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Bashay Rift Lodge

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

On our safari trip, this was the only "real" hotel. Nice but remotely located, service nice and friendly. We only stayed one night so the pool was the big highlight of our stay. Nice gardens though and well furbished rooms.

Thank Suze009
Salmiyah, Kuwait
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Only got to stay here one night but wish I could have stayed longer. Beautiful gardens, gorgeous rooms and bathrooms, and the common areas for relaxation and dining were exceptional. We received excellent service and really enjoyed our stay here. Fantastic coffee! Very clean. Huge room and bathroom with a huge walk in shower. Just loved everything about this place.

Thank ATbackpacker
Reviewed 7 November 2015

Bashay Rift Lodge is a perfectly pleasant lodge with an outdoor pool, lovely big rooms and amazing views across the valley. If you are looking for a nice lodge, this ticks a lot of boxes. The indoor lounge area is especially lovely and the food is very good. As far as lodges go, this is a lovely place.

Thank Parsons_jeannie
Reviewed 14 September 2015

Very simple : book room n°1, take the key, open the door, look at the room and the bathroom (both large and comfortable), then rush to the terrace overlooking the valley and sit in the armchairs waiting for you. And fall in love with the view, listening to the silence... This is your room in Bashay. Then go to the...

Thank klooAngers
Reviewed 16 July 2015

A flower-bedecked entrance, superb views of the valley below, friendly staff. Our room (#1) provided glorious views, a deck with two lounge chaises, an extravagantly large bathroom with fluffy towels, two sinks, and both tub and shower. A second bathroom was an extra nicety. The luxurious king size bed was cocooned by white mosquito netting, making it look like a...

Thank Three S
Mesa, Arizona
Reviewed 20 April 2015

This was our first stop on our Expedology Safari and it certainly was impressive. From the moment we arrived we were treated like kings. We had an extra day here to just relax and enjoy the pool and a massage. The food was amazing and Jared can make the best gin and tonic in Tanzania!

Thank aggiegator78
New York City, New York
Reviewed 24 March 2015

Not so easy to reach this lodge in self drive: no signs, steep dirt road, hidden on the top of the hill. From the top, the view on Ngorongoro Crateer is stunning. Very very very nice and friendly staff. Delicious dinner. The suites have all a wonderful view, only the style of the buildings do not reminds Africa.

Thank ValentinaV243
Basel, Switzerland
Reviewed 15 March 2015

After a day in the Ngorongoro crater we stayed here for a night. It is about a 30 minute drive from Ngorongoro and once you get off the main road you go up and up and up some more. And when you can't go up any further you are there. But the ascent is worth it for the view from...

1Thank Dolphin1354
Buffalo NY
Reviewed 29 January 2015

I don't think I have ever stayed in a place that awed me as much as Bashay did. Our drive there was a little daunting. I was a little worried as we made our way down the remote road into the middle of nowhere. As we climbed the hill to the resort I was very interested to see where we...

Thank Sara P
Reviewed 13 November 2014

we spent one night at the beginning of our trip and another one at the end of it; both times we had an ENORMOUS room; in fact it was a small cottage with a room at both sides of a very large and confortable sitting room. Not all cottages have a view, be sure you ask for it (unluckily I...

Thank lacicalamaura

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking

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Address: Karatu area | south of the Ngorongoro Crater, Karatu, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Karatu
Number of rooms: 21
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“pay attention to the bill of the bar, with me they made a mistake charging more”
 of 5 bubbles 320giorgioc, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had room number 1 at the top and it was spectacular! With a beautiful bathroom!”
 of 5 bubbles jennifer_shephard, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
“If you don't want to walk up a steep hill request rooms up by the bar/lounge.”
 of 5 bubbles christinegB4062XE, 15 Mar 2016 | Read review
“We only stayed at #1 so don't know how the others compare. We loved it!”
 of 5 bubbles ThreeS_12, 15 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Suites view on Ngorongoro Crateer”
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 of 5 bubbles ValentinaV243, 24 Mar 2015 | Read review
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