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“Anodyne niceness” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Arusha Crown Hotel

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Arusha Crown Hotel
Ranked #20 of 42 Hotels in Arusha
Dar es Salaam
Level Contributor
63 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Anodyne niceness”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

This hotel seems to aspire to a kind of blank anonymous international chain-hotel feel, and it succeeds. This is fantastic in a country where most hotels I've stayed in for business (granted, at half the price or less) have some combination of cockroaches, sudden startling noise, holes in the mosquito net and weird posters featuring fruit or Jesus. The Arusha Crown Hotel is dignified and tidy, clean, whole and well-functioning. My room (nr. 201) has everything you need and everything works.
I booked here having read the other reviews, and asked (repeatedly) for a quiet room. The one I got overlooks the street, so there's enough traffic noise to warrant earplugs at night, but no enthusiastic roosters, motorbike repair shops or small-business turf wars. The three reported mosques don't really bother me.
The restaurant features attentive staff but indifferent food and no booze. Nice Africafe-standard breakfast (you know it's real good when they give you a cafetiere): but they also provide cocoa so you can mix your own instant 'mocha'.
The view is of Mount Meru to the right and, the only downside, the hangout of streetkids on the steps of the Stadium in front. This makes you contemplate the vagaries of income distribution and is quite sad, but not a flaw of the hotel as such. The afternoon street markets are only a block away if you need any useful household goods, vegetables and fruit, tailoring services or second-hand clothes.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank LinTinTin
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Guatape, Colombia
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59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

We stayed here on our way from Amboseli to Dar es Salaam. Manager was very helpful with our arrangements. He arranged early breakfast at 5am for us to catch our 5.50am bus. Ordered us a taxi and arranged escort to nearby ATM on out arrival night. Dinner was great. Room is a bit simple but sufficient. Free stable wifi throughout the hotel.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank Bobui
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2010

well located, good restaurant, free internet and free computer, good room, but we had problems with the shower.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Zeromelo
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London
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31 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2010

This hotel has all the standard features of an international chain, including an in-room safe which can be hard to find in Tanzania. The airconditioning was a portable air cooler, which didn't do much but was better than nothing. The room was spacious and new, the bathroom very useable. The only down side was the mosque which gives a very loud and early morning wake up call - which can be rather unpleasant if you aren't already awake. The road noise can also be a bit loud, but that depends on which side of the hotel you are situated. Location is right in the middle of the town, but Arusha is not large, so location is not that important - everything is walking distance.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank KXCAUS
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Dublin, Ireland
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47 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2010

We spent there two nights: one before and one after our safari.

The rooms were clean and good size. They also have free wi-fi in the lobby.

The breakfast was very basic, but OK. The restaurant had a good choice in the menu and the served food was good.

Staff was very helpful and kind. They're a big plus of that hotel.

Generally the hotel could be recommended for a short stay if you’re not too fussy.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank SlavD
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Property: Arusha Crown Hotel
Address: Makongoro Road, P. O. Box 854, Arusha, Tanzania
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Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #20 of 42 Hotels in Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €
Hotel Class:4 star — Arusha Crown Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 38
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