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“It felt like coming home after a long safari”
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Arusha, Arusha Region

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hilde916
Wuustwezel, Belgium
1 review
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“It felt like coming home after a long safari”
Reviewed 27 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Very nice cottage. Full equipped kitchen, large bathroom, living room with TV, two nice bedrooms. Everything was very clean. Nice welcome from the owner, who was very helpful during our stay in Milimani. Nice and quite, no traffic sounds. If we go back to Arusha we will definitely book this cottage again.

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Liked best: cleanliness
Travelling group: Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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VarshaPar...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Owner arrogant, selfish, attitude problem.”
Reviewed 27 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
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Our flight was delayed for half a day, finally got ton Milimani around 6.00 pm, was told by the owner that there is no electricity or hot water. She has the generator but she will only put it on at around 7.00 pm for around two or three hours as it cost money. Also self catering apartment with no daily essentials, eg, toilet paper,matches etc, however we spent a night with little hot water,cooking in the dark and most of the evening in the dark. Day two, no hot water no electric, with a lot of hassle the generator was turned on for only half an hour, so within that period the three of us had to shower and cook breakfast ,( not possible), also my mother in law who is who is in her 70's had to have a cold shower, not good as the temperature out side is cold in the morning. So that day and night was spoilt again. Milimani is quite a far distance from the main road there fore without a car you will be stuck as the owner is not very helpful, but I have to say that it's a lovely place with wonderful views. I rate this place only for the views, and will not return there again.

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Liked best: The views and the quietness.
Liked least: The owner and her poor service.
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
27 Dec 2013
The Management at Milimani Cottages appreciates feedback from its customers so that it can always improve its services.
Tanzania’s power supply has periods of uncertainty and it is unfortunate that these guests arrived at such a time. Milimani Cottages being a budget accommodation, has addressed the power shortages by supplying independent power from a generator in the evenings between 7pm – 10pm to allow its guests to settle for the night with little inconvenience, and this was also the case during the stay of these guests. The Management went over and above this by providing electricity during the day when there was no power for one hour as per the request of the guests.
It has always been our policy to ensure that our guests are well settled and in this case we regret that these guests had a negative experience which was contributed by reasons beyond our control.
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Karin H
Longirod
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“An exceptional experience”
Reviewed 28 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

The Milimani Cottages are absolutely charming, spotlessly clean, solidly built and nicely furnished, the perfect holiday accommodation around Arusha. All the surrounding big game parks can easily be visited by day trips, taking a driver. The cottages also provide an excellent and very appreciable price-quality ratio in a country where (let's just state it...) most services for foreign tourists are incredibly over-priced. The landlady Bella Frank is a lovely, caring and personable host, who went out of her way to help us solve some sudden health problems encountered by our son. Strongly recommended!

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Travelling group: Avec mon époux(se) / partenaire
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Sandra T
Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Couldn't have found a nicer place to stay”
Reviewed 13 June 2013 for a stay in May 2013
2
people found this review helpful

If you are looking for a comfortable home to live in while volunteering, conducting research, or simply wanting to stay close to Usa River, look no further. The Milimana cottages are absolutely lovely. With a modern kitchen with near new appliances and kitchenware, cooking is a joy. The bedrooms are nice sized, with comfortable mattresses, linens, pillows and mosquito netting. All windows are screened throughout each cottage. The bathrooms are modern with good water pressure in showers, modern plumbing, and good lighting. The living area is roomy and comfortable. The owner is friendly, personable and very welcoming. I was sorry to leave after my three weeks there. Once the road is graded (anticipated by Dec. 2013), the 3km drive up to the cottages from the main highway will be breeze!

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Liked best: The excellent condition and upkeep of the cottages and property. The friendly owner.
Liked least: The rough and bumpy road from the highway to the cottage made finding transportation difficult
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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