Legendary Lodge

Legendary Lodge

Nairobi Road Selian Coffee Estate, Arusha Tanzania
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Just plain old-fashioned luxury
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serene and secret
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#1 of 3 ranches in Arusha
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Luxury
Romantic
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Sauna
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Wifi
Hot bath
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Spa
Massage
Concierge
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Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms

Location

Nairobi Road Selian Coffee Estate, Arusha Tanzania
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 39 out of 100
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Arusha Airport
Kilimanjaro Airport
48.5 km
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EnglandPorsche wrote a review Jan 2020
england117 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This very colonial house with lovely timeless interiors was a peaceful resting place for us en route to the Tarangire National Park.
Very spacious private lodge in the immaculate gardens, everything you could need. The staff were helpful, friendly and professional on all levels. Thank you Saraphina.
The food was delicious and inventive.
All in all a very good stay and highly recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DCMJMM wrote a review Aug 2023
Missouri, USA10 contributions12 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This Lodge was the first stop on our Tanzania adventure. We arrived late at night (10:30pm) and the staff could not have been more accommodating for our late check in and getting us settled in our room while still offering us dinner at such a late hour. The grounds were well manicured and the rooms the most luxurious we stayed in on our trip. You would be hard pressed to find as nice of suites in the US or Europe (living and dining area, bedroom, large bathroom and dressing area). Bikes were available for free to ride around the property, which some of our family took advantage of. Each suite lodge was quiet and private (there is a very long road surrounded by very mature trees) to get to the lodge off one of the main thoroughfares in Arusha. The food was delicious and the kids menu was so welcome by my 10 year old niece. The only complaint we had was the food service, particularly at breakfast. There was difficulty in getting our egg orders correct (most of us did not receive the omelet orders with the ingredients requested) and the time between ordering and being served with our meal was too long - sometimes an hour or more. Since we were on a schedule for our safari, we did not want to have to spend 2 hours at meals and often were rushed in eating given how long it took to be served. If that issue is addressed, we would definitely give this lodge 5 stars as the accommodations were beautiful and the staff kind and welcoming.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Legendary Expeditions, Marketing at Legendary Lodge
Responded 28 Sept 2023
We're so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at Legendary Lodge. In particular, thank you for your feedback on the meal orders and serving times – it's comments like this that ensure we're constantly improving our service to guests. We'll make sure this is addressed with our team. Best regards, The Legendary Expeditions team
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Frances E wrote a review May 2022
Jackson, Wyoming62 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My oh my, you will not be disappointed!
Located in beautiful surroundings of a coffee plantation, Legendary Lodge has very spacious and well appointed rooms. The staff was beyond friendly and accommodating, even offering to make us dinner after our late night arrival. Hats off to the chef, each meal was absolutely amazing, could make many major city restaurants envious. The coffee was the smoothest blend and out of this world delicious.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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andal03 wrote a review Mar 2023
Darien, Connecticut311 contributions143 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Management matters, we have stayed at Legendary several times and always loved it and felt well taken care of. We have also stayed at their other lodges that were all excellent experiences. This one was different.

We have always loved the food here and it is probably still great, however this time the dinner had nothing we really liked (and we had mentioned during check-in that we were looking forward to the Korma dish we have had numerous times), and while the chef improvised with some different options it was not all that great.

But the major issue was additional cost, for convenience we had the lodge pick us up from the last place, and the drive is shorter than the JRO airport, and around 1 hour..., we got charged $120, this is usually something we pay $40-50 and we could have easily arranged that ourselves, but the lodge pick up from the airport for free in general.

The biggest surprise was that a local individual met us for breakfast, had probably an egg and a muffin, but we were charged $45 for the extra breakfast, which seemed very excessive... this might be the new prices for Legendary, but none of the other lodges charge that... We had guests at Rivertrees for breakfast and they didnt even charge.

Also, the noise from the road was very notable this time.
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Date of stay: February 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Christine H wrote a review Dec 2023
Hamburg, Germany184 contributions150 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed the first night in Tansania in this lodge before starting our safari.
This lodge is more than perfect! The rooms are very big and perfectly maintained, the staff is great and polite and the food very fresh and well tasting. You will enjoy every second and regret that if you only stay one night.
Thank you all so much for this perfect start in Tansania!
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Date of stay: November 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Legendary Expeditions, Marketing at Legendary Lodge
Responded 10 Jan 2024
Thank you for choosing our lodge for the first night of your Tanzanian adventure and for sharing such a positive review. We appreciate your kind words and are thrilled to have provided you with a perfect start to your safari. Should your travels bring you back to the area, we would be honored to welcome you again. Warm regards, The Legendary Expeditions team
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Martin V wrote a review Jun 2023
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Legendary Lodge for one night in advance of our safari. Even though our stay was short, the staff made us feel right at home. The Lodge manager, Ishmael, and our personal waiter, Papa, were extremely helpful and attentive to our needs. The rooms were very spacious and comfortable with large sitting areas and outdoor patios. Our dinner and breakfast were both very good and prepared to our liking. Overall, we wish we could have stayed longer but it made for a great start to our trip.
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Date of stay: June 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Legendary Expeditions, Marketing at Legendary Lodge
Responded 28 Sept 2023
Thank you for choosing Legendary Lodge for your pre-safari stay – we're delighted to hear that you felt right at home with us. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Until then, safe travels and best regards, The Legendary Expeditions team
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WHdeL wrote a review Jan 2024
The Netherlands380 contributions77 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have made previous 'experience/discovery trips'. And we have learned that after arrival we first want to land / ground ourselves / chill / get used to / before we want to explore. That's why we first booked 2 nights at Legendary. And we really liked that. We had time to relax and also visited the center of Arusha. Now we are ready for the voyage of discovery. The Legendary was a truly brilliant and relaxing place for us to start our journey. Beautiful rooms, all privacy, as a guest you feel special here, wonderfully relaxed. Lovely food and wine, perfect massages!
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Date of stay: January 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Legendary Expeditions, Marketing at Legendary Lodge
Responded 28 Jan 2024
Thank you for choosing Legendary Lodge as the starting point in your journey. We're so pleased you had a rejuvenating stay, and you're welcome back any time. Wishing you safe and amazing travels for the rest of your trip! Best regards, The Legendary Expeditions team
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Patty F wrote a review Jul 2023
29 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Legendary Lodge was our first stop on our Adventure, we were there for 3 glorious nights. The grounds are beautiful and beautifully manicured. The Lodge is like you’ve walked onto an amazing movie set with amazing accommodations. The staff is so wonderful and accommodating and so welcoming that you immediately feel at ease and calm and at home. The rooms are so much fun, I loved the decor and artwork and the comfort. The bed was so comfortable and the room was so clean. The coffee is sublime and our waiter Esziekiel always had it ready for me within seconds. I wish I could remember everyone’s name because they were All amazing and sweet and warm and friendly. They have bikes on the property so you should definitely go for a bike ride and check out the grounds. Legendary Lodge is Beautiful with Great vibes.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Take the bikes they offer to check out the property. And definitely have a cup of coffee or 2! ...
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Response from Legendary Expeditions, Marketing at Legendary Lodge
Responded 28 Sept 2023
We're thrilled to hear that your stay was filled with beauty, comfort, and warm hospitality. Our team takes great pride in ensuring that our guests feel at ease and at home during their stay, and it's wonderful to know that you had such a positive impression of both our accommodations and staff. We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back to Legendary Lodge. Until then, safe travels and best regards, The Legendary Expeditions team
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Abeer Alomar wrote a review Mar 2021
Kuwait City, Kuwait111 contributions71 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a wonderful place, a beautiful room and it is more of a retreat center. I had a good walk and an amazing body massage. outstanding food test and quality.
I arrived late and there is no therapist available but the manager called her after her working hours and she accepted to come as my body was very fatigued from long journey transportation
there was no gym may be due to the covid so i have to walk only around the area
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Andrew B wrote a review Apr 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The ideal pre or post safari location for those looking to adjust to to the local time-zone or catch their breathe before long travels.

The gardens and grounds provide the ideal safe environment to get some exercise.

Fantastic food, service and attention to detail in every way!
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Date of stay: January 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Joanne B asked a question Aug 2018
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania6 contributions3 helpful votes
Is there a website for this lodge, so I can book directly? Thanks Joanne
Answer from astrid s
26 contributions26 helpful votes
hi again, go to the website of maasai wanderings or nasikia camps, donna duggan is the loveliest owner ever and can do the reservation etc as well. hello to her!
Anand K wrote a tip Dec 2023
155 contributions98 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Credit card machine was down - not sure if typical. Drinks not in room rate (unusual for Tanzania resorts) - make sure you have cash"
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Elaine D wrote a tip Oct 2023
Venice, Florida22 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the Spa Services !!! Tours of the coffee plantation. "
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Patty F wrote a tip Jul 2023
29 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Take the bikes they offer to check out the property. And definitely have a cup of coffee or 2! It was a cup of love."
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Jim Z wrote a tip Sept 2019
Mechanicsville, Virginia96 contributions57 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All of the cottages are excellent choices."
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Kamlesh D wrote a tip Sept 2019
Sydney, Australia6 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"all rooms are terrific"
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PRICE RANGE
R 16,084 - R 16,138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionArusha
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Legendary Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Legendary Lodge?
Nearby attractions include The Tanzanite Experience (6.9 km), Shanga & Shanga Foundation (3.7 km), and Bush 2 Beach Safaris (6.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Legendary Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Legendary Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Legendary Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Legendary Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Five Chutneys, Georges Tavern, and The Blue Heron.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Legendary Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a sauna during their stay.
Does Legendary Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Legendary Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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