I chose New Safari hotel as I was returning to Arusha for one very important factor - Precision Airlines runs a shuttle service to the airport which is located 3 doors' down from the hotel.
However, I was surprised by the hotel itself: large rooms, full bathroom, windows with mosquito nets, decent breakfast with real butter and white/brown bread, charming staff and the manager Hans Makundi, was help personified.
I will not discuss the electricity situation as it is a Tanzanian problem that is beyond anyone's individual management.
New Safari Hotel is a very nice hotel located in the very centre of Arusha. A high standard, clean and service-minded staff.
The good conference facilities as well as the wireless internet connection are appreciated.
If you don't have your own laptop you can use the IT-room in the lobby. An extra value is the fact the hotel is own and run by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT