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Kia Lodge - Kilimanjaro Airport

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Good food but small portions, ok staff, nothing incredible and rooms didn't have an incredibly clean feel. Had a snake in one of them which was directly killed but not too reassuring! The staff didn't seem to understand a lot but was kind but compared to the other places we visited on safari, it's overrated

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New York City, New York
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54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

After a long day of flights from the US, the proximity of the KIA Lodge to the Kilimanjaro International Airport made for an extremely short drive which was quite pleasing after such a long day. We were to start a Kilimanjaro climb in about 36 hours and the comfort and convenience of KIA Lodge was much appreciated.The bungalow had comfortable... More 

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at KIA with us, and posting this feedback. Only a 5-minute complimentary shuttle drive from the airport, our lodge has the charm of a safari lodge, with bungalows spread among gardens, abundant bird life, swimming pool, wi-fi, bar and restaurant. Our team of staff is attentive and friendly, and the relaxed atmosphere and peaceful... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What a wonderful place to stay on my first visit to Tanzania. Conveniently located from the Kilimanjaro airport, it couldn't be a better start for your trip. It was quite late when my plane landed and I cleared immigration and found the driver/van waiting at the entrance to the airport. I obviously didn't approach the lodge in daylight, getting instead... More 

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at KIA and taking the time to post your feedback. Your description upon arrival, is one the unique features of our lodge. Our complimentary airport shuttle will be promptly on time, awaiting guests who have booked the transfer previous to arrival. The airport is only 3 km from our lodge, and so... More 

Walnut Creek, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We opted to spend a "decompression" evening at Kia Lodge after spending 2 weeks on safari. What a lovely relaxed atmosphere - the gardens are beautiful and the food was very good. The staff attended to our every need - the wait staff in the restaurant was exceptional, and the bar staff, office staff, and porters were all great. We... More 

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Cathy, Thank you very much for staying with us at KIA and for providing us your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here. We do our best to make our guests feel at home, offering friendly and attentive service, clean rooms and tasty meals. Hopefully, you will come visit us again in the future. Tanzania (Part... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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61 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

used as a transit hotel being only 5 minutes drive from the airport (free transfers). Large sprawling complex, very hard to find your way around at night (poor signs, dim lighting, uneven paths). Rooms are dated, tired with poor lighting. No fan in bathroom - steams up after shower. Room was also stuffy with a constant drip from WC cistern.... More 

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are sorry that you seem to not have enjoyed any aspect of your stay, except for our convenient location. Regarding your comment on the lighting of our paths, it is the first time we receive negative feedback on this. The lighting is not to be intrusive, as to not disturb the environment, and adhere to airport regulations,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very close to the airport - less than 5 min drive - and thus a great place to stay when you arrive late after a very long trip from abroad. This is a "tropical resort" sort of layout, with individual bungalows scattered among the trees with paved pathways to connect them to the central facilities (pool, bar, restaurant, gift shop,... More 

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear David, Thank you for staying with us at KIA and posting your feedback. We are pleased to know you enjoyed our services and facilities. Our restaurant has daily changing lunch and dinner menus, and our kitchen is ready to cater to special requests from our guests. Our swimming pool is treated regularly, according to international standards, vacuumed daily, and... More 

jax, fl
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Rooms are clean and comfortable. Food is just right. Staff are really friendly and helpful. Can't beat the location. Literally a 5-10 minute drive from airport. Nice bar and my wife received language lessons by bar staff.

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MoivaroLodges, Public Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Konz, Thank you for staying with us at KIA and posting your feedback. We do our best in order to make our guests' experience the best possible. Our beautiful, spacious grounds host a wide variety of bird life, and our hilltop swimming pool offers great views of the surrounding savanna, Mt. Kilimanjaro and Meru, weather-allowing. Our restaurant offers... More 

Pasig, Philippines
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Service is excellent had a great time chatting with Asha. The food is also good, not the best, but good. My family had a great time sitting down by the bar, and the rooms are excellent as well. Despite some Maasai guards patrolling the area walking around at night could be a little daunting more because your imagination might get... More 

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Tato, Thank you for staying at KIA with us, and posting your feedback. Our grounds, guestrooms and facilities do not resemble a typical airport hotel. As you explain above, KIA's landscaped gardens and general design is more in accordance with that of a safari lodge. The cottages are spaced throughout our gardens, offering guests beautiful, natural surroundings within a... More 

Houston, Texas
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

This is our 2nd time to stay at Kia Lodge. We appreciate its beauty, comfortable rooms, good service,beautiful pool, and proximity to Kilimanjaro airport. They provide safe and convenient ground transportation to and from the airport, be sure to tell them your flight plans in advance. Their breakfasts are delicious, with made to order omelettes. The dining patio is quiet,... More 

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Al, Thank you for staying with us at KIA for a second time. Our daily goal is to offer our guests a great experience during their stay, and we are delighted to read your feedback. As you mention, ours is designed as a safari lodge, only a 5-minute drive to the airport. It is an ideal, peaceful place to... More 

Boulder, CO
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19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Kia Lodge is a lovely hotel that is just 5 minutes from the Kilimanjaro airport. It offers day rates and then over night rates. Although the rate is high, it is well worth it if you have a long layover out of Kilimanjaro and need sleep and to do some work before flying home. They have a beautiful garden/bar area... More 

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear KJM, Thank you for staying at KIA with us, and posting your feedback online. As you write, our lodge is a great option for travelers awaiting their flight and an excellent option to arrive and relax, after a long journey. Arusha National Park, the lovely Maji Moto Hotsprings, and the slopes of Kilimanjaro, are also within a convenient distance... More 

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to KIA Lodge, 'your door to Tanzania' at less than 5 minutesdrive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical for East Africa. Guests can admire the vast views of the African plains and of course the grand Kilimanjaro Mountain that shows her snowy top mostly in the morning and at sundown.Because of its location, the KIA Lodge is an ideal safe haven for arriving and departing Tanzania,climbing the Kilimanjaro or traveling on to the northern safari destinations. The friendly service, Zanzibar style reception, typical African decorations, and indoor and al fresco restaurant offer a warm welcome to into the Tanzanian culture. Drink a Kilimanjaro beer in the open bar, enjoy over a hundred species of birds in the savannah garden, or relax at our hilltop swimming pool with great views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, the Blue Mountains and the Maasai plains all around.At KIA lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique friendly and peaceful environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris or climbs and cosseting you on your arrival or return home. With our beautiful gardens we can honestly boast the fact that we are not just an airport hotel but also a true lodge where you can immediately get a real taste of Africa! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport

Address: Ngalo Rd | 3 km from Kilimanjaro Airport, Arusha, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $194 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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