Where to stay and where to eat in Moshi
06.01.2008 - 06.01.2008 90 °F
There are a number of hotels in the center of Moshi, but they are all lower quality, crowded, and noisy. There are a couple of hotels on the edge of town, and then most other hotels are in an area called "shanty town". This is a misnomer because shanty town is where the nicest houses are located.
The Keys Hotel is a 3-star hotel about 1km from the center of town. It is clean, has a swimming pool, and a nice outdoor patio, but otherwise, it's best quality is it's location to town.
Park View Hotel
The Park View Hotel is also a 3-star hotel close to town. It is also the closest thing I have found to a Holiday Inn Express -- very new and clean, but a bit sterile. Phase 2 of this hotel is still under construction, but is should be worth a visit by June 2008.
One hotel in shanty town is the Impala Hotel. It is a 3-star hotel with 10 rooms and a swimming pool. Although farther out of town, it is nicer than the others in town.
Another is the Sal Salinero. This is a beautiful 4-star hotel with large comfortable rooms, nice pool, and beautifully decorated.
There is also the 4-star Ameg Hotel with comfortable modern rooms on a wide open grassy area with swimming pool and great views of Kilimanjaro. The best part, however, is the fantastic fitness center and wireless Internet! This is the only hotel in Moshi with these amenities.
For the budget-minded, shanty town has two hostel, which are clean and comfortable but no swimming pool.
For dinner restaurants in town, visitors enjoy the IndoItaliano, El Centro, and the Salzberg. For lunch, there's the Coffee Shop, the Coffee Lounge, and a variety of hotel restaurants.
Out in shanty town, there's the Panda Chinese Restaurant and Glacier for dinner. Glacier is particularly interesting because it only has (really good!) chicken and french fries on the menu, live music, large outside grass area, swings (that even adults will like), and a tree house.