A COLONIAL GEM FROM A BYGONE ERA
This beautiful homestead has been in its current ownership since the early 1980s however it was only in 2005 that the lodge was returned to the classic welcoming home that it is today.
Enjoy five star indulgences, spacious living, fine dining and the natural charm of local Tanzanians. The staff are dedicated to exceeding your expectations and anticipating your every need.
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The history of the original farmhouse is linked to that of Goodall Bloom, the son of Jewish parents Barnett and Ellen Bloom. Born in the mid 1870s in Russia (currently Latvia), Goodall was almost 20 when his family immigrated to Manchester, England. Almost a decade later, Goodall emigrated once again, this time to Arusha, Tanganyika.
Together with his wife, Jan, the established Arusha’s first hotel, “Blooms”, that would later become The Arusha Hotel. Goodall subsequently went into business farming coffee on what was to become known as Selian Coffee Estate, and Poli (Isaac), his son, lived in this very farmhouse.
Today century old coffee trees and lush gardens thrive in Arusha’s temperate climate, guests are invited to embrace the 12 Colonial style cottages that boast elegant interiors, African arts and crafts and modern comforts.