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Crater Rim View

Karatu, Tanzania
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Crater Rim View
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We were soooo lucky to happen on this wonderful hotel. They were incredibly welcoming, extremely helpful and the rooms were super - a (much appreciated) good size, with great shower/ loo facilities. The breakfast and evening meals were great - just what we needed and they also did a packed lunch for out days exploring the crater etc. The garden/... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

OK, you have not come all this way to sit in a hotel; you've come here to see the animals. But this is a clean and tidy place where you can get a nice sleep and have a good wash between you wilderness adventures. The food in the restaurant was tasty and the bar showed football on TV and had... More

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Munich, Germany
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The hotel is ideal for a stopover between Serengeti National Park / Norongoro Crater and Lake Manyara/Tarangire National Park; a small, save and central located hotel in Karatu with a garden, bar, restaurant and souvenir shop. The bar is a pleasant chill out lounge after a long safari trip. And for chatting about African life with the tour guides who... More

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Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Karatu has a pretty high concentration of wazungu at many times of year, and therefore has many high-end hotels that serve high-end safari-goers and many low-end guest houses. Crater Rim View Inn provides a unique middle ground in terms of price without sacrificing amenities that even lower-budget travelers such as ourselves appreciate. We paid 80,000 Tsh ($50) for a double... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Crater Rim View is an excellent place to stay, the rooms are clean and spacious, netting in the beds was very nice and free of holes, the private bathroom had spacious hot showers with plenty of hot water, and the kitchen served delicious breakfast (included) and dinner upon request. We arrived late with no reservation after deciding not to stay... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The name of our room was GOGO hence the title. This was great accommodation. We had big comfortable single beds with a huge clean bathroom and toilet. Great night's sleep after a few drinks in the lovely bar and tea in the restaurant. A well priced place on the way to the Ngorongoro (another gorgeous place). would stay again tomorrow... More

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Dar es Salaam, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We were a group of 12 people booked 6 double rooms at this hotel on mid of march 2013, we were on our way back from ngorongoro and wanted to visit lake manyara so decided to stay in karatu. Unfortunately this hotel was a wrong selection. The booking was done prior to the stay and they charged us 90 dollars... More

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29 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

This is a basic hotel but reasonably priced after a bit of bargaining!! Our room was clean and spacious with a (very) small balcony, no TV; breakfast was edible, staff quite friendly. We had dinner at 'Eileen's Restaurant' which was not so good, then for two nights at the Bougainvillea Safari Inn which was absolutely superb and excellent value.

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Berlin, Germany
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2012

We stayed there for two nights and enjoyed the friendly atmosphere! The service was the best! Everyone was very nice and trying so hard to make it a great experience! We arrived after a stressful but amazing day of safari and as a greetings were handed juicy drinks which were delicious! Some rooms were presented to us and we could... More

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Cairo, Egypt
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2012

We arrived at the hotel, quite late, after a long bus journey from Dar Es Salaam. We were very happy to find a big, clean room, with plenty of hot water and really comfortable beds. Best of all though, were the staff. They happily opened up the kitchen for us and made us a dinner, which we enjoyed in their... More

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Also Known As:
Crater Rim View Tanzania/Karatu
Address: Karatu, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Karatu
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Karatu

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