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Kia Lodge - Kilimanjaro Airport

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This Hotel is right next to the airport, but you really have the impression that you're in the middle of nowhere. everything is a bit in the "safari-style". There is a nice bar, a pool and a good restaurant. The staff is very friendly and the outside bar has a great atmosphere, it's likely that you'll spend your whole evening...

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Salt Rock, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We arrived after a long day and had a warm welcome from the staff. The number of porters carrying our few bags was a bit excessive. The rooms were disappointing with uncomfortable mattresses and pillows and thick duvets which were too heavy and hot. But as we were tired, we really appreciated short drive from Kiliminjaro Airport so the location...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is only mediocre, but it was wonderful to have only a ten minute ride from the international airport to the hotel after arriving late at night after a very long flight. I wouldn't spend more than one night here. We found the breakfast to be mediocre too. Location is its biggest selling point.

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Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice relax before our late flight home. You can relax poolside, bar, restaurant and comfy room before your long flight. We had time to repack and organize, eat and shower and rest. they have a very nice curio gift shop as well. Thank you

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Boulder, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our group stayed both before and after our safari in northern Tanzania. It was a great place to stay. The staff was hard working and always had a smile on their face. The rooms were clean, well kept and bug free. We found that charging our devices was easy with dependable electricity. If you need a place to stay before...

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Swansea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The lodge is 1km from the airport but we were still charged $10 to drive there (in our own hire car!). The staff were extremely pleasant but the tariffs are ridiculous. We were only needing to be there for about four hours and the best the manager would offer us was a day room rate of $150. We ended up...

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is no hotel closer to KIA airport and KIA not being all that busy plus this hotel being quite buffered by trees and gardens makes for a surprisingly quiet, serene and peaceful overnight spot. It is not a place to stay for more than one night and explore Tanzania, but a great base to start or end a safari...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel is conveniently located near the airport, 5 minutes drive and you are in this beautiful lodge I loved the garden the Masai style huts and the staff were amazing always ready to assist with a big smile. I would have given this lodge a better rating if it was a little less pricey, but for the price they...

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Lewisburg
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We had booked this hotel as it was close to the airport and used it as a day room before flying back to the US on an late evening flight. We had to wait 30 minutes for them to pick us up and return us later on that evening at the airport. Reason given was that they only had one...

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The Hague
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stayed at Kia Lodge for 1 night before a fly-in trip to the Serengeti. Transfers from and to Kia airport were smooth; we had a nice dinner and a good night’s sleep – which is all what we have been looking for. The gardens are beautiful and, given the proximity to the airport, surprisingly serene (loved the birds). On...

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to KIA Lodge, 'your door to Tanzania' at less than 5 minutesdrive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical for East Africa. Guests can admire the vast views of the African plains and of course the grand Kilimanjaro Mountain that shows her snowy top mostly in the morning and at sundown.Because of its location, the KIA Lodge is an ideal safe haven for arriving and departing Tanzania,climbing the Kilimanjaro or traveling on to the northern safari destinations. The friendly service, Zanzibar style reception, typical African decorations, and indoor and al fresco restaurant offer a warm welcome to into the Tanzanian culture. Drink a Kilimanjaro beer in the open bar, enjoy over a hundred species of birds in the savannah garden, or relax at our hilltop swimming pool with great views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, the Blue Mountains and the Maasai plains all around.At KIA lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique friendly and peaceful environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris or climbs and cosseting you on your arrival or return home. With our beautiful gardens we can honestly boast the fact that we are not just an airport hotel but also a true lodge where you can immediately get a real taste of Africa! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport

Address: Ngalo Rd | 3 km from Kilimanjaro Airport, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $186 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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“i think most rooms are the same”
 of 5 bubbles ChrigiZH, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you enjoy birds, ask for rooms 30-35.”
 of 5 bubbles sheflew, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother unless you've got plenty of money”
 of 5 bubbles Jetandpearly, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Kilimanjaro view”
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