We have stayed there during the safari and it was good place to rest.
Initially, we were bit scared to the idea of tents nearby Serengeti (and btw, there is no fence whatsoever, so do not unleash Your imagination too far ;), but even in the rain it was great place to sleep and rest after the games; we had no time for pool, but is seemed to be clean as the rest of hotel and tents, too.
Be aware that the lodge is Eco-type, which means minimum usage of electricity - this limits some non-critical activities and you need to be aware of that, eg, almost no internet access (the whole hotel connection is via modem); the light in the tents is VERY weak so if You want to read anything, that might be problematic. Also if You want to CHARGE any device (mobile, camera, etc) - please be aware that electricity is in the room for charging 6pm-9pm only (unless somebody at reception forgets to switch it off;)))
Last topic - Eco-lodge means You might have trouble with hot or even warm water for shower... I do not care, but my lady was puzzled.
The restaurant - it was OK, but definitely not a major highlight of the day.
Overall - a good choice, although it requires approx 20 min drive to reach the park.
ps I would probably give 4*, but after stay in Explorean Ngorongoro that would just not be ok.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located outside Serengeti National Park’s Ikoma Gate with endless views across the plains. Built of local materials and using solar power and hot water in the rooms, this lodge is unique to the area. Reception, lounge, bar and dining incorporate a natural rocky outcropping (kopje) into the design. Fifteen creatively designed large canvas rondavels reveal the romance of a tent with the security of a permanent structure. Each bathroom has an outdoor stone shower. Family rooms are in a ‘stone house’ with equally impressive views. ... more less