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Karama Lodge & Spa

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night after flying into KLO. I was very happy with everything. Beautiful flowers and landscaping. The kitchen is open really late so I was able to get some dinner after my flight. It was midnight when we arrived, I had planned on going hungry. The food was great! I had something with meatballs and rice,...

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

I spent three nights and I wish there were three more. Nice view, the comfortable traditional build rooms, waoh! I surely had a wonderful life time experience. The food was yummy, the staff was charming.

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karamalodge, Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank You so much for allowing us to give you a wonderful time here. welcome to Karama Lodge & welcome to Tanzania.

Arusha, Tanzania
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

It's a nice place...but the service is zero I usually go for swimming there..but the there waiters need to be trained always to bring what one needs and there is only one to serve all at the swimming pool area...very frustrating

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KaramaLodge, Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Hello Africa Lighting. We are glad to read your comment, but I am very sorry to say that all our waiters & staff are well trained and very responsible in carrying out their duties. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. I'll pass by your shop, being one of your good customers maybe we need to have a talk about this. Welcome...

Uckfield, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2017

We stayed here the night before our 8 day trek on Kilimanjaro. The room was comfortable, the food was excellent, the welcome was warm. The shower was dangerous - very slippery floor and the hotel was not as clean as it could be.

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KaramaLodge, Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank You for your stay at Karama Lodge and enjoying our best cuisine and environment while feeling warm here. We are glad to say that all the short falls have been rectified. We appreciate your comment which is making us do better. We welcome you & your friends again at Karama Lodge.

Reviewed 27 February 2017

눇My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon the day before and day after our safari at Serengeti National Park. The rooms were wonderfully designed and tastefully outfit to give you a cozy and peaceful stay. The organic soaps, shampoo and shower gel in the rooms were a nice touch as was the complementary fruit and bottle of wine...

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KaramaLodge, Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Karama Lodge to make your dream honeymoon come true, we are glad that you and your wife had a wonderful time here. We appreciate your comments and improvements have been made.

Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 31 January 2017

I called this place in the morning to book a massage. They booked me in for 4pm, so I asked if I could have lunch and use the pool. It took them 15mins to decided only to come back and say they would charge me extra to use the pool. After speaking to a manager and explaining why it felt...

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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

The Lodge is described as rustic - and that is what it is. The floors and paths are uneven, the cottage balcony rail wobbled in place (no leaning on it!), the Cottages can only be locked from the outside (not ideal if you need to leave kids in the cabin), and the pool has seen better days - though it...

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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

There are some quirks here that we weren't keen on - the floor in the shower was very uneven and we thought the glass bottles containing shower gel etc could be potentially dangerous. The hot water didn't work although it was sorted out by the next morning. Not sure about the padlock on the door either. However, helpful staff and...

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KaramaLodge, Manager at Karama Lodge & Spa, responded to this review

Thanks for choosing to stay in Karama Lodge and giving us your valuable feedback of our facilities and services. We have taken note of your experience at the Lodge. We are glad to say. We value your comments and feedback and have started looking into the said anomalies, to seek details on what went irregular during your stay with us....

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 31 December 2016

Arrived late from safari with tired and grumpy kids. There was confusion over the room booking (possibly not the fault of the lodge) which took a while to sort out. We went straight to the restaurant, which was empty and had limited menu with prices in dollars! Rooms are eco style and small for families. Night times are noisy, with...

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Virginia
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This lodge was a good place to rest after a long flight to Tanzania. I arrived very late at night and the staff was friendly and accommodating. As mentioned by other guests, the barking dogs could be an issue but I slept through most of it. I still would rather have the barking dogs than the noise around downtown Arusha's...

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  • Free Parking
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
“Eco-friendly, artistic, chic, relaxing….”Nestling in Suye Hill National Park, just 10 minutes from the center of Arusha, Karama Lodge & Spa is the ideal home base for Tanzania safaris or for a restful night’s sleep before climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro. Accommodation is consisted of 22 stilted cabins made of local materials in total harmony with the surrounding forest. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Karama Lodge & Spa

Address: Suye Hill (Old Moshi Road, Arusha 1573, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: RM475 - RM638 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Karama Lodge & Spa 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“Some rooms are high on a hill which may be challenging for those with accessibility needs. Some rooms also have better views than others.”
petes390, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Eat out! But the hotel is a little isolated so this is not that easy.”
Nilikuku, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“All rooms face down the valley.”
deborahw275, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms (really tents on a wood platform) have a significant hike up the hill (up several flights of stairs) from reception.”
RichS739, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If you are concerned about stairs (and better wifi connectivity), request a room close to the main lodge.”
507jocelynm, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
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