We stayed here for one night whilst on Honeymoon on safari in northern Tanzania and Zanzibar.
The location is amazing, set on the crater rim of the famous Ngorongoro Crater. This was by the most expensive part of our honeymoon, but the view we were expecting made us splurge anyway. Unfortunately, our view was obscured by two other guest lodges and trees as we were set back from the edge (Room 23 in South Camp). Having checked the map of all 3 camps it looks as though we were one of just 2 lodges with such poor views.
The lodge itself was truly amazing for furnishings and decor. However, we were also let down by a lack of hot water in the shower (it gets quite cold at 6pm up on the crater rim) and some misunderstandings over alarm calls by the staff (the level of English appeared worse here than everywhere else we stayed).
Having said that the main reception and dining area at the South Camp and food were all fantastic.
In summary, an amazing experience, let down by a poor view compared to every other lodge and some poor service. At these prices everything should have been faultless and the stay here ended up being the only time on Honeymoon we felt let down.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted banana thatch suite at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is adorned with graceful antiques and unforgettable opulence. Ensuite bathrooms, with a centrepiece of fresh roses, feature huge showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs, while floor-to-ceiling windows ensure breathtaking views from all around. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ngorongoro Crater Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- Hotel Ngorongoro Crater