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Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

One of the best we have ever seen. The rooms (villas), the view, the location, the food, the staff and the atmosphere are better than famous resorts around the globe. It felt like haven. We will be back when we can. Do not miss it!!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 21, 2014

Have stayed at the Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge, with the entire family of 12. Outstanding accomodations with care for all details.
Outsdtanding service directed with the outstanding friendly Lodge Manager Mr. Morley Stanley who is certainly not only an outstanding example for the industry and certainly to his team.
Highly recommend the lodge.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Located in the Ngorongoro Highland this luxurious lodge/hotel has 20 thatched type cabins as guest rooms. Each with its own living room, bedroom and bathroom as well as a large private viewing terrace.

All local drinks as well as means were included in the price which was a pleasant surprise.

Service on the first day was mediocre. Which in a five star resort like this was disappointing, however it improved much better on the second day.

Meals were very good, and was surprised to find Nouvelle type cuisine served on a safari lodge.

On the last day we had torrential rain in the evening and our thatched roof had a major leak in the living room. However that did not dampen our spirits of what a magical place this was.

It was a perfect place to end a seven day safari trip.

However I am going to rate it only a four star because one would expect much better service.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and would have loved to stay longer. The grounds were beautifully landscaped and some very friendly staff welcomed us as we arrived. We were given a suite with a great view of the valley (19 or 20 I believe) as we were celebrating a special occasion. The suite was very spacious and clean and even had some complimentary sodas in the mini fridge. The food was good and the meals were huge. We met the manager, Morley, and he was so welcoming and really wanted to make sure we enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 5, 2014

Amazing......amazing hotel.the service are wow... The room are wow ...the location are wow..... The view are wow......everything in this hotel is prefect,highly recommended .when you travel there don't hesitate ,book this hotel.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

We didn't expect to stay at Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge. When we arrived in Arusha, our safari company, Naipenda, told us that we had been "upgraded" to this lodge instead of Ngorongora Sopa. Since I had heard that Sopa tended to overbook, I wasn't too surprised but just hoped that Exploreans would be all right. Well, it was miuch better than just all right. This was the nicest lodge that we stayed in on our 11 day safari. The food was great, the rooms were beautiful and the grounds were very pretty. Although it wasn't located with a view into the crater, it wasn't too far. We couldn't have asked for more. Congratulations to Explorean for a terrific lodge.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Stayed in chalet No 5,20th Feb 2014. This chalet has the shortest walk to the lounge and dining areas.

We spent just over a month in Tanzania and were very, very disaponted with almost all of the accommodation there. Except this one.

This was head and shoulders above the rest, not just in terms of quality accommodation but also in attitude of staff.

It would be difficult to praise this establishment and its staff highly enough. I would unhesitatingly recommend it to anyone looking for first rate accommodation close to Ngorongoro. You are around 5 minutes drive from the main gate.

TYhere are actually better located places inside the first gate, but I would probably still say that Exploreans will take some beating.

Unfortunately I misplaced the names of the manager, chef and head waiter, all of whom were impecable in their duties.

Thank you all.

Room Tip: Chalet 5 is best located, with 6,7,8,9 being next choices.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge

Address: Ngorongoro Conservation Area 6222, Tanzania (Formerly Exploreans Ngorongoro Lodge)
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 36 Specialty Lodging in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Range: $474 - $1,029 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Neptune Ngorongoro Luxury Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set in 50 acres of virgin Tanzanian bush in the Ngorongoro volcanic landscape, this all suites wood log cabin style retreat is located a few steps from the Game Reserve Gate and 20 minutes drive away from the Ngorongoro Crater that is said to have the most dense concentration of wildlife in Africa. This all inclusive property features 20 spacious private log cabins with fire place, a restaurant, a bar and conference facilities. Indulge in moments of relaxation at the swimming pool or at the Mvua African Rain Spa after a full-day game drive. ... more   less 
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