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Kia Lodge - Kilimanjaro Airport

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was the first time I arrived on an international daytime flight, so needed somewhere to stay the night on arrival, prior to travelling to the bush the following day. I chose Kia lodge for its convenience – a few minutes drive from Kilimanjaro airport. As far as I am concerned it was ideal – dinner available late at night...

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 22 March 2017

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 21 March 2017

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 16 March 2017

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 15 March 2017

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 13 March 2017

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 10 March 2017

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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Thank Jetandpearly
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 March 2017 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 1 March 2017 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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“i think most rooms are the same”
ChrigiZH, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you enjoy birds, ask for rooms 30-35.”
sheflew, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother unless you've got plenty of money”
Jetandpearly, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Kilimanjaro view”
AfricaTravelPlan, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a room with air conditioning!”
134jacquiew, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
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