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#14 of 63 Specialty lodging in Karatu
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Situated between the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater and majestic Lake Manyara. Octagon Lodge is a perfect base for safari travellers on holidays in Northern Tanzania. Day trips may be arranged to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara.
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Free parking
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Banquet room
Non-smoking hotel
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mid-range
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Kampton wrote a review Mar 2020
Kwidzyn, Poland3 contributions
It’s beautifoul płace with for rest. When you go to bar asking a Paulo Surumbu and Efrem Leandry they are so good waiters. They smile and happy to you. All is good ! Il you wart to sea a Lots of flowers and a lots of fruits its the best you can geth it here in Karatu oktagon lodge! Thanks so much mr paulo
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Rick E wrote a review Jan 2020
Nairobi, Kenya17 contributions5 helpful votes
While Octagon does the big things well it does lack in detail. The staff was very friendly but forgetful (forgot to bring a drink order, there was no water or towels brought in during cleaning). I would agree with other travelers that this is an ok place to stopover but does not compare to other luxury camps. It is situated on the outskirts of the village so while it is quiet most of the time, noise from town does filter in during the morning hours. The food was ok. We were given box lunches to take for our game drives. They left a lot to be desired.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Room Tip: I found it a bit pricey for what the accommodations provide.
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Response from patrick596, Manager at Octagon Lodge
Responded Jan 28, 2020
Dear Rick Thank you for your feed back, we really value our customer review for service improvement, We have check with our staff to focus on customer and increase their efficiency and will conduct staff training these year low season - very sorry for all inconvenience during your stay Best regards Lodge Manager
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AwardSafaris wrote a review Dec 2019
Nairobi, Kenya20 contributions3 helpful votes
This eco-lodge is " a home away from home". It is strategically located in Karatu area your gateway to Ngorongoro and Seregenti. The outdoors are refreshing as the gardens are well tended and you can hear the chirping birds in the morning. Food was great and a good variety was offered. Stayed in room 12 (triple) with friends and we had sufficient space to move around and lounge which was good. Let the staff pamper you whilst you stay here.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Simon K wrote a review Nov 2019
Sydney, Australia402 contributions68 helpful votes
Stayed here on the third night of a safari tour. It is a nice place with chalet rooms dotted around a garden environment. The rooms are well appointed, clean and comfy. The dining and bar area are semi outside with a nice ambience. Staff are friendly (although a bit forgetful - I ordered drinks a couple of times and they forgot them). They were not ready to start breakfast at 7am as they had said which wasn’t ideal given our early getaway. There were also power issues on the night I was there (big storm) and I couldn’t get any hot water (they use an electrical heater that seems to be embedded into the shower head - seeing electric wires going into the shower head was a first fir me). It was a good place to stay but did not meet the high standard of the Tokaone Tented Camp in the Serengeti where I had stayed on the previous two nights.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled solo
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Lydia1995 wrote a review Oct 2019
47 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed here as part of our safari with best day safaris. Nice accommodation and excellent food - the soup was to die for! The thing which was the best about this place was the staff they were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for you! Nicest people ever.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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$91 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionKaratu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
21
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Frequently Asked Questions about Octagon Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Octagon Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Octagon Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Octagon Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Octagon Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lilac Café, Rhotia Valley's Coffee Corner, and Happy Days Lounge & Lodge.
Is Octagon Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Karatu.
Is Octagon Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.