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Kigongoni Lodge

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 29 October 2016

In early September, 2016, our family of three adult couples stayed at the Kigongoni Lodge the first two nights of our month-long trip to Africa based on "Rough Guides" and Trip Advisor recommendations. It was as quiet, lovely, peaceful and relaxing as other reviewers have said. The friendly staff welcomed us as we arrived late in the evening, and made...

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Venlo, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Oasis of peace I stayed 4 nights in the lodge. I had an opportunity to sleep in two different houses. One with a small terrace and another with a balcony. Both were spacious (bedroom and bathroom). There was a bath, shower and hot water. They were clean with some spots of limescale in the bathroom. The interior is pretty, simple...

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Reviewed 13 September 2016

Lovely setting, lovely rooms and amenities, great staff. Food was OK, but the views and quietness compensated! Easy drive from Arusha if residents want to escape the constant noise of traffic. Could do with a better (bigger) sign on the Arusha-Himo Road, but perhaps it keeps it a well-kept secret!

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Thank Jane G
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 September 2016

spent 1 night here before Tanzanian safari. Very quiet & relaxing location. Freindly & helpful staff. Excellent pool area to relax around. All meals of very good standard. Large room clean & comfortable with everything you need. Highly recommended

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Thank rik m
Lyon, France
Reviewed 29 August 2016

stayed for a few nights with my wife, before and after Kili trek. the place is beautiful, calm oasis in bustling Arusha. the owner very friendly and can help with local advice and contacts (Sander facilitated excellent Mt Meru guide, for example). the rooms are very spacious and nice, overlooking the green nature below. Food in restaurant very decent and...

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Thank Françoise H
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Wonderful and peaceful retreat, with an incredible helpful staff. We left at 4AM in the morning and they were there to prepare the breakfast and help with the luggage. The place is amazing, calm, clean and with spaious tasteful rooms. We really felt welcomed and couldn't ask for anything better.

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Thank FedericoSk
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights and one day here to catch our breath after a long flight to Tanzania. The little houses are very cute, provide a big, comfortable bed with mosquito net and big bathroom. The private balconies provide a great view over the valley. The staff is really friendly and enjoyable and very much willing to help. The breakfast...

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Reviewed 16 August 2016

Booked 3 night stay here while on holiday in Tanzania with family. First of all, the property location is beautiful with amazing landscaping and views of Mt. Meru and Mt. Kilamanjaro. However, the cottage we stayed in was terrible. Very outdated and not well take care of. Appears the management/ownership is off site and regular upkeep is not a priorit....

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SanderHammer, Owner at Kigongoni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Kelli, Yes we do remember and sincerely regret you we're disappointed with your stay at Kigongoni Lodge! Thanks for your nice words about our place. While you supposed to stay for three nights you already checked out in the very early morning. I spoke with your husband on the phone then. He informed me that overall it was not...

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 13 August 2016

The lodge and individual chalets are very pretty. We had a triple and the layout of the bathroom was terrific. We also had access to a great view of the mountains, marred, unfortunately, by the fog. Our breakfast was very good (loved the egg cups). In addition, the staff was extremely helpful and accommmodating. Some minor complaints: our room had...

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SanderHammer, Owner at Kigongoni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for taking the time to post your review and the feedback about the reception desk and walking tour. For sure we will take a look at this. Concerning the walking tour we can inform you that we're planning a walking path through the forest for a better walking experience. You will love it! We hope we can...

Athens
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Its a small authentic african style lodge. We loved it. The location within a forest was peaceful. We saw monkeys and the kids were excited to start their safaris like that. The room was very big and the bathroom too . Breakfast was great . The sitting area cosy with a fire place. I strongly reccomend it. Its a good...

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SanderHammer, Owner at Kigongoni Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for you nice words about Kigongoni Lodge! Greetings from all staff. Hope we can welcome you again in the future. Karibuni!

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Just 11km outside Arusha and 40min drive from KIA. On an old coffee plantation, are 19 spacious cottages each with an own balcony/terrace and fireplace. Splendid views on Mnt Meru and Mnt Kilimanjaro. Perfect place to relax before/after a safari and Kilimanjaro climb. With an a la carte restaurant, diverse choice of wines, free WiFi, tranquil swimming pool, lush gardens and a lot of activities in the neighbourhood. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kigongoni Lodge

Address: P.O. Box 11952, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: €115 - €172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kigongoni Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 19
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#4 Luxury Hotel in Arusha
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“All rooms looked about the same. If you have fitness issues-ask for a room close to dining area”
 of 5 bubbles 803rikm, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“There are a lot of steps to get to some of the chalets, so ask.”
 of 5 bubbles mocomama, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“No suggestion: just avoid it !”
 of 5 bubbles stefano572016, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms have balcony views of mountains. They all seem large enough to easily accomodate a cot or baby bed.”
 of 5 bubbles AllisonF490, 1 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room close to dining area to avoid steps. Family cottage has view of Mt Kilimanjaro early morning and late afternoon (if clear).”
 of 5 bubbles lifesabeach1982, 19 Jun 2016 | Read review
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