Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge is situated just off the main road, a few minutes from Arusha airport. The 30 beautifully-restored plantation houses are dotted around a still functioning coffee plantation - the largest in Tanzania - and the plantation coffee is served at the lodge. The rooms are very tastefully furnished, with split-level living areas, king-size beds, wood burning stoves,wooden floors, crystal glass decanters and tiled en-suite bathrooms and private verandas. All rooms have mini bars, and of course, coffee making facilities.
Arusha Coffee Lodge has a good size pool with a large wooden deck. The main restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner, and buffet lunches are served outdoor in the garden. The on-site spa offers a range of massages and beauty treatments.
Activities: Tours of the coffee estate, trips to the markets in Arusha and helicopter flights to Kilimanjaro.
Tour the coffee plantation
You'll learn about the cultivation and production of coffee on this 1 hour tour
Arusha National Park
Enjoy a safari in the national park on a day trip from the lodge
Visit the museums, markets and cultural centre of Arusha town
Take a day trip to witness the beauty and wildlife of the crater
Open: Elewana Arusha Coffee Lodge is open all year.
Location: The lodge is on the western outskirts of Arusha town in the foothills of Mount Meru, just a 5 minute drive from Arsuha airport. Kilimanjaro airport is just over an hourâ€™s drive away.
Rooms: There are 30 spacious plantation houses, including 12 suites, set among the coffee fields. All are en-suite, have minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, open fire and electronic safe. Bathrobes and slippers are provided. In addition each suite has a flatscreen TV, Wi-Fi, private sun terrace and balcony. There is 14 hour room service.
Activities: You can take a tour of the coffee plantation, learning about cultivation, harvest and production. Lodge staff can arrange safaris in Arusha National Park and day trips to Ngorongoro Crater. Arusha town has museums and markets which you can visit.
Facilities: The main plantation house, which dates back to the early 1900s, contains the restaurant, bar and lounge, all with large fireplaces where logs blaze on chilly evenings. Facilities include an outdoor swimming pool, a garden terrace, 2 boutiques and attractive gardens. Beauty treatments and massages are available at Peaberries Therapies near the pool. The lodge offers a laundry service.
Dining: Meals are eaten at individual tables. There is a choice of dining venues, with buffet lunches served in the garden, light meals and snacks on the terrace, and breakfast and dinner in the main indoor restaurant. Picnic lunches can be supplied if youâ€™re going to be out all day.
Children: Children of all ages are welcome.
Health: This is a low risk malarial area.
Communication: There is internet access.
Get right off the beaten track with this safari to some of the most remote, but spectacular locations in Tanzania.
"If you need a night in Arusha and don't want to a 'standard' kind of hotel, Arusha Coffee Lodge is a good choice for a good quality stopover. Even though it's on the main road into Arusha coming in from Manyara, it has a tranquil feeling to it as the rooms are all spread out amongst the coffee plantation, and the tall old trees dotted throughout the grounds are beautiful. The staff are friendly and helpful. I can't see many people needing more than one or two nights here, but for that it's ideal."