Bed and Breakfast The Researchers Rest
A104, Arusha, Tanzania – Good location – show map
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About The Researchers Rest
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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
Sakina supermarket0.6 miles
Uhuru monument1.6 miles
Arusha Central Market1.7 miles
Old German Boma2.1 miles
Sables Square Shopping Village Arusha4.3 miles
Njiro Complex4.4 miles
Mount Meru10.1 miles
Arusha Airport2.7 miles
Kilimanjaro International Airport28.3 miles
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Food: African, American, Indian, International
4 reasons to choose The Researchers Rest
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The staff speaks English
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Most popular amenities
- Toilet paper
- Bathtub or shower
- Private Bathroom
- Free toiletries
- Wardrobe or closet
- Outdoor furniture
- Sun deck
- BBQ facilities
- Washing machine
- Socket near the bed
- Clothes rack
Pets are not allowed.
- Tour or class about local culture Additional charge
- Golf course (within 2 miles) Additional charge
Food & Drink
- Bottle of water
- Wine/Champagne Additional charge
- Kids' meals Additional charge
- Special diet meals (on request)
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
- Secure parking
Free! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
- 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
- Books, DVDs & music for kids
- Board games/Puzzles
- Books, DVDs or music for children
- Board games/puzzles
- Babysitting/Child services Additional charge
- Daily housekeeping
- Ironing service
Safety & security
- Fire extinguishers
- Security alarm
- 24-hour security
- Shuttle service
- 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
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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
Children of all ages are welcome.
Children 12 and above are considered adults at this property.
To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.
Crib and extra bed policies
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
The Researchers Rest accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.
Smoking is not allowed.
Parties/events are not allowed
Guests need be quiet between 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM.
Pets are not allowed.
The fine print
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.
The Researchers Rest has 1 restaurant:
Guests staying at The Researchers Rest can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.6).
Breakfast option(s) include:
Room options at The Researchers Rest include:
The following parking options are available to guests staying at The Researchers Rest (subject to availability):
- Free parking
- On-site parking
- Private Parking
- Secure parking
From the nearest airport, you can get to The Researchers Rest by:
- Taxi 1h
- Airport shuttle (arranged by property) 1h
Check-in at The Researchers Rest is from 1:00 PM, and check-out is until 1:00 PM.
The Researchers Rest offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):
- Golf course (within 2 miles)
- Tour or class about local culture
The Researchers Rest is 1.7 miles from the center of Arusha.