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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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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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165 hotel reviews
302 helpful votes 302 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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Campbell, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

The staff was very friendly and helpful. We also booked a Kilimanjaro Trek through the lodge which turned out great. We did a great acclimatization hike through the local villages to a wonderful remote waterfall. The road to the lodge is rough and a bit long, so try to arrange your trip so you can go and stay to unwind,... 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
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Hotel Class:3 star — Mount Kilimanjaro View Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
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