Saruni River Lodge

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Premium bedding, desk, laptop workspace, free WiFi
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Overview of Saruni River Lodge

Saruni River Lodge

3.0 star property
Suburban B&B with restaurant, near Natural History Museum

6.6/10 Good

4 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
The price is CA $65
Price available on 08/10/2022
Philips, Kijenge, Simeon, Arusha, 0039
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Flat-panel TV
  • Premium bedding
  • Barbecue grill(s)
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Arusha

Getting around

  • Arusha (ARK) - 35 min drive
  • Kilimanjaro (JRO-Kilimanjaro Intl.) - 74 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Saruni River Lodge

Saruni River Lodge offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 50 per vehicle one-way. For a bite to eat, guests can check out Saruni Lodge, which serves local and international cuisine and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Other highlights include a bar/lounge and a terrace.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC)
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms


  • Check-in time from 9:00 AM - anytime
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only)


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning 6 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • 24-hour room service

What to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Safari nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Terrace
  • 36 holes of golf
  • Golf driving range on site
  • Golf clubhouse on site


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding

Freshen up

  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Saruni Lodge - This restaurant specializes in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 50 per vehicle (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of COVID-19 Guidelines (CDC).


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Saruni River Lodge Arusha
Saruni River Arusha
Saruni River
Saruni River Lodge Arusha
Saruni River Lodge Bed & breakfast
Saruni River Lodge Bed & breakfast Arusha

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Saruni River Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Saruni River Lodge?
As of 9 Aug 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Saruni River Lodge on 10 Aug 2022 start from CA $65, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Saruni River Lodge?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free.
Is parking offered on site at Saruni River Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Saruni River Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is USD 50 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Saruni River Lodge?
You can check in from 9:00 AM - anytime. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at Saruni River Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like cycling, hiking, and mountain climbing. Additional recreation nearby includes safari tours.
Are there restaurants at or near Saruni River Lodge?
Yes, Saruni Lodge offers local and international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Via Via Cultural Cafe (2.2 mi), Khan's BBQ (2.4 mi), and L'Oasis Lodge (2.6 mi).
What's the area around Saruni River Lodge like?
Saruni River Lodge puts you in the heart of Arusha. Popular attractions include Arusha International Conference Centre, which is 5 minutes away by car.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

10/10 Exceptional

Enjoyed our stay, great value
Staff were quick to correct any concerns, and very helpful
1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice hotel with good service
Good service with breakfast available in the morning made to order
1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Plus: Comfortable beds & good shower; Minus: decor dull and dark with lack of maintenance, lack of light and air; no printed menu—verbal only and very limited; desperate need of a makeover and a professional dining experience;
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

Do not stay here. Very unpleasant.
This is a a local pub (and more) with rooms that are run down, insecure, dirty and very noisy. Avoid at all cost. Pictures on the website are very deceptive. My husband had to check out after one night - could not stay. The staff were lovely but had no power to change the condition and quality of the hotel. The owner was nowhere to be seen! You can get much better, cleaner and safer local hotels at a much lower price so don't be fooled by the apparently low price.
Kathryn, 12-night trip
Verified guest review