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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 August 2013

I personally loved being in a hotel for one night after being in tented lodges, but the rest of my family felt a but out of touch with where we were. The hotel reception, bar and restaurant were fantastic, with great food and lovely waiting staff. There were lots of people in the restaurant and it did get quite busy,... More 

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Pacifica, California
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84 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

We stayed here after returning from the western Serengeti. The hotel is huge compared with the smaller places we had stayed and had more of a western feel to it. While the furnishings were all African, it was large, crowded and overall, average feeling. However, it's location and proximity to the gate to the crater made it worth staying there.... More 

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Reviewed 1 August 2013

After having spent several nights in small lodges and tented camps Sopa Lodge overwhelmed us. The reception area was fancy and big as was the restaurant and everything else. We startled at the fact that there were at least a hundred rooms. Our room was also huge as was the bathroom, but we had an amazing view from our floor-to-ceiling... More 

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Cupertino, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2013

Perched right on the rim it has a great view of the crater. The sunset and sunrise over the crater were gorgeous. Spacious rooms with great food. It has great ambience and very close to the entrance to the crater.

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Hartford, Connecticut
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13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

We recently went on a safari to Tanzania and Kenya with Micato Safaris! Micatoa was everything expected and more! Our first Tanzanian trip was to the Nogorongoro Crater and it was incrediblel! The Sopa Lodge was bright, airy, friendly and perched high on the rim of the crater. Food was tremendous. Our 2 sons (18 & 19) were more than... More 

Thank Portia C
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Situated on the ridge of crater, great view . It's cold here in morning & night. Very clean , common areas very nice, wifi good. Has pool but too cold! Room is average no thrills apart from a hot water bottle at night. Staff are ok not as good as Serengeti sopa. Food was ala carte 1 night / buffet... More 

Thank Ryan C
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

this is the 2nd Sopa lodge we stayed, with the wonderful impression of the previous stay in Sopa, Ngorongoro Sopa is a bit out of expectation. we had an bad expereience on dinning. after the dinner ordered, the starter arrived within 1 min, rest of the dinner was served in rush, all dishes were finished in less than 45 mins.... More 

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Selkirk, Canada
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

The crater view is breathtaking and, if you can, be poolside for an incredible sunset photo-op. The drive to the lodge is quite the climb but will be well worth it when the lookout over the crater enroute is completed. Be attentive for wildlife - we missed the opportunity for a photo of the elusive leopard when driving down -... More 

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Zuienkerke, Belgium
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52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2013

This was really the best Lodge we have done...but it's a rather long way to get to it. And as you know the Ngorongoro area is so fantastic and nice, certainly stay here for 2 nights (even 3 if you have the time to do 2 days of Ngorongoro). Because...the rooms are really splendid, spacious, with an unique view over... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

The perfect way to end your day: Take a dip in the pool overlooking the Ngorongoro crater. Stunning! This is a very good hotel with nice rooms and a very good bar overlooking the area. The food is ok, but you don't go here because of the food. You go here because of the nature. And that they have plenty... More 

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Additional Information about Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge

Address: Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Price Range: $435 - $995 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ngorongoro Sopa Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 24
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“All rooms look west, over the crater, so you cannot choose the wrong one!”
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 of 5 bubbles LionHeart53, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view of the crater”
 of 5 bubbles anita3695, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have fantastic views”
 of 5 bubbles MannieB1953, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Chose this hotel for great access to crater on south rim”
 of 5 bubbles bluechippm, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Some of the rooms were a little walk a way from lodge so if you have trouble try and get a room close to the lodge”
 of 5 bubbles 908buffh, 5 Nov 2016 | Read review
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