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P.O Box 227 | Marangu-Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park +255, Tanzania
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Babylon Lodge
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Just wow... Second to non, went to visit my grandparents in Moshi and was looking for somewhere near them and near the great attraction (Mount Kilimanjaro). Our driver recommended Babylon lodge but first he took us to Marungu Hotel which we found too overpriced. Anyway.. We then decided to give Babylon lodge a try, which I have to say, as... More

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to Tanzania for a research project with my university in the USA. We decided to spend our first few days at Babylon Lodge before going to Arusha. It was a very good decision. We were met at the airport after a late arrival by very friendly and attentive staff from Babylon. The driver was very safe - which... More

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CUMBRIA ENGLAND
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I stayed at Babylon for four nights just for a rest in the lovely climate on the slopes of Kilimanjaro. Walks on the lower part of the mountain can be arranged, or guests can walk around the local lanes and visit the weekly market. I had the blue 'tadelakt style' cottage which was very nice, and probably one of the... More

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Limerick
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

The staff here are very friendly and very competent. My friends and I spend 2 nights her recently before and after climbing kili. The atmosphere is great here, food and drink is good, rooms are clean. The beds are very comfortable. The food was a bit slow to arrive after ordering but that is ok as there is a lovely... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Babylon Lodge is a superb budget hotel/lodge in Marangu, very close to Kilimanjaro National Park. Our flight was delayed but they still picked us up from the airport OK and brought us here. The rooms are clean and the beds very comfortable. The food is great. We had a day trip up the mountain to the first camp and Maundi... More

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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

I spent a couple of days before my climb up Kilimanjaro along the Machame route and few more recovering afterwards. I firstly needed to change a couple of dates before my climb which was easily accommodated by Bobby the manager. The communication before my climb was terrific and it made sure any anxiety I had before the trip was under... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Hi I Can give my Best recomandation for this Hotel. The staff is extremely helpsome and every one do there allmost to make the stay for you to a outstanding experience. The hotel arranged our hike to Kilimanjaro. This was also done in a very Safe and professional Way. Have a Nice stay there....I will come back, if I go... More

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Fredrikstad, Ostfold, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I should have known not to expect too much at this price! The good things first; the garden is just amazing - like a garden of Eden. Then the critic; The rooms are terrible, mostly because they are so dark you cant see anything and it get claustrophobic to stay in the room, even at daytime. The place is dirty... More

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Bobby L, Manager at Babylon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Babylon Lodge is a beautiful Budget hotel on the slopes of Mt. Kilimanjaro. For any guests who is looking for budget but good services then this is the place to be. But for someone who is looking for five star hotel service then it might be hard to meet the standards. Our rooms are basic... More

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

When we arrived at the lodge, we were greeted by an amazing team of charming staff and we were offered complementary beverages, that was totally awesome! Throughout our two days stay, the staff treated us with utmost care and they were very attentive and friendly. The food was very delicious and the rooms were super clean. We were also treated... More

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Bobby L, Manager at Babylon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Steve we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us. More

Maastricht, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

we booked only the nights (4) and when arrived we planned together with the staff the to do activities for the 5 days on and around the Kilimanjaro.it was amazing and wonderfull: it was beyond our expectations.We did all the things we hoped to do in these 5 days: walking through the area and to the market, walking to the... More

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Bobby L, Manager at Babylon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Theoingrid 154. We are glad you enjoyed staying with us. We hope to see you again in future. More

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Additional Information about Babylon Lodge

Address: P.O Box 227 | Marangu-Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park +255, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Kilimanjaro National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Specialty lodging in Kilimanjaro National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kilimanjaro's Best Budget Hotel! Babylon Lodge is situated in a lush garden setting, just minutes from Kilimanjaro National Park. Locally owned and operated, we provide service and amenities that equal the more expensive hotels at a much lower price. We have recently remodeled with new restaurant, bar and garden areas. Also, since we are from the area and have no need for middlemen, we can help you to find low-priced, quality tours that you might not find at the larger resorts. Babylon Lodge is the perfect place to stay for a weekend away or before/after a climb. Babylon Lodge is the only hotel in Marangu that offers free Wi-Fi to its clients. Welcome to Babylon Lodge for quality and affordable services. ... more   less 

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