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Kibo Palace Hotel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Livingston, Texas
Reviewed 7 October 2015

We visited the Kibo Palace Hotel the last day of our safari. We felt safe the first moment we drove up to the gates. The hotel staff were very accommodating and friendly. The room we had was fantastic. It was clean and the bed was comfortable. We were able to enjoy a wonderful tasty dinner and breakfast. We had a...

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West Yorks
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We called in for lunch en route from the Serengeti to Kilimanjaro Airport. A good selection of food and great service from the staff. After lunch a relaxing hour or two in the grounds adjacent to the pool.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

First time in Arusha. Enjoyed our stay. Staff is wonderful and helpful. Dining is pleasurable with delicious options. Comfortable rooms although shower stall in ours was so tiny and awkwardly shaped. I gave it four stars before the wifi in the rooms was louzy. And wifi is pretty important for travellers these days.

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Thank IMsafaris
Philadelphia, PA
Reviewed 11 September 2015 via mobile

Only stayed here 1 night in advance of a safari. We Landed at night so didn't get dinner but the hotel was very nice. The Breakfast was good and the room was very nice. The staff was very nice and they had Good security. I would recommend this hotel.

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Thank Mark-PA215
Hollywood, Florida
Reviewed 16 July 2015

We stayed one night at this comfortable hotel before starting our safari. It is a modern hotel with not much character but we felt secure while staying there because security is very tight to get in. We did go for a short walk toward the Clock Tower but the hustling of people trying to lure us to buy something got...

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1Thank JGG2
Nairobi
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Stayed only one night and enjoyed. The hotel has a good feeling, is beautiful and very welcoming. It is a small hotel, but very practical, very functional, generally in good shape. Rooms are super-comfortable, spacious, clean, with all the amenities. Check in and out is quick and efficient. Gym is also great, with 3 treadmills, so if you are late...

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Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 2 July 2015

I stayed twice on two different occasions. My first room had a large sitting area and the second did not. The beds were very comfortable and everything was very clean. Central location. I will definitely stay here again when I'm in Arusha.

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Thank Iowayankee20
Charitycgg, Business Development Manager at Kibo Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Madam, Our sincere appreciation for taking time to review our property. We are delighted that the facility and our standards of service have made you a loyal client. One unique aspect of the hotel is it's architectural design which has allowed all our rooms to have different characters. This makes it special as no room looks exactly like another...

Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We have had the pleasure to stay at the Kibo Palace on previous occasions. The property is clean and very well presented. The rooms are of good size, comfortable and well serviced. The property recently appointed a new executive chef and he has quickly made a very positive impression on the delivery of great quality cuisine. Nice pool area that...

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Charitycgg, Business Development Manager at Kibo Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir/Madam, It was refreshing reading your comments on Tripadvisor and thank you for taking time to review our property. We are delighted that you have enjoyed all your stays at Kibo Palace Hotel. Well done for being such a great Ambassadeur for our hotel and even noting that we have a New Chef who has ensured that the team...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 12 June 2015

I spent two nights here at the start and end of my Tanzania Safari and was impressed with the friendliness and personal service of the staff.As a personal message for the staff - I will be back Kaka for my “Serengeti baridi sana pendeza” so “asante sana”. My number one choice in Arusha. Kaka Dundee.

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Charitycgg, Business Development Manager at Kibo Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Kaka Dundee, Jambo from Tanzania! The team at Kibo Palace Hotel is excited that we did meet your expectations and for sure you shall get Serengeti ya Baridi sana upon your return. Be sure to email me when you are next coming over and the first Serengeti will be on my tab. My email is charity@kibopalacehotel.com. Wishing you a great...

Colorado
Reviewed 3 June 2015

I stayed at the Kibo Palace for about 6 nights while in Tanzania on business. My stay was very comfortable and I always felt safe. When I headed home, I was almost to the airport when I realized that I had lost a second wallet that I had brought with me. Someone called and they said they didn't find it....

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Charitycgg, Business Development Manager at Kibo Palace Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brenda, Trust you are keeping well and greetings from the team at Kibo Palace Hotel. It was great hosting you and we are happy that we met your expectations. One of our major core values is integrity and in addition on our mission we have stressed on offering fine services in accommodation and dining under a secure environment. Internet...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Spa
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
KIBO PALACE HOTEL: Named after the highest peak of Africa’s highest mountain, Mt Kilimanjaro, Kibo Palace Hotel is one of Arusha's most exciting and innovative luxury hotels. The contemporary and African decor gives this gem in the heart of Arusha a great attitude. The hotel is located 45 minutes drive from Kilimanjaro International Airport (KIA) and a 15-minute walk from Arusha city center and the Arusha International Conference Center. The hotel hosts professionals, the business community and international organizations to a Corporate Networking Cocktail every last Thursday of the month offering them a platform to exchange ideas and enhance businesses and also encourage personal growth for the professionals through inviting great speakers to these event. Kibo Palace Hotel offers a range of diverse facilities for both business travelers and leisure stays. These include:- 77 tastefully designed luxurious guestrooms and suites. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities to make the stay comfortable.- Fully-equipped conference and meeting facilities which can accommodate up to 150 people, well-appointed with the necessary modern equipment – Wireless Internet, Video Conferencing Facilities, LCD Projectors, State-of-the-Art Audio Visual Equipment and secretarial services.- The Kilimanjaro Restaurant will satisfy the most discerning gastronomic connoisseur with a splash of African, Continental, Asian or Oriental cuisine.- The Lounge Bar at Kibo Palace Hotel is a pleasant and sophisticated meeting place, ideal for an aperitif or an after-dinner drink. The guests can relax and sip wines, champagnes and classic cocktails prepared by expert barmen. The hotel has a happy hour and live entertainment every Wednesday and Friday evening from 05.00 p.m. to 08.00 p.m.- The Pool Bar is located near the swimming pool with a view of our lush gardens as a sundowner serving a variety of fresh juices and snacks. Recreational facilities include- Outdoor swimming pool set in landscaped gardens.- Health & fitness center with state of the art gymnasium, sauna, steam bath and massage parlour.- Arusha Gymkhana’s 9-hole golf course and 7 tennis courts are situated 3 minutes drive from the hotel. Other services: Forex bureau open from 07.00 a.m. to 10.00 p.m., Airport transfers and car hire, VIP airport transfers in luxury vehicles, Gemstones boutique, Event Management, Safari bookings, Wireless internet complimentary for all in-house guests. The beautifully landscaped lush garden around the hotel’s pool area is one of the most prominent venues in town for staging wedding and outdoor functions. We offer a variety of facilities and rooms, specially adapted bathrooms and wider access for wheelchairs, as well as other facilities including parking for physically challenged persons. Kibo Palace Hotel, with its diverse facilities and friendly service, is a preferred destination for international travelers, holidaymakers as well as local businessmen and families. The multinational management team of the hotel is continually strives to provide excellent service maintaining an international standard for all its facilities on offer; all these combine to deliver an unforgettable personal experience. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kibo Palace Hotel

Address: Old Moshi Road | P O Box 2523, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: €178 - €207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kibo Palace Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 65
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#2 Luxury Hotel in Arusha
#3 Business Hotel in Arusha
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