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“This is paradise” 5 of 5 stars
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5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania   |  
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Visalia, CA
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“This is paradise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Totally loved this place, views to the crater from every where in the room. Personal butler takes great care of you, unpack and do your laundry, will wake you up with fresh brewed coffee and the best ginger cookies on earth. You'll be absolutely pampered, even come back to your room to find perfectly chilled wine and a path of candles and roses leading to a perfect temperature bath tub. There's a strip close by and also not far you can visit the Olduvai gorge, one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

the location is perfect. every room has the crater view but this is not all. the rooms are super cozy and romantic. there're large bouquets of roses everywhere. it gets very cold at night but then you can fully utilize the fireplace in the room and the electric blankets in bed ensure a good night sleep. i stayed two nights at the tree camp which i absolutely adore. i hear it's smaller than the other two camps and i loved it. fellow guests gathered around the fireplace sipping fine wine and cocktails before moving over to the dining room. i had the good fortune of meeting a really fun couple there and we had so much fun chatting and drinking after dinner. the drive down to the caldera in the morning was so beautiful that it actually made me cry. game viewing was good but then the jeep cant go off road but it's definitely a good start to the tanzania trip. when i returned from the game drive i told my guide that i badly needed a shower as i am covered with dust and he kept on mentioning a bath, so did the staff who took me back to my room. and then i realize why...they had a hot bath with rose petals around the sunken bath waiting for me. what a great touch. i must say something about albatross travel though and this i stress has nothing to do with ngorongoro crater lodge but since i had nowhere else to review a travel agent i have to comment here. albatross is HORRIBLE. if your agent at home is partner with them, use another agent. albatross is based in arusha and they chose to drive me to ngorongoro instead of flying and that was almost 7 hours of extremely bumpy road. that after a long flight has put quite a toll on me and i am still suffering. the massage therapist at the lodge was really good though so she certainly help.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

There's a real zing to the service at Ngorongoro Crater Lodge these days. Mandy and Chris have worked hard on the food front and if you can take advantage of Chris' extensive wine knowledge. The views of the Crater remain excellent of course and the game viewing is reliable if still a little congested.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My father and I we stayed a couple of days in this lodge ( 15-18.7). It was simply a dream! We stayed in the third camp ( tree camp). Our room was so pretty , but what makes the real difference are the persons at that lodge. My father was not so fit in health, and Albin, Pascal and also the guide Abu, did all to helping him in staying better and cheerful, thanks a lot! Starting from the coffee with roses every morning, to the golf car to go to the restaurant and back, to the little snacks during the safari, until your warm au revoir. The only think.... Game drive... Don t come with the expectation as in private games... It is a national park, and so sightings could be limited for some species ( leopard).

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2013

This is a bloody awesome place, and and amazing place to celebrate on hols. To be fair we did get woken up constantly one night ... by an elephant munching on the roof of our lodge ... didn't mind - good fun. Great guides, beautiful location, saw black rhino, fab experience, delicious food, very nice wines. All in, mega.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Spectacular views, spacious and luxurious accommodation, attentive service. Although I find the presence of a personal butler (who is present in all the & Beyond camps & lodges) a bit over the top, but one definitely appreciates that the bath was already drawn (with rose petals) at the right water temperature when you step in the door after a game drive. And the fire is always on when one returns to the room. They could do better with their food, presentation and taste-wise but this whole package is like being in paradise. My only comment is since the whole crater area is part of the park one has to stick to the roads and the animals are often very far away. But all in all, a 'bucket list' stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

5 star luxury in Ngorongoro crater.Most beautiful view from the room as you look down at the Ngorongoro crater.And beyond make it the most wonderful experience.The most amamzing decor, created an elegant and magical place above the crater. Our room had its own fireplace, which was constantly stoked for us, our butler(Ramingi) made our stay great. A trip to the Masai village is a must during this stay.We saw all the animals in the 21 km crater radius.A flambouyance of flamingos in the craters is one of the most beautiful sights I have seen in my life.Calm,serene and serene.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:5 star — andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 30
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 
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