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P.O Box 227 | Marangu-Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park +255, Tanzania
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Babylon Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here after my original hotel was booked out. When I arrived I was met with a smile and a handshake that marked the start of my short stay here. The staff are friendly and helpful, the food is good and the rooms are tidy. If you're ever in the Marangu/Kilimanjaro area, the Babylon Lodge is your go-to hotel.

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The service and hospitality at Babylon Lodge are second to none. The staff went out of their way to make me feel at home during my brief stay. I had pre-booked a driver. And because I arrived 14 hours late due to an overbooked flight, to my relief, Bobby, Babylon's manager, arranged another driver to pick me up in the... More

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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All services are excellent and the staff is great. They waited for us twice at the airport (second time at 3am) as our flight was rescheduled. The rates are cheap, and the rooms are clean. The architecture is very original based on bio-shapes. They also arranged a day hike to Mandhara hut. If you head to Marangu then this is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a weekend during a 6 week stay in the region. Right from the beginning the service at the hotel was amazing! Bobby bent over backwards to make us feel welcome. They helped organise someone to show us the waterfalls around Marangu. They also arranged a day hike for us to Mandhara hut. Our guide Ian was amazing... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An amazing experience and honeysweet stay at the Lodge. This time it was my second period and I stayed for a full week at Babylon Lodge. All services were excellent and the staff was fantastic.I even enjoyed playing a game of darts with staff. There is no other place like home and babylon rocks.

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New York City, New York
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Babylon is a hidden treasure. My colleagues and I arrived at 1:00 a.m. but the whole staff stayed up to welcome us, and prepared a terrific full course dinner. The staff is very friendly and super helpful. The rates are cheap, and the rooms are extremely clean. The compound is green and well maintained. You get to have your breakfast... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Bobby and his team provided gold standard service. From the very beginning they were friendly, professional and willing to go that extra mile. Rooms were comfortable and clean with proper mosquito nets. There is wifi and a computer room. Meals are available. Resident's rate available. Very good value for money. The hotel will organise trips for you and we can... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This was by far one of the best hotels I stayed at while in Tanzania! Arriving at the hotel, after a long day of travel was like walking into what felt, looked, and was a paradise right at the base of Mt. Kilomanjaro-the highest (and most beautiful) mountain in Africa! In addition to the breathtaking scenery and beautiful maintenance of... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

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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Address: P.O Box 227 | Marangu-Kilimanjaro, Kilimanjaro National Park +255, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Kilimanjaro National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
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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