Fantastic A review of andBeyond Ngorongoro Crater Lodge
I am staggered to see one reviewer actually gave a mixed review about this place - we stayed there for 6 days and it was near faultless. Not bad for a property in the middle of nowhere. We stayed (for our honeymoon) in the rooms further down the hill (away from main properties where reception is). It has it's own restaurant/bar and balcony. The balcony, the bath in our room, the small balcony and even the toilet in our room share one amazing view. The one negative reviwer below somehow complained about the view (i.e. not being able to see animals from the hotel), but that is not the point. The whole crater is the point of this place (and you can actually see animals anyway). The trip down to the crater in the hotel 4WD is fantastic and the viewing in the crater is great - much better than in the nearby Serengeti because the animals are hear all year. We saw all the usual animals plus some rare cats (Cervil) that made our guide ("Godbless") quite excited. The food was excellent (although short on choice - they do change menu every night), and they had ALL the luxuries you can expect in a place this remote. The service was outstanding and I would love to go back.