Plantation Lodge

Reviews of Plantation Lodge

Excellent(91%) From 29 travellers
Excellent
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Good
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Average
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Below are independent comments from 29 of our travellers who have visited Plantation Lodge, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
AB from Essex
Arrived on: 20-Jan-2014 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
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Poor
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Average
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Service:
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Plantation Lodge review

When we arrived there was no-one to greet us and as the carport was some way from the reception we had to wait with our bags until some-one came. At reception, they claimed to have no knowledge of the food allergies which were supposed to have accompanied the booking. We went through them and unfortunately the details were not conveyed to the kitchen which then led to problems at dinner which they were not able to rectify and continued with the packed breakfasts. They managed to sort it by the second evening.

The accommodation was great - very spacious and comfortable but the little things were overlooked like no normal tea bags and bath soap/lotion containers virtually empty.

The person appointed to look after us was very helpful by contrast to the people at reception who were nonchalant.

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Expert Africa comments

We are sorry that these travellers did not enjoy Plantation Lodge. The lodge apologised that their needs were not attended to and the standards not the norm for what is usually a popular place for our travellers to stay. The kitchen tell us that they did have their dietary requirements, but it seems they were still not able to accommodate them successfully.

The T-R family from London
Arrived on: 27-Dec-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Plantation Lodge review

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this delightful lodge, with excellent service and food.

Wonderful guide who made sure we saw lots of game , sometimes it became rather uncomfortable in the 4x4 without any shield from the hot sun.

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Mr and Mrs M from Lewes
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2013 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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Facilities:
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Plantation Lodge review

Very polite & helpful staff

Very attractive d├ęcor most particularly in the bar area

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Dr. W from West Glamorgan
Arrived on: 8-Sep-2013 Stayed for: 1 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
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Food:
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Activities:
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Plantation Lodge review

great as a place to unwind

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Mr & Mrs C from New York
Arrived on: 10-Jul-2013 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Average
Average
Food:
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Facilities:
Good
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Super location for Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro

This lodge was a great start for us as it was perfectly located between Lake Manyara & Ngorongoro Crater so we didn't need to change accommodation between the game drives, and the trip to each game drive was not long at all.

It was lovely to see the villages, and stop at a few shops along the way. Unfortunately our room did not have electricity for the first 2 nights, so we were then upgraded to a suite for our last night which was beautiful - We wish the situation was resolved after the first night though as trying to get ready in the dark at 6am is not fun at all!

Food at this lodge was always excellent, and the service was good even though the staff were not as friendly as other places we stayed at in Tanzania.

The pool area appeared to be lovely, however during our stay, there was a family of 8 which took up all of the sunbeds every day, so we were unable to relax by the pool during our stay. Other reviewers warned us to check our bill properly before leaving, and we're glad we did as we were charged for a bottle of wine that we did not have!

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Family T from London
Arrived on: 26-Dec-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Good
Good
Facilities:
Excellent
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Luxury at Plantation Lodge.

Very luxurious. Beautiful setting. For us, it lacked the personal touch. The manager who received us was very keen to show us the tip box but failed to tell us that there was a swimming pool !

We were given a very warm and personal welcome at all other lodges except this one. But we enjoyed our stay.

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Mr & Mrs R - Aberdeen
Arrived on: 19-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 3 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
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Food:
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A cool restful haven at Plantation Lodge

We enjoyed our stay from the warm welcome to our departure.
Friendly staff, pleasant. bar and great food
Comfortable accommodation in a beautiful garden setting. We enjoyed our garden tour with the head gardener.

We had a knowledgeable guide, Festo, from Nomad tours who ensured we got the best out of our trips to Lake Manyara and the Ngorororo crater. we enjoyed both trips and were glad we got to both locations early.
Not as many birds as expected at Lake Manyara. Good game viewing at the crater with a good bonnet breakfast

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Mr & Mrs C - honeymooners, London
Arrived on: 18-Sep-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Good
Good
Location:
Excellent
Excellent
Rooms:
Good
Good
Service:
Good
Good
Food:
Average
Average
Activities:
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Facilities:
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Plantation Lodge review

Plantation was lodge was beautiful and it was good to have a short "tent break" in between safaris!

The food wasn't quite as good as it might be - given the facilities they had available it wasn't any better than the safari camps which had to use makeshift ktichens (although to be fair, they did do brilliantly)

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Mr O and Ms A from Madrid
Arrived on: 6-Jun-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Excellent
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Rooms:
Excellent
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Service:
Good
Good
Food:
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Facilities:
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Beautiful place

We missed one night because of a delay in our flight, but we were promoted to the suite.

Excellent location for visiting Ngorongoro and Lake Manyara.

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Mr G & Ms T - Oxfordshire
Arrived on: 10-Feb-2012 Stayed for: 2 nights
Overall:
Excellent
Excellent
Location:
Good
Good
Rooms:
Excellent
Excellent
Service:
Excellent
Excellent
Food:
Average
Average
Facilities:
Good
Good

Plantation Lodge review

So helpful staff led by Renata! Moshi and Zubeda welcoming from start. Wonderful suite upgrade and flexible in allowing us to stay an extra night even though lodge full. Sorry to leave.

Food rather bland for our tastes.

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