This lodge is so over-the-top given its location in Africa. While this lodge was very comfortable, it just felt strange to be staying in such an extravagant place on a safari trip. I now know I prefer accommodations that feel a bit more appropriate for the location.
Our “chalet” room was very well-designed with terrific crater views from every angle. Service was good albeit a bit stiff and formal. Our butler, Daniel, was fantastic. Food in the dining room itself was mediocre, especially relative to the price as well as the food at other lodges where we stayed, however the picnic basket breakfasts and lunches were of very good quality.
- 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