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Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

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Quietly tucked away on the top of a hill in rural Africa and, at the same time, located in the very heart of the Northern Tanzania safari circuit Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge breathes the atmosphere of true Africa. The lodge is built with indigenous hardwood and in traditional African style. It is in complete harmony with its surroundings. Yet, its spacious set up, personal and friendly service and its finishing touches, such as cozy sofas around the fireplace and warm decorative details, provide a perfectly balanced luxury. With only fifteen individual tents, Rhotia Valley has an intimate charm. Each of the comfortable tented houses has its own veranda with splendid view. The bathrooms are provided with hot and cold running water, shower and flush toilet. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in our open dining area. Most of the vegetables and all the herbs are grown in our own garden. Daily we bake fresh bread in our Bakery. Moreover, we produce butter from the milk produced by our own cows. Facilities: - Swimming pool with panoramic view. - Wifi is available in the common dining area. - Conference Room fully equipped with beamer and flipchart. Rhotia Valley is more than a lodge. It is completed embedded in the community of Rhotia. Rhotia Valley consists of the Tented Lodge and, on the opposite hill, a CHILDREN'S HOME. Its aim is to give support to the people of the Rhotia area, all the staff and the children in the Home are from the local area. TWO HILLS, ONE GOAL!
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Free parking
Breakfast included
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Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
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Non-smoking rooms
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Rhotia Valley Road 5 Km Off the Main Road Arusha - Serengeti, Karatu Tanzania
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Lake Manyara Airport51 mi
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I have stayed at Rhotia Valley for 2 nights and it was such a great experience. The lodge is in a green and cool area with an amazing view. The staff is so friendly, helpful and smiling. I have met with the owner, Maryse, who is so attentive to her guests and kind. She took me
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Stayed here for 2 nights and everything about it was great. The owners are very friendly and the childrens home they run is a real credit to them. The staff were all very friendly and food was delicious. You cannot describe the outstanding views over the Rhotia Valley! Would
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I can't stress it enough how much I loved Rhotia Valley Tented lodge! We stayed two nights there and everything about this hotel is special... To understand why this hotel is so special, here is the story of this little gem... The owners are Dutch doctors who bought two hills;
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Very friendly amazing place with Great rooms and Very good food. Stayed 2 days and also visited kids home that was located just 5 minutes walk from the hotel. We donated some clothes and fotballs that was much appreciated.
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We stayed here 3 nights on way to Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti. The owners are Dutch doctors who started an orphanage for local children. My children enjoyed "packing for a purpose," bringing school supplies, shoes and underwear for the children. We had a tour of the home,
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Hi January was OK. Keep in mind the lodge is not that close to the crater gate and serengeti. It takes a couple of hours to get to the crater so we opted for a camp on the rim, more expensive but worth the money in my opinion. We stayed at Rhotia to support their project but 3 nights were too long. There is not a lot to do there. Hope this helps.
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"We were in room 12 and it was perfect! ;-)"
"All have beautiful views across the valley."
"Enjoy them all!"
"All tents have very good views"
"Tented rooms are all very comfortable"
$241 - $325 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
rhotia valley tented hotel karatu
TanzaniaArusha RegionKaratu
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