Weru weru River Lodge in Kilimanjaro is a little (or large) oasis with fantastic views of Mt Kilimanjaro.
Fantastic rooms, large enough to spread your kit all over the place, great bathroom and nice balconies.
The food is fabulous, service is top notch and the surroundings are very relaxing. Great pre and post trip accommodation and highly recommended.
I wanted some variety other than staying in Moshi so we elected to spend the time at Weru Weru River Lodge.
We weren't sure if we wanted to go somewhere so close to Moshi (it is only 10 - 15 minutes away) but the lodge has a far different feel than staying in Moshi.
It is mid range in price and in a remote setting perhaps 10 km west of Moshi town - about 30 minutes from Kilimanjaro Airport.
Upon arrival, I felt immediately comfortable.
Brand new and in superb condition, the lodge has a tasteful African decor but filled with enough western comforts to make me feel immediately at ease.
With a great view of Mt. Kilimanjaro and quiet and comfortable rooms (air conditioned), it was a nice welcome into Tanzania.
The rooms do not have TV but I did not find that as a negative (there is a large LCD TV in the bar though).
Rooms are tastefully decorated and have a sitting area and balcony facing Kilimanjaro.
The grounds are well maintained and the swimming pool was clean and quite an inviting reprieve from the afternoon heat.
The restaurant does not have a large menu but the food is very good and I was pleased that the menu items include my comfort foods of pizza and sandwiches.
The bar is very comfortable and friendly with the previously mentioned large LCD TV with cable.
The staff throughout was polite with good English language abilities.
The area is rural, across the road is a coffee plantation and not much else, but I really felt no need to leave the lodge except for a short exploratory walk.
I recommend the lodge as a good value for the money, family friendly, with a well trained staff. It is not for someone who wants an urban setting or desires to go into town often (I am told that travel into Moshi can be easily arranged though).
I elected to rate the location as excellent based mostly on the great Kilimanjaro view and also the peacefulness of the area.