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Dublin, Ireland
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27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed here for one night on our way to safari and we had a magnificent stay. The lodges are beautiful with amazing views. The food and service were all top notch. Woke up to the fantastic sounds of the mountain was such a wonderful experience. Loved it and would highly recommend these lodges for a wonderful luxurious glamping experience.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I stayed one night. Lodge is very small but nice. Bed was comfy and shower was hot. Electricity worked fine. All night -- till 3 am a club or bar had very loud music at the town below the lodge. Then at 5 am the Muslim prayer service started in the town with very loud music. Then dogs barked till... More 

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Darien, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed October 25, 2016

I have been staying at Karama Lodge off and on since 2000 and love it. The atmosphere is relaxed and inviting. Monkeys jump in the trees above each bungalow-style room. The central eating area inside and out is clean and lovely. It is an affordable option for those of us wanting to be "in town" on the East side of... More 

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travellingwilbury66
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for one night on the recommendation of a friend. The room was 'rustic', fine if you like that kind of thing I guess. Breakfast was poor quality and I was awoken very early by a lot of noise from neighbouring religious buildings - this is because the design of the rooms allow outside noise to penetrate. The... More 

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New York Mills, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2016

This lodge seems to be very popular for those heading on safari or hiking Mt Kilimanjaro - it's location however does not provide the ability to have a good night's sleep due to the all night noise of barking dogs and crowing roosters as well as a local music hot spot down the hill. The people working at the lodge... More 

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Reviewed October 19, 2016 via mobile

It's either glamour camping or bare bone lodge & spa. The balcony over looking Arusha is awesome as the lodge is elevated above the ground. Bed was comfortable, shower and toilet has separate cubicles and there are power to charge your phones/camera. For what you pay it's a satisfying stay and you will not be disappointed. The dining area is... More 

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Thank Vu310
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

We spent the first night of our honeymoon trip in this lodge situated on the hills near Arusha. We really enjoyed the room with a nice view on Mont Neru, the tasteful dinner and the breakfast. The cabanes are inside the forest and in the morning you can see plenty of small monkeys all around. Since it was our honeymoon,... More 

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Boadilla del Monte, Spain
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

We stayed here on the first night before going on safari. We stayed in "the white house", which is indeed a nice white house with all simple things you need. The food in the restaurant was fantastic. The beds and shower were ok-ish, don't expect too much. The view and the whole atmosphere is great. The staff is very friendly.

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Belgium
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

We used this lodge as a starting and finishing point for our safari and stayed four nights. It is a good lodge with friendly service and beautiful surroundings, and one some days velvet monkeys walking arround (but not disturbing). However, the lodge is now surrounded by the very rapid growing city of Arusha and therfore there is indeed some noise... More 

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Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

I was part of a school trip but had to be separated from our main group to care for a student that had required surgery. The staff at Karama were so caring and thoughtful towards my student, they couldn't do enough for her, this also included supporting me with contacting medical advice. They were happy for me to order off... More 

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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
“Eco-friendly, artistic, chic, relaxing….”Nestling in Suye Hill National Park, just 10 minutes from the center of Arusha, Karama Lodge & Spa is the ideal home base for Tanzania safaris or for a restful night’s sleep before climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Accommodation is consisted of 22 stilted cabins made of local materials in total harmony with the surrounding forest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karama Lodge & Spa

Address: Suye Hill (Old Moshi Road, Arusha 1573, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $84 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Karama Lodge & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 22
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“All rooms face down the valley.”
 of 5 bubbles deborahw275, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms (really tents on a wood platform) have a significant hike up the hill (up several flights of stairs) from reception.”
 of 5 bubbles RichS739, Jul 23, 2016 | Read review
“If you are concerned about stairs (and better wifi connectivity), request a room close to the main lodge.”
 of 5 bubbles 507jocelynm, Feb 12, 2016 | Read review
“beware of the many steps to get to the rooms - if you have walking problem, mention it”
 of 5 bubbles RhinoTanzania, Jan 15, 2016 | Read review
“Each room is separate "cabana," all were good, decks, views of forest, no noise from other guests. Website pics accurate.”
 of 5 bubbles M0j0P, Oct 16, 2015 | Read review
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