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Highview Hotel

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| P.O. Box 94, Karatu, Tanzania
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Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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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Jersey, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Mumbai
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 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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London, United Kingdom
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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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Salina, Kansas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Hjoerring, Denmark
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015 via mobile

Really nice hotel. Said to be built and run by daughter of Zara tours. Magnificent view of valley and if you catch the rapid sunrise/set they are almost breathtaking. Masay male carry luggage, and a Masay woman sits outside crafting typical Masay items for sale. We paid USD 1 for each luggage. Wifi only works in public areas, but very... More 

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

Dear UlfLes, 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 View, staff, Food, wine, entertainment, Pool, Beds and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in... More 

Sunderland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Great views and good location, staff absolutely first class very helpful and pleasant, rooms basic but comfortable. Food reasonable. Very good stop off point prior to Safari. The hotel is very clean and well maintained.

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

Dear Mickgreenwell. 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 location, Staff, Rooms, Food and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every aspect of... More 

Sandefjord, Norway
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015

After trekking Kilimanjaro, and staying two separate nights at Highview, we are pleased to learn that a very good, polite and highly trained staff was there to serve and please us. Have no problems to recommend this hotel to others.

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

Dear 115erlingo, 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 and everything else you have enjoyed. At, ZARA we are committed towards providing you with the best experience in every aspect of your trip with... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • 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: $256 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
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