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Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 21 February 2015

We stayed two nights in Rothia valley after our serengeti safari and it was absolutely amazing. I have never been to a more genuine place with so warm people. And the view! And the pool! And the kitchen. We travelled with three children, one gluten intolerant and she had the best pancakes in her life here. We brought our own...

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RhotiaValley, Manager at Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Family, Thank you for your nice feedback. Our chefs remember very well how much you liked their pancakes and your will to learn how to make delicious samosa and they also had a remembering smile seeing this review. The staff does always their best to satisfy different dietary requirements. The road can indeed be, sometimes, really hard but the...

Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2015

We stayed here one night in Jan. It is situated high and has a beautiful view of terraced fields in the day and well lit township in front at night. The tent is clean, well presented with all amenities. Hot water bag in the night adds a good touch. There is a sit out for the tent which is cosy...

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FrancescoVP, Manager at Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Indaus, Thank you for your honest and precious feedback ! Following your opinion, we have started to diversify more the food for our vegetarian guests (also reducing the quantity of mashed potatoes). We apologize for the butter, we have now instructed our chefs to have always some "emergency" butter. We hope to welcome you again in the future to...

Amersfoort
Reviewed 8 January 2015

We stayed at Rhotia with 2 families during Xmas. Nice family tents with a warm shower, a beautiful garden, good restaurant, nice swimming pool, good service, games for the kids and very friendly hosts.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2015

What a wonderful place to stay. Although we had only one night here it was just amazing. The accommodation is excellent, with spacious and well appointed lodges. The food was really nice, and there is an opportunity to sit and have a drink round the fire / charcoal brazier so that you can chat with other guests. The people running...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 21 December 2014

A place where time slows down, beautiful views, caring staff who manage the lodge and attend the clients with detail and a personal touch. Great location for visiting the Ngorogoro crater, Tarangire NP, Manyara NP, as well as the Serengeti. The tents cater to privacy whereas the wooden lounge invites for social chit-chat if desired. Hot water bottles in between...

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 1 December 2014

It was our less favorite lodge during our trip to Tanzania. They are so Dutch. You really do not feel welcome. Our impression is very negative. We also do not understand how they are able to get such good reviews. It is old fashioned, poor maintenance, food simply to easy and no hospitality. One of the poor things we exercised,...

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FrancescoVP, Guest Relations Manager at Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Hans, Thank you for reviewing Rhotia Valley Lodge. For what concerns the water in the tents, we work with solar heaters and it takes a few minutes for the hot water to reach the shower from the tank. That is why we ask guests to collect (and save) the cold water that comes before. Guests are free to use...

Reviewed 14 November 2014

This small tented lodge located about an hour from Tarangire was a great place to stay when we were traveling to Serengeti. It is in a beautiful setting on a hillside with great views. It is a relatively small and homey place and was conducive to meeting other guests and sharing travel stories over a drink before dinner. The food...

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Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 November 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights during a 3-day safari. We had a fantastic time at the tented lodge. The views are amazing from the tents and from the lodge porch. The hot water bottle tucked in the sheets was a welcomed surprise. The staff was very friendly. Two of the workers even joined our evening sing-a-long by the fire to...

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Quarryville, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 25 October 2014

We were greeted upon arrival by Evelyn who made us feel extremely welcome. Hot washcloths and cold drinks were next. The view is outstanding and the lodge was filled with great personnel. Each night we sat either on the deck (with pots of hot coals to keep you warm) or in the lounge by the fire and a friendly atmosphere...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 19 October 2014

During our safari we stayed in Rhotia Valley for 2 nights and we really enjoyed our stay. Its well situated and the tented lodges (actually you don't actually realize they are tents) are very nice and comfortable. The views are stunning and we would really recommend anyone visiting Ngorongoro Crater to spend the evenings and nights here. The staff is...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Banquet Room
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  • Room Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quietly tucked away on the top of a hill in rural Africa and, at the same time, located in the very heart of the Northern Tanzania safari circuit Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge breathes the atmosphere of true Africa. The lodge is built with indigenous hardwood and in traditional African style. It is in complete harmony with its surroundings. Yet, its spacious set up, personal and friendly service and its finishing touches, such as cozy sofas around the fireplace and warm decorative details, provide a perfectly balanced luxury. With only fifteen individual tents, Rhotia Valley has an intimate charm. Each of the comfortable tented houses has its own veranda with splendid view. The bathrooms are provided with hot and cold running water, shower and flush toilet. Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served in our open dining area. Most of the vegetables and all the herbs are grown in our own garden. Daily we bake fresh bread in our Bakery. Moreover, we produce butter from the milk produced by our own cows. Facilities: - Swimming pool with panoramic view. - Wifi is available in the common dining area. - Conference Room fully equipped with beamer and flipchart. Rhotia Valley is more than a lodge. It is completed embedded in the community of Rhotia. Rhotia Valley consists of the Tented Lodge and, on the opposite hill, a CHILDREN'S HOME. Its aim is to give support to the people of the Rhotia area, all the staff and the children in the Home are from the local area. TWO HILLS, ONE GOAL! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge

Address: Rhotia Valley Road | 5 Km Off the Main Road Arusha - Serengeti, Karatu, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Karatu
Price Range: $313 - $462 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 15
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Rhotia Valley Tented Hotel Karatu
Rhotia Valley Tented Lodge Tanzania/Karatu
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“ask for a tent with forest view”
  • forest view
  • tent
  • shower
  • balcony
Mmerlot, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“all rooms seem very good with a nice view on the surrounding area”
71geo2015, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms further away from the main lodge are quieter”
sjsarahs, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All tented lodges are at the edge of the hill with outdoor seating and views.”
klaass45, 22 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All the tent have a beatifull view and are quiet”
840val_ried, 8 Dec 2015 | Read review
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