Meru House Inn

Meru House Inn

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#34 of 83 hotels in Arusha
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.9 of 5 bubbles
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See why so many travellers make Meru House Inn their hotel of choice when visiting Arusha. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a budget friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Rooms at Meru House Inn provide a desk, a seating area, and a mosquito net, and guests can stay connected with free internet access.

You can also enjoy an on-site restaurant while staying at Meru House Inn.

If you’re looking for a pub, consider a visit to Le Patio, The Mulberry, or Lively Lady Bar & Grill, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Meru House Inn.

At Meru House Inn, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Arusha.

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Property amenities
Free internet
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Desk
Seating area
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Centrally Located

Location

1530, Sokoine Road, Arusha Tanzania
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 77 out of 100
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Arusha Airport
Kilimanjaro Airport
43.1 km
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Maciek M wrote a review May 2019
Krakow, Poland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent there one night after safari so it was like a castle 😊 But to be honest – the room was decent, clean and the bed was comfortable and the water was hot :). I did not have a chance to see neighborhood so I cannot tell anything about it. What I can say that in the hotel there is a restaurant with delicious food for a really good price, it was ma only meal in continental Tanzania, but to compare with Zanzibar prices – whole meal cost more or less the same as one dish on Zanzibar. Additionally, staff is very friendly and helpful. Grate option for a night before or after the safari.
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Date of stay: February 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lena W wrote a review Jun 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Meru House Inn is a very nice Guest House. It has lots of rooms (very affordable: 25000 for a double room without breakfast, 35000 for a double inklusive breakfast). The beds are big, mosquito nets are big enough and without holes, bathroom with hot shower and very clean. Restaurant and laundry service available. All in all very recommendable. We would definitely come again.
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JacksonB1 wrote a review May 2017
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Meru House Inn on two separate occasions in the first half of 2017, and both of my stays were very good. The price is reasonable, the beds are comfortable, breakfast is good, and the showers work well. I stayed here my first night in Tanzania and it was certainly different from a hotel in the United States, but it was an enjoyable stay nonetheless. My second stay was several months later, and knowing what to expect made it seem much better than it had the first time. The complementary breakfast, like everything else at the hotel, is simple compared to a U.S. hotel but more than met my needs. I don't know what prices are like at other hotels in Arusha, but I felt that this was good value. There was free wifi, but it didn't really work in the rooms. If you are down in the reception area or the dining area it works well.
Overall, if this were a hotel in the United States, it would still be pretty good value, but I would have rated many of the aspects of the hotel lower. Relative to what I experienced during my 3 month stay in Tanzania, however, I have rated it highly because compared to much of the country it is quite nice.
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Date of stay: April 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Rooms on the side of the hotel that faces the main street can be noisy in the mornings as cars go...
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Fred de Soet wrote a review Jan 2014
Soest, The Netherlands
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Not a great location from the outside (it's located in a courtyard). Room, beds and toilet are ok regarding the low price (double = 30.000 excl. breakfast). The small restaurant food is ok and cheap. Several beer brands are available. A bonus is the friendly and good Indian restaurant (no beer is served), which you can enter from within the hotel complex itself. So when it's dark you don't have to go out far for a diner. Another bonus is that the big supermarket Shoprite is within five minutes walking distance.
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Date of stay: January 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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mireiar694 wrote a review Aug 2019
Barcelona, España
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Good location only 10min walking from the station. The rooms are basic and simple. They have hot water that works sometimes.
Wifi is not working all the time.
The breakfast consists in omelete and bread.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Glen L wrote a review Jun 2019
London, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Hotel looks like a student apartment and definitely not for the faint hearted. Good location with all the essentials at a great price. A bed, tv, a reasonable bathroom and a very nice breakfast, and a small bar/food shop. Recommended to backpackers.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Marcin S wrote a review Sept 2017
London, United Kingdom
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed there for two nights. The room was clean, bed comfy. Can't say about food because was out too early to have breakfast.
The hot water was erratic - you had to wait for some time to have it going again.
But the most annoying is noisy guests playing music and shouting for the whole night (they were locals - not tourists) - in and outside of the rooms. It seemed like no one from the hotel staff paid any attention to this - so I couldn't have proper sleep while staying there.
So if you decide to stay there take some really heavy duty ear plugs...
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tobias R wrote a review Jul 2017
Zurich, Switzerland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Meru House Inn for 4 nights before and after our safari tour. The rooms are clean and spacey. The staff (especially Geoffrey) is extremely helpful. Our stay a Meru House Inn was a true pleasure! Thank you
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Loes uit Breda wrote a review Feb 2017
Breda, The Netherlands
4.0 of 5 bubbles
A friend recommended this place, and now I recommend it to others. Ok, the place doesn't look very cosy or anything. But rooms are clean and good value for money. It's only a few steps away from a big supermarket and a square with restaurants. Also: not far from the airport. Staff is friendly, and they offer good cheap food.
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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kerriemelb wrote a review Jul 2014
Melbourne, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
meru inn is a fairly comfortable place to stay. it is used by both locals and tourists. Staff are obliging and helpful. breakfast is included and includes spanish omeletes and toast/tea and coffee. very basic but reasonabl;y clean and as set off the road is fairly quiet. beds are comfortable and mosquito nets are in rooms. can leave luggage there for free whilst travelling. Tvs are in room , not all channels available but is one in dining room. Basic evening meals available. Would happily use again. Great basic hotel.
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Date of stay: July 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Answer from Hai N
Winterthur, Switzerland
yes we also offer a pickup service for 25$ from airpost to house, payment should be done directly to the driver.
JacksonB1 wrote a tip May 2017
14 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the side of the hotel that faces the main street can be noisy in the mornings as cars go by, but I never really noticed this."
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Dave RT wrote a tip Mar 2017
Brisbane, Australia4,317 contributions35 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"rooms on the side furthest from the street would be quieter."
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Franziska R wrote a tip Nov 2016
Germany26 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Some of the rooms face the main road which is quite busy during the week"
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Lucas e wrote a tip Oct 2015
Colorado City, Colorado34 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"the hotel rooms is very clean, safe place, staffs are so helpful and friendship, i recommend anyone to stay there"
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1984catalin wrote a tip Aug 2015
Bucharest, Romania45 contributions16 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Corner rooms have a small lobby and that's where the bathroom entrance is. The other rooms have the bathroom door within the room itself."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Meru House Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Meru House Inn?
Nearby attractions include Masai Central Market (0.4 km), Club AQ (0.4 km), and The Arusha Comedy Club (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Meru House Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free internet access.
Which room amenities are available at Meru House Inn?
Top room amenities include a desk, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Meru House Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Meru House Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Khan's BBQ, Msumbi Coffees, and Pure Gelati (divino) Italian Restaurant.
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