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The Retreat at Ngorongoro

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The Retreat at Ngorongoro is a meticulously bird themed lodge set within 30 acres of land with clear emphasis on nature and birdlife in the area. As you walk around the lodge, you will be amazed at how nature has been integrated into this development. Due consideration has been made to ensure that space, privacy and close to nature experience is enhanced.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Children's playground
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Bicycle tours
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids pool
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business centre
Spa
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Dining area
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Swahili
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ElanaK1 wrote a review 22 Feb
Pucon, Chile9 contributions4 helpful votes
This place is drop dead gorgeous and taken care of to a degree I have hardly, if ever, seen elsewhere. The grounds are just beautiful, and everything is sparking clean. The actual lodgings are 10/10. I was with my family, but this would be a great spot for a couple looking to get away for a few days or on a special trip.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marmara Holidays wrote a review May 2023
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania22 contributions2 helpful votes
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Recommended for everyone, family, couple or any other travellers. The rooms are amazing, environments are quiet, staffs are very friendly as they make you feel at home. Great welcoming I can't wait to visit this play once again soon. You're the best, keep it up.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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maggie wrote a review 22 Feb
Boston, Massachusetts1 contribution
The Retreat was absolutely amazing! A gorgeous spot in the heart of Tanzania. 🇹🇿 The staff was beyond helpful and friendly. The food was some of the best I have had. The lodging was cush. Make the trek! You won’t be disappointed! Make the trip. Life is short.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Zach K wrote a review 21 Feb
New York City, New York27 contributions16 helpful votes
On our 10 day safari, we wanted a day in the middle to just lounge at the hotel and recharge. This was the perfect place for that. A huge grounds, full of trees and flowers and gardens, a pool, outdoor and indoor couches, outdoor and indoor eating area. The rooms were unbelievable - huge bedrooms, huge bathrooms, amazing rainfall shower. What more could we ask for. Another plus was that we wanted somewhere owned locally - the owner is born and bred in Arusha. In Tanzania (and even in Karatu) there are other options for luxury, but many of them are foreign-owned. If you want a perfect stay and to keep your dollars in Tanzania, look no further!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Yoni K wrote a review 20 Feb
New York City, New York11 contributions
What a treat. Can only echo all of the prior 5 star reviews to say that this was a truly luxurious few days. The staff are kind and attentive, the food is delicious, the grounds are impeccably kept and the rooms are spacious. No complaints at all. We felt very lucky to stay here and would love to return.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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YvonneJMYeoh wrote a review 17 Feb
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions
Secluded spot for a nice resort. Has a beautiful pool that overlooks the area. Has a beautiful orchard with fruit trees. Landscape has lavender bushes and rosemary bushes, too! Judith is amazing. Her attention to our needs is simply superb. Thank you, Judith. Thank you to all at The Retreat @Ngorogoro for making our stay a lovely and amazing one! Incredible service!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nicky B wrote a review 14 Feb
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We found The Retreat to be an oasis filled with beautiful gardens, an infinity pool, and exceptional rooms. Our room was very clean, the staff attentive and the food well presented and very tasty. We will be recommending this to our friends as a place to stay. It’s about an hour to the ngorongoro park entrance from The Retreat.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Yvonne Y wrote a review 14 Feb
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Amazing place with a lovely pool amidst a landscape of lovely shrubs, herbs and fruit trees. Service is excellent! Very helpful with arranging for dinner to be brought to the Lodge as my brother was not feeling too well that evening. Thank you, Judith!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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MKGIMD wrote a review 13 Feb
Cleveland, Ohio10 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is exquisite - a jewel in Tanzania. The facilities, grounds, meals, accommodations and staff were superb. Walking through the pastoral grounds was peaceful and beautiful adorned with inspiring signage. If I am fortunate enough to return to Tanzania, this place will be on my itinerary!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nan Z wrote a review 13 Feb
12 contributions2 helpful votes
What is to be said about this beautiful Retreat? The facilities, accommodations, and food were all top notch. What I enjoyed most was the grounds with a beautifully maintained walking path with lovely flora and fauna and signs with affirmations reminding us all of what is really important in life. The staff was extremely service- oriented with a special shout out to Judith for ensuring our gustatory needs were always met. I highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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PRICE RANGE
₹32,825 - ₹55,786 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
TanzaniaArusha RegionKaratu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
27
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Retreat at Ngorongoro
Which popular attractions are close to The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
Nearby attractions include Rjs Captivating Safari (1.2 km), Elius vincent (0.3 km), and Rj's Captivating Safari (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
Top room amenities include blackout curtains, a desk, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
Conveniently located restaurants include Lilac Café, Rhotia Valley's Coffee Corner, and Happy Days Lounge & Lodge.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does The Retreat at Ngorongoro have airport transportation?
Yes, The Retreat at Ngorongoro offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Retreat at Ngorongoro located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Karatu.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Retreat at Ngorongoro offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.