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Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Lizzie K Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is situated overlooking the crater. Our rooms were situated so you could look out of your bedroom windows and see the crater. This was amazing. As it is so high up to took a fair amount of time to get to and from the lodge from the crater and it is quite cold so be prepared for that!... More

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12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed here one night in low season. It was quiet, but we enjoyed the stay. The rooms are fine - not luxury lodge standard, but certainly adequate. The bar/restaurant is interesting - it looks very much like a ski lodge, and as such it wouldn't be my cup of tea in high season. There is a long terrace with... More

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Los Angeles, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had originally been scheduled to stay at the Ngorongoro Serena Lodge, but a very late change in itinerary put me in this Lodge; a screw up either South African Airways Vacations and/or Kudu Safaris. Ltd., and a lot of finger pointing. Tried to get into the Serena Lodge, but no room at the Inn (was Christmas Day). Very upset when... More

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silicon valley
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98 reviews 98 reviews
22 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The setting on the top of the crater is stunning. The hotel is dated and worn out. The rooms are simple and clean. The restraint is a buffet and had many choices. Nothing luxurious, but it did have warm showers and a view.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is a luxury wildlife lodge. It is situated close to a large lake and is surrounded by high hills. The lidge itself has very good and comfortable rooms and a very good restaurant. It is Close to the Ngorongoro Crater.

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Calgary, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
36 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

When we arrived, we were expecting the worst! We were quite familiar with the reviews….and they were not good - go for the view and nothing more. As our tour operator dropped us off, two ladies took our bags and started to clean them. When we went to check in, we were given 2 cold towels with lemon infused smells... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014 via mobile

The lodge was really lovely, first place I have stayed in that offered Tea and Coffee making facilities in room, and a small fridge. Only problem is they only have power between 6 and 10 am and pm, something I was unaware of until I checked in. It wasn' t a huge drama, but if you want a cup of... More

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Queretaro, Mexico
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88 reviews 88 reviews
27 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014 via mobile

It was such a pleasure to arrive at this hotel after our safari. It is very pretty, with a splendid panoramic view of the crater. The internet was not working, which was a problem they should fix. The food was ok and the wine as well.

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Sydney, Australia
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240 reviews 240 reviews
32 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

At $600 a night, one could expect five star service. From the moment we arrived, it was clear that the purpose of this establishment was to use its monopoly location to get the most out of people staying here. The location is excellent, however it is not matched by a customer focussed attitude. The rooms are basic and electricity went... More

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Hwasun-gun, South Korea
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35 reviews 35 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

I spent one night here after having spent 3 weeks in a tent in the bush. It seemed like an absolute paradise. The view off the balcony was just incredible. I would love to come back and stay here again.

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Also Known As:
Ngorongoro Wildlife Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Ngorongoro Wildlife Hotel
Ngorongoro Wildlife Conservation Area
Address: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 hotels in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Hotel Class:2 star — Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is dramatically perched on the rim of Africa’s Eden, affording unbelievable views plunging down over the crater floor, 7,500 feet above the sea level. The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood and timber, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the crater’s great bowl. ... more   less 
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