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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

After 26 hours of flying, Kia Lodge was a relaxing, comfortable place to stay only a few minutes from the airport. Shuttle service collected us at midnight and we spent a day enjoying the restaurant, the pool, the bar, gift shop and excellent service. The huts are delightful. Abundant bird life and a lovely introduction to Africa. We thoroughly enjoyed...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Rooms ok but Shower not good in room 24 No fan Food in restaurant was terrible Veg and salad ok but meat tough and fatty Staff great Aircon in room 32 did not work You have to pay airport car park charges of $6 per day as the lodge is within the airport and this should be free

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at KIA and posting your feedback. We also believe parking fees for our guests should be waived by the airport authorities. Unfortunately, we have not reached an agreement with their management. We have been trying different meat suppliers for our restaurant and regret that on your visit, this was not to your liking. Please...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Charming hotel, near the airport. Swimming pool, great view of Kilamanjaro, tasty food. Perfect for a rest stop! The staff were amazingly sweet and lovely. I was flying from Addis Ababa to USA via Kilamanjaro due to a multi leg trip. I needed to rest before a really long return flight. Surprisingly I met up with some friends coincidentally. What...

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us and posting this comment. KIA has lovely grounds, and when Kilimanjaro is visible, the view from our hilltop swimming pool, bar and terrace, is fantastic. Our staff is friendly and accommodating, always willing to go the extra mile to make our guests' experience the best possible. Hopefully, you will stay with us...

Elbert, Colorado
Reviewed 18 September 2016

On the airport property, so would be very convenient after flying long distance and being jet lagged. The pool is not heated so too cold to use in the dry season.We were arriving one day earlier than our safari group and we wanted to stay here the first night so we would not have to find additional ground transportation. We...

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Cheryl, Thank you for staying at KIA and for posting this feedback. We are very surprised to read making a booking took so long, and apologize for this inconvenience. As you mention, KIA is very close to the international airport, and therefore ideal as a first night option, to have a good rest and avoid driving long distances after...

Leawood, Kansas
Reviewed 14 September 2016

We had a day room here for six hours waiting for our evening flight as the Kilimanjaro reportedly does not let you enter the airport until two hours before your flight. The hotel is within the Kilimanjaro airport, about a mile along a bumpy access road from the terminal. The rooms are pretty basic, but they are clean and there...

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at KIA and posting this feedback. Gratuities at our lodge are completely to our guests' discretion. The only tipping which is customary here, and in the rest of the country, is for luggage porters. Transfers to and from the airport are free of charge for our guests. We apologize for the lack of towels...

Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Excellent lodge with friendly staff, Beautiful rooms like separate cottages! Awesome Interiors surrounded by Savana Grass! Swimming Pool with good view of Kilimanjaro mountain! Had a great time! Very close to Airport! Worth visiting once in lifetime experience!

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Nilesh, We are delighted you enjoyed your experience at KIA so much. On clear days, viewing Mt. Kilimanjaro, from our terrace, bar or swimming pool, is a memorable experience. We hope you both come visit us again in the future. Karibu tena.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 3 September 2016

The rooms were nice but simple. The grounds were nicely done with plenty of landscaping. The food and restaurant employees were warm and attentive. They even made a special meal requested by my step daughter.

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Ric, Thank you for posting this feedback and choosing KIA for your accommodation. Our grounds are vast, offering much privacy in detached cottages. Our staff go the extra mile to make our guests feel at home. Karibu tena.

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I loved staying in this 'forest' of a lodge. The atmosphere is that of being in the wilderness but with all the amenities attached. The staff are very, very friendly and helpful. The lodge is 5 minutes away from the airport but you don't really here the planes. The grounds are impeccably clean and the thick foliage that surrounds the...

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Salve, Thank you for staying at KIA and posting your feedback. Our lodge offers a very pleasant ambiance from which to begin and end a safari. It is unlike thr typical airport hotel, full of charm, with beautiful gardens, where birds can be heard a lot more often than airplanes. We hope you will visit us again in the...

Oregon
Reviewed 27 August 2016

This was our final night in country after a week on safari and a week in Zanzibar. It was not the nicest place we had seen but after getting a feel for what was out there in the country and after reading the mixed reviews, it was much nicer than we expected. The grounds are creative and provide a ton...

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Matt, Thank you for your kind review and for staying with us at KIA. Our rates are inclusive of breakfast and airport transfers, day and night. Cottages are scattered throughout our grounds, and our gardens host a wide variety of bird life. We hope you will stay with us again in the future. Karibu tena.

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Kia Lodge is literally 3 minutes from Kilimanjaro airport and that is most welcome when you've been travelling for 30 hours. You are not aware of the closeness of the airport once you are there. It is quiet. It is 3 star insofar as it's a little 'tired' and could do with some upkeep but it's clean and welcoming, has...

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Dear Debbie, Thank you for staying with us at KIA and posting this review. We are delighted you have enjoyed both occasions. As you mention, even though we are located less than a 5-minute drive away from the airport terminal, it is very peaceful and feels more like a bush lodge than an airport hotel. The hilltop swimming pool, the...

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  • Free Internet
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to KIA Lodge, 'your door to Tanzania' at less than 5 minutesdrive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical for East Africa. Guests can admire the vast views of the African plains and of course the grand Kilimanjaro Mountain that shows her snowy top mostly in the morning and at sundown.Because of its location, the KIA Lodge is an ideal safe haven for arriving and departing Tanzania,climbing the Kilimanjaro or traveling on to the northern safari destinations. The friendly service, Zanzibar style reception, typical African decorations, and indoor and al fresco restaurant offer a warm welcome to into the Tanzanian culture. Drink a Kilimanjaro beer in the open bar, enjoy over a hundred species of birds in the savannah garden, or relax at our hilltop swimming pool with great views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, the Blue Mountains and the Maasai plains all around.At KIA lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique friendly and peaceful environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris or climbs and cosseting you on your arrival or return home. With our beautiful gardens we can honestly boast the fact that we are not just an airport hotel but also a true lodge where you can immediately get a real taste of Africa! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport

Address: Ngalo Rd | 3 km from Kilimanjaro Airport, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: €134 - €258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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