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Arumeru River Lodge

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Property grounds
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Garden View | Terrace/patio
Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Garden View | Terrace/patio
Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Accessible, Garden View | Desk, iron/ironing board, free cribs/infant beds, free WiFi

Overview of Arumeru River Lodge

Arumeru River Lodge

4.0 star property
4-star lodge in Arusha with outdoor pool and restaurant

6,6/10 Good

7 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Lounge area
Usa River, Arusha, Meru District

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park

Getting around

  • Kilimanjaro (JRO-Kilimanjaro Intl.) - 59 min drive
  • Arusha (ARK) - 75 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • Tanz Hands Bakery - 17 min walk
  • Shade Hotel - 3 min drive
  • Canteen - 4 min drive
  • Tango bar & restaurant - 4 min drive
  • Rotterdam Garden - 4 min drive

About this property

Arumeru River Lodge

Arumeru River Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 60.00 per vehicle one way. Guests indulge in massages, then grab a bite to eat at the coffee shop/cafe. An outdoor pool, a bar/lounge, and a snack bar/deli are other highlights at this upscale lodge.


English, German

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.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 29 rooms


  • Check-in time from 5 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • 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
  • The front desk is open daily from 6 AM - 11 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • 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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • One child (3 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • Supervised childcare

What to do

  • Wildlife viewing
  • Shopping
  • Safari nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • 18 holes of golf
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • English
  • German

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Turndown service
  • Free crib/infant bed

What to enjoy

  • Patio
  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Safari Bar - This poolside bar specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Migration Restaurant - Overlooking the pool and garden, this restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.
Pool Bar - This bar overlooks the garden. Reservations are required. Open select days.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 60.00 per vehicle (one way)

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 77 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

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

Does Arumeru River Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Arumeru River Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Arumeru River Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Arumeru River Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Arumeru River Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Arumeru River Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Arumeru River Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 60.00 per vehicle one way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Arumeru River Lodge?
You can check in from 5 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Arumeru River Lodge and nearby?
Onsite recreation at Arumeru River Lodge includes game viewing. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the lodge's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Arumeru River Lodge?
Yes, Safari Bar offers international cuisine, garden views, and poolside dining. Nearby restaurants include Africando Resort (2 mi), Green Hills of Africa (2 mi), and Mt. Meru Game Lodge (2.4 mi).
Does Arumeru River Lodge have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


2/10 Poor

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.
Natasia, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

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.
Beege, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

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!
Carolyn, 1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to start and end our safari adventure. Everybody very happy and friendly
Alison, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Quiet rest after safari trekking
Great gardens and pool Attentive and friendly staff
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

The hotel is lovely and well situated. Beautiful location. Only downside was the cost and our wake up call being 10 minutes late and no coffee coming!
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Lodge mit schönem Garten und Pool ausserhalb von Arusha, in die Jahre gekommen und entspricht nicht dem Preis Leistungs Verhältniss. Leider waren die Bette nicht frisch angezogen worden was wir erst beim zu Bett gehen bemerkt haben und am nächsten Tag dem Manager gemeldet haben sowie auch die Tischdecken im Restaurant waren sehr dreckig.
André, 1-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review