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Oernhoej, Denmark
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Thanks for our days at Octagon Lodge. Very nice food at the restaurant and drinks at the bar. The rooms are in good condition with great toilet, bath and beds. My best recommendations - so 5 stars for the lodge and for the staff - great and happy people.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 2 March 2017

The garden of this lodge is amazing and you can relax perfectly. The room was with locally made inventory and well equiped. The style is fitting to the lodge and makes a perfect ambience. The staff of the lodge are very friendly and helpful. The food is great and we had to tell the staff "Please less food - it's...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 10 February 2017

I stayed at Octagon lodge on January 7, 2017 before going to Ngorongoro Crater conservation area. I am very impressed with the way the staff took care of my vegetarian diet requirements. The compound was very neat and it has all facilities required for a comfortable stay. I strongly recommend this place to anyone going to Safari in Ngorongoro Conservation...

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Octagon L, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

Much thanks for your honest review. Our mission is to ensure that our guests get what we promise, and if achievable then it leaves them with good memories which is equally our pride. Our experienced staff, our lovely gardens and swimming pool blend it all. Thank you very much and we wish you good health always. Regards, Patrick Silas, Lodge...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 8 February 2017

A little oasis in the bustle of the town, we had an excellent night at the Octagon during a three night safari. Friendly and attentive service, excellent rooms, lovely gardens; we would have been happy to stay longer.

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Octagon L, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for sparing your good time to post a review on your experience regarding your stay with us. We are much humbled that you really enjoyed your stay, you loved our gardens which truly forms part of additional experience to all our guests. We thank you and wish to host you anytime. Regards, Patrick Silas, Lodge Manager

Reviewed 6 January 2017

The lodge is located gust outside the gates to the park. Perfect ambience and incredible food. Rooms are secluded and well equiped. All staff is super helpful and can arrange transportation and safari to the crater

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Octagon L, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and on behalf of the rest of the staff, we all salute you. Regards, Patrick Silas, Lodge Manager.

Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

Top hotel to be for family / friends / adventure / transit to ngorongoro crater / transit to manyara national park / transit to serengeti national park / transit to tarangire national park. Very Peaceful and bliss with a calm warm welcome. 5 star dinner and very well trained staffs with their professionalism on their duty stations / work.

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Octagon L, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your honest review. Truly our competitive advantage is our location which is very ideal and convenient for all the parks as mentioned. Coupled with our experienced staff to complement your real experience, we guarantee to meet your needs and wants to make your safari and stay a memorable one. We thank you for your review. Regards, Patrick...

Bengaluru, India
Reviewed 8 November 2016

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...

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Octagon L, General Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Its great to hear that our location, meals and service met your expectations and went into a long way to enhance your memorable experience. With cold water shower,this is a phenomenal problem with power supply which at times when it is in low voltage it fails the instant hot water system. Early next year we...

London, England, United Kingdom
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...

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Octagon L, General Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

We thank you for your honest review regarding experience during your stay with us. We are really humbled that you received the best and you had a memorable safari. On behalf of the entire staff we wish you a prosperous and healthy 2017. Looking forward to host you once again when in Tanzania. Regards, Patrick Silas, Lodge Manager, Octagon Lodge.

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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Octagon L, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are delighted with your commendations and promise you that our mission is to offer our best to exceed your expectations. We salute you and wish you a happy 2017. Regards, Patrick Silas, Lodge Manager, Octagon Lodge.

Reviewed 13 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...

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Octagon L, Manager at Octagon Lodge, responded to this review

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 you we have changed all our mattresses to hotel quality standards. We thank you for...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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: $71 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Octagon Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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“Take room 13 or 14. They are huge and close to the pool, bar and restaurant.”
R56-12, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“All cottages are similar.”
daviderR6243FX, 12 Sep 2016 | Read review
“They all look similar”
pietrod118, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room nos.13,14 & 15”
791sudipm, 7 Jul 2015 | Read review
“If you want a big bed, you should specify that, otherwise you get the spinster sister room.”
marceyg2015, 29 Jan 2015 | Read review
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