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The Retreat at Ngorongoro

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Close Proximity to Karatu Town, Karatu Tanzania
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#2 of 76 Specialty lodging in Karatu
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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
Infinity pool
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
Wine / champagne
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
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
Fireplace
Electric kettle
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Green
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Languages Spoken
English, Malay, Swahili
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Emel U wrote a review Jan 2023
Istanbul, Türkiye17 contributions7 helpful votes
We have stayed in this hotel for three nights in January before and after Serengeti. It is one of the most comfortable, beautiful and friendly places I’ve stayed. The rooms are huge, beds and pillows super comfy. The garden is a haven on earth. All the personnel is super kind and friendly. Service was impeccable. They have a big pool, very clean and surrounded by a beautiful garden. The food was very delicious too. I want to thank everyone who made this place possible. Hope to come back again.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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KShah wrote a review Jan 2023
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My husband and I stayed here for 1 night during our Tanzania safari - it was not long enough! This property is beautiful and it cannot be captured fully in photographs. The moment you arrive you are greeted with the smell of lavender and singing birds. The room is enormous (enough for 4 adults) with a cozy wood fireplace that they will light on request. The staff are attentive, kind and accommodating and the food was exceptional. Many of the fruits and vegetables are grown on the property. Highly recommend if traveling around Ngorogoro!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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James P wrote a review Jan 2023
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I stayed here with my wife for two nights at the end of December 2022 for part of our honeymoon. The hotel and the rooms are beautiful. The food was very good. But most of all the service was exceptional. All of the staff went out of their way to make our stay extra special. The manager, Jackson, was very friendly and willing to help us with anything we asked. I would highly recommend for anyone to stay at The Retreat!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Priscila wrote a review Jan 2023
Tanzania11 contributions
Once more we visited The Retreat in November and we had a fantastic time. The rooms are fabulous and the surrounding gardens are great for a walk. As usual the service and the food were great and they also accommodated for the requested dietary requirements.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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SHERMINE54 wrote a review Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom280 contributions130 helpful votes
Nice property, massive large room. The balcony though overlooks a barren garden and a high wall. Not impressive. The room itself was roomy and spacious. They lit up the fire for us which made the room very cozy and warm. The shower is a good quality one. The toiletries were acceptable and adequate. The quality of the towels is acceptable. The chef bent backward and forwards to take into account our likes and dislikes and made sure to meet our needs. He did rustle up quite a few nice spicy well presented, tastier meals to our liking. The only complaint is the WIFI. It is way too weak, and disruptive, we could hardly get any signals, only one night we were able to receive a good signal. I would not return, as I would like to experience other accommodations. However, it is not a bad place to stay at. It was nice but it is not FIVE STAR.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Harsh_Vinny wrote a review Jan 2023
Mumbai, India6 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at The Retreat as a pit stop to Serengeti and Ngorongoro. It was very luxurious and relaxing. The staff was very warm and welcoming. The chef came and met us to check special dietary requirements. The property itself is beautiful. Rooms are done up with impeccable style and designed for comfort. The property also has a great pool, vegetable garden and a small fruit orchard. We would surely recommend this stay!!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Aleem J wrote a review Jan 2023
Amazing property that incorporates the natural environment within the compound. The villas are very modern and the surrounding grounds incorporate the incredible vegetation. They grow an array of fruits, vegetables, and coffee on the property. There is lots to do on the property with the trail and pond that they have created.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Aysegul C wrote a review Jan 2023
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The best hotel in Karatu. We stayed in the family room and the beds are really comfortable, perfectly clean room and bathroom and they make sure that you don’t have mosquitoes in the room. They also have the best employees. Jackson, Judith, Domalita and all the others! mr Singh makes delicious food for sure and they take care of lunch boxes when you go for safari to the Ngorongoro krater In this hotel you are not a room number. The whole team is in personal contact with you. We will definitely come back and we hope to see the same employee team again. Since the team can make your time or kill your time during the stay. They gave us the best time! Family Yildiz
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Date of stay: December 2022
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DrAM wrote a review Dec 2022
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It is the best place where we have ever stayed. We stayed just for a night, but the Retreat people were so humble and welcoming that we thought we had known each other for years. I should not say any single person's name here because everyone is excellent. The Villa we stayed in was fantastic. I would love to strongly recommend this place for everyone to stay. We will again go there and stay for a few days to enjoy the campus and the beauty of nature.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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TripRabbit wrote a review Dec 2022
Virginia325 contributions190 helpful votes
The website photos don’t lie — the Retreat is very much as advertised in terms of rooms, public areas and amenities, all at the very highest standards. What sets this apart from many other other accommodations is the high level of personal service; from the general manager to reception to dining director and others, we were individually addressed and asked early and often if everything was to our satisfaction. I should note the Retreat is not located immediately alongside the Ngorongoro crater; I recommend spending at least one night separately on the rim for the most convenient game drive opportunities. There are some nearby Ngorongoro attractions, however, like the elephant caves and falls walk that are quite convenient from here. Our two-night stay came close to the middle of our safari, and it provided a most welcome opportunity to relax and recharge. We are so happy we stayed here and cannot speak highly enough of our experience.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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PRICE RANGE
$475 - $559 (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 Elius vincent (4.5 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.
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.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Malay, and Swahili.