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Ngorongoro Rhino Lodge
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Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We had two family rooms and only stayed one night. This hotel was chosen by our safari provider and is located about 30-40 minutes from the Ngorongoro Crater entrance.

This is considered an eco lodge. The overhead lights in the room run 24:7 but you can only charge devices from 4pm-9pm and again from 5am-9am. You also share your hot water tank with the room next door so hopefully no one in the other room takes all your water. We were fine. At first glance the lodge feels a bit run down and the rooms didn't feel very cozy.

The lodge has wild animals roaming around the outside of the building. We were able to see a herd of buffalo which arrived in the afternoon and were able to see them from the patio of our room.

The room is very basic, but tidy and clean. There is a wood stove in the room which we had lit so we could have heat in the room and hot water bottles were also provided. In the morning the fire was out but it wasn't too cold so not having the fire last through the night was okay, if it had been winter then I think it would have been really cold.

Some of the beds were surprisingly comfortable for some family members but others did not sleep that well.

The dining room has a very nice central open fireplace and big windows with comfortable seating areas near the double sided fireplace. Free tea and coffee was offered along with a big bowl of complimentary popcorn. Wi-Fi was available in the dining area and was free of charge. There was no Wi-Fi in the room.

The dinner buffet was good, especially the soup. At dinner, there were vegetarian options in addition to beef, lamb, fish, and pork. Breakfast was a really basic western menu with small crepe/pancake, cooked tomato, some meat, eggs, toast, and fruit. It wasn't super yummy, but it did the job.

Overall, we were fine for a night. I would not have wanted to stay longer. The rooms felt barren and dark, and were a bit gloomy. We spent our time in the dining area enjoying the warmth of the fire. We give it a four because the service was very good, we got to see wildlife from our room, and it was clean.

Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We spent one night here in December we really like the lodge and the food and there were no mosquito net in there rooms we had few mosquito bites in the night so we suggest you to bring insect repellent cream other than that it was a fantastic stay. We saw buffelows from very close

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Vamsi V
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

We spent our second to last night at the Rhino Lodge. The location was convenient after a long day of game drive and a trip to Olduvai Gorge. But most of all, staying so close to the Ngorongoro Crater was an advantage as the next morning we were in about 40 mins into the crater.

This lodge was the most simple we stayed in during our safari tour. The accommodation was very basic. The bare minimum comparing with our previous lodges. It was booked by our safari tour operator and we didn’t ’t know the cost per night. We think it depends on value for money. We were just comparing it with our other previous lodges and it was really basic in terms of amenities. Some examples: this was the only lodge that did not provide bottled water in the room. Instead there was a jug of boiled and filtered water - which we chose not to trust. Not a big deal as at the restaurant they sold bottled water.
Power supply in the rooms got cut off in the evening so we could not charge our mobile devices overnight.
In the bathroom there was only one simple shower towel per person, the shower was ok. The sink leaked.
There was no shelf for our toiletries.
The night we stayed it got really cold so bring warm clothes.
Perhaps we got what we paid for. We would have preferred to pay more for a bit more comfort.

The dining room is very pleasant with a big fireplace.
Food was simple but good, a buffet with enough choice.
The meat was way overcooked.

If there was wifi - then only in the dining room.

The setting is nice. It has no view on the crater but on the rim.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank catztravelling
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Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We stayed at Rhino Lodge for one night and it was a pleasant stay. We liked the rustic feel of the lodge and how comfortable the staff made it for us, it was like we were home. The restaurant is beautiful and you eat along with everyone else at the lodge and also your driver hides which was a nice touch. The food itself is simple, healthy and delicious. It is also reasonably priced.

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with family
Thank Vedant95
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

We asked for the mid-range accommodation from our safari company and found Rhino Lodge to be very comfortable. It doesn't look over the crater but just at a forest, which was fine by me! Waterbuck and bushbuck were running around the back decks. The food was always buffet but very good. It was chilly up there in the highlands so they have a fireplace in the restaurant/lodge and lit a wood burning stove in the room at night - very charming and a nice way to unwind. Also buy beadwork from the Maasai sellers there - they had good prices!

Stayed: December 2017, travelled with friends
Thank laureno650
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