My wife and I stayed at the hotel for three nights in the beginning of June 2013 when we where at safari at the nearby national parks.
The hotel is beautiful located in quiet area with a nice view. The hotel area is well maintained and has the property you might expect here.
The staff is very friendly and helpful and makes you feel welcome to the hotel.
Our room was in the upper floor. There is no elevator, but the staff carry your luggage to the room. The room is small and basic with two beds (with mosquito nets), one little table, two chairs, some shelfs and a bathroom with WC, shower and basin. Be prepared for low water pressure in the shower.
But we had good nights sleep in the quiet rooms. Exactly what we expected and wanted.
The restaurant offer a basic breakfast (not like what I'm used to in Europe/Norway). Here you get some eggs, white bread and jam. The dinner was tasty and various from day to day. The lunchboxes for the safari was also basic and we could not choose by ourself what we wanted to have in the boxes. For example we got cold chicken that was about 6 hours in a warm car before lunchtime. We didn't dare to eat it because we aren't used to the african bacteria. And we were cautious with the rest of the food also and did not experience any stomach trouble during our stay in Africa.
We did not use the pool or other of the facilities.
Tanzania is in high risk area of malaria. During our stay at Highview hotel we saw only a few (two - three) mosquitoes. According to the hotel, is there no place nearby where mosquitoes can breed.
We had a nice stay and would consider coming back again later.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at high elevation above Karatu town, Highview Hotel offers a magnificient view over the surrounding hills, local coffee farms and the forests of the Southern Ngorongoro Conservation area. The hotel is the ideal base for excursion trips to the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Lake Eyasi area. Longer trips include Tarangire, Serengeti, and Lake Natron. The hotel, which opened in 2006 is modern, comfortable and offers all kinds of contemporary amenities. ... more less