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The Manor at Ngorongoro

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Ngorongoro Road | Shangri-La Estate, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived at The Manor after a safari in Kenya. We have only minor complaints which I will get to. First some more background. The property is up in the hills, some distance from the air strip and perhaps an hour from the crater. (So you will be up early for any day trips.) It is an absolutely gorgeous hotel... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Incredible setting, private cottages, terrace, views. Stayed with family after tented safari...what a treat. Food is outstanding, people are incredible, views are unreal, and coffee is great too. Took a walking tour of the coffee plantation with Jerome, and day trips to Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara. Cottage services were impeccable with baths and rosemary and rose petals......love this place!

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Arusha, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Husband and I stayed here with our 1 1/2 year old son, to celebrate our 2nd wedding anniversary. The managers Camilla and Roddy who have a son of similar age were kind enough to have their nanny watch our son too so we could have some time alone. Which we more than appreciated as all parents can relate to.... More 

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blh1956
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at The Manor at Ngorongoro Crater was simply magical. The Manor sits atop the Shanghai La coffee plantation and the feeling you get when you arrive through the gates is as if you have stepped back in time. Our hostess, Margareth, met us at the door with cool drinks and a smile that lit up her face. Roddy,... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took this in as part of a sky safari. It was unexpectedly luxurious giving the feel of a colonial plantation residence ... Which isn't surprising as it is situated in the 'Shanghai la' coffee plantation. Large communal rooms with wooden paneling and olde worlde decor. The bedrooms which were in separate cottages were spacious and well appointed including open fires... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Manor at Ngorongoro Crater is truly a luxury hotel. 5 of us stayed in 3 rooms in a cottage on the property. Exquisite! Large central rooms for sitting, dining, and library were over the top. Like a mansion transformed into a hotel (which it is). Food was superb and best on our trip. Staff was most welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Only fifty minutes away from Ngorongoro Crater, this top-notch hotel is probably one of the best in the world. In the midst of a coffee plantation, everything seems to flow magically, absent of extravagances or useless display but with the precision and discretion of real luxury. A flawless experience. Special thanks to Roddy and Peter, who made our stay perfect.... More 

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at The Manor at Ngorongoro, responded to this review

Dear Ricardo How wonderful to be described as 'one of the best hotels in the world'! Thank you. We very much enjoyed getting to know you during your stay and if you are ever in search of a place to be pampered and spoiled, you know where we are! Best wishes Roddy, Camilla and all The Manor at Ngorongoro More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The food, staff, lodging and services are outstanding. The grounds are beautiful and annexed to a coffee plantation so the view is magnificent. The grounds are secured with electric wiring (to protect the 800+ hectares of coffee plants from being trampled by the animals) so you can enjoy the grounds day or night. A real treat!! Lots of places to... More 

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at The Manor at Ngorongoro, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed spending time with us. Next time you will indeed have to stay longer! Best wishes Roddy, Camilla and all The Manor at Ngorongoro More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was part of the Sky Safari package offered by Elewana. (see other relevant reviews). No doubt this is a fantastic hotel with superb facilities that are at odds with the surrounding poverty. It is in an old coffee plantation which is surrounded by an electric fence to keep the animals out. I mention this because to me, this epitomises... More 

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ElewanaCollection, Manager at The Manor at Ngorongoro, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you had a lovely stay at The Manor at Ngorongoro. 'Little' John, 'big' John and all the staff really enjoyed your company and we're very pleased to hear that you loved our food - especially the traditional African cuisine. Thank you for your feedback on how you found some of our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We travelled in Dec. 2014. This place a paradise on earth and the only negative thing is that we stayed for only 1 night. Rooms, lodge`s set up, restaurants, food and service are just perfect and makes you want to stay longer. It`s totally relaxing and to our surprise is also romantic, although we were with our kids so it... More 

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