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Nashville, Tennessee, United States
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2013

I stayed at the hotel for one night during my safari. The service was excellent. The buffet style dinner was great. The bars/lounges were very nice. My room location was a long walk from the front desk, the stairs seemed to be endless. The bed was comfortable and the shower was okay. The view of the park was amazing from... More 

1 Thank Lindsey C
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2013

overall it was a much below to our expectations ,nothing could really suits our requirements right from service to quality of food..infact food was rotton. difficult to revisit them as we were overcharged with minimum worth value of it.

2 Thank BOB W
Bernard J, Public Relations Manager at Lake Manyara Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Valued guest, The management is concerned about the rotten food that was served to you. Please contact us for a further probe on this matter. www.hotelsandlodges-tanzania.com Thank you. More 

Broadbeach, Australia
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10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2013

This was the first stop on our safari and the hotel is situated on the rim and thus overlooks the lake and the savannah. It was not the best place we stayed at but overall it was good.There was a nice swimming pool and bar. The food was good but as is the case with the majority of buffetst the... More 

2 Thank 54Chrispeter54
San Francisco, California
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67 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

One of the most memorable places I have ever traveled too. The drive into the national park is amazing and then there is a point that visitors have to turn around and leave the park. As a registered guest you travel down a picturesque road and through what they call the Mahogony Gates. Be sure as you are being driven... More 

Thank RoadDirt
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43 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2013

This hotel is placed at the rim and has thus a stunning view over the lake. The surroundings are very well kept and so was the pool. Our room was a bit to the small side but otherwise fine. We loved sitting at the outdoor restaurant having a beer with its beautiful view. The hotel is very big, and since... More 

1 Thank SOSSilkeborg
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217 reviews
94 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2013

The location of the Hotel is splendid, overlooking the lake and savannah below from the top of an escarpment. An outside bar close to the edge was very attractive and the pool looked pleasant. Inside, there was a large, buffet-style restraurant, with good food and service. From here, one could walk through large seating areas, one with Indian television and... More 

3 Thank Diomedia
New Delhi, India
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27 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2013

We were 2 couples on a safari and spent a night at this resort. The resort has a great location overlooking the lake & escarpment, lovely grounds with well manicured lawns and a great out door bar from where you can enjoy the scenic view. On first sight the hotel looks wonderful but the rest is bit of a real... More 

3 Thank linus_110048
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16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2012 via mobile

Stayed here for one night while on safari. The location is amazing over looking the park. The hotel is open to wild animals roaming around and we did see alot of baboons in around the pool and pool bar. You do have to sign a waiver on arrival- understandable regarding the wild animals roaming but the waiver is over top... More 

4 Thank SandyDublin27
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20 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2012

We stayed here twice between Safaris in Kenya and Tanzania. On arrival the staff are friendly and made us feel welcome - a good start! Both rooms we had were of very high standard, clean with good bathroom facilities and strong, regular hot water. This was one of the best Serana lodges we stayed in. The swimming pool was clean,... More 

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Watsons Bay, Australia
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147 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2012

Our room was comfortable and well equipped. We thought service standards at this lodge were better than others we stayed at, particularly the front office and restaurant staff. The pool area is terrific, with a superb view of the lake and valley. deck chairs are really comfortable. A dance show was offered too, which was better than we anticipated. Food... More 

2 Thank Roger B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Lake Manyara Hotel invites you to an unforgettable Safari Experience from its privileged location, unrivaled by any other both for game viewing and scenery. Elegantly designed as a two level ensemble of buildings, its authentic traditional African style decorations create a unique atmosphere that perfectly combines extreme tranquility with the best of adventure-packed Safari experiences. From its privileged position, the hotel's 100 guestrooms have stunning views across the tranquil and beautiful waters of the Lake. The spectacular swimming pool, situated in a panoramic setting, is a privileged location to enjoy the invigorating fresh air and the breathtaking views of the Pink Lake. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Lake Manyara Hotel

Address: Lake Manyara, Lake Manyara National Park 2633, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Lake Manyara National Park
Price Range: $199 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 100
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 of 5 bubbles AjayB957, 27 May 2015 | Read review
“All the rooms are on paths but the cabins are set in such a way that no one has a direct view of your spot. You feel private and protected for guests walking through to there place. Delightful experience. If your hot water is not working when you check in to your room make a call to have service come out and turn on the boiler. A hot shower is always important to me.”
 of 5 bubbles RoadDirt, 14 Mar 2013 | Read review
“Please look for rooms which have ample cross breeze as our did not & we stayed in room no 82.”
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 of 5 bubbles linus_110048, 29 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Rooms on the pool side wing seem to have more privacy and lovely garden outlooks”
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 of 5 bubbles AustraliaBeachbum, 13 Oct 2012 | Read review
“Stay close to the pool area, which is also close to the restaurant. Some rooms are a long walk.”
 of 5 bubbles Etheldog, 19 Sep 2012 | Read review
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