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Karama Lodge & Spa

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Suye Hill (Old Moshi Road), Arusha 1573, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If I could give Karama 6 out of 5, I would. We stayed at Karama Lodge before and after hiking Kilimanjaro and really loved the experience. The rooms are simple, yet offer gorgeous views, cleanliness, and so much character. Staying here was definitely a unique experience and beautiful setting. The pool and grounds are pristine. We especially loved the staff-... More 

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Thank Julie H
karamalodge, Guest Relations Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Julie H, Thanks for taking your time to write your review .We always make sure that our guests get the best experience of Africa with us,.It is nice to hear that you enjoyed. We are looking forward to see you again at Karama Lodge & Spa. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Each private cabin has a comfortable bed, basic amenities, and a lovely view. We spent a few nights here after arriving in Arusha, before beginning a safari, and it was a relaxing setting for getting acclimated to the time difference. The grounds are pretty and it was fun to see monkeys running around on our way to breakfast. The food... More 

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karamalodge, Front Office Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Jazzmocha, Thanks for taking your time to write your review .We always make sure that our guests get the best experience of Africa with us,.It is nice to hear that you enjoyed. .We are looking forward to see you again at Karama Lodge & Spa. More 

Helsinki, Finland
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50 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved the huts with the mountain view. GREAT warm shower with a lot of water! Great balcony. Also had good restaurant, and nice pool. Definitely good for relaxing for few days. given location near city their is some city noise (during the day), but that could be expected.

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Thank FinnishFlower
karamalodge, Guest Relations Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Finnish Flower, Thanks for taking your time to write your review .We always make sure that our guests get the best experience of Africa with us,.It is nice to hear that you enjoyed. .We are looking forward to see you again at Karama Lodge & Spa. More 

Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel offers simple but effective room is a very local style. The gardens are a + as well as the swimming pool. Dogs can be heard at night but they are from the village below, very little the hotel can do. Food is good and service friendly.

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Thank RhinoTanzania
karamalodge, Guest Relations Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Rhino,thanks for taking your time to write your review .We always make sure that our guests get the best experience of Africa with us,.It is nice to hear that you enjoyed. .We are looking forward to see you again at Karama Lodge & Spa. More 

Palma de Mallorca, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

5th time in Africa for me...first through safarisentanzania.com agency (will comment separately) We were booked for three guests but lodge mgmnt gave us a narrow double bed with two pillows instead I sleep on the cold floor 2h for my family to rest on bed Not what you expect after 15h flights to get there On top there are many... More 

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karamalodge, Front Office Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Gomez, Thanks for taking you time to write your review about your experience,we would like to apologize for the discomfort you en counted during your stay at Karama lodge and we accepted full responsibility for the mistake and we tried our best to correct the mistake to give you a different room upon arrival to your room but this... More 

milano
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Once one of the best in Arusha, now one of the most expensive. I'm talking about the restaurant only, not the Karama as a lodge. May be the new management doesn't like guests coming for lunch/dinner only. To change the currency from TSH into dollars have more than doubled the prices of the food in one of my former favorite... More 

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Thank malamerenda
karamalodge, Public Relations Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Malamerenda, Thanks for taking your time to post your review and we would like to thank you for being our regular customer we like visitor's who just come for lunch or dinner .Our menu the prices are in dollars since we have been getting complain from our client who visit Tanzania for the first time having hard time to... More 

Boston, Mass. USA
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54 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for 2 nights on our way back to airport. Pleasant individual bungalows in a garden setting, a bar/cafe/ sitting area/ restaurant in center. Rooms very small and difficult to navigate with luggage. Small deck with 2 rickety chairs, good for sitting for short time, but lounge much more comfortable. A great deal of street noise in the evening,... More 

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karamalodge, Front Office Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Moandjim, Thanks for taking your time to write review,it is very important for us to get feedback so that we can improve ..For noise from the near by village this is under control .For the internet the problem is because of power cut out that we have in Tanzania, now is working very well since we have worked on... More 

Portland, Oregon
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11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Karama Lodge is wonderful! A great start to our safari vacation. Accommodations were great & the Vervet Monkeys in the evenings were a treat. Beds large & comfortable. Electricity, charging stations. Modern toilet & showers with hot water full-time. Decks looking out over the forest. Far enough from roads for quiet. Food very good. Computer for guests' use in the... More 

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karamalodge, Guest Relations Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Mojo P, Thanks for taking your time to write your review .We always make sure that our guests get the best experience of Africa with us,.It is nice to hear that you enjoyed. .We are looking forward to see you again at Karama Lodge & Spa. More 

Fort Worth, Texas
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

Our room was wonderful, all the others seemed just as good. We have a lovely bed and really enjoyed spending time on the patio. We ate three breakfasts and two dinner, all were amazing with excellent service. Highly recommend the hotel to couples looking for a romantic getaway in nature.

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karamalodge, Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Shangashabe Thanks for taking your time to write your review and also for staying with us.It is nice to hear that you enjoyed at your stay .We always make sure that our guests get the best experience of Africa with us..We are looking forward to your stay with us again More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

This was the most romantic start to our honeymoon. The staff gave us the most welcoming service, catering for all our needs. The lodge was so quaint so i loved the organic theme, which carried through to the delicious food served in the restaurant. We went for a nice guided stroll to view Arusha. Practicalities: bed was comfy, mosquito net... More 

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karamalodge, Guest Relations Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Lydiambarry, Thanks for taking your time to write your review Karama lodge is the best place to start your honeymooner because it will always give you the best atmosphere for your honeymoon. Karama lodge management & staff wish you all the best in your marriage and we are looking forward to your visit again. More 

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