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Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here two nights as a home base for a three day safari following an 8 day Mt Kili climb. The hotel grounds are beautiful with amazing views! My room was nice, clean and a comfortable place to relax after being on the mountain for over a week. The food was top notch as well as the hospitality. Upon... More 

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Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel for a total of 4 nights and found it was central to many of the safari parks we did. The rooms were good, clean and comfortable. We did have a problem as our shower didn't work very well but we managed. The staff were very efficient and friendly. The food was good with lots of choice... More 

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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Dear DebbieT1962 Accept my sincere appreciation for choosing to stay with us. At Zara’s Highview Hotel we are very thankful and appreciative for your constructive recommendations on our overall facilities and service specifically the Room, Staff, Food and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every aspect of your... More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel has a good location and the garden is a nice location for enjoying sundowners. The staff is very friendly and caters to your every wish. We wanted to celebrate a birthday in our group and bar manager Innocent and concierge Bobby went out of their way to make it a good one, and they were very attentive towards... More 

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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Majsen89 Accept my sincere appreciation for choosing to stay with us. At Zara’s Highview Hotel we are very thankful and appreciative for your constructive recommendations on our overall facilities and service specifically the garden, location, sundowners, staff, food and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every aspect... More 

Denmark
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29 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016 via mobile

Out of nothing this lodge pops up and happens to be a simple but charming turistclass hotel. Nice garden and view, okay food and friendly staff. Rooms simple, but clean and with good beds. Bring a sweater and long pants for cool evenings during winter (June-August). Good base Camp for safari, close to N. crater and til Tarangire National park.

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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sanne N Accept my sincere appreciation for choosing to stay with us. At Zara’s Highview Hotel we are very thankful and appreciative for your constructive recommendations on our overall facilities and service specifically the garden, food, Staff, Room and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every aspect... More 

Oslo, Norway
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

I've been in this hotel for just two days and everything has been so nice. The food is very good and the people very friendly. Not a 4 or 5 star hotel in standards but the warmth of the staff make you feel like you are in a 4 star hotel for sure! :) We got a very nice room... More 

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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Dear RubiSparrow Accept my sincere appreciation for choosing to stay with us. At Zara’s Highview Hotel we are very thankful and appreciative for your constructive recommendations on our overall facilities and service specifically food, staff, room and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every aspect of your trip... More 

Jersey, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

The hotel is situated in the hills outside Karatu. The rooms are adequate. To be honest, after a full day safari each day, sleep comfort is everything, and it satisfied on that front. The main reception area and restaurant is in a separate building. The plus points are there is free wifi in the reception, the food was quite good... More 

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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Peterrexwhite Accept my sincere appreciation for choosing to stay with us. At Zara’s Highview Hotel we are very thankful and appreciative for your constructive recommendations on our overall facilities and service specifically room, restaurant, free wifi, food and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every aspect of... More 

Mumbai
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91 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

I stayed here while leading a safari to Ndutu in Feb 2016 and stayed overnight. Normally we stay in Arusha but to save time we had skipped Arusha and come here directly from Kilimanjaro airport. Enroute we did a game drive at Lake Manyara. This place is just ideally located. Its very close to the Manyara airstrip and an hour's... More 

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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Dear VikInd First and foremost I wish to extend my sincere appreciation for staying with us. At Zara’s Highview Hotel we are very thankful and appreciative your review on our overall facilities and service specifically the location, food, Room, staff, pool and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in... More 

London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Stopped at Highview between safari at Tarangire and Lake Manyara (see africasafari), but it is also close to Serengeti and Ngorongoro. It is a well designed hotel with the restaurant, bar and pool in the main building while all the bedrooms are a little higher up the hill which gives great views. Bedrooms are medium sized with big comfy bed... More 

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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Brian1937 First and foremost I wish to extend my sincere appreciation for staying with us. At Zara’s Highview Hotel we are very thankful and appreciative your review on our overall facilities and service specifically the design, restaurant, bar, pool rooms, food and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience... More 

Salina, Kansas
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173 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

We stayed at this location two different nights on either side of our safari. It's economical and clean. Nice venu with good views of the area. Staff was accommodating. Meals average to good. We were surprised with a local band and dance show one night. Frustrations were: not enough workable electric outlets, lights in room not bright enough, and a... More 

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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Kevin P First and foremost I wish to extend my sincere appreciation for staying with us. At Zara’s Highview Hotel we are very thankful and appreciative your review on our overall facilities and service specifically the view, staff, Meal, local band and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience... More 

Hjoerring, Denmark
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Nice hotel with kind staff. The first room we had could use som maintenance. The last stop we had on Highview Hotel, we got a room on 1st floore. It was a little bit better. The rooms was very clean. The view form the hotel was very good. Food was okay. We had a walk in the coffee plantation by... More 

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Zainab A, Owner at Highview Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Laila S, Accept my sincere appreciation for choosing to stay with us. At Zara’s Highview hotel we are very thankful and appreciative for your constructive recommendations on our overall facilities and service specifically the Staff, Room, hotel view, Food and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every... More 

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Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located at high elevation above Karatu town, Highview Hotel offers a magnificient view over the surrounding hills, local coffee farms and the forests of the Southern Ngorongoro Conservation area. The hotel is the ideal base for excursion trips to the Ngorongoro Crater, Lake Manyara National Park and Lake Eyasi area. Longer trips include Tarangire, Serengeti, and Lake Natron. The hotel, which opened in 2006 is modern, comfortable and offers all kinds of contemporary amenities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Highview Hotel

Address: | P.O. Box 94, Karatu, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Karatu
Price Range: $255 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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