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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 October 2016

My wife and I really liked this hotel. It was located away from the city center in a very nice location with a great view of the nearby mountains. The staff was friendly and helpful. The property was very safe and the room was clean and roomy.

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Arusha
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016

The hotel is ok. Rooms simple. Ceiling in main hall is falling down (actually pretty scary). BUT.... what spoils everything is the non-stop blaring music from a neighbouring local bar, and on top of it screaming shouting drunk (or so I presume) clients from that bar. Totally ruins the place - forget about it!

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Thank Tine H
Finn K, Owner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Tine H, Thank you for your review. And yes, one of the tiles in the ceiling lobby came down a long time ago, we know the reason, but it is not easy to get a 20m tall scaffold erected indoor to get it fixed, but this has been planned anyway. We are truly sorry to hear that you were... More 

New York City, New York
1 review
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We really liked this hotel. It was located away from the city center in a very nice location with a great view of the nearby mountains. The staff was friendly and helpful. The room was cleanly and roomy.

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Finn K, Owner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to review Arc Hotel after your stay. Welcome again! Best regards, Finn Kraemer co-owner More 

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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Plusses: very friendly and helpful (although sometimes slow) staff; good restaurant; when their was a blackout, the generator was started within minutes. Minusses: not in walking distance from the city center (e.g. market); 4 out of 6 times when I had a shower, there was no warm water; when paying by credit card, a fee of 4.5% is added.

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Finn K, Owner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Arne H, Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and sincerely excuse the lack of hot water during parts of your stay. This was related to installation of our first solar hot water system, which should of course have been monitored more carefully. Thanks for chosing Arc Hotel despite its distance from the town center. We originally... More 

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We were a group of friends who chose to sleep in after a long drive. The Hotel ran into darkness and soon there was an endless fight with the management for arranging help to run the generators. No use. And the General Manager refused to see us. After much pushing and pressures they managed to get in people to run... More 

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Finn K, Owner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

This sounds like a total miscommunication, and is not at all in line with our services at Arc Hotel in Morogoro. Of course you can have bad luck that power goes off the moment you check in, but loss of power is not unusual in the region and is normally handled with ease and experience by the staff, even at... More 

Brits, South Africa
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24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

We never travel from Mbeya to Dar es Salaam in one go. We always overnight at Arc Hotel to take a break from the mad drivers in Tanzania and the very bad road conditions. Arc Hotel has always been our favorite place to stay over. The rooms are huge and great. They are clean, neat and good quality for money.... More 

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Finn K, Owner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay. Welcome again. More 

Salem, Virginia
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79 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2016

My experience in Tanzania has led me to believe food poisoning is an occurrence no matter where you are or how careful, or how many stars.. I arrived at this European appearing venue feeling very optimistic. The façade has flags and topiary ,the interior imposing with a huge metal chandelier and sunken vestibule. The rooms themselves are the Tanzanian norm.... More 

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Finn K, Owner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sir, we are sincerely sorry to read about your experiences which we doubt are from Arc Hotel in Morogoro. We have checked with our staff and have not had any issues of providing room service, soup or bread at any time. We are sorry anyway. If your experience is really from our hotel, there must be some severe miscommunication.... More 

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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126 reviews
108 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Morogoro 2 nights on a business trip. The hotel is up to what one can expect from it in a remote are like Morogoro. Everything was clean, the rooms where ok with working AC, TV and fridge. The bathroom was small but everything worked and there was hot water. The restaurant was good, but I was disappointed... More 

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Thank Gilles R
Finn K, Owner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and for your comments about the breakfast. We will share it with the staff and check up on it. We work to improve our services and appreciate your feedback. Best regards, Finn Kraemer Director, co-owner More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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97 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2015

This is a really nice spot in Morogoro. The room was nicely done, great shower with hot water, air conditioning, and the view from my room was just amazing! Wifi works well in the room as well. Breakfast was simple but nice. A really nice place at a fantastic price!

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Finn K, Owner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your good review. We are happy you enjoyed the stay. Welcome back. Best regards, Finn Kraemer co-owner More 

Somerset West, South Africa
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66 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

We stayed at this hotel on our way back from the Serengeti -- it is a basic hotel but the room was very clean and the bed very comfortable. Dinner was good and the service also. Very well located and excellent value for your money.

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Finn K, Owner at Arc Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your positive review. It is very valuable and appreciated. Welcome again, Finn Kraemer Owner More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Arc Hotel opened in August 2009. It is a modern international level hotel. It is located at the outskirts of the city of Morogoro, approximately 2 km from the city centre, close to the main road to Dar es Salaam, Dodoma or Zambia. Arc Hotel offers comfortable double or single rooms/suites to meet the needs of both professionals and vacationers. All rooms on the upper floor have access to a private balcony looking out on the Eastern Arc (Uluguru) Mountains. The Arc Hotel 'Mikumi' restaurant offers a wide variety of dishes and indoor as well as open air services for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The menu includes local, as well as Indian, Chinese and international specialties. The open air service area also comprises the bar. Families with children are always welcome. An outdoor playground is available. Our staff will be happy to connect you with local tour operators for transport to the local attractions. The hotel is conveniently located close to Mikumi National Park, Udzungwa Mountains National Park, Uluguru Mountains and Selous Game Reserve. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arc Hotel

Address: P.O.Box 3112 | Old Dar es Salaam Road, Morogoro, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Morogoro Region > Morogoro
Price Range: €58 - €61 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 27
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“Rooms on the back side of the property with a balcony offer an excellent view.”
 of 5 bubbles 867ricke, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If in good management hands - ask for a mountain facing room”
 of 5 bubbles saumitrag2015, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on top floor overlooking the mountain. 224, 225”
 of 5 bubbles 212Andrew1958, 21 Mar 2016 | Read review
“A room with the view to the mountain”
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“Rooms near the reception has good wifi”
 of 5 bubbles cajithk, 14 Nov 2014 | Read review
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