We have just returned from two night stay at Marangu Hotel followed by seven night trip up Kilimanjaro and a final night at the hotel . The family run hotel organised our trip and Desmond and Seamus did an incredible job of briefing us and arranging a perfect climb from guides to cook all faultless .
We arrived at 11.30 pm to be welcomed by receptionist ,chef and waitresses to be told that dinner would be served when we were ready ! UK hotels please note .
Desmond and Seamus were incredibly helpful and all the staff were exceptional and so friendly . I foolishly left my wallet on the dinner table containing several hundred dollars to have it returned to our room within 5 minutes . Tanzania is a very poor country and this would have represented about a years salary to the waiter who returned it .
I mentioned this to Seamus who fully expected this to be the case .
The catering on the climb was unbelievable . A sample dinner was excellent soup followed by roast chicken , roast potatoes and spinach and then fresh fruit . All this cooked in a tent !!
I cannot recommend the Marangu Hotel highly enough , fantastic service at a reasonable cost .
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Marangu Hotel is set on 12 acres of beautiful garden and has been open since 1932. We have been organising climbs of Kilimanjaro, on all routes, for over 80 years. The original farm buildings (now offices and reception) were built in 1907 as part of a coffee farm before being converted in 1932. Guest accommodation is provided in cottages around the gardens, and meals are prepared with vegetables from our own gardens and home baked bread. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Marangu Hotel Moshi, Tanzania - Kilimanjaro