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With Sakina supermarket reachable in a 16-minute walk, The Researchers Rest provides accommodations, a restaurant, a bar, a shared lounge and a garden. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property.

There's a private bathroom with shower in all units, along with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

The bed and breakfast offers a continental or American breakfast.

The Researchers Rest has a playground, a grill and a sun terrace.

Uhuru monument is 2.5 miles from the accommodation, while Arusha Central Market is 2.9 miles away.

The Researchers Rest has been welcoming guests since Nov 12, 2017

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Breakfast Info

Continental, Vegetarian, American


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Max adults: 2
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Max adults: 2
Twin Room with Shared Bathroom
  • 1 king bed
  • 2 twin beds
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Max adults: 3
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Max adults: 3
King Room with Garden View
  • 1 twin bed and
  • 1 king bed
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The Researchers Rest was built in 1991 to house the various researchers when they would come in from the Bush. At the time we were surrounded by a beautiful coffee farm, but over the years the city has grown around the property, which still maintains a beautifully garden with a handful of coffee trees. The five bedroom property has three en-suite rooms and two rooms that have private (but not en-suite) facilities. The sitting room provides an extensive library and the walls are decorated with photographs taken by the many world renowned photographers and researchers that stay at the Researchers Rest. But one can’t argue that the most memorable aspect of a stay is the incredible fresh dishes prepared by Eddie, with vegetables from our organic garden.
Eddie, Helen, Joseph, Ali and the rest of the team are not just employees at the Researchers Rest, they are owners of the business, sharing the responsibility of the decision making, management, and profits of the business through an innovative business model based on the social enterprise concept, empowering the local community. The team takes great pleasure in ensuring that you have a wonderful stay.
The Researchers Rest is located in a safe residential area know as Kiranyi where we enjoy a quiet and relaxing environment away from the hustle and bustle of the busy urban area of Arusha, which has a population of about one million people. The rural environment around us allows you to get a glimpse of the relaxed Tanzanian way of life, but still be within good proximity to town as we are only 4.2 km (2.6 miles) from the central market and city centre. It is a nice walk to the city, but can be a bit long on a hot day. However, a shuttle to town is easily organised at any time. As the government has had various plans over the past 20 years to tarmac the 1.1 Km of the dirt road which takes you to the neighbourhood, it means they have largely abandoned maintaining the road. We work closely with community leaders to maintain the road in good condition. While many first time visitors find the road intimidating, overall the road is at the same standard of most roads in Arusha and Tanzania, and is driven daily by hundreds of normal cars without any 4x4. This is the real Africa and the Authentic Spirit of Tanzania.
Languages spoken: English,Spanish,French,Swahili
What's nearby
  • Sakina supermarket
    0.6 miles
  • Uhuru monument
    1.6 miles
  • Arusha Central Market
    1.7 miles
  • Old German Boma
    2.1 miles
  • Sables Square Shopping Village Arusha
    4.3 miles
  • Njiro Complex
    4.4 miles
  • Mount Meru
    10.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Arusha Airport
    2.7 miles
  • Kilimanjaro International Airport
    28.3 miles
How to get to The Researchers Rest from Arusha Airport
    Private shuttle
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1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: African, American, Indian, International

Amenities of The Researchers Rest
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Washing machine
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
  • Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
  • Playground
  • Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Living Area
  • Desk
Food & Drink
  • Fruit
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Shared lounge/TV area
Front Desk Services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Currency exchange
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
  • Board games/Puzzles
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Security alarm
  • 24-hour security
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wake-up service
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Entire unit located on ground floor
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Swahili
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House rules The Researchers Rest takes special requests – add in the next step!


1:00 PM - 11:30 PM


Until 1:00 PM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 11 years
Extra bed by request
$20 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in

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Smoking is not allowed.


Parties/events are not allowed

Quiet hours

Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.


Pets are not allowed.

The fine print

In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

Due to the coronavirus (COVID-19), this property is taking steps to protect the safety of guests and staff. Certain services and amenities may be reduced or unavailable as a result.

Please inform The Researchers Rest of your expected arrival time in advance. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly using the contact details in your confirmation.

This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

FAQs about The Researchers Rest

  • The prices at The Researchers Rest may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to The Researchers Rest by:

    • Taxi 1h
    • Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 1h

  • Room options at The Researchers Rest include:

    • Double
    • Twin
    • Triple

  • The Researchers Rest offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Playground
    • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    • Tour or class about local culture

  • The Researchers Rest has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • The Researchers Rest is 1.7 miles from the center of Arusha.

  • Check-in at The Researchers Rest is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 1:00 PM.

  • Guests staying at The Researchers Rest can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.4).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Vegetarian
    • American