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New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 February 2014

The title sums up our 2-night experience at the Sopa on our recent 2-week safari. The proximity to the Crater entrance allowed us to be at the gate for the morning opening (other lodges have a much longer drive), the room was very large, comfortable and had a beautiful closed in porch w a view (it is cold up there...

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Punta Gorda, Florida
Reviewed 14 February 2014

My wife and I stayed here for two nights during our 10 day private safari in Tanzania. We read many reviews on all the accommodations and picked the Sopa because of it location and proximity to the decent road. We were expecting mediocre accommodations. We were pleasantly surprised to find the Lodge to be better than we expected. Our room...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2014

This is retro in all the wrong ways. Sopa’s décor is like time-warping back to the early 80’s and is in desperate need of a designer update. Staff uniforms are one big fashion faux pas and the food is bland and uninspired. It feels like little more than a motel on steroids. Prices here trade on Sopa’s location, but with...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 13 February 2014

We stayed at Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge for one night. Having read many poor reviews on Trip Advisor when planning our trip, we only chose this lodge as it is the best positioned, being very close to the descent road into the Crater. However, following our stay, we can’t understand why there were so many negative reviews on Trip Advisor. Perhaps...

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1Thank agentfathom
London
Reviewed 11 February 2014

I stayed at 3 hotels during my safari, and this was by far the best one. The main thing for me was the breathtaking view of the crater. Truly spectacular. The bar, dining room and the terrace overlook the crater. The service in the bar is not great, and I the staff disorganised - trying to charge me for something...

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1Thank Kim163
Bucharest, Bucuresti, Romania
Reviewed 10 February 2014

The location and view form the rim of the crater is spectacular. The building however is poorly designed, bad materials, lack of detail, a dated feel. The rooms are big, but poorly appointed, the bed linen are terrible (make you think they have not been changed for several days) and the towels are worn-out and the cosmetics terrible. The food...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 9 February 2014

My husband and I stayed for two nights here while on safari. Our room was large, but somewhat uninspired and had a dated feel to it. The views of the Crater are outstanding but the facility itself is large and seems somewhat impersonal. After being in small, tented camps for most of our week, it was a somewhat disappointing end...

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 February 2014

12/1/14 - Arrived around 3pm after our visit to the crater and this place certainly had the wow factor for us. Met and taken into reception to book in, offered a cold drink and towel. The reception was large and did feel like a European hotel. We went to our room which was only a few steps from reception, as...

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Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

Well what can I say felt like a spoilt kid the room was massive the views from my windows9f the crater was stunning and the whole lodge and gardens were gorgeous definitely the best place I've stayed in

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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 8 February 2014

Very nice upscale hotel. My room was very large and well appointed. Foor was excellent as well - I enjoye the buffet dinner and the large selection of breakfast items. Wifi is available in the lobby. The hotel has a very nice view of the crater, and from my room. Shower is from 5-8 am/pm from what I remember.

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Address: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Range: ₹ 20,746 - ₹ 44,830 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“I think most rooms are the same”
 of 5 bubbles ChrigiZH, 22 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Get a room closer to reception as its a steep walk from the bottom and not for the faint hearted”
 of 5 bubbles AussieNewby, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Every room looks into the crater..”
 of 5 bubbles audant, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the higher level so that you can get a more expansive view of the crater.”
 of 5 bubbles muralips, 8 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms closer to the dining room are very noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles How1313, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
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