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Karatu | 94, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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Highview Hotel
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After 7 days camping with Zara on Mt. Kilimanjaro, our three days at the Highview Hotel as a staging grounds for our Zara safari day trips was most welcomed. The accommodations were excellent. The room was clean and the beds were comfortable. The food was excellent as well. Only complaint was wifi signal that worked for us in the hotel... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights on a safari in the Serengeti region. The rooms, although basic, are clean and comfortable. In addition the pool adds a nice piece of luxury and provides a way to unwind after a day seeing lots of wildlife. Restaurant and bar are comfortable too and it is nice to also have access... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We used this hotel as part of our Zara Tours 7 day safari. The rooms were plenty big enough and were very clean. We had plenty of hot water for showers. The staff was pleasant, friendly and helpful. Meals were above average for Tanzania. We were on our way from Ngorongoro to Tanagire Nat'l Park so this hotel was right... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

3 stars+ Very good service in the restaurant, good food, smiling helpfull staff. Nice area and very beautifull view from the room. The beds are not the best, too soft mattrasses. Wifi works on and off in the lobby area.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The hotel is preety good, really friendly and helpful staff, the food is good and the rooms are ok. They also have a nice bar, a pool table and satelite TV. It is located close to Lake Maniara and Ngorongoro which makes your jeep rides during the Safari a little shorter.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

If you are on a very low budget this may be a reasonable choice, but if you want the most of your safari, you better spend a few dollars more, and get a nice lodge closer to the national parks. This is a charmless, big hotel, with small rooms on a long row. Not much privacy. But the main issue... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

My friends and I had a magical experience at Hotel Karatu through Zara Adventures. Hotel is sitting on top of a hill overlooking a beautiful view. Months before we arrived at the hotel I managed to somehow asked the hotel to help me celebrate birthdays of two of my friends travelling with me. I was asking for a nice dinner... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

This was a wonderful oasis after climbing Kilimanjaro and returning from safari. The food was wonderful and the staff was extremely attentive. The only comment I would have would be to have more of the items on the menu available to order.

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Calgary, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Hidden treasure after following dusty roads. Food was good and hot, rooms plain but charming, lovely grounds and view from the hill. Pool area was quiet and pool refreshing. A good place to start your safari.

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Fontvieille, Monaco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

After several days of hiking the Kilimanjaro, followed by driving on dirt roads during the dry season, the arrival at Highview Hotel was a very welcomed opportunity to get a long shower and to swim in the pool or simply enjoy the fantastic views to the surrounding mountains and fields, while sipping a drink before the al fresco dinner in... More

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Address: Karatu | 94, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Located at high elevation above Karatu town, Highview Hotel offers a magnificient view over the surrounding hills, local coffee farms and the forests of the Southern Ngorongoro Conservation area. The hotel is the ideal base for excursion trips to the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Lake Eyasi area. Longer trips include Tarangire, Serengeti, and Lake Natron. The hotel, which opened in 2006 is modern, comfortable and offers all kinds of contemporary amenities. ... more   less 
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