Lake Duluti Lodge is a luxury facility on a working coffee farm on the outskirts of Arusha. Its proximity to the city make it ideal for overnight stays when arriving in or leaving the area, but the lodge maintains a tranquil feel and seems a million miles from the urban bustle.
The feel throughout is very much that of a top-end contemporary hotel. The décor aims for a sweet-spot between luxury and relaxed, with all furnishings comfortable and homey yet stylish. As well as offering an ideal stopping-off point while en route to other destinations in the area, a stay at Lake Duluti Lodge is appealing in itself. As well as the attractive grounds, dominated by woodlands and a lake, on offer is a spa, swimming pool and gift shop. There is wifi and phone reception throughout.
Service & food
The service at Lake Duluti Lodge good and always friendly and helpful. The cuisine too is for the most part very good. The menus aim to combine traditional African ingredients and styles with contemporary trends.
There are eighteen chalets at Lake Duluti Lodge. All are spacious and positioned to maximise privacy, and all offer excellent views of the farm and woodland. Sumptuously designed and furnished in a modern style punctuated by local crafts and art, the feel in each chalet is of a luxury home. All offer a large bedroom with a king-size bed – though other requirements can often be accommodated – as well as a dining area and lounge and fully en-suite facilities. Though there is a restaurant, meals can also be served in the chalet itself for a more private experience. Most of the chalets feature a terrace or a balcony, and all have excellent wifi service and a flat-screen TV.
Lake Duluti Lodge offers a range of experiences from access to the swimming-pool to boat trips on the lake accompanied by staff with an excellent knowledge of the local flora and fauna. Bikes are available for rent.