When we first arrived from Rwanda, late in the evening, we were planning on starting the 5 day climb early the following morning. As it turned out, some tourist-climbers succumb to altitude sickness earlier that day, and Springlands staff gave them our room. We were shuttled to an adjacent, and very loud hotel for the night. We were less than impressed.
But, as fate would have it, I developed the symptoms of food poisoning later that evening, and was up all night. I was in no shape to make the ascent at that time. So, the Springlands staff gave us a room in their hotel, free of charge, and allowed us to add a day onto the climb. They also made snacks from the kitchen at irregular hours that I could stomach. Everyone was asking how I was doing. They were so very accommodating over that 24 hours that I think their generosity was instrumental in getting me to the top of Kilimanjaro.
Quiet place to sleep, organized staff, nice hotel grounds.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Springlands Hotel, located on the Southern slopes of Kilimanjaro near Moshi in Tanzania, is the ideal base for mountain walking trips and safaris to Kilimanjaro and all Northern Tanzanian National Parks. Our hotel offers excellent value and high quality at competitive rates. It has a large swimming pool, an airy dining area set in pleasant gardens, and indoor and outdoor bars. The rooms have spacious en-suite facilities with showers, mosquito netting, and fans. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Springlands Hotel Moshi