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Cordoba, Argentina
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2012

Located on top of the crater wall, it offers fantastic views from the bedrooms an large balcony that sourrounds the dinind and lounge areas. Its a very large hotel, that was probably built in the seventies, with very tall walls, and lots of decorations. Its very cold in there since you are high up the mountains, but what also seemed... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Great hotel with the best views in the world. Each room has a glass window the full height & width of the room looking down on the crater. Good food.

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Brisbane, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2012

This lodge overall was absolutely lovely! Most of the lodges in Tanzania are in stunning locations obviously due to the geography and most have grand entrances and lobby areas. The bar/lounge area is very comfortable with a fireplace for the cooler months. For anyone who is into photography it's worth getting up early for the sunrises here! The terrace runs... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2012

This was close to average for me, but gets a very good because of the view. The staff were fine. Maybe not as friendly as some smaller lodges, but perfectly welcoming and they greeted us with the usual wet towel and juice drink. The rooms here are small but perfectly adequate - you're really paying for the gorgeous view. We... More 

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Potsdam, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2012

This lodge undoubtedly offers the best view of the crater. Enjoying the sunset on the terrace just at the crater rim certainly is a lifetime experience. All rooms have a view of the crater! Compared with the Serena Lodge (been there in 1998) and the Sopa, the Wildlife Lodge is significantly better located. As for the rooms, baths and the... More 

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Sf Bay Area
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106 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2012

As most others have already noted, the views are about the only good thing about this place. The food is easily some of the worst, most disgusting stuff I've encountered anywhere (and I've travelled quite a bit all over the world). Because they are running off of a generator, the electricity is only on from 5PM-midnight, and 5AM-9AM. This means... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2012

This hotel embodies everything that I hate about cheap package tour hotels. It felt like they were cost cutting at every chance. No welcome drink, no water in the rooms (I've been in Tanzania for 3 months and this was a first for me!), buffet food which if you have allergies or are vegetarian your options are pretty much limited... More 

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Cortlandt Manor, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2012

I loved the feel of this lodge and the wonderful views. And at the end of the day, that is why you come to this area of the world. All the food is buffet, and nothing to rave about. But what a location! Definitely a special place.

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Victoria, Canada
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210 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2012

We stayed here while on a group safari trip to Tanzania. This hotel had awesome views out over the Ngorongoro Crater - it was possible to grab a drink and sit out on the deck with nothing else for entertainment. Service on the first night we were here was about the worst I have ever experienced - the bar waitress... More 

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Elkton, Maryland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2012

We arrived after a six hour drive from Kilimanjaro well shook. The Lodge sitts on the Craters rim with views of the entire Crater. Funny thing is that the Crater looks so small up there. Once in the Crater you relize just how big it is. The Lodge is an old Government Lodge so the rooms aren't overly fancy and... More 

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Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge is dramatically perched on the rim of Africa’s Eden, affording unbelievable views plunging down over the crater floor, 7,500 feet above the sea level. The Lodge is elegantly built mainly from natural stone and local wood and timber, harmoniously merging with its natural surroundings, and it is provided with panoramic windows that encompass superb views of the crater’s great bowl. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge

Address: Ngorongoro Crater, Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Range: $479 - $1,356 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Ngorongoro Wildlife Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 75
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“Rooms with views are magnificent”
 of 5 bubbles dtrevinosbs, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“not sure of the hotel room layout, but many (or most?) have views.”
 of 5 bubbles 3waytieforlast, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“view facing the crater!”
 of 5 bubbles AussieSophia, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get one with view, we were on the first floor and it was a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles Pej60, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Definitely pay the extra for Crater view room. Suit two to a room no more.”
 of 5 bubbles angelaw881, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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