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“Basic Accomodations as a Stopover for Kilimanjaro” 4 of 5 stars
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Mountain Inn
Taifa Road | Kiborloni, Mnazi, Moshi, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Moshi
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“Basic Accomodations as a Stopover for Kilimanjaro”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

We checked in mid-afternoon. The room was basic but clean. Please note, there is no air conditioning so it can be quite warm sleeping. Another poster mentioned that there is not a lot to do here (no tv, no internet), we enjoyed reading on the porch and took a dip in the pool. Dinner was basic, but the service was good. Retired early to rest for our big adventure.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

My wife and I came for the climb up Kili and a two day safari. The inn is basic but clean and the people are friendly. Was not crazy about the food. Focus and Naftael were our guides on the mountain and did an excellent job getting us up the mountain. The mountain was not hard but the 5 days of climbing up and down in elevation before the final ascent takes its toll. We had great weather. Renting gaitors and their waterproof bags from their shop was a good idea. The only thing I would do different would be to pay the extra to have your own toilet brought up the mountain. Without getting into detail, I would just say it is well worth the small extra cost. Our 2 day safari was also done well and Robert did a good job as our driver and guide. You should note that Moshi is about 5 to 6 hours from the closest safari. I would recommend Shah tours for a relatively inexpensive adventure trip to Africa. The best thing about Shah Tours was Joel, the front end contact person who arranged the trip for us and answered all of our many questions.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

Mountain inn real me bhut acha hotel h rehne ke lie,kafi decent or friendaly staff h.hotel ki location bhaut achi h.rooms bahut jada neat and clean.a lot of greenery beautiful flower in the hotel.me and my friend was stay 20 days.we was lot of enjoy.tusker beer very famous and good taste.shah tours ke sath kilimanjaro trip bhaut jada acha rha.good guide service best cook provide.really shah tours and mountain inn hotel is excellent service all over.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

This place was part of my package for the Kilimanjaro, Meru climb and safari.
The rooms are very simple, the restaurants offers basic food and you have no choice. The internet is only accessible on the PC that is probably 20 years old and doing anything on it takes 3 times longer due to slowest speed ever.
If you are to stay there, make sure you take books or go to Moshi or Arusha to kill time because the place is incredibly boring with no options to spend time.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Shah_Tours_Kili, Manager at Mountain Inn, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Dear Kat, thank you for taking the time to write a review for our hotel.

Firstly congratulations to you on all of your climbs, we also received word from Kenya that you also made it to the top of Mount Kenya!

Regarding Mountain Inn, we try to keep our rooms simple and clean so there is plenty of space for our climbers to prepare their luggage pre-climb and sort through the dirty clothing post-climb.

In the restaurant we also offer an Indian and A La carte menu and I apologize if these choices were not given to you during your stay.

We take pride in our hotel being away from the hustle and noise of town (including the buses and daily prayer calls at 5 in the morning) whilst still only being a 5-10 minute drive away. I can appreciate that a solo traveler such as yourself can get bored alone with just the swimming pool and restaurant/TV area during the day times.

As we are surrounded by many large/old trees, it has proved difficult to get a reliable internet connection, so currently offer the most reliable method we can get which is a via a 3g dongle. We are however aiming to have WiFi up and running in our public areas by summer 2013!

We hope you do chose to stay with us again if you are ever in Tanzania!
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

The rooms are basic, but clean and spacious - good value for money. The staff is not very helpful (except from the old waiter in the restaurant). The food is ... edible, but not more than that. All in all, I think you can find better hotels in Moshi.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Shah_Tours_Kili, Manager at Mountain Inn, responded to this review, February 9, 2013
Dear Mr Mogeltoft, Thank you for taking the time to write a review for Mountain Inn. I am happy to hear that you found our place good value for Money, though can only apologize for our staffs impressions to you and your impression of our food. We will review with each department head on what had gone wrong with your stay with us and be sure to improve. We hope you would still choose to stay with us again if you travel to Moshi.
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Shah Tours organised our Kilimanjaro trip for us up the Machame Route - and I have to say did an absolutely excellent job with it!
The guides and porters were all amazingly helpful and took great care of us. They understood what we needed before we did and were the perfect companions to make sure we all got to the top. The food was the best - tasty and plenty of it which differs from some of the other reviews we heard from other climbers using different companies. As we were vegetarian, this is usually a struggle but not this time.
Mountain Inn was a comfortable and relaxed place to unwind before and after the climb with again great service and food.
Overall, thoroughly impressed and wouldn't hesitate both the Inn and Shah Tours to any other travelers - good job!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Parkland, Washington, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

I really enjoyed staying at the Mountain Inn. Accommodations were part of my group's trek up Kilimanjaro though Shah Tours, which was an excellent service to take us up the mountain. Solid meals and a good atmosphere. I would recommend the Inn for a friend and fellow traveler.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Taifa Road | Kiborloni, Mnazi, Moshi, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 Hotels in Moshi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mountain Inn is the perfect base hotel conveniently located: - 5kms from Moshi town on the road to Marangu / main gate to Kilimanjaro National Park- Approximately one hour to Marangu gate - Half an hours drive to Mweka gate- Approximately one hour to Kilimanjaro International Aiport. Mountain Inn has 24 spacious en-suite rooms (singles, doubles and triples) allowing preparations before and after a Kili trek to be easily handled. Our restaurant is one of the very few in Moshi that serves freshly prepared meals including breakfast, lunch and dinner with a set menu, a la carte menu and an Indian menu by our experienced chefs. The small fully stocked bar and gardens are a popular place for meeting fellow trekkers. Services & Activities: Free Wi-Fi, swimming pool, massage & more! Itineraries planned by Shah Tours and Travels include accommodation at Mountain Inn unless otherwise specified. ... more   less 
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