We stayed here one night towards the end of our safari and were quite disappointed.
When we arrived we were given a cold towel and drink which was very nice after the long, dusty drive up here. The lobby is very grand and nicely decorated, leading out to the pool and seating area with a view of the crater. The view was absolutely breathtaking.
Our room was large but basic, although it did have a very nice view from the enclosed patio. The bathroom could have been cleaner (there was mildew in the shower) and it was chilly in the bathroom. The window slats did not close completely and rattled throughout the night even after waking up to close them.
The food was also mediocre. This was the only large lodge we stayed in and so take that into account. The other places we stayed were small tented camps with much fewer guests. The buffet was very crowded with people who did not have very good line etiquette. The food was also not good (with the exception of the desserts). The salads looked very good, unfortunately as we were about to serve a cockroach scampered by. The night we were there they had mainly Indian food, so we mostly had vegetables, rice, and roast chicken.
You must be careful when checking out to verify your bill. After telling the lady our room number she tried to overcharge us for another room's tab. I persisted that we could not have spent that much and even showed her our room number and she kept showing me the bill for a different room. It took about ten minutes to get her to show me OUR bill.
The view from the lodge is beautiful, but the mediocre food and discrepancy at the front desk would lead me to look at other lodging next time.
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