Kia Lodge

Reviews of Kia Lodge

Good(75%) From 12 travellers
Excellent
3
Good
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Average
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Poor
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Below are independent comments from 12 of our travellers who have visited Kia Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Miss P & Mr L from Surrey
Arrived on: 15-Oct-2018 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Poor
Poor
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Poor
Poor
Service:
Poor
Poor

Stop off between flights

Poor quality

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Dr P from Altrincham
Arrived on: 12-Oct-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Ideal pit stop pre flight

We spent three hours here prior to flying. The airport terminal was undergoing building work and proved to be humid and pretty torrid when we got there so having booked this proved to be a good choice.

Nice little pool, shop with a few nick nacks and bar with a reasonable snack menu. We got on what was going to be quite along trip pretty fresh, and certainly in better shape than we might otherwise.

Certainly a good idea if your wait at Kili airport is going to be protracted. Good spot Olivia. Thanks

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Ms P from London
Arrived on: 29-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Average
Average

Convenient

With a 4am departure, Kia Lodge, just a five-minute drive to Kili airport and providing free transfers, is the most convenient place to stay.

Rooms were simple and clean, and staff extremely friendly (we especially appreciated the help with our bags in the middle of the night). Food was not the highlight of our stay, but there was some decent wine on offer at very reasonable prices.

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Mr S from Burke
Arrived on: 26-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Average
Average
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good

More than an airport hotel

The primary clientele of Kia Lodge consists of travellers arriving late or waiting for their flight. Which is a pity, because the lodge is set in great surroundings. The grounds are landscaped with a variety of exotic plants.

The rooms have good facilities with hot showers - grealy appreciated after a week out on safari.

Staff is friendly and efficient.

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Dr C from Newmarket
Arrived on: 27-Jan-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Average
Average

Kia Lodge review

While this is a good place to sleep and start your trip from, the grounds and furnishings could use a bit of a refresh.

However being greeted by this enthusiastic staff will keep me coming back to Kia Lodge when I need a day lodge or an overnight stay.

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Mrs A from Haslemere
Arrived on: 22-Dec-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Convenient for airport

Having noted on our itinerary that this was the "only hotel near the airport" I had sensed that it might not be up to the grade of other accommodation that we would be visiting.

We had adjoining rooms which was great but on arrival there was an immediate problem with a considerable number of large ants entering the room from the base of the toilet. There was an insect spray which we used around the base of the toilet and thankfully this seemed to stop any more entering. The mosquito nets which attached the the adjoining doors were difficult to work with.

We had the added concern that 3 of our 5 bags didn't arrive at Kilimanjaro which meant that our short stay at Kia Lodge was over shadowed by the worries of dealing with that problem.

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Mr & Mrs I from Dorset
Arrived on: 21-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Good
Good

Comfortable overnight stay

We stayed at Kia Lodge for one night following our flights from the UK. The Lodge is conveniently located a few minutes drive from Kilimanjaro airport.

The accommodation is in individual huts spread throughout the gardens. The rooms were clean and tidy with a comfortable bed and we had a good nights sleep. There was plenty of hot water for the shower although the water pressure could have been better.

We sat outside the restaurant for a very good breakfast the following morning watched by several Superb Starlings. There was a good selection of food available.

The service throughout our short stay was excellent.

There is a swimming pool and a bar at the lodge but we did not have the time to sample these facilities.

Would recommend for an overnight stopover.

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Mrs D x 3 from Newport
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good

Kia Lodge review

We only had a quick drink at the bar on arrival and breakfast prior to departure.

Fantastic location and friendly staff linens in room were a bit worn

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Ms R & Ms R from London
Arrived on: 27-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Good
Good

Good Location and facilities

They were most obliging. Packed breakfast to take with us and reliable service to and from the airport.

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Mr & Mrs H from London
Arrived on: 14-Jul-2016 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Average
Average
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Average
Average
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
Average
Average

Stayed as a necessity

Perfectly fine for a few hours before our early morning flight home

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