We were lucky enough for a family of 4 to book into the Coffee House Suites. This gave us both sides of this huge bungalow. Each side consisted of a bedroom, balcony, living room, large bathroom and small sitting area. The bedroom and living rooms both had fireplaces. The furnishings were impeccable, and luxurious. Outside, there was a private garden and patio, shared between both sides. Each side is normally booked as a triple each, so to have it for 4 people gave us a massive amount of room to spread out.
This is set in a working coffee plantation and wheat fields, amidst well-tended gardens.
The food is excellent here, served in very nice, intimate, semi-private dining areas. The staff are attentive.
Despite really enjoying our stay, we did have some issues. To start with, the suite was double-booked. Only because we'd arrived before the other party, and because we wouldn't back down, we actually got the suite that we had booked. The pool was closed for maintenance, although it looked very nice. The fireplace in one of the bedrooms smoked into the room, and really couldn't be ussed. There was no water pressure in the shower, and the water for bathing had a lot of brown sediment. Although they provide you loose tea, they don't provide a strainer (making tea drinking abit tricky).
These all were pretty minor points, in the end, because they didn't really detract from our fantastic stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Like a green oasis, The Plantation Lodge, rests on the red-brown hills. The individually furnished rooms and suites melting harmoniously into the flowering garden offering comfort and relaxation. Everywhere you look, you can see and feel the personal atmosphere of this owner-run lodge with furnishings that were selected with great attention to detail. The Plantation Lodge's cordial service leaves no wish unfulfilled. The lodge's location promises maximum safari enjoyment: a stone's throw from the entrance to the Ngorongoro Conservation Area and the Lake Manyara national park, and just a short journey from the Tarangire national park and the Serengeti. A luxury lodge with 5 suites and 17 standard rooms. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Plantation Lodge And Safaris
- The Plantation Lodge & Safaris Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area