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Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge

3.0 of 5 Uru Shimbwe | (16 km north of Moshi, TZ on the slope of Kilimanjaro), PO Box 886, Moshi, Tanzania
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Newbury Park, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
30 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family spent three nights here prior to climbing Kilimanjaro. This lodge is not upscale. The rooms are basic - concrete floors, hard beds plastic chairs. Note - We had to ask to have them cleaned. There is no heat but they had hot water. The eating area is also very basic - same concrete floors and semi uncomfortable chairs.... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Our experience at MKVL was very disappointing, especially in light of all the positive reviews on trip advisor. The trip to MKVL from Moshi was an adventure. Part of the reason was that we were not in a 4x4 vehicle. Half way up we transferred to a 4x4 vehicle and even that got stuck in the mud. A couple of... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I spent a very enjoyable weekend here at the end of August. Fantastic view of Mt Kili slopes and surrounding area, although the peak was often covered in cloud. The rooms were functional, not warm (bring warm clothes in winter!), but not damp (even though we were in the clouds each early morning). The staff were very helpful and friendly.... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We stayed end of July, and agree with the previous review. The rooms were very cold and damp, the sheets were damp, and clothes left in the room became damp, and at 90$ a room you definately expect more comfort than what's on offer, which is very basic. I've stayed in lots of places in TZ and east Africa at... More 

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Stuttgart, Germany
18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We've stayed there during August. Maybe this month is the wrong time to go there and if we've stayed there another time of the year,we could have enjoyed our stay there more. When we arrived there it was very very cold and wet, even the sheets and toilet paper in our rooms have been moist. The room is very very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Very basic and spartan rooms, but they were clean. The views of Kilimanjaro are astounding. The staff was very enthusiastic. We were only staying one night, but I wish we had stayed longer and taken advantage of the hotel's offerings for local tours and activities.

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

The lodge is located on the top of a hill above the Chagga village tribe. As soon as you open the door from your hut you can see the whole valley as well as Mt. Kilimanjaro itself! When we arrived, even at midnight, we were greeted by several of the staff and everyone was very friendly. My husband and I... More 

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Hobart, Australia
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Fantastic location and view. The staff are very friendly and were able to get us a highly discounted tour (however we were short on cash as students) which was highly appreciated. The lodges are nice and large and are suitable for a group of friends or a family. It's halfway up Kilimanjaro's slopes in farmland, so it isn't too touristy.... More 

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JohnRagatz, Owner at Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge, responded to this review

James, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for the kind words! We'd be happy to accommodate you again. More 

Isle of Man, United Kingdom
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175 hotel reviews
316 helpful votes 316 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

We happened on this place via TA and promptly booked it. Nothing could be simpler. T&C clearly posted on the website and they did as promised to the letter. We were picked from KIA Lodge at the Airport and after an interesting drive we arrived at this lovely place. We found everything as we expected it to be. This was... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

My husband and I traveled to Tanzania this past September - the trip of a lifetime and one that I had spent at least 2 decades dreaming of. I was set up with a travel agent, Ken Murray, who specializes in these trips and was immediately told, by Ken, about Philip the owner of the Mt. Kili Lodge. Philip grew... More 

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Address: Uru Shimbwe | (16 km north of Moshi, TZ on the slope of Kilimanjaro), PO Box 886, Moshi, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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