The accommodations were excellent but the restaurant service was average. The Maître d was a poor communicator and not very attentive. But overall the lodge was quite good. The caldera being a somewhat confined area, I think 2 days was just the right amount of time for us (i.e. wouldn't have stayed longer, as the game drives might begin to get repetitive). The lodge is located at nearly 8,000 feet above sea level, so the walk to the restaurant might seem longer than it really is for older or impaired travelers, depending on which lodge you're in. Due to the altitude, it gets quite cold at night, but the in-room fireplace makes it rather cozy. The restaurants and lodges have great views of the crater (caldera) floor. All in all, it was a bit over priced, but we loved it and I would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Steeped in romance, each stilted, handcrafted banana thatch suite at andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge is adorned with graceful antiques and unforgettable opulence. Ensuite bathrooms, with a centrepiece of fresh roses, feature huge showers and chandelier-lit bathtubs, while floor-to-ceiling windows ensure breathtaking views from all around. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ngorongoro Crater Hotel Ngorongoro Conservation Area
- Hotel Ngorongoro Crater