Reviews of Kia Lodge
Wildlife sightings and reviews
12 independent comments and wildlife information from our travellers who have visited Kia Lodge and kindly agreed to share their thoughts. They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa
"Stop off between flights"
"Ideal pit stop pre flight"
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" See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
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." See all these reviews: 11n in Tanzania
"More than an airport hotel"
The rooms have good facilities with hot showers - grealy appreciated after a week out on safari.
Staff is friendly and efficient." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania
"Kia Lodge review"
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." See all these reviews: 9n in Tanzania
"Convenient for airport"
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." See all these reviews: 6n in Tanzania; 5n in Zanzibar
"Comfortable overnight stay"
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." See all these reviews: 13n in Tanzania
"Kia Lodge review"
Fantastic location and friendly staff linens in room were a bit worn" See all these reviews: 7n in Zanzibar; 5n in Tanzania
"Good Location and facilities"
"Stayed as a necessity"
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