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“Small Oasis in the middle of a natural paradise!” 5 of 5 stars
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Afrikan Sunstar Resort
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P.O. Box 377, Karatu, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #2 of 3 Karatu B&B and Inns
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“Small Oasis in the middle of a natural paradise!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

Stayed in hotel for 2 nights after a Kilimanjaro summit while going on a safari in Lake Manyara and the Ngorongora Crater. This place was absolutely spectacular - our best hotel experience in Africa.

After a day in Lake Manyara, our group of 9 headed to hotel. Hadn't found much about property on internet - ownership needs to get a good web presence. Got a little concerned when we headed off the highway onto a pretty rough dirt road. When we came upon hotel, our concerns were alleviated. Fenced compound with duplex cottages - beautiful. Well-kept grounds with plenty of flowers. Main lodge was very nice - ramp, so it is actually wheelchair accessible. Met by staff and quickly processed into rooms.

Rooms are modern and pretty clean. Ours had a sitting room, bedroom and ensuite bathroom. Each room seemed to have slightly different amenities - ours had a small refrigerator, along with a TV. Bottles of waterwere supplied in rooms. Nice king-sized bed with good linens. Mosquito net seemed a little small for the bed. IKEA-like closets with hangers.

Bathroom was nice and modern - almost like being back home. Stand-up shower with a nice sink and vanity. Good towels. Plenty of hot water (yay!)

Food was absolutely excellent. Good table service - quick and efficient. A couple members of our party had food allergies which the chef took completely in stride. Generally 4 course meals - salad, soup, entree and dessert. Everything was very well-presented and tasted awesome. Chef even came out and gave us a few of his recipes - simple food done very well! Breakfasts were great - eggs made to order, really good coffee, lots of toast

Hotel was relatively empty for the duration of our stay. Guides told us that this place was more expensive than other spots in Karatu. Looking at the price we paid for our all-inclusive safari, I'd say that it was well worth it. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Address: P.O. Box 377, Karatu, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Karatu
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Karatu
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Afrikan Sunstar Resort and Fortune Mountain Resort. We are advocating for responsible tourism, conservation of wildlife for future generation, service excellence as well as respect to mankind. Afrikan Sunstar Resort is located just 7 kilometers from Ngorongoro Conservation Area gates, making it convenient for you to have a once in lifetime opportunity to visit the World Heritage Site - The Ngorongoro. ... more   less 
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Afrikan Sunstar Resort Tanzania/Karatu

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