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Hythe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Spent two very nice nights here. Great comfy beds, nice rooms & friendly helpful staff. Food excellent & they catered for my Coeliac/ Gluten free wife wife very well indeed. Very close to Ngorongoro crater too. Overall, a very good lodge & Ismael is a star too! Would certainly stay there again

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Octagon L, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your good and honest review. We are actually 15 minutes drive to Ngorongoro Crater gate. You may also stay with us as you visit other parks which include Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks and enroute Serengeti Park. Octagon Lodge is a place to be whenever you visit the Northern side of Tanzania. We thank you and...

Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights between safaris. The staff was very attentive (when asked, they came with warm water bottles and coffee on chill nights), friendly and helpful. The room was nice and clean. If there were any problems, they solved it effectively. The food was very good - always with various dishes - 4 courses every evening. We can definitely recommend...

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Octagon L, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your precious time to post a review on your experience during your stay with us. Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our mission is to ensure that your stay leaves you with good memorable experiences. Should we exceed there, we are even more proud. Thank you as we look forward to hosting...

Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice place, very kind staff, good food. An excellent stay together with my family. Octagon Lodge welcomes you with warm facecloths and cold juice - exactly what you need after a long trip. Nice surroundings close to Tarangire National Park, Nogorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara.

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Octagon L, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, our location when complimented with the quality of services blends one's experience. It's good to hear that we made your trip together with your family the most memorable one. We look forward to hosting you more and again as we also take this early opportunity to wish you a wonderful Christmas and prosperous new year...

St.Andrews
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Stayed here twice during our trip. Had the same large family room in one of the small bungalows set round the property, it was quiet both times with few other people. Three course dinner served and plenty of breakfast offered. The staff were really polite and helpful, would definitely recommend.

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patrick596, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for sharing your real experience during your stay with us. We always assure you of our best hospitality services. We wish you all the best in your life. Asante Sana. Patrick Silas Lodge Mager

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Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Ismael and Patrick we miss you!!! They are so wonderful they deserve salary increases. We can't speak highly enough of them. They will provide any and everything that you could possibly ask for!!! My only regret is not taking more cash to tip them even more than I did. Wifi is spotty and only available at the bar. However Patrick...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Excellent service. Very Profesional. 100% satisfaction. Ismail, Patrick and the rest of the staff get an A+. Highly recommend. Don't miss out. The room was spacious. They even let us use their Hotspot and made me feel like a king. The food was the best I've had since I've been in Africa for 3 weeks. Fresh produce comes from their...

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Octagon L, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Your excellent marks to our staff members makes us stand tall with our shoulders high. On behalf of all our entire staff, we wish you a very enjoyable Christmas and prosperous 2017. Regards, Patrick Silas, Lodge Manager, Octagon Lodge.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

This was a great hotel tucked away down a very bumpy road outside Lake Manyara. We were booked here through ANDA Safaris and had a fantastic stay- the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. I suppose they had a bit more time to cater to the four of us since we were the only ones staying at the lodge that...

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Octagon L, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review. We are much humbled on the very best service you were accorded. Our mission is to ensure that our guests receive the very best of the service necessary to exceed their expectation. Thank you once more and we wish you a memorable 2017. Regards, Patrick Silas, Lodge Manager, Octagon Lodge.

Moshi, Tanzania
Reviewed 23 May 2016

The staff was excellent- friendly, helpful and professional! The food was delicious- breakfast, lunch boxes for safari as well as dinner. The grounds were beautiful- well maintained gardens, nice pool and grassy areas. The bar and dining areas were very nice. There were a number of games, books, magazines, soccer balls and frisbees available. The rooms were nice, airy and...

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Octagon L, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

We sincerely thank you for taking your good time to post a review regarding your experience during your stay with us. We are glad that you enjoyed our services that met your expectation. We try our level best to ensure that we become your alternative home far away from home. As we look forward to hosting you again. We wish...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 29 March 2016

Beautiful reprieve from the dust and busy goings on of Karatu. Went on a safari group tour and stayed two nights at this amazing lodge one night before visiting the Serengeti and one night after. The food was fantastic and Rory the Irish owner and his Tanzanian wife made the stayed memorable. Perfect hosts.

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patrick596, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Ginny Greetings from Octagon Lodge and thank you for taking the time to share your impressions of your recent stay at Octagon Lodge with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated the environment and service provided. Best wishes for your future together and we are looking forward to being able to welcome you...

Denver, CO
Reviewed 1 March 2016 via mobile

I hate to leave a mediocre review... The staff were great, but we left a little frustrated because we lost electricity in our room completely and asked several times for them to fix it to no resolve. They never offered for us to change rooms either, which was the frustrating part. There's no phones in the rooms, so the last...

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patrick596, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Jabl, Greetings from Octagon Lodge and thank you for taking the time to share your impressions of your stay at Octagon Lodge for service improvement. We had a problem of electricity during your stay and our maintenance team was trying to rectify it with no success. As a management were agreed to change the hot water system to ensure...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated between the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater and majestic Lake Manyara. Octagon Lodge is a perfect base for safari travellers on holidays in Northern Tanzania. Day trips may be arranged to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Octagon Lodge

Address: Karatu, Tanzania, Karatu, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Karatu
Price Range: RM530 - RM958 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Octagon Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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