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Reviewed 16 January 2014 via mobile

After a dusty safari, there is no better place to relaxe for a day or two then here. Perfect location, beatifull rooms, bar, restaurant, garden and what a stunning view from the pool! The only minor point ( in my opinion) is the typical english menu, no Tanzania dishes here...

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3Thank Kilidoc
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 26 December 2013

The lodges are just amazing. Trendy furbished and the grounds are Nice looking. We were a larger Group going on a safari so did not stay at the hotel long. Had a cool party in the bar and enjoyed a good meal in their big room. Staff were cool and let us play Our own Music. Soon we were all...

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1Thank Haukeberg
Northern New Jersey
Reviewed 3 December 2013

I was really surprised to see that some people rated Plantation Lodge as average, when in fact, it's absolutely beautiful! We stayed in Plantation Lodge to do game drives in Tarangire National Park and in Ngorogoro Crater. I was pleasantly surprised when arriving, as the photos don't really do the place justice. I travelled with my husband and mom, and...

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Thank WeirdNJ
Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2013

The room was large and comfortable and the local staff were very friendly and caring. But we were made to feel unwelcome by the manager and family, who never bothered to even greet us. They had a private family party, which filled all but a few guest rooms, occupied the staff to the exclusion of the paying travellers and played...

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Bayfield
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Renata, Frumence, Maria and Juma, I can only say Asante sana (thank you) from the bottom of my heart!!! I was in a bind with a safari group and you helped to smooth the way by opening up rooms at short notice. They were lovely luxury as usual and I so appreciate the hospitality you give over and over again....

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 November 2013

I truly regret that I only got to spend one night at Plantation Lodge in between trips to Ngorongoro and Tarangire. The food - both breakfast and the barbecue for dinner - we're excellent. Great quality and variety and beautifully presented. And then I had this beautiful suite named Oldupai. The only flaw is that I didn't get to spend...

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Thank ele75FFM
Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 1 November 2013

Plantation Lodge is a wonderrful hotel located just outside Karatu and about 40 minutes from the Crater rim, the food is amazing, with delightful meals made with home grown ingredients. The ambiance is a charm, good service and great landscaping and decoration.The rooms where quite big and pretty on the inside and outside. Even though i barely stayed in the...

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Thank FranciscoLuzzi
Steamboat Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 31 October 2013

We recently travelled to Tanzania on a photo safari and had the incredible luck to spend a few days at Plantation Lodge near Ngorongoro Crater. The grounds were beautiful and the staff was amazing. There pool area is very nice and the vistas are gorgeous. We were a group of two families, 7 individuals and we were assigned the Garden...

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Herts
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We arrived covered in the indigenous red dust, filthy, tired and thirsty. We were met with tranquil beautifully manicured grounds and scrumptious welcome drinks and cold towels. As we were being checked in we spied the porters cleaning the dust off our bags which was a little embarrassing! Our rooms were something else - we had adjoining suites in the...

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Northampton
Reviewed 27 October 2013

We enjoyed this place and it's swimming pool. Rooms were spacious and clean. However, food was not very good and the people was not that friendly, at least comparing to all other places we stayed at during our trip. I guess the reflection of these comments is that I do not have anything bad in particular to say nor anything...

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  • Pool
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Additional Information about The Plantation Lodge & Safaris

Address: P.O.Box 34 | Karatu, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Range: RM621 - RM643 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Plantation Lodge & Safaris 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“All seem to be perfect....”
 of 5 bubbles RichardMcDuff, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I found our room very pleasant, we saw no-one else really from our terrace. Most rooms offre great views and great privacy.”
 of 5 bubbles Nossim, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“There were 4 of us traveling and we were upgraded to 2 connecting rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles andis55, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms separate and couldn't pick a specific one as extra good.”
 of 5 bubbles Hawkeyejohnny, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Wifi only available in the main building,”
 of 5 bubbles jimhD985UU, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
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