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Marangu, Moshi Tanzania
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Marangu Hotel is set on 12 acres of beautiful garden and has been open since 1932. We have been organising climbs of Mount Kilimanjaro, on all routes, for over 90 years. Marangu Hotel was one of the first ever outfitters of Kilimanjaro and we have extensive experience and knowledge. Marangu Hotel’s mission has always been to support the local economy and to operate an ethical and sustainable tourism company. We provide our guests with the very best Kilimanjaro guides, who have decades of experience and have your safety, health and the treatment of the mountain as their top priorities. We use top quality mountaineering equipment and gear, and we do safety checks before and after every climb. 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.
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English, Swahili
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Sharmin S wrote a review Jul 2022
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Marangu hotel was recommended to us by a friend who had climbed Kilimanjaro organized by Anthony and Marangu Hotel. Though we didn't spend a lot of time in the hotel we were touched by the kindness and genuine service the hotel staff provided and enjoyed the beautiful gardens. Itinerary of our climb was very carefully organized to increase our success rate while showing us the beautiful sceneries during our climb. The pre-climb brief was critical in making sure we are properly prepared with great attention to details. After our successful climb to the summit Anthony had helped organize a magical Safari in Serengeti. If you are looking for an authentic experience climbing Kilimanjaro I totally recommend Marangu Hotel. They are the most knowledgable with a wonderful crew and have been organizing climbs since 1930s.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Anthony van Ryswyck, Owner at Marangu Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
We are so happy that you had a wonderful time at the hotel, on Kilimanjaro with our crew and on safari! You were our first climbers of the season, and we were all so incredibly glad that you enjoyed your experience. We know Aingaya certainly enjoyed your celebrations!
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Clara Ruiz wrote a review Jul 2022
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I was spending in July 3 nights with a friend, and I regret I couldn't stay longer. The land and facilities (with swimming pool, bar & lots of places to chill) are fantastic: clean and organized. Also I tried there breakfast and dinner: were delicious and big amounts. But the best there are owners and workers: you feel there like at home :) If you're up to visit Marangu, I recommend you to have a look to this place!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Anthony van Ryswyck, Owner at Marangu Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thanks for your kind words Clara! You're welcome back any time - hopefully next time the weather is a bit warmer for a nice pool day!
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BVFO wrote a review Jun 2022
Dartmouth, Massachusetts2 contributions
We were the first guests after the hotel reopened after Covid. Anthony, the manager, and the hotel staff were warm and welcoming. Anthony was very helpful in selecting Rodrick, a local guide, to take us on a walking tour to the Chagga Caves and Ndoro Waterfalls, as well as an AMAZING driver, Penford Magasi, to be our driver. The location of the hotel is heavenly and the food delicious. We would have stayed much longer, if we could have.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Anthony van Ryswyck, Owner at Marangu Hotel
Responded 23 Jun 2022
We were so happy to meet you and your daughter on your trip down memory lane in Tanzania! After having the hotel closed for the rainy season, it was really wonderful to be able to spend time with the two of you and learn more about your history here. We're so happy to hear that you had a great time with Penford - he is really is great! Karibu tena!
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virginierampon wrote a review Jan 2022
Lyon, France2 contributions
The Marangu Hotel team has years of experience in putting together climbing expeditions for the Kilimandjaro and this is remarkable. Everything was perfect starting with the preparation work and the great advices from Anthony . Once on site, Agnes was always available to answer our questions and requests . The climbing team was very supportive, professional and extremely kind. The food, the quality of the material and the deep knowledge of the team made us feel very confortable and safe at all time. I would strongly recommend the Marangu Hotel for any expedition to the Kilimandjaro ! We came back from Tanzania full of great memories and images, made possible by this wonderfull Marangu team. Thank you !
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Date of stay: December 2021
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LisaD_Cali wrote a review Sep 2021
San Jose, California1 contribution
After a long delay due to COVID, my son and I, along with his two friends, made the decision to climb Kilimanjaro despite the continuing pandemic. I cannot speak more highly of the hotel staff and our climbing crew. Before the climb, Seamus and Anthony were very responsive to my many questions. The climb was well organized, and we appreciated the virtual briefing of what to expect before we arrived. We arrived at the hotel tired and hungry at around 1am after a flight delay and long wait to complete the now required COVID health check, and were warmly welcomed by the staff. After taking our luggage we were treated to a 4 course meal! The staff is wonderful and friendly and Seamus and Agnes made sure we had everything we needed. On the mountain, our climbing crew was excellent and I don't think I would have made it to top if it weren't for our wonderful guides. They helped me up and down the rocky parts and made sure all of 4 of us made it to the top. The food on the climb was excellent and the boys are still raving about the banana stew! Back at the hotel after the climb we celebrated a successful summit with our crew. We spent a few days at the hotel before our climb. The hotel grounds are beautiful, the food excellent, and we enjoyed our stay in our cottages. Agnes was available for all our requests and made sure we had everything we needed, including arranging a guide on short notice to take us on a tour of the surrounding area, which included a local waterfall and coffee tour. We definitely hope to return someday to see our Marangu Hotel family!
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Date of stay: August 2021
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vicriches wrote a review Feb 2020
Bath, England23 contributions21 helpful votes
I was part of a group of 11 climbing Kili and the trek was organised by the hotel. From the moment we arrived (after midnight and were given a 4 course dinner!) , while we were up the mountain and after we came down again we were so well looked after. All the staff are friendly, kind, caring and helpful, the food is outstanding (and the food that was cooked for us on Kili was incredible) and Desmond and team were great at answering all our questions beforehand and during our stay. They clearly care for and look after the teams of porters and guides that go up the mountain and this is so important. We had a wonderful time and I would highly recommend Marangu Hotel. Thank you to you all.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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jessmg92 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bath, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Desmond and the team are amazing. They were so accommodating during our stay. We booked as a big group for our charity trek up Kilimanjaro. The crew who took us up the mountain were brilliant and very supportive. The hotel and crew were very helpful to our dietary needs as well, myself being vegan. I'd 100% recommend Marangu Hotel and hope to return soon. Desmond and his team also helped us book additional safaris and organised a trek to a local waterfall.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Charlotte wrote a review Feb 2020
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I stayed three nights recently at the Marangu Hotel. The hotel is so pretty -- it's a compound of little buildings set in the most amazing gardens, overflowing with beautiful flowers and teeming with beautiful and interesting birds. Everyone who works at this hotel is so nice -- I felt really cared for by the team there. One particularly amazing thing -- I told them when I arrived that I was gluten free, and they actually baked me special gluten free bread to eat with all my meals there. I was really blown away by that -- a totally unprecedented hospitality experience! :) This is a great place to come if you need somewhere to rest and recharge for a few days! Highly recommend :)
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Ollerbarrow wrote a review Jan 2020
Altrincham, United Kingdom1610 contributions454 helpful votes
Had two days at Marangu. It was comfortable, quiet and peaceful. The rooms were nice and well maintained and the grounds and swimming pool were delightful with plenty of flowers and bird life. An excellent base for exploring the locality, including trekking Kilimanjaro. Very helpful owner, who will arrange guides, and taxis, for you. Nice dinners, which were included in the room price. Not somewhere to come if you want uninterrupted WiFi access, but then that isn't why most people are here!
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Suzanne157 wrote a review Oct 2019
Toronto, Canada15 contributions43 helpful votes
My husband and I had limited time and wanted to have the best possible experience for our brief 2-day/2-night visit to the Mount Kilimanjaro area. After careful research we choose Marangu over Moshi, and a stay at The Marangu Hotel – this was an excellent decision. The history of the property is very interesting – a European family started a coffee plantation here in 1907, in the 1930s they became one of the first outfitters in the area for organized Kilimanjaro climbs. The hotel followed and is still managed by descendants of the original families, a palpable but low-key sense of history continues. The hotel’s main focus is to facilitate and equip visitors who are climbing to the summit, but it is equally well-suited to those like ourselves who are doing day hikes. We were able to make all the assorted arrangements in advance that we needed, as hotel management were quick and very professional in responding to our email inquiries. Special shout-out to Penford, the affable, accommodating and professional driver who picked us up in Arusha and took us to several stops in Moshi before arriving in Marangu, as well as a later transfer to the Kilimanjaro airport. We really enjoyed his company. Special shout-out also to Philip, our top notch guide for a short local walk on day one and then a Mandara Hut full day hike in Kilimanjaro National Park on day two. Philip is an extremely knowledgeable guide for local animals, plants, land and culture. He’s an intelligent, friendly and genuine guy - we learned a lot from him and shared a wonderful and memorable day together. The Marangu Hotel was a perfect spot to wind down our vacation in Africa. The staff are friendly and experienced - our thanks to Agnes and Jacintha at the front desk, Zahara and Anna in the restaurant, Ivan and the other grounds staff for keeping the property both secure and beautiful. The accommodation was extremely comfortable and spacious, a lounge area plus bedroom and bathroom in a ‘cottage’ bungalow with a private porch area in front. The pool looked attractive and inviting although we didn’t have an opportunity to use it. We spoke with Desmond (one of the owners) regarding several small inquiries and he was both attentive and kind. The food is tasty and bountiful – and the 12 acres of gardens are truly magnificent! The range of plants, shrubs and birds is an absolute delight – our final recommendation for this hotel is to enjoy a chilled bottle of wine in the gardens at sunset, while gazing at Kilimanjaro’s snow-capped peak. Sublime.
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Date of stay: September 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Marangu Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Marangu Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ndoro Waterfall (1.8 km), Chagga Museum (5.9 km), and Kilimanjaro Marangu Route (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Marangu Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Marangu Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Marangu Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Marangu Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Marangu Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Marangu Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Marangu Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Marangu Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Marangu Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Swahili.
Is Marangu Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.