We stayed here for an afternoon whilst waiting for our flight out of Kilamanjaro and by god was it a big mistake, ending our fabulous safari holiday in mysery. Firstly, the room we booked to casually hang out in wasn't availble (something we now need to check out with our agency), leaving us with nothing other than some concrete 'chairs' and some wet cushions as it was raining and the shelter for guests does not have sides!
The food was horrendous and they didnt offer me an alternatvie when I said I wouldn't eat their food until I asked several times! Even then the alternative was well below satisfactory.
Where do I start with the staff??? On arrival the receptionist showed us to the dining area whilst on her mobile phone, walking us slowly through the rain with no offer of an umbrella,pointing and grunting at the restaurant - only what we could guess as a suggestion of where we were supposed to go. Restaurant staff were pretty shabby, cultery and glasses were not clean and flys everywhere!
The only positive was that there was free internet from the bar computer for half an hour, of which we chose to write this review! Upon reading other reviews we have hastily removed our baggage from the hotels 'care' since numerous reviews suggest the lodge compiles of on the clock theives aka STAFF!
Do not stay here, even out of conenience for the airport - god forbid what staying over night is like!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to KIA Lodge, 'your door to Tanzania' at less than 5 minutesdrive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical for East Africa. Guests can admire the vast views of the African plains and of course the grand Kilimanjaro Mountain that shows her snowy top mostly in the morning and at sundown.Because of its location, the KIA Lodge is an ideal safe haven for arriving and departing Tanzania,climbing the Kilimanjaro or traveling on to the northern safari destinations. The friendly service, Zanzibar style reception, typical African decorations, and indoor and al fresco restaurant offer a warm welcome to into the Tanzanian culture. Drink a Kilimanjaro beer in the open bar, enjoy over a hundred species of birds in the savannah garden, or relax at our hilltop swimming pool with great views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, the Blue Mountains and the Maasai plains all around.At KIA lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique friendly and peaceful environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris or climbs and cosseting you on your arrival or return home. With our beautiful gardens we can honestly boast the fact that we are not just an airport hotel but also a true lodge where you can immediately get a real taste of Africa! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kia Hotel Moshi