My husband and I stayed at The Manor for 3 nights as part of our safari, staying at all of the Elewana hotels. I can't add to the positive comments already made by other travellers only confirm everything that's been written about it.
The hotel, grounds and views are beautiful and we too saw the jacaranda trees in full bloom. It felt like arriving at an oasis in the middle of a dessert. Lovely welcome with cold towels and fruit drink. Room was impeccably clean and spacious and a gorgeous bathroom with a roll top bath.
The food was excellent and we were looked after by Sheriff. He magically ran a bath for us after our long day in the crater. He set up a wonderful breakfast on our patio. He arranged a beautiful table for us in the conservatory for our dinner one evening and a table around the pool the following day for lunch. He brought me afternoon tea when he knew my husband had gone on the coffee tour. All the extra touches made our stay even more memorable and we thank Sheriff greatly.
The pool area is beautiful but be warned the pool is extremely cold!
The drive to The Manor is bumpy but this adds to the experience. On two of the days we encountered a young group of male elephants around the perimeter of the grounds. We were possibly 6 feet away from them and they just stood and watched as we made our way past them.
The Manor is part of a large coffee estate and the owner of the estate has a private residence on the estate. After the coffee tour my husband was lucky enough to be shown the estate owners watering hole, elephants and buffalo were using it and were 12 feet away, amazing. It's a shame The Manor can't make this more available to all guests. The only thing we said we missed at The Manor was the animals, this would be a great plus point if accessible.
We met some great people at all the Elewana properties and because we stayed at all of them we followed the sky safari route, although we drove.
This is an observation not a criticism - the sky safari guests do get the best of the rooms, location etc. They are attended to before other guests and have preferential lunch hampers. We understand this but we thought that as we were using all Elewana hotels we may have had an even better location of room.
We would definately return and wouldn't hesitate to recommend in an instant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located adjacent to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area within the 1500 acre, Shangri-La Estate, The Manor at Ngorongoro is reminiscent of a elegant, up-country farm home in the Cape Dutch-style of architecture. The Manor at Ngorongoro, with its 20-luxurious guest cottage suites, is one of the first luxury safari experiences in the region to fuse East African safari hospitality with old world Afro-European architecture, and décor. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Manor At Ngorongoro Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area