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Bengaluru, India
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location - not close to the town and not very far from the park gates. So that way, well placed. Food - good. The resort provided different options almost every meal which is excellent, considering that there is little to no choice in the town. Staff - friendly and nice. Service - good. Rooms and maintenance - average. We had... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stayed here for one night whilst on safari and from the moment we arrived we had a fabulous experience. The staff are really friendly and helpful and the gardens are just beautiful. We were both really impressed with our lodge, which was spacious and spotlessly clean, and further delighted with the quality of the meal we received at the... More 

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Thank Charlie M
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

It is the fantastic place to either start your tour to The Northern Tanzania National Parks or to end your Tour! Well designed! Big rooms! Nice Bar! Great restaurant! Quite and friendly staff!!! 👏🏿👏🏿👏🏿

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Thank Justaz M
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our 5 day stay at Octagon Lodge was one of the highlights of our vacation in Tanzania. The location was near the city of Karatu, easy walking distance, the staff was very helpful and pleasant, the cottages were nicely laid out and the food was excellent. The only 2 minor issues that prevented a 5 star rating was no heating... More 

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Thank Davide R
Denver, Colorado
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

This lodge has beautiful grounds and well appointed rooms. Bar and restaurant are great places to rest and enjoy good food and drinks after a day of safari. Has a pool but we did not use during our stay. Hot showers and netted beds. Staff was very friendly and helpful, even giving me some ginger lemon honey tea to help... More 

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Thank OneCarryOn
Tel Aviv, Israel
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2016

The place is just beautiful, surrounded by trees. The room was well equipped, comfortable, clean and pretty. The staff was great, attentive and always with a smile, which made us feel super welcome. Food was great (both dinner and breakfast). Truly a great place, very recommended!

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Hythe, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Spent two very nice nights here. Great comfy beds, nice rooms & friendly helpful staff. Food excellent & they catered for my Coeliac/ Gluten free wife wife very well indeed. Very close to Ngorongoro crater too. Overall, a very good lodge & Ismael is a star too! Would certainly stay there again

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Thank ColinF01
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights between safaris. The staff was very attentive (when asked, they came with warm water bottles and coffee on chill nights), friendly and helpful. The room was nice and clean. If there were any problems, they solved it effectively. The food was very good - always with various dishes - 4 courses every evening. We can definitely recommend... More 

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Thank Line K
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Nice place, very kind staff, good food. An excellent stay together with my family. Octagon Lodge welcomes you with warm facecloths and cold juice - exactly what you need after a long trip. Nice surroundings close to Tarangire National Park, Nogorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara.

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Thank Peder S
St.Andrews
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6 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2016

Stayed here twice during our trip. Had the same large family room in one of the small bungalows set round the property, it was quiet both times with few other people. Three course dinner served and plenty of breakfast offered. The staff were really polite and helpful, would definitely recommend.

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We thank you for sharing your real experience during your stay with us. We always assure you of our best hospitality services. We wish you all the best in your life. Asante Sana. Patrick Silas Lodge Mager More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Situated between the breathtaking Ngorongoro Crater and majestic Lake Manyara. Octagon Lodge is a perfect base for safari travellers on holidays in Northern Tanzania. Day trips may be arranged to Ngorongoro Crater and Lake Manyara. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Octagon Lodge

Address: Karatu, Tanzania, Karatu, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Karatu
Price Range: $191 - $289 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Octagon Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“All cottages are similar.”
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“They all look similar”
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“Room nos.13,14 & 15”
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“If you want a big bed, you should specify that, otherwise you get the spinster sister room.”
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“If traveling with a family try asking for cabins close together.”
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