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The Retreat at Ngorongoro

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Deluxe Double or Twin Room, 1 Bedroom, Mountain View | 1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters
Deluxe Cottage, 1 King Bed, Mountain View | 1 bedroom, Egyptian cotton sheets, premium bedding, down comforters

Overview of The Retreat at Ngorongoro

The Retreat at Ngorongoro

4.0 star property
Mountain hotel in Karatu with outdoor pool and restaurant

9,4/10 Exceptional

3 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
Tloma Area, Karatu

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In a national park

Getting around

  • Lake Manyara (LKY) - 34 min drive
  • Arusha (ARK) - 131 min drive


  • Doffa Annex - 4 min walk
  • Rohtian Gates - 4 min walk
  • Paradise Garden - 5 min walk
  • Internet Café - 6 min walk
  • Manyara Garden - 9 min walk

About this property

The Retreat at Ngorongoro

The Retreat at Ngorongoro is a great choice for a stay in Karatu. Guests indulge in Thai massages, then grab a bite to eat at the restaurant. Other highlights at this upscale hotel include an outdoor pool, a poolside bar, and a fitness center.


English, Swahili

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 27 rooms


  • Check-in time from 11 AM - 1 AM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Free offsite parking nearby

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Traveling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Playground
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Ecotours
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Safari nearby

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference center


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • Built in 2016
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness center
  • An outdoor pool
  • Spa services


  • Wheelchair accessible


  • English
  • Swahili

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers

Sleep well

  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Day bed
  • Rollaway/extra bed (surcharge)

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Furnished balcony
  • Fireplace
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • In-room dining only


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include Thai massages and massages.


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 4 percent

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for an additional charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

Retreat Ngorongoro Karatu
The Retreat at Ngorongoro Hotel
The Retreat at Ngorongoro Karatu
The Retreat at Ngorongoro Hotel Karatu

Frequently asked questions

Does The Retreat at Ngorongoro offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Retreat at Ngorongoro does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
As of 06 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Retreat at Ngorongoro on 18 February 2023 start from R9 084, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
You can check in from 11 AM - 1 AM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
What is there to do at The Retreat at Ngorongoro and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities like hiking and mountain biking. Additional recreation onsite includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a fitness center and spa services. The Retreat at Ngorongoro also has a picnic area and a garden, as well as access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near The Retreat at Ngorongoro?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers international cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Doffa Annex (4-min walk), Rohtian Gates (4-min walk), and Paradise Garden (5-min walk).
Does The Retreat at Ngorongoro have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony.
What's the area around The Retreat at Ngorongoro like?
The Retreat at Ngorongoro is located a short 6-minute walk from Karatu Playground.







Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities


10/10 Exceptional

Dont even look at something else - just book it
The staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome. The buffet style breakfast and dinner was excellent. They sent us off with a packed lunch so we can maximise our time in the National Park we visited. The accommodation was top class and well worth the money.
Riaan, 2-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

2-night trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful property, super staff, clean bungalows and well maintained. We were very well looked after. Would definitely stay here again.
Glenn, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review