- Reviews: 261
The Kindoroko: An oasis with a fantastic view
This hotel didn't promise very much from the outside. A tiny doorway squeezed between two shops, always with cab drivers and slightly undesirable characters hanging around outside. A Masai warrior guarded the doorway from his seat on an old tree stump just outside meaning you would have to squash past him with a cheery "Jambo" on the way in...he wasn't about to move for us! But at the end of the long corridor, the reception area was an al fresco wood decking affair covered with an idyllic makeshift roof filled with lush green plants in pots to give it that real jungle feel. Cast iron seats covered in comfortable cushions were scattered around with logs and rustic looking tables. The reception desk and bureau de change office were dark natural looking wooden constructions, and the signage was new and undamaged. The first thing I noticed was that this place was very clean and fairly modern, despite being so outdoorsy and rustic looking. The seats all had soft cushions in a good state of repair, and there were two restaurants and bars, one behind reception and one on the roof. The rooms were basic with mosquito nets in most rooms although these were in a bad state of repair where present. The single rooms are very small, but serve as somewhere to lay your head, and are half the price of a double. The doubles at the front of the hotel are quite large and afford excellent views of Mt Kilimanjaro (see the photo), although they can be a little noisy (note the mosque at the far end of the street in the picture.) Moshi never seems to be quiet, and even at 3am cars are revving engines and hooting horns, so perhaps bring some earplugs for a quiet life if local bustle is not wht you are looking for.
The rooftop terrace was breathtaking. We climbed the stairs to find a full and interrupted view of the mountain, more comfy chairs, a bar, restaurant and every evening, a rooftop barbeque is prepared and served for 8000 tsh per person (all you can eat) at a long table covered by a gazebo tent and romantically lit by night. I couldn't imagine anywhere better to spend my time in Moshi.
- Reviews: 261
The Impala Hotel: A bit more luxury...
On our return from the Island of Zanzibar, we decided that we would like a quieter time of it, and not needing to go back to the centre of Moshi for any reason, we booked into the Impala Hotel. This was a beautiful hotel with lush green lawns and it's own swimming pool, tables on the terrace with a restaurant which seemed to be open for food and drink at almost any time, good quality rooms with air conditioning, beautiful clean tiled bathrooms and reasonable shower. We had a very pleasant evening here before we had to get up at 4am to catch our flight home, however it was a little noisy as the location of our room was directly adjacent to the hotel bar where music was playing until quite late. Despite this, we had a good night's sleep, and it was still more peaceful than the street noise outside the Kindoroko.
The pool is lovely and the outside kitchen is an interesting feature. The hotel is also very secure as the gate is closed at night and a security guard sits by it all night long.
- Reviews: 596
The A and A Hill street Lodge: Good Accomodation in Moshi
This quaint little place has 6 rooms near the bus station in the central part of town. The management is very friendly. The rooms are immaculate, clean and spacios. It is an incredible value for little money.
self contained bathrooms
western sytle toilet
- Reviews: 1
Parkview Inn: The Best Option
This is one of the best hotels in Moshi. Located near the centre it is a great place to stay. The rooms were of very high standard and feature many amenities including air conditioning, satellite TV, phone, internet access and a spacious bathroom. My room had a great view onto Mount Kilimanjaro and there is a patio where you can just relax and read your favorite book. Their reasonable prices include breakfast which is a nice bounty of bread, cereals, eggs, fresh coffee, tea and many more treats. The staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful which made my stay at Parkview very pleasant.
They can arrange airport transfer’s to and from Kilimanjaro International Airport to avoid trouble with unreliable taxi drivers. The hotel is also very secure as there is electric fencing all around and the gate is closed at night and a security guard sits by all night long. I definitely would stay here again. We booked online through the hotel's website. (www.pvim.com)
The view of Mount Kilimanjaro from the second floor is simply breathtaking. Also, you can relax on the patio enjoying the African sun or if you’re too exhausted there is a great lounge inside the building with comfortable sofas. They have a business centre where you can send a fax or just surf the internet.
- Reviews: 33
My house at the doctors compound in Moshi, KCMC: my house for 3 months
Stayed here as I was working at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre.
Lovely accommodation, great scenery and very safe. All the guards had guns!
- Reviews: 216
Honey Badger Cultural Centre Campsite & Lodge: A stay with Mama Lucy
An amazing place to stay, right there with Mama Lucy and Mt Kilimanjaro.
They have a lawn to pick your tent and they rent rooms. The toilets are clean and the showers have hot water.
There's also a snake park, a little shop and a bar with very cheap drinks (Tsh 200 for a soft drink, Tsh 750 for a bier).
Every sundaynight there's a show. It's not touristic, they are people from the cultural center. But it's the best performance I saw in Africa so far...
* camping Tsh 4000
* banda Tsh 24 000 (2 persons)
- Reviews: 33
Keys Hotal Moshi: Tanzanias foremost safari hotel
When i arrived in Moshi I stayed for the first night in Keys Hotel before i moved into the plush doctors compound at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre.
Service is impecable, the african feel to the hotel is remarkable. Everyone is some incredibly friendly.
Tends to be a lot of Americans here who dont really have a clue about safari, or how to act in another country.
Food is brilliant and quite cheap, there is lovely bar and all kinds of alcohol. Outside there are African huts but they tend to be a little dated and not very realistic.
My room had a good view onto Mount Kilimanjaro and there were flowers and colour everywhere. Nice pool too
A lot of people say it is not as nice as some of the other hotel but i disagree. It was amazing, really settled me into my first night.
- Reviews: 1
Village-to-Village Tanzania accomodation and campi: Make a difference whilst staying...
Although not in Moshi, Village to Village Tanzania, a small NGO, offers accomodation in Uchira, a friendly small town a short DalaDala ride away from Moshi. The site is situated in a stunning location- at the top of a hill overlooking Uchira. The Pare mountains can be seen in the distance, and Mount Kilimangaro reveals itself on a clear day. The staff are friendly, the food is tasty. and if you want to do more than just stay, you are welcomed to help out with any of the the organistations projects.
Money spent goes towards the NGOs projects, so is money well spent. It has amazing views as descibed above and if you want to get to know the locals it is the place to be.
- Reviews: 1
Kindoroko Hotel: Warning Kindoroko Hotel Moshi
This is a Warning against Kindoroko Hotel in Moshi.
I stayed here for four nights in November 2009. I found out the manager and staff have a complete and complex scheme to rob you from about 25% of the cash you carry. They work together with “flycatchers” that will wait for you when you come out of the hotel. This flycatcher lures you away from the hotel for long-enough-periods for them to be able to go through your things and also keeps them informed per cell phone whether you are on your way back or still away and also keeps them informed about whether you carry your valuables on you or not.
Staff off the hotel probably hope you won't notice. They took 310 US dollars from me. Beware: Kilimanjaro Backpackers Hotel and Haria Hotel are under the same management!
Advantage: they *only* take around 25% of your cash and not the rest, nor your passport, etc.
Extra disadvantage: they ask you where you will travel next and try to hook you up with somebody at your destination and probably communicate the details of your valuables (where you keep them, etc.).
Rooftop restaurant (but with waiters making foul remarks to single women).
- Reviews: 9
Bristol Cottages: Good value in Moshi
We had a pleasant stay in Bristol Cottages. We stayed in the rooms as opposed to the cottages and found them to be nice and clean, with satelite TV, nets, fan, hot water and clean bathroom. The upper level and rooftop have great views of Kili. Benny the manager there was genuinely helpful and friendly.
- Reviews: 1
Honey Badger Lodge: The ONLY place to stay in Moshi
My friend and I heard about Honey Badger on trip advisor and because of its great reviews said we should check it out. We were not disappointed. The staff were so warm and friendly, the place so spacious and green and the service was excellent. We stayed in one of the executive ensuite rooms with our own balcony but there are many other accommodation options, camping, dorm rooms, standard rooms as well as self catered rooms. We ate in the restaurant, the food was the best we have had on our whole trip, quality african flavours. We really felt like we were visiting Tanzania. We would definitely recommend this place to everyone passing through moshi.
The gardens are unique, there is nowhere in Moshi like it. There are great views of Kilimanjaro from the garden and they had very nearly finished there swimming pool when were were there so we are already planning a trip back with our family next year. The pool area will be great, it has a bar and restaurant and will just be perfect to relax after climbing the mountain (which they also organise).
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