We stayed here for two separate nights as part of a trip up Kilimanjaro.
We were given a warm welcome and the staff helped us take our heavy bags to our room.
The room and en suite bathroom were both large with a balcony overlooking the pool, flat screen TV with English channels, hot powerful shower, a bath, tea and coffee making facilities and comfortable beds. Some of the things in the room like the bed linen and rugs seemed a bit dated but were generally clean.
We had the buffet for dinner on two occasions which was a bit over priced for what it was but was still nice. Breakfast was also alright.
Some staff were amazing very friendly and attentive and eager to help, others were a bit down beat. The hotel seemed to employ a lot more women than men which was refreshing.
The bar area was very cool and had a little fire going as it was cold when we were there. We were celebrating in the bar after summitting Kilimanjaro and were impressed by the patience of the staff with some of our friends who were a bit demanding.
The hotel also offer manicures, pedicures and massages which we would definitely have had if we were staying longer. The laundry service was a bit too expensive for us but there was a walking shoe cleaning service available for $3 which we would have used if we would have known about it.
There is no wi-fi but Internet is available on the hotel's computers although the connection is quite slow.
There are a few treks that you can do to see waterfalls from the hotel and the hotel grounds are quite pretty and well kept.
All in all a good comfortable place to start and end your trek up Kilimanjaro.
We were charged $90 plus tip for a transfer for two people from the hotel to the airport. I'm not sure if this was the hotel price or the tour company's price but either way we thought that this was extortionate as a transfer from Arusha to the hotel which is about 60-90 minutes further had cost us $80.
- Also Known As:
- Kilimanjaro Mountain Hotel Kilimanjaro National Park