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Karatu | 94, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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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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Midlands
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent our first 2 nights here and it was great. Rooms are basic but clean and comfortable. Food was good but the lunch boxes are really awful. Suggest you do as we did and take some snacks out with you. Great team of staff.

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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Boo2103 Midlands. I wish to extend my sincerer appreciation for making this historic trip. It is also our humble request that whatever had happened should not ruin your fulfillment and joyous feeling. At Zara Tours we are very thankful and appreciative for your constructive recommendations on our overall facilities specifically Rooms, Food, lunch boxes, staff and everything else you... More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at Highview in Tanzania was interesting and fun. After a refreshing welcome we were escorted to our rooms which is a short walk from the main reception. The rooms are clean and have all the basic furnishings and air-conditioning . The food and wine selection was excellent and the best part was when the surprise Birthday cake I... More

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Perth, WA
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64 reviews 64 reviews
32 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two nights here and can definitely recommend it. The rooms are situated on a terrace and overlook coffee plantations and the hotel's veggie garden with a glimpse of the hotel's pool area. The room was clean and comfortable with a small bathroom. Breakfast and dinner were buffet-style with enough choices for meat-eaters and vegetarians. Food was quite plentiful... More

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Rocky Hill
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This hotel, along with all the fine details of our Kilimanjaro trek/safari/Zanzibar get-a-way were all great. Zara manages the fine details perfectly- guides, transfers, meals, itineraries, payments, etc. Our trip exceeded our expectation in all regards! The view and buffet at this hotel were awesome.

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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brian, We are very thankful for sharing your experiences on our overall facilities and services specifically guides, transfers, meals, itineraries, payments and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every aspect of your trip with us. We highly appreciate your recommendation out there. You are most welcome and... More

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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Good food with many things to choose from at the buffet. Super service, nice rooms with little terrace with chairs and a nice view. Try the swimming pool with the fantastic bar. Try to be there at the latest at 16.30 to be able to try the pool and enjoy the bar and surroundings. Nothing bad to say except we... More

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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Hello vibeke! First and foremost I wish to extend my heartfelt congratulation for making it to Africa! At Zara Tours we are very thankful and appreciative for your constructive recommendations on our overall facilities specifically Food, rooms, swimming pool and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every aspect... More

Copenhagen, Denmark
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We stayed at Highview for one night. It is a nice hotel, and the view over the hills and the coffee plantations is beautiful. The buffet is good, but not fantastic. But I don't think you should go to mainland Tanzania for the food (Zanzibar on the other hand, has wonderful food). The masai women selling handmade jewelry outside the... More

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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Hello IngeDanmark! First and foremost I wish to extend my heartfelt congratulation for making it to Africa! At Zara Tours we are very thankful and appreciative for your constructive recommendations on our overall facilities specifically Hotel view, coffee plantation, buffet -Food, the maasai women and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the... More

Southampton, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for one night at the end of our safari. The rooms were lot smaller than we had been used to at the other places we had stayed and the bathrooms were small but it was ok as a base. Had good bar and swimming pool to chill out by after safari. Food was good and plentiful. Were able... More

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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Louise S, First and foremost I wish to extend my heartfelt congratulation for making it to Africa! At Zara Tours we are very thankful and appreciative for your constructive recommendations on our overall facilities specifically bar, swimming pool, Food and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every... More

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

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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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Scott, I wish to extend my heartfelt congratulation for making it to the roof of Africa! It is indeed a tiresome and psychologically demanding task yet fulfilling. It is also our humble request that whatever had happened should not ruin your fulfillment and joyous feeling for making this historic Trip. At Zara Tours we are very thankful and appreciative... More

Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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177 reviews 177 reviews
40 hotel reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
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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Address: Karatu | 94, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 40

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