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Malta
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Marangu Hotel was the best for our Kilimanjaro Trip. They prepared us really well and are crew were absolutely fantastic. Marangu also helped us with gear and special diet requirements. The hotel is clean and offers a perfect place to relax before and after the climb. Highly recommended.

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Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We camped here for 2 nights as part of an overland trip, there is a grassy area below the bathrooms which is secluded from others in the hotel. Unfortunately when we were there there was a very noisy party next door one night and awful (and a bit dangerous) barking dogs the next so we didn't sleep well. The camp...

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I not only stayed at the Marangu Hotel, but we also had them arrange our Kilimanjaro climb. They were simply outstanding. The climb could not have been more thoughtfully executed and their staff was excellent. Every aspect of our adventure was taken care of and from the very beginning we knew that they were highly capable. The...

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Northern Calif
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at the Marangu Hotel from Jan 1, 2017 through Jan 8, 2017. The room was not fancy, but was large, clean and comfortable. The breakfast and dinner meals were very good, and were not on a menu. Rather, the breakfast was usually the same, i.e., cereal, fresh fruit, eggs/omelets, toast, coffee, juice, and was delicious. Dinners changed each...

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Kampala, Uganda
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Stayed at the Marangu for 3 nights . We didn't climb Kilimanjaro but did a day hike and a village tour. The rooms were spacious and clean. If you request a queen bed you will get two twins pushed together which isn't quite as comfortable. The breakfasts were very good and we also had dinner at the Marangu. They did...

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Washington DC
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went back to Marangu Hotel for a second time following a 17 year break. What a difference. From start to finish, we were very happy with our trip. The hotel was very helpful with organizing transfers from Nairobi to Moshi and the hotel before and after our travel. The same team was in place, but the Marangu Hotel has...

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

In the 1930 coffee farmers Bennet and Lany started to take in paying guests to compensate for falling coffee prices. Over time their farm became the first hotel on the slopes of Kilimanjaro, famous for arranging climbing trips on the mountain. For many years the starting point for a climb of Africa's tallest mountain was Marangu Hotel. Today there are...

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Noosa Heads
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Stayed here the night on our way to Arusha. It's a nice enough place with colonial looking bungalows. It has a nice enough bar and reception area. The camping facilities though are pretty ordinary and the 100mb of data which costs $2 is pretty ridiculous. Maybe if you stay in the hotel part your experience will be better.

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 December 2016

From the start of our visit, the staff could not do enough to please us and make our (all to short) stay enjoyable. The rooms are comfortably furnished with a shared porch (usefull when the sun is high) and are situated in beautiful gardens. When its not covered by cloud there is a great view of the top of Mount...

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Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Staff is very friendly and helpful. Seamus makes you feel like part of a bigger history and plan. Accommodation is good, you have to wait a while until warm water comes out of the sun boiler, very eco (:-) Our day trip to kili was well organised and a good bush experience with monkeys...the mountain was covered, but that is...

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  • Pool
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marangu Hotel is set on 12 acres of beautiful garden and has been open since 1932. We have been organising climbs of Kilimanjaro, on all routes, for over 80 years. The original farm buildings (now offices and reception) were built in 1907 as part of a coffee farm before being converted in 1932. Guest accommodation is provided in cottages around the gardens, and meals are prepared with vegetables from our own gardens and home baked bread. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Marangu Hotel

Address: PO Box 40 | Marangu, Moshi, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Kilimanjaro Region > Moshi
Number of rooms: 26
Also Known As:
Marangu Hotel Moshi, Tanzania - Kilimanjaro
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“Ask for a room with a tile roof instead of metal. The wind whipped up at night and it was noisy.”
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“It doesn't matter which room you are in-you'll need to go outside to see Killimanjaro (when it isn't obscured by clouds.)”
 of 5 bubbles Sue978, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
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