The Arusha hotel is located in the very Center of the City. Sometimes its not good to stay in the very centre but I use to stay here due to the comfort of the hotel and classical style of the facility. I like it.
Arusha is a very busy town, and the traffic is terrible, so if you are moving around, better walk or take into account another 30-45 minutes when taking a taxi.
The hotel is very nice, a bit colonial style with a pool in the back and the rooms usually also good.
In the past I have stayed in rooms which was not renovated that nicely.... bad finishing works, but this is not too big issue really.
The basement bar is cool, but the restaurant (again indian food) is the best. However, in Arusha there are plenty of nice places to eat, so that is not a problem if you don’t like Indian food.
Most of the guests here like elsewhere in Arusha is one-nighters either coming in or going for a safari, which make the reception area sometimes very crowded with bags, masaai carvings and safari guides...
The place is also like a meeting point in town, so it is a rather busy place. But still very nice. I will soon go there again.