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Lake Tanganyika Hotel

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Mwanza
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We didn't stay here - we just went for lunch recently with some trepidation, given the mixed reviews. The location is excellent and we ate right on the lake shore. The menu was rather modest, but we did have very nice local fish. Not a great variety of cold drinks. The service was ok, but we were pretty much the...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

I stayed 4 nights and to be honest that was my biggest mistake of choosing this hotel. 1. First of all, in the room no hot water was available. I was told i have to on heater 30 mins before taking shower. I left it on for 1 hour. Still no hot water. It took 2 days to get it...

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Kigoma, Tanzania
Reviewed 18 March 2017

So far, it is the best hotel to stay and enjoy in Kigoma Region. It is located at the shore of Lake Tanganyika in Kigoma town. It's beautiful and quiet, best for a romantic getaway. Only problem is, they have a limited menu but otherwise would recommend to anyone visiting Kigoma.

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Mtwara, Tanzania
Reviewed 12 January 2017

I've only visited the restaurant here and the first time we had a late lunch on the shores of the lake and were impressed enough to return for dinner one evening. I wish we hadn't the polite, helpful and attentive service of the afternoon was gone. It wasn't crowded but we always had to wait to get attention and the...

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Reviewed 12 June 2016

first of all the location of this place is nice, they view is splendid and the rooms are generally quite good. but unfortunately I have to agree with some of my review colleagues who have been here before and rated it low. It is once again a place where you are charged western (or almost western) prices but service and...

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Thank Philipp H
Reviewed 28 February 2016

I had just spent the night in Kasulu Town and was happy to finally arrive someplace clean, with a working shower, that provided a towel or two. Actually, the towels were fluffy and soft, a first on my work trip through Tanzania. The hotel is perfectly set on Lake Tanganyika with a gorgeous view from my room overlooking the beautiful...

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Reviewed 21 February 2016

Last week I was in Kigoma and went to Lake Tanganyika Hotel for dinner. The Hotel is very well located, on a beautiful part of the Tanganyka Lake, each building is facing the lake and the bar is right by the water. you can enjoy a beautiful sunset while drinking a Kili ( most popular beer in the area). Food...

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Kristiansand, Norway
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Unfortunally this place and the staff lack both maners and they do not care about service. After spending 10 000 tanzania shilling on internett, the internett turned out to bed so bad I had to wait 10 minutes to open a newspaper. I then ask the waiters if they could help and I got asked to go to the reception....

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 January 2016

The accommodation was very good, the room was clean and the bed huge and comfortable. The views from the room, pool and bar beautiful. The food was good, not a huge choice but considering how rural Kigoma is it was a good menu. The only thing that lets this hotel down is the staff. When we had questions or requests...

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Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

Good place but needs reshaping the staff especially in the restaurant and bar. It appears they lack exposures as their answers are sometimes funny, lacking seriousness - things like forgetting what customers ordered. That can further improve the rating to match the hotel location.

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  • Beachfront
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  • Free Parking
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  • Beachfront
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Address: PO Box 1196, Kigoma, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Kigoma Region > Kigoma
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“They have lake view suites.”
sakosicho, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“check the shower, the TV and the AC before you settle down. ask for another room if not satisfied or bargain the price.”
  • vie on tanganyika lake from the hotel garden
  • stains on furniture
  • dripping AC (I know that's normal but you shouldn't put furniture below it then)
  • wall detail
  • wall detail
  • wall in bathroom
  • broken door handle
  • broken shower head
246philipph, 12 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Beach front is not really available in Kigoma. You can go down and enter the water easily from this hotel.”
MollyS866, 28 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are facing the water”
Silvianegrifirman, 21 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Theyre all the same. bathrooms have no shelves and dont try adjust the showerhead as theyre plastic and snap off the wall!”
H8405LLbrianf, 17 Dec 2014 | Read review
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