Lying on the gentling rolling foothills that cascade down from the ever-present Mount Meru is the bustling and vibrant town of Arusha. It is here on the outskirts of this town, hidden amongst one of Tanzania's largest coffee plantations, that you will find Arusha Coffee Lodge, a perfect haven for relaxation either before or after any African safari. Comprising of 30 Plantation Houses - inclusive of 12 Plantation Suites - that radiate out into the evergreen coffee fields, Arusha Coffee Lodge has been designed around the original landowner's home that dates back to the early 1900's.
The theme of coffee is never far away at Arusha Coffee Lodge, and this is never more evident than in the Plantation Suites where the theme coffee bean permeates even the interior designs of both the main bedroom as well as the beautifully appointed en-suite bathroom.
The homely feel of the Lodge is by no means accidental as the origins of the homestead continue to emit glimpses of times-gone-by. The friendly and personable staff help create an ambiance that continues to draw appreciation from all those who visit and stay. Within the main Plantation House reside an 'a la carte' restaurant, an intimate bar and a cozy lounge, all of which possess inviting open log fires that will fill the cool night air with a comforting warmth and a welcoming glow.
Number of rooms: 21 private chalets. The chalets are built on raised wooden platforms with multi-level bedrooms, private lounges and huge balconies overlooking Mount Meru and the plantation. Eight rooms contain king size beds and 13 contain twin (three-quarter, extra length) beds. Triple rooms are available on request.
Room dcor: The interior dcor of each chalet is designed around a coffee theme such as Caf Latte, Espresso and Cappuccino.
Special features:: The honeymoon suite, the largest on the estate, is located in the Old Stable block with an en-suite bathroom containing a bath of luxurious proportions.
In- room amenities: All the chalets have shower, bath and separate toilets, a mini bar, room service, hair dryer, safe, coffee percolator, tea and coffee caddy and a fireplace. In keeping with the coffee theme, bathroom amenities include cappuccino-scented soap. The rooms are also equipped with overhead ceiling fans, mosquito nets and telephones with Internet adapters.
Meals are served at the neighboring Redds African Grill house, with a menu that reflects an amazing array of both traditional Tanzanian cuisine and other African specialties. For the late-risers, a ?£breakfast in bedoption is available.
GENERAL FACILITIES: Other facilities include a swimming pool, beauty salon, 24 hour room and laundry service, meals served on your private balcony on request, curio shop, beauty salon, massage room, conference/private function room and day rooms.
CONFERENCE FACILITIES: A conference room with a capacity of up to 60 and full range of Audio-visual equipment.
- Swimming Pool
- Tours of the Coffee Plantation
- Horse riding,
- Mountain biking
- Nature walks on the estate.