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The Equator Hotel

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Breakfast, lunch and dinner served, international cuisine
Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds, City View | In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
Standard Double or Twin Room, 1 Double or 2 Twin Beds, City View | In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, rollaway beds

Overview of The Equator Hotel

The Equator Hotel

3.0 star property
3-star hotel in Arusha with restaurant and bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

39 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Bathtub
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
Boma Road, Arusha, 3002
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Front-desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Meeting room
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Rollaway/extra beds
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Arusha (ARK) - 25 min drive
  • Kilimanjaro (JRO-Kilimanjaro Intl.) - 71 min drive


  • Fifi's - 5 min walk
  • Kitamu Cafe - 4 min walk
  • Pin Point Pub - 4 min drive
  • Africafe - 2 min walk
  • Karibu Uzunguni City Park - 10 min walk

About this property

The Equator Hotel

Enjoy your visit to Arusha with a stay at The Equator Hotel. Guests looking for a bite to eat can check out the restaurant, and the bar/lounge is the perfect spot to grab a drink at the end of the day. Other features include a terrace and a garden. Fellow travelers like the helpful staff and location.


English, German, Hindi

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 24 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - 9:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age: 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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


  • One child (6 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Lockers available


  • Handrails in stairways
  • No elevator (single level property)


  • English
  • German
  • Hindi

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 12 per day
  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds

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.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


<p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Equator Hotel Arusha
Equator Hotel
Equator Arusha
The Equator Hotel Hotel
The Equator Hotel Arusha
The Equator Hotel Hotel Arusha

Frequently asked questions

Does The Equator Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Equator Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Equator Hotel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Equator Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Equator Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Equator Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 AM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
What is there to do at The Equator Hotel and nearby?
The Equator Hotel has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Equator Hotel?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine.
Does The Equator Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.
What's the area around The Equator Hotel like?
The Equator Hotel is a short 3-minute walk from Arusha Clock Tower and 6 minutes' walk from Arusha International Conference Centre. Travelers say this hotel is in a good location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Very Good Value for Money
Great location. Friendly staff. Fine and abundant breakfast. Spacious room. Beautiful gardens. Full-service restaurant . Under $40 USD per night
Douglas, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Sadly horrible everything
No AC, rooms smell and roaches in room. No safe
Chiedozie, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Helen, 7-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

The garden is very nice, well looked after. They try very much to keep the rooms and everywhere clean and even the linen. The building needs some tender care, painting and there is a smell that hits you as you enter the lobby or sitting or bar area or the kitchen. I dont know what it is, could be from the building or burning some stuff. That place has a good potential to be a comfortable destination
5-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

A garden hotel in the city
The Equator Hotel Arusha is conveniently located near the Clock Tower, a mini-grocery, and coffee shops like Bamboo Cafe and Africafe. The hotel has a nice garden, courteous staff, and a welcoming owner/manager. The spacious rooms are relatively old, but well-kept. Wifi internet was supposed to be available in the rooms, but the staff couldn't make it work. The staff, and the owner/manager eventually found a way to address the issue. The electricity socket extensions didn't function, too. On our check-out day, we were allowed to store our suitcases; and given packed breakfast to-go, as our safari tour started early in the morning. The receptionist, Fatuma, is courteous and helpful. She can further improve her service by answering questions properly instead of asking questions back*. * a couple of examples: 1. When asked "what is the normal time for breakfast?" Fatuma's response was "what time do you want for breakfast?" We eventually learned that it's 7:30-10 AM. 2. Me during our first breakfast: "What are the options for breakfast?" Fatuma's reply: "What do you want for breakfast?" As it turned out, there was a menu for breakfast. She could have told me about it or shown me the menu right away.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

great green space. breakfast had good variety. bathroom was a bit run down. lots of atms around.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

This place has a 70s retro feel, it's basic, safe but a bit grungy. The staff are lovely and very helpful. I enjoyed staying here and highly recommend it as a great budget option
2-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

It is an old hotel and they try to keep it up as best as possible. Nice staff, eager to please. Patrick the GM was very good, welcoming and personable. Thumbs up to the good work they are doing with such an old property. For USD 40 it is good value, great location. Garden facing room is very pleasant. Avoid city facing if possible, facing a very old dilapidated building.
JosephA, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Staff is very nice and welcoming. Our airport pick-up that was arranged by hotel was on-time, friendly, and safe. The restaurant located inside the hotel was delicious! Very pleasant stay.
1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review