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    Octagon Lodge

    on B144, Karatu, Tanzania
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    21 - 25 of 76 reviews

    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...More

    Thank Davide R
    Response from Octagon L, Manager at Octagon LodgeResponded 16 December 2016

    Thank you for your review on your experience regarding your stay with us. We are delighted that you received the best of services as expected and look forward to exceed the same in your next stay as we welcome you back again. Also to inform...More

    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...More

    Thank OneCarryOn
    Response from Octagon L, Manager at Octagon LodgeResponded 16 December 2016

    Thank you for your well balanced review. Trees and flowers in our garden help to boost the freshness of our environment. The singing and dancing of birds from the trees crown then crown it all. It remains a perfect place to starting your safari and...More

    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...More

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    Response from Octagon L, Manager at Octagon LodgeResponded 16 December 2016

    We thank you for taking your time to post a review regarding your experience during your stay with us. We are delighted to hear that indeed we met your expectations. We look forward to doing more so as to exceed the same and make your...More

    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...More

    Thank ColinF01
    Response from Octagon L, Manager at Octagon LodgeResponded 16 December 2016

    Thank you for your good and honest review. We are actually 15 minutes drive to Ngorongoro Crater gate. You may also stay with us as you visit other parks which include Lake Manyara and Tarangire National Parks and enroute Serengeti Park. Octagon Lodge is a...More

    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...More

    Thank Line K
    Response from Octagon L, Manager at Octagon LodgeResponded 16 December 2016

    Thank you for taking your precious time to post a review on your experience during your stay with us. Good to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our mission is to ensure that your stay leaves you with good memorable experiences. Should we...More

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    • Free Parking
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    • Free Parking
    • Banquet Room
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    • Price range
    • US$161 - US$179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Family Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 21
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    • Tanzania >
    • Arusha Region >
    • Karatu
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    • Octagon Lodge Tanzania/Karatu
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    Room Tips
    "we were in cabin 8 , its away from the main area but we loved it !"
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    "I had a stand alone cabin, it was more quiet than my home."
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    "Suite 15 was very roomy and quite nice"
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    "Take room 13 or 14. They are huge and close to the pool, bar and restaurant."
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