V. disappointing experience. Beautiful location and that’s it. There were 4 of us who stayed in a cottage style building with a shared living room and 2 separate en-suite bathrooms. Very basic decor - do not expect luxury. The bed was v. comfortable and warm. View from the rooms, porch and bathroom was really something else. Beautiful outdoor fire was lit in the evening.
There was a problem with the hot water - none of us had any, and the water pressure was v. low. As it’s chilly anyway due to the windows having no glass, this really was a painful experience. The owner said it was because there wasn’t enough sun to heat it, but other people staying in the lodge that we chatted to did not have this problem. There wasn’t enough power in the rooms for anything other than lights – we had to ask staff to charge phones/camera batteries and they were reluctant to do this for some reason. I’ve stayed in other accommodations where only solar power was available and the same problems were not an issue. The Masai who accompany you to the rooms were friendly.
Dinner was not good. The manager saw we had sent it back uneaten and came to speak to us about it but did not stop talking for about 30 minutes on other topics. Never inquired why we didn't finish it, didn't even give us the opportunity to say why. One staff complained to us about the cruelty of the manager. We had planned on staying 2 nights, but due to these issues we left a night early. The owner offered a refund for the missed night and excursions we had booked which we were happy about. While I loved the location - it really is wondrous - I cannot recommend this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Literally perched on the edge of Tarangire National Park, among trees and rock outcrops, the lodge is nestled into the cliffs and huge granite slabs. Built of natural materials, predominantly local stone, wood and burnt brick, Boundary Hill Lodge offers outstanding views over the Silale and Gosuwa swamps, where elephant and buffalo graze among the acacia and baobab trees beneath the vastness of Africa's sky. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boundary Hill Hotel Tarangire National Park