made smoothies, health snack and salads.
Business Centre: Located on the Lower Ground Floor. It is open Mon-Sat from 8am to 8pm and Sun from 10am to 8pm and offers a wide range of secretarial services.
Curio Shop: An emporium of locally made crafts as well as a selection of sweets, chocolates and other essentials.
Golf: Located 5 minutes from the hotel by taxi, The Arusha Gymkhana Club is a great place for golf enthusiasts with a nine hole golf course with a pro, caddies and clubs for hire.
Msumbi Coffee Shop: Situated adjacent to the lounge and serving a range of coffee using the finest Tanzanian coffee beans.
Safari Casino: The only casino in Arusha! Set in plush surroundings with waiter service, the casino offers a wide range of gaming tables and slot machines.
Swala Gem Traders: Certified gemologists Eric and Mark Saul have a family history in gem stone expertise; their father was the first geologist on the tanzanite deposits in 1967 and he introduced tanzanite to Tiffany’s in New York in the late 60s. At Swala Gem Traders, his sons are carrying over a similar passion for tanzanite and other gemstones. They have a large selection of stones in their shop and Eric is the Ambassador to Tanzania for the International Colored Gemstone Association which means he can issue a certificate of authenticity with the ICA stamp for your gemstone.
WI-FI: Wireless internet is available throughout the hotel and its grounds. Vouchers can be purchased through reception.
The hotel signified a pleasant resting place for those traveling from as far as the Cape or Cairo …. and all corners of Old East Africa. Its status soon became synonymous with travelers, pioneers and adventurers looking for welcoming accommodation or refreshment stop during long grueling journeys into the outback.
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