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Want First Class Service in Tanzania? Try Arusha’s Gran Melia

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Written by See Africa Today

You want to make memories, you want more than a regular safari in Africa, well, what you need is a five-star experience set in the exotic natural beauty of Arusha, Tanzania. That is what Gran Melia Arusha offers you.

With 350 hotels in 35 countries on 4 continents, Gran Melia sets the precedence of first-class service above all top brands but, the Gran Melia in Arusha stands out from the rest of the park. This spectacular hotel is marvellously set between the Serengeti and Kilimanjaro National Parks, opening out onto all of Tanzania’s majestic natural beauty. An oasis of five-star comfort and elegance, with extensive, unbeatable facilities, exclusive suites, and international cuisine, Gran Melia Arusha is an experience you cannot afford to miss.

Is Gran Melia a 5 Star Hotel?

The stunning Gran Meliá Arusha is a 5-star rising up between coffee and tea plantations. It is an exquisite first-class hotel that offers a wide range of luxurious comforts and all provided in a privileged natural environment.

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Gran Melia Arusha. Photo/Melia

You can feel the elegance right from the entrance, it just takes over you, smoulders you like a warm big hug or a ray of swarm sunlight in the early morning. The smiling staff, the water fountains, the massive hotel buildings that rise several stories high almost facing it off with Mt. Meru that towers over the entire city. Gran Melia offers the most unbeatable five-star experience. It captures African exoticism and gives specific attention to detail, with staff that knows you by name and makes it their job to learn your likes and dislikes, not that there will be a thing to dislike in this modern palace in the heart of Africa’s tourism hub.

Is Melia a Luxury Hotel?

When we say tailored service to your every unique need we are talking luxury bathroom amenities, late check-out (available upon request & chargeable), and even assistance in organizing excursions and tours.  You can enjoy exclusive access at the private RedLevel Lounge, a space reserved for RedLevel guests with an elegant and sophisticated vibe.  Or try out the wide range of cuisine like the famous Saba Saba; this here is a road trip through the flavors of Africa. Fresh, local cuisine with international influences that reveals Arusha’s multi-cultural spirit, mhhh! It is a taste to savor.

After that tasty delight, you must complement the exquisite food with a healthy beverage from the juice bar. Enjoy your selection of fresh fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies, and detox beverages. Then you can just chill out, breathe in the fine crisp air straight from the highest peak in Africa the Kilimanjaro, and enjoy the magnificent view of Mt. Meru right in front of you. That’s not it, want to relax and pamper yourself while on the road? Say no more, try the Gran Melia hotel spa and enjoy a wide range of health and beauty treatments inspired by a combination of traditions and modern wellness techniques to offer you the ultimate African experience.

House of Gems: More Than a Souvenir Store

Souvenirs, a little something to take home with. Gran Melia Arusha offers you the House of Gems. This gem house has over 30 years of experience working with the best gems in East Africa and is at the forefront of the gem industry in Tanzania.

The House of Gems is more than a souvenir store, it is a museum where you can learn all about gemstones and geology and see the wide variety of gemstones found in Tanzania, such as tanzanite, tourmalines, rubies, sapphires, and garnets. Learn about the entire production process, from the complex work done in the mines until the point where the stones are converted into precious jewels. House of gems is inside the property and available to our guests but not under the hotel’s ownership.

Our F&B outlets

Currently Gran Melia Arusha F&B outlets include The Rooftop, Saba Saba (buffet), The Grill, Market Place where you will enjoy coffee, tea, cakes and so much more, Pool Bar known for its salads, wraps, juices, pizzas.

Meet and Greet: A Grand Experience

Meet the people and enjoy the culture firsthand. Gran Melia Arusha is located right at the heart of Arusha town and allows you an easy tour of the city. Walk through the village of Tengeru, in Arusha’s coffee plantation zone. Meet the villagers who work their land, taste Tanzanian specialities in a typical family home, and try roasting and grinding your own coffee beans.

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Gran Melia Arusha Hotel. Photo/Booked.net

Learn about the entire production process, from the complex work done in the mines to the point where the stones are converted into precious jewels. Meet the people and enjoy the culture firsthand. This 5-star hotel is located right at the heart of Arusha town and allows you an easy tour of the city. Walk through the village of Tengeru, in Arusha’s coffee plantation zone. Meet the villagers who work their land, taste Tanzanian specialities in a typical family home, and try roasting and grinding your own coffee beans.

Let’s go sightseeing, you may want to visit the nearby Meserani Snake Park for a guided tour. Here you will learn all about the most dangerous reptiles in the world, such as the black and green mamba, the Egyptian cobra, and the puff adder, uhhhh! The chills and thrills! While you are still out and about in the hotel vicinity, you might fancy a visit to the Natural History Museum and discover Arusha’s German influences. From there you can stroll down to an open-air art gala at the Masai Market with its fine art in local style and all kinds of crafts and traditional regalia, now that a souvenir tour if you ask me.

Conclusion

Of course, if the goal is safari, Gran Melia Arusha offers you access to the best, most reliable tour companies for a safari to the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area or the Serengeti plains. Also, to Lake Manyara, Tarangire National Park. All the safaris are laid before you for your choosing.

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See Africa Today

Pharis Kinyua is the editor of See Africa Today. With over seven years of experience in digital media, he has a soft spot for African tours and travel. His drive is to tell the rest of the world what Africa offers, the best accommodation facilities, national parks, culture, shopping malls and best airline deals to travel to Africa

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