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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Kia Lodge is literally 3 minutes from Kilimanjaro airport and that is most welcome when you've been travelling for 30 hours. You are not aware of the closeness of the airport once you are there. It is quiet. It is 3 star insofar as it's a little 'tired' and could do with some upkeep but it's clean and welcoming, has...

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Debbie, Thank you for staying with us at KIA and posting this review. We are delighted you have enjoyed both occasions. As you mention, even though we are located less than a 5-minute drive away from the airport terminal, it is very peaceful and feels more like a bush lodge than an airport hotel. The hilltop swimming pool, the...

Paris, France
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

Perfect when arriving or departing Kili airport. Functional cottages and nice breakfast in the open with colorful birds. Recommended for a one night stay before your Safari. If the weather is nice you can allegedly see Mount Kilimanjaro (not in our case).

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your visit and for posting this review. Over 100 bird species have been identified within the grounds at KIA, many of which can be easily spotted during breakfast on our terrace. Mount Kilimanjaro can be seen from different points in the lodge, when weather allows, it is not a publicity stunt. We hope next time...

Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

We have been here for one night. Two linked rooms in one cottage. Two separated entries. Nice first venue to settle down in Tanzania after our flight. Airco OK. Good musquito protection for windows. Little outdated but for African standards absolutely OK. Staff friendly, not outstanding. Breakfast buffet good level. Nice swimmingpool with Kilimanjaro view, although not extremely clean.

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Hans, Asante sana for your visit and your comments. As you mentioned, KIA offers interconnecting rooms, ideal for families with small children. These, preferably, should be booked in advanced. All rooms are fitted with French-style double windows, one fitted with glass, and another with mosquito-mesh, which is very convenient. Complimentary wifi is newly available in the guest cottages and...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 8 August 2016

The rooms are a bit dated, the showers and beds could be better, we found a few bugs and things like that. The grounds are nice, great views of kilimanjaro, a nice pool and bar, and an outdoor fireplace at the restaurant. The staff was very nice as well. The restaurant was a bit expensive for average food. Overall the...

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Lindsay, Thank you for staying at KIA and posting this feedback. We do our best to offer our guests clean and comfortable rooms, friendly and accommodating service, all only a 5-minute drive from the international airport, for which we also provide complimentary shuttle service 24/7. Breakfast in included, and main courses for both lunch and dinner cost 10 USD,...

Arusha
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Excellent and pristine surroundings. Staff were very friendly and helpful including the reception. It is really a home away from home feeling that you get surrounded by the savannah and beautiful Kilimanjaro!

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Sameer, Thank you for staying with us again at KIA, and for posting your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit. Our staff is our greatest asset, all eager to offer friendly, welcoming hospitality. Only 5 minutes away from the airport, still, our lodge is designed with plenty of open spaces, gardens hosting a wide variety of...

Texas
Reviewed 31 July 2016

The only reason to stay in this property is because of its close proximity to the airport and if you have to catch an early morning flight out. It is a 3 star property (barely) and has a nice rustic feel to it. The choices for dinner and breakfast are rather limited but adequate. The air conditioner in our room...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Very convenient location which allows for a good transfer to the airport. Nice and neat rooms but nothing special. Bar staff very friendly and accommodating. Restaurant average with one menu only which was simple and could use more taste. Fit for purpose on way to the airport for early morning flights

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at KIA and posting your feedback. KIA is a 3-star property, safari lodge-style, only 3 km from the international airport, with complimentary shuttle service. Our rooms are comfortable and clean, but we do not market our property as a luxury lodge. Still, we have a hilltop swimming pool, free wifi in the...

Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Good food but small portions, ok staff, nothing incredible and rooms didn't have an incredibly clean feel. Had a snake in one of them which was directly killed but not too reassuring! The staff didn't seem to understand a lot but was kind but compared to the other places we visited on safari, it's overrated

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New York City, New York
Reviewed 21 July 2016

After a long day of flights from the US, the proximity of the KIA Lodge to the Kilimanjaro International Airport made for an extremely short drive which was quite pleasing after such a long day. We were to start a Kilimanjaro climb in about 36 hours and the comfort and convenience of KIA Lodge was much appreciated.The bungalow had comfortable...

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying at KIA with us, and posting this feedback. Only a 5-minute complimentary shuttle drive from the airport, our lodge has the charm of a safari lodge, with bungalows spread among gardens, abundant bird life, swimming pool, wi-fi, bar and restaurant. Our team of staff is attentive and friendly, and the relaxed atmosphere and peaceful...

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 17 July 2016

What a wonderful place to stay on my first visit to Tanzania. Conveniently located from the Kilimanjaro airport, it couldn't be a better start for your trip. It was quite late when my plane landed and I cleared immigration and found the driver/van waiting at the entrance to the airport. I obviously didn't approach the lodge in daylight, getting instead...

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MoivaroLodges, Guest Relations Manager at Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for staying with us at KIA and taking the time to post your feedback. Your description upon arrival, is one the unique features of our lodge. Our complimentary airport shuttle will be promptly on time, awaiting guests who have booked the transfer previous to arrival. The airport is only 3 km from our lodge, and so...

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to KIA Lodge, 'your door to Tanzania' at less than 5 minutesdrive from Kilimanjaro International Airport. The lodge is situated on a secluded hill in the heart of beautiful savannah scenery that is so typical for East Africa. Guests can admire the vast views of the African plains and of course the grand Kilimanjaro Mountain that shows her snowy top mostly in the morning and at sundown.Because of its location, the KIA Lodge is an ideal safe haven for arriving and departing Tanzania,climbing the Kilimanjaro or traveling on to the northern safari destinations. The friendly service, Zanzibar style reception, typical African decorations, and indoor and al fresco restaurant offer a warm welcome to into the Tanzanian culture. Drink a Kilimanjaro beer in the open bar, enjoy over a hundred species of birds in the savannah garden, or relax at our hilltop swimming pool with great views of Mt Kilimanjaro, Mt Meru, the Blue Mountains and the Maasai plains all around.At KIA lodge we will ensure that you are looked after in a unique friendly and peaceful environment, helping you to prepare for your safaris or climbs and cosseting you on your arrival or return home. With our beautiful gardens we can honestly boast the fact that we are not just an airport hotel but also a true lodge where you can immediately get a real taste of Africa! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport

Address: Ngalo Rd | 3 km from Kilimanjaro Airport, Arusha, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Arusha Region > Arusha
Price Range: $99 - $336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kia Lodge – Kilimanjaro Airport 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
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