Introduction to Arusha

Arusha, a vibrant city in northern Tanzania, is renowned for its proximity to some of Africa’s most iconic landscapes and national parks. Nestled beneath Mount Meru on the eastern edge of the Great Rift Valley, Arusha boasts a pleasant climate and serves as a gateway to the Serengeti, Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara, Olduvai Gorge, Tarangire National Park, and the majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Additionally, the city is home to Arusha National Park, located on the slopes of Mount Meru. As the capital of the Arusha Region, the city had a population of 270,485 according to the 2002 census.

The Arusha Hotel: An Oasis of Luxury

Set amidst beautifully landscaped gardens, The Arusha Hotel offers a luxurious retreat for the discerning traveler. The tropical gardens, rich with birdlife and exotic plants, provide a stunning backdrop for wedding receptions and outdoor events. Guests can also unwind by the heated pool, enjoying attentive service in a serene setting.

A Rich History

The hotel’s history dates back to 1894. Originally known as the New Arusha Hotel, it has been a landmark for travelers on the historic Cape to Cairo route. In 1927, the hotel was purchased by Kenyon Painter, an American coffee farmer, marking the beginning of its legacy as a haven for explorers and tourists alike.

Modern Elegance Meets Historic Charm

Following an extensive renovation and refurbishment, The Arusha Hotel has been restored to its former glory, now standing as the only five-star hotel in Arusha town. The renovation has seamlessly blended modern amenities with the hotel’s historic charm, ensuring that guests enjoy both luxury and a sense of connection to the past.

With its rich history, luxurious accommodations, and prime location, The Arusha Hotel continues to be a premier destination for visitors to northern Tanzania. Whether you're embarking on a safari adventure or simply seeking a tranquil retreat, The Arusha Hotel offers an unparalleled experience in the heart of Arusha.