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Overview of Arumeru River Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds

Arumeru River Lodge

4 out of 5
Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business Services

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment

Explore the area

    Popular LocationLake Duluti26 min drive
    Popular LocationKilimanjaro Golf Club26 min drive
    Popular LocationNgurdoto Crater45 min drive
    AirportKilimanjaro (JRO-Kilimanjaro Intl.)54 min drive

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  • Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Garden View

    Room amenities

    • 322 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Twin Beds
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About this area


Located in Arusha, Arumeru River Lodge is next to a golf course and near the airport. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Arusha National Park and Lake Duluti, while Arusha Declaration Monument and Cultural Heritage Centre are cultural highlights. Discover the area's wildlife on a nearby safari, or try your luck with game drives.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Lake Duluti - 26 min drive
  • Kilimanjaro Golf Club - 26 min drive
  • Arusha Golf Course - 38 min drive
  • Ngurdoto Crater - 45 min drive
  • Arusha National Park - 57 min drive

Getting around

  • Kilimanjaro (JRO-Kilimanjaro Intl.) - 54 min drive


  • Safari Bar — 1 min walk
  • Migration Restaurant — 1 min walk
  • Tanz Hands Bakery — 17 min walk
  • Shade Hotel — 3 min drive
  • Tango bar & restaurant — 4 min drive

About this property

Arumeru River Lodge

Family-friendly lodge with free breakfast and restaurant
A restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a bar/lounge are available at this lodge. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli, and coffee/tea in a common area. All 29 rooms offer patios, sitting areas, and room service. Free bottled water, ceiling fans, and showers are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Arumeru River Lodge offers 29 accommodations with complimentary bottled water and complimentary toiletries. Rooms open to patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones. Bathrooms include showers. Irons/ironing boards and hair dryers can be requested. Cribs/infant beds (complimentary) are also available. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered daily.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast available daily 6:30 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Game/wildlife viewing
  • Outdoor pool
  • Shopping

Family friendly

  • Babysitting/childcare (surcharge)
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Supervised childcare/activities


  • Front-desk safe
  • Library
  • No elevators
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Languages spoken

  • English
  • German

Business services

  • Meeting rooms


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Ceiling fan
  • Free cribs/infant beds


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Patio


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Separate sitting area
  • Turndown service



Check-in from 5 PM - 11:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 11 PM
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 77 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: USD 1.50 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 60.00 per vehicle (one way)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 77 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Arumeru River Lodge Arusha
Arumeru River Arusha
Arumeru River
Arumeru River Lodge Lodge
Arumeru River Lodge Arusha
Arumeru River Lodge Lodge Arusha

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Arumeru River Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Arumeru River Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Arumeru River Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does Arumeru River Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Arumeru River Lodge pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Arumeru River Lodge?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Arumeru River Lodge?
Check-in is from 5 PM - 11:00 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Arumeru River Lodge?
Check-out is at 10 AM.
Does Arumeru River Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 60.00 per vehicle applies.
Where is Arumeru River Lodge located?
Located near the airport, this family-friendly lodge is 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from Kilimanjaro Golf Club and 11.7 mi (18.8 km) from Arusha Declaration Monument. Arusha National Park is 18.4 mi (29.6 km) away.
Rating 5 - Excellent. 1 out of 7 reviews
5 - Excellent 14%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 7 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 7 reviews
3 - Okay 14%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 7 reviews
2 - Poor 14%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 7 reviews
1 - Terrible 14%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Very disappointed
My friend and I stayed here for two days and we were beyond disappointed. The hotel is very overpriced and the services and food provided are subpar. Food and drinks are priced quite high for the region and the quality was very unimpressive. The beds are very hard and uncomfortable and there is no AC in the room! It was very hard to sleep due to the high heat and humidity in the room at night. We have stayed in 3 other mid-budget hotels this trip and all of them had in room AC units. WiFi never worked anywhere around the hotel, pool or restaurant which was very frustrating given the cost of the stay. The hotel staff and management were not accommodating with the check in process and it took us over 45 minutes to get our room ready. At check out we asked for a delayed check out for a couple hours due to our flight departure and they said no. The hotel had 6 guest including us with accommodation for over 75. They made no attempts to be welcoming or helpful to our group. After hiking Kilimanjaro and Safari we were looking forward to the spa the hotel marketed to us and it was awful. I have received pedicures in many countries and have never been so disappointed. It was a complete joke! Not to mention all of the spa services were significantly overpriced. My toddler could have given me a better pedicure. Some of these thing may have been acceptable, however, at over $250 a night for a simple room I expected I much nicer and luxurious experience.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2019

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The Wifi is practically non functioning. Wifi is only available in the lobby and even in that location it barely functions. The wifi worked better out on safari. The menu is the same all day long. The breakfast buffet is excellent.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2018

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disappointing Switch
We’d reserved two rooms - one for my husband and me, one for my adult son and daughter-in-law. Upon arriving, the front desk said we would instead have a double room suite. Claimed it was more spacious, and attractive. I objected, to no avail, as I imagine they’d booked all the other rooms. We were quite disappointed wit the accommodations, which provided large ( unappealing) common space but limited space in one of the private rooms. We felt duped. While the dining staff was attentive, the food was mediocre. Overall, the experience was not worth the significant price of this lodging!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place to start and end our safari adventure. Everybody very happy and friendly
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2018

4/5 Good

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Quiet rest after safari trekking
Great gardens and pool Attentive and friendly staff

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