Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Reviews of Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Good(88%) From 93 travellers
Excellent
44
Good
42
Average
7
Poor
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Terrible
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Below are independent comments from 93 of our travellers who have visited Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
BJ from Minnesota
Arrived on: 15-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Good
Good

Perfect location near town and great rooms.

Perfect location near town and great rooms.

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Mrs from Weybridge
Arrived on: 13-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Great basis for the trekking

It was good to go back to the hotel full of dust and have the shoes taken care of.

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Dr Tony L from USA
Arrived on: 5-Aug-2018 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
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Facilities:
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Gorillas!

The numerous staff were always very polite and attentive.

It gets cool at night: 50 degrees F. Get extra wood for your fire. The hot water bottle helps!

Take off a couple of layers before you set out on your trek: it gets warm soon.

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H family from Seven Oaks
Arrived on: 25-Jul-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Average

Functional and comfortable stay

Perfectly acceptable lodge but a little anonymous and tired looking.

The activities more than made up for the lack of a "lodge experience".

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Mr J & Ms M from Tasmania
Arrived on: 19-Jun-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Good
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Service:
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Food:
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Mountain Gorilla View Lodge review

Very good.

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Ms M from London
Arrived on: 25-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Great location and room

The rooms were huge and had a fire , which we had lit before dinner. Able to dry clothes beside it and enjoy the warmth.
Hotel also cleaned and dried our shoes after trekking, this was very appreciated as we were very muddy.
The foot massage offered at end of hike was also excellent.
Good food and excellent service.
Lovely gardens as well.

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Mr & Mrs H from Cambridge
Arrived on: 22-Jan-2018 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
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Lovely lodge with a great view

The lodge was spacious and clean, with a welcoming fire which was lit afternoon and evening to take the chill off the room.

The gardens were tidy with feeders, plants and flowers to attract the birds.

The free boot clean and foot and leg massage were very welcoming after a muddy hike!

Good choice of food on offer at meal times.

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Mr R from Los Altos Hills
Arrived on: 28-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Activities:
Excellent
Excellent
Facilities:
Average
Average

2nd stay at MGVL

Great location. Friendly staff.

Would stay there again.

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Ms M & Mr S from USA
Arrived on: 20-Dec-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
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Facilities:
Excellent
Excellent

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge review

The service was terrific. They anticipated our needs before we even knew we had them: they lit a fire in our fireplace every night, and provided us hot water bottles to keep us warm through the cool evenings. They washed our boots when we came back from Gorilla trekking completely soaked and covered in mud. They also got up very early on our last day -- 4:30am -- to cook us a hot breakfast before we left. I was quite impressed with the level of service.

The room itself was comfortable and large, with a nice view. It felt very private even though there were other bungalows nearby. It was a little bit of a long walk to the lodge, and when we wanted to ask for more firewood, we had to walk all the way back to the lodge since there is no way of calling the front desk.

We had a very pleasant time. The food was good -- buffet style.

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Mr B from Hertfordshire
Arrived on: 6-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 4 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge review

This lodge is situated within a reasonable distance (by vehicle) to the trekking centre. It's difficult to decide whether the somewhat old fashioned interior design is part if it's rustic charm or whether it's just well past its sell by date and in need of upgrading - probably the latter.

Large bed/lounge area with open fire which was lit for us by one of the staff. There was an electric kettle of sorts; not a type seen before - a small jug which only just warmed the water. The shower/wash room, which was huge, left quite a lot to be desired; the shower head was mounted close to the corner of two walls and as a result you could not adequately cover yourself with water. The shower area floor should have anti-slip paint applied or mats to prevent possibly slipping. The wash basin had no plug.

The choice and quality of the food was just about average. Have not previously had the pleasure of eating cold toast - not to be recommended.

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