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3.5 of 5 Lodge   |   Next to Kilamanjaro Airport | P. O. Box 11297, Arusha, Tanzania
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Ranked #42 of 79 Specialty Lodging in Arusha
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014
Tom O Brookline, Massachusetts
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Brookline, Massachusetts
17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Got in late on two separate occasions to and from the airport. Didn't get to experience much and were actually a bit bummed about it since it was the pool and grounds seems. Staff was very helpful both times. Rooms were clean. Shower pressure was pretty bad. Definitely a good option if you're flying in and need that first night... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It was most likely the worst Hotel experience EVER - and please, bear in mind I do travel a lot. On paper, it sounds good : close to the airport, free transfer. We had a very early flight ( 600 am ) so we stayed here. Room was terrible - no clean properly, hair on the sink on the toilet,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We stayed at the Kia Lodge upon arrival from the US for 1 night. This place is OK, adequate; its only asset is to be near the Kia Airport upon arrival where many flights arrive late at night. Cottages were basic, a little dark and dreary, but it met our needs. Breakfast was Ok, not much of a selection, but... More 

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15 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed at the Kia lodge both upon arrival from Rwanda and a day room when departing back to the United States. The rooms are comfortable and the service average. The lodge is next to the airport and they are the only option for dining. We had dinner during both stays but the menu is very limited with a two... More 

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12 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

The only asset of this lodge is to be near KIA airport where many flights arrive late at night. As many, I suppose, who arrive for the first time at KIA I was discouraged and afraid that I couldn't find a transport for town at 1 am, therefore I reserved at the fool price of 170 plus dollars and 60... More 

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10 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I didn't have great expectations for this place - we only chose it because of our late flight in and early morning flight out. BUT we were pleasantly surprised. It's not 5-star but it's quite comfortable, very close to the airport, and has a real African feel. We stayed here twice (one night each time) and our rooms were identical... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The only possible reason to stay here is that it is very near to Kilimanjaro Airport (3 minutes). It would also be an excellent budget base camp for someone flying in and going straight on to climb the mountain. It has a nice pool with a great view of the mountain - the beer is cold. The rooms are clean,... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This hotel is superbly located by Kilimanjaro airport and it has a nice pool area but that's all the good things I can say. The bed was not comfortable and the room was only OK. The meal in the restaurant was terrible and expensive at $25. It was really poor. In the morning they couldn't find anyone to cook me... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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58 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We were advised to spend several hours at KIA Lodge after arriving from safari and before our night flight. Upon arrival we were warmly greeted by the front desk manager who gave us the keys from our room - a small round villa located next to the bar. Other staff helped us with bags. We found ourselves in small premises... More 

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moivarolodgescamps, Public Relations Manager at Kia Lodge, responded to this review

Dear From_Moscow, Thank you for taking the time to post this review of the Kia Lodge online. It is a pleasure to read that you had a nice time at the Kia Lodge and enjoyed your short stay there. Unfortunately when its cloudy - Mt Kilimanjaro is hidden by the clouds and hence not visible, however other guests who have... More 

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72 reviews 72 reviews
15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Visited this hotel after climbing Kili. Had mixed experience at this hotel. -ve(s) - multiple power & water outages during a single stay. - checking in was a hassle, names not checked at check in. - No TV in the room, however hotel manager invited us to watch the world cup game at this house!! that was nice - although... More 

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Address: Next to Kilamanjaro Airport | P. O. Box 11297, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kia Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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