Just wow... Second to non, went to visit my grandparents in Moshi and was looking for somewhere near them and near the great attraction (Mount Kilimanjaro).
Our driver recommended Babylon lodge but first he took us to Marungu Hotel which we found too overpriced.
Anyway.. We then decided to give Babylon lodge a try, which I have to say, as soon as we got there, the welcome from the staff was outstanding.
A doorman greeted us with a friendly smile and took our bags to the reception and suggested for us to have a hot drink (chai) at their bar.
After few mins of relaxing we then requested to book two double rooms at the ground level so that it would be easier to walk around as we had a young child. But Sadly, due to the demand of that particular day the Lodge did not have any rooms available at that level but instead recommended us other rooms at a higher level which a had views of the beautiful scenery.
Once again the door man kindly offered to take our bags to our rooms.
Both rooms were spacious but warm and cosy. The bathrooms were also spacious, immaculate and very clean. Each room had a large flat screen TV which worked :-).
After admiring the rooms, we decided to go to the lodge's restaurant.
As soon as we arrived the head chef came from the kitchen to greet us and asked what we wanted eat. (I have to say, this was one of the exceptional touch of our whole stay.)
In the restaurant the decor was rustic with warm colours representing the earthy tone of the external surrounding.
At first we waited for a while until our waiter came and took our drinks order, he was very charming, friendly and professional.
The food was as expected "delicious"I had spaghetti bolognese and the rest of my family had chips and Kuku.
Overall, our stay at Babylon lodge was wonderful. I would defo recommend it to anyone who happens to be in Moshi and who wants to feel at home, experience great service, have access to the internet and eat good food. X
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Kilimanjaro's Best Budget Hotel! Babylon Lodge is situated in a lush garden setting, just minutes from Kilimanjaro National Park. Locally owned and operated, we provide service and amenities that equal the more expensive hotels at a much lower price. We have recently remodeled with new restaurant, bar and garden areas. Also, since we are from the area and have no need for middlemen, we can help you to find low-priced, quality tours that you might not find at the larger resorts. Babylon Lodge is the perfect place to stay for a weekend away or before/after a climb. Babylon Lodge is the only hotel in Marangu that offers free Wi-Fi to its clients. Welcome to Babylon Lodge for quality and affordable services. ... more less
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