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andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 23, 2014

The suites, the view, the food, the royal treatment. This is without a doubt one of the best hotels in the world and I would dare say the best one in Africa! Our stay here was impecable, We recommend it 100%.

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 14, 2014

you feel like kings and queens. everything about this place believe. Our butler kk took wonderful care of us. Fire , tub filled with hot water, rose petals on the rug,bottle of white wine chilling. every detail taken care of.food excellent, best box lunch i had the entire 7 day safari.wonderful views of the crater. We felt like very special people. The entire staff is wonderful.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 13, 2014

The place is magic and you have the best views to the Crater.
The room is amazingly confortable with great views and the service is very atentive, all details are threre. You can have a warm bath and fire in the room.
The food is very tasty and they offer very good options for vegeterians like me.
Managers are around checking everyone and the performace at night siniging was fun and beautiful endeed.

Room Tip: It is divided in two parts so you get better attention camp south and camp north all romos have view...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

It is hard not to repeat all of the highlights mentioned by the other reviewers . This lodge really does take your breath away. The stunning rooms have a panoramic view of the worlds largest caldera at 2,500 meters above sea level with cosy fire places, dressing table with a view, a bath with yet another view and even the loo has a view!. Returning from your game drive the bath is run and a lovely message spelt out in rose petals. The free laundry service is also a great treat when traveling. The food is exceptional and a highlight in its self with special waiter service from our man - Safari.

The game viewing doesn't disappoint and we were lucky to see a beautiful lion and elephant family with babies. I would highly recommend adding this lodge to any Tanzania trip. Didn't want to leave and can't wait to return.

Room Tip: We had room 21 which was closest to the restaurant so might be good if you can't walk too far. A...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 11, 2014

When you walk into the main building your breath is taken away. It has chandeliers in every room. You go directly into a meeting room that has crystal decanters filled with sherry, and is served in crystal goblets. This is where everyone meets before dinner. The room is filled with many antiques, and amazing stories. You feel at home, not at a hotel.

We were then taken to our houses. We had two houses connected by a hallway. You see a fireplace with chocolates and sherry right next to your bedroom. The bed is huge and comfortable. Above the bed is a chandelier. There is a private balcony you can sit and take in the views and watch animals.

The bathroom is very different than you expect. It is all open expect for the actual toilet, which has a beautiful view. There is a bathtub in the middle of the room which has abundance of roses in vases, and the bathmat is decorated with rose pedals. To the left of the bathtub is one of the sinks then the open shower and another sink on the other side of the shower. That makes up one house and then there was a hallway that led to the exact setup for my daughter. I didn't want to leave the room, it was so relaxing.

Our butler Joachim made sure to keep us very comfortable. He remembered what our choices of drinks were when we came back from our game drive. He was always smiling. He asked what we wanted to drink in the morning and what time. We thought when we got to breakfast he would have them there. He didn't, he had asked what time we wanted to wake up and brought it to our house. It also had roses on the tray. We did not want for anything at anytime.

Crystal, china and silver is used at every meal. Amazing food was always served. They also adjusted the meals to meet your dietary needs.

We choice to have a sundowner with the Massai people. There were 20 Massai who greeted us with lighted torches, singing and dancing. They brought us down to where the view of the crater was breath taking. The experience was amazing. It was a nice extra we decided to do.

Our guide Joseph took extra time to find our list of animals to see. The first of course was the black rhino. We were extremely lucky to find they close up. There was first one rhino. After getting the pictures we wanted we drove a little bit to find two more rhinos. It is hard to find one let alone 3. The next day we saw 2 more. We found a hippo pond and stayed and got videos and pictures. He was patient until we were done to move on.

At night the animals would come out and visit our camp. One night a buffalo family came under our house. It was nice to be able to see them from our windows. The morning we were leaving, outside our house was an elephant. It was a very nice send off.

Our African safaris would have not been what they were if we didn't go to & Beyond. When we come back we will only travel with && Beyond.

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  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 27, 2014

Ngorongoro Crater is a must see when going on safari in Africa. A truly amazing place with unique characteristics because of the good supply of water and therefore lack of animal migration

This hotel is lying on the edge of the crater with views that has to be experienced to be understood. The hotel have a "old British colony hundred years ago"-feeling. Our room was very spacious and had a bath tub place in the middle of the room, overlooking the crater through big windows from floor to ceiling. Next to the bath tub was a crystal bootle with Sherry, two glasses and some fresh roses. Truly special feeling.

Some rooms are actually built AROUND trees with the tree trunk coming up in the middle of the room from floor to ceiling. Amazing to see.

Safari trips usually means early mornings and therefore we asked for a wake up call. Wake up service in this hotel meant (at least for us) staff entering into the room very quite, lighting up the fire place and placing a fresh cup of coffee next to the bed so you can slowly wake up in bed, looking at the sun rise, the fire place and drink your first cup of coffee. Truly amazing feeling for service, I have never experienced something similar in my life.

Amazing animal experiences in the day time and fantastic service in the night time. Food was great. What else can you ask for? Not cheap of course, but who cares when you get such an amazing experience. Go!

Room Tip: For a extra unique experience, choose the rooms with a tree inside
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed at this lodge for our final 2 nights of our Tanzanian Honeymoon and we must say that it did not disappoint. As with all the &beyond lodges this is a truly beautiful, one of a kind place with spectacular views of the crater. The lodge and rooms are decorated beautifully in an old English style complete with roll top bath and leather armchairs but also has an African vibe thrown in for good measure, it has to be seen to be truly appreciated. The food is delicious, we particularly enjoyed our platter style lunch's and it was great to be able to have a choice at dinner time, for the more brave among you make sure you try the hot chilli dip! The service was excellent and the staff were so attentive making sure you were always looked after. Our game drives were excellent and we were lucky enough to spot black rhino, which made our trip for us. A truly magical touch is when you return in the evening the wood burner is lit and a bath complete with rose petals awaits you, you will find this is the perfect way to unwind after a long game drive. Overall in our opinion the perfect way to end a Tanzanian Safari.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge

Address: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Range: $1,527 - $3,505 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted banana thatch suite at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is adorned with graceful antiques and unforgettable opulence. Ensuite bathrooms, with a centrepiece of fresh roses, feature huge showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs, while floor-to-ceiling windows ensure breathtaking views from all around. ... more   less 
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