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Leysin, Switzerland
Reviewed 25 October 2015

We stayed at this lodge as part of a safari package. I'm not sure how much it cost, but it was a lovely stay. The facilities are in a quiet area on the edge of town and set in a very large garden area. The food was good and the staff very accommodating. The rooms were very clean and comfortable....

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Astoria, New York
Reviewed 21 July 2014

We booked this as part of a package and not sure of the value for money. Rooms are clean and decorated with Masai fabrics and we received a welcome basket of fruit which was a nice touch, especially the watermelon carved into a heart. The buffet appealed to all tastes - meat lovers as well as vegetarians- and quite generous....

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Well-priced, with lovely gardens and really good food. It was recommended by a friend who raved about the buffet, and it was truly very good. The rooms were clean, otherwise unremarkable. Staff were welcoming.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2012

I really think people who review on this site sometimes review the experiences around the hotel rather than the accomodations themselves. You might have a wonderful day at the crater (if you can afford it, $420 for two people in their own car) but to then come back to an overpriced hotel, restaurant and bar when there are so many...

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 March 2012

Seems the little town of Karatu has set itself up as a perfect stop to and from Ngorogor/arusha. Octagon has great gardens and small but pleasant rooms along with the best food of the safari. Prices seem to be very reasonable, although as we had booked this as part of a package it was hard to know what we really...

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Nairobi, Nairobi Area, Kenya
Reviewed 7 January 2012

This lodge locates in a small local village, but inside the lodge is like in heaven! Totally surprising, kind and with great hospitality staffs, beautiful gardens, calm and clean place. Above them all, what we really loved was their breakfast, it was my best ever!!! We stayed over 2 nights there, and were looking forward the breakfast for 2nd morning....

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Inverness-shire
Reviewed 11 October 2011

My husband and I stayd in Octagon Lodge recently for 1 night after being at the beautifull Ngorongoro Crater. It's about 1 hours drive from the crater and just at the outside of a little African town. I would like to start by saying that the staff were absolutely wonder full, really friendly and very attentive. What I am about...

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Frederiksberg, Denmark
Reviewed 17 January 2011

My two days stay at The Logde, has left a bit of my heart behind at the place and I will never forget the kindness and hospitality shown from the hotelmanagers. The beauty and tranquility of the place is forever branded in my memory. I have to come back some day soon and enjoy their fabulous coffee and chocolate truffles...

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Redwood City, California,USA
Reviewed 3 September 2010

Our stay ended too quickly. 4 days and 3 nights was not enough to be surrounded with lovely individual chalets, beautifully manicured gardens, and most attractive eating area and unusual bar/lounge area for relaxation and libations. Each breakfast and dinner were prepared and presented in such a way that were always delicious and plentiful. All the cooking was homemade and...

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London
Reviewed 24 November 2009

We stayed at Octagon Lodge following a friends recommendation, and I would definitely recommend it to others. The staff at the Lodge were very friendly and helpful, and our safari guide had infinite patience with our many questions! We only had two days to spend on safari, but we were offered a choice of intinerary and our trips to Lake...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A quaint country house set amidst acres of rambling colourful gardens. Friendly staff, great food, relaxed ambience. There is even an Irish Bar! Accomodation is set in chalets and cottages. Ideal affordable stop for a safari to Ngongoro Crater or Lake Manyara. Safaris and car hire can be organised. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Octagon Safari Lodge

Address: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Range: £141 - £196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Octagon Safari Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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