Essentially, you are paying for the view and it is truly 5-star. Otherwise, the Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is unremittingly average. The room we had was fine but the bathroom was extremely small - broken toilet seat, no hot water on arrival, missing a shower door, faulty hair dryer. Reception staff varied from merely unhelpful to somewhat rude. Housekeeping staff seemingly unable to work quietly......shouted conversations and loud mobile phone conversations - when will hotel staff be told that these conversations are private and have no place in working time/in front of paying guests? Food generally 'OK', but the desserts (apart from fresh fruit!) were a minor disaster from the 1970s! Must do better.....basic staff training and poor maintenance are not acceptable anywhere in this day and age.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is dramatically perched on the rim of Africa’s Eden, affording unbelievable views plunging down over the crater floor, 7,500 feet above the sea level. The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood and timber, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the crater’s great bowl. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ngorongoro Wildlife Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- Ngorongoro Wildlife Conservation Area