Octagon Lodge
Octagon Lodge
Octagon Lodge
Octagon Lodge
Octagon Lodge
Octagon Lodge
Octagon Lodge

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8.4

Excellent

46 reviews

46 reviews

Food & Dining1
Housekeeping1
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8.5

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Lake Manyara Airport 16.8 km
Arusha Airport 106.2 km
Seronera Airport 135.9 km
Kilimanjaro International Airport 155.3 km
Amboseli Airport 191.8 km
Keekorok Airstrip 200.4 km
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Octagon Lodge

Karatu, Karatu, Tanzania - See map

Get your trip off to a great start with a stay at this property, which offers car park free of charge. Conveniently situated in the Karatu part of Karatu, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Restaurant, indoor pool and outdoor pool are among the special facilities that will enhance your stay with on-site convenience.

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Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Free airport transfer

Daily housekeeping

Balcony/terrace

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Airport transfer

Bicycle rental

Car park

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [indoor]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Check-in/out [express]

Cheaper than 90% of all properties in Karatu in the last 24 hoursCompared to 10 Karatu properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money9.0
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating8.5

Rooms available at Octagon Lodge

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

10

Chalet
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Twin Cottage
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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King Cottage
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Standard Double Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 2 single beds
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Twin King Size Bed
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Cottage Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
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Twin/Double Room
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    House King Size Bed
    ...
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      House
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        Cottage 2 Beds
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          Frequently asked questions

          What time is check-in and check-out at Octagon Lodge?

          Check-in is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:30 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The front desk is always open, day or night.

          How do I get to Octagon Lodge?

          Octagon Lodge is easy to access from the airport. In fact, you can even book your airport transfer in advance for greater peace of mind -- it's free! Just use the "Let us know what you need" section of the booking page to let the tent know you want a complimentary ride, and they will contact you via the Agoda messaging service. A stay at Octagon Lodge also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the tent. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Octagon Lodge has a car park available for guests. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Karatu with private transportation, the tent can arrange car rental for you.

          Is breakfast offered at Octagon Lodge?

          Start your mornings right, with the continental and buffet breakfast options offered at Octagon Lodge.

          What are my dining options at Octagon Lodge?

          Octagon Lodge features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

          What is the smoking policy at Octagon Lodge?

          Octagon Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

          What restaurants are nearby Octagon Lodge?

          Restaurants including Happy Days are popular in Octagon Lodge’s neighborhood which is known as Karatu.

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          What people love about Octagon Lodge

          • 10

            Exceptional
            Staff 

            "The meals were delicious and the staff were outstanding in their service."

            Diana

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            November 28, 2018

          • 10

            Exceptional

            "The bar has a nice indoor/outdoor atmosphere with lots of cozy tables to enjoy a drink."

            Diana

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            November 28, 2018

          • 10

            Exceptional

            "We had a wonderful stay at the Octogon Lodge."

            Diana

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            November 28, 2018

          Overall rating:

          8.4

          Excellent
          46 reviews
          Cleanliness
          9.3
          Facilities
          8.9
          Location
          8.5
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          More about Octagon Lodge

          More about Octagon Lodge

          Octagon Lodge

          Octagon Lodge provides a range services and amenities to help make your stay more comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. If you need a ride from or to the airport, the tent can arrange it before your check-in date. Exploring Karatu is made even more convenient with the car hire and shuttle services available at the tent.
          If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the tent's free parking, right on-site. Front desk services including safety deposit boxes can assist with your needs. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? At the tent, your favorite travel outfits will be kept clean and available with laundry service provided on-site.
          For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the tent to allow cleaner air for all guests. Smoking is limited to designated areas only, for the health and well-being of all guests and staff.
          Feel right at home during your stay at Octagon Lodge. Some rooms at Octagon Lodge are equipped with linen service for your convenience. Some rooms at Octagon Lodge include special design features like a balcony or terrace.


          Dining and things to do

          Nothing starts a morning better than a delicious breakfast, which you can always enjoy in-house at Octagon Lodge. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the tent. A night in at the tent's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions. Guests who prefer to make their own meals will love the in-house BBQ facilities available here.
          Never let a day go wasted when you're at Octagon Lodge with all the activities and facilities provided. Don't forget to explore the tent's easily accessible beach. Start your vacation off right with a dip in the pool.


          Reasons to stay here

          Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 92% of the city's accommodation.
          This tent beats 92% of accommodations in the city on value for money.
          Guests who stayed here rated the facilities above 92% of other accommodations in the city.

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          Amenities and facilities
          Excellent
          Facilities

          8.9

          Most talked about facilities

          Food & Dining

          2 mentions

          Housekeeping

          1 mention

          Languages spoken

          • English

          Outdoor

          • Bicycles

          Accessibility

          • Wheelchair accessible

          Internet access

          • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
          • Internet services
          • Wi-Fi in public areas

          Things to do, ways to relax

          • Dart board
          • Garden
          • Hiking
          • Swimming pool [indoor]
          • Swimming pool [outdoor]
          • Ticket services
          • Tours

          Cleanliness and safety

          • Anti-viral cleaning products
          • Body thermometer
          • Breakfast takeaway service
          • Daily disinfection in all rooms
          • Daily disinfection in common areas
          • First aid kit
          • Free face masks
          • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
          • Hand sanitizer
          • Hot water linen and laundry washing
          • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
          • Professional-grade sanitizing services
          • Rooms sanitized between stays
          • Safe dining setup
          • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
          • Staff trained in safety protocol
          • Temperature check for guests and staff

          Dining, drinking, and snacking

          • Alternative meal arrangement
          • Bar
          • BBQ facilities
          • Restaurants
          • Room service

          Services and conveniences

          • Currency exchange
          • Daily housekeeping
          • Elevator
          • Facilities for disabled guests
          • Invoice provided
          • Laundry service
          • Meeting/banquet facilities
          • Safety deposit boxes
          • Smoke-free property
          • Smoking area
          • Terrace

          For the kids

          • Family room
          • Kids meal

          Access

          • Check-in/out [express]
          • Fire extinguisher
          • Front desk [24-hour]
          • Non-smoking rooms
          • Pets allowed

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer
          • Car park [free of charge]
          • Rental car
          • Shuttle service

          Sports equipment rental

          • Bicycle rental

          Available in all rooms

          • Balcony/terrace
          • Free bottled water
          • Linens
          • Mosquito net
          • Shower
          Food and dining
          Breakfast options
          • Continental
          Location
          Karatu, off B144 Main Road, Karatu, Karatu, Tanzania
          Excellent
          Location

          8.5

          Property policies
          Children and extra beds

          Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

          All children are welcome.

          Infant 0-1 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          Baby cot/crib available upon request
          Children 2-3 year(s)
          Stay for free if using existing bedding.
          If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
          Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
          Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
          Others
          • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
          Some helpful facts

          Check-in/Check-out

          • Check-in from12:00
          • Check-out until10:30
          • Reception open until22:00

          Getting around

          • Airport transfer fee0 TZS
          • Distance from city center0.5 km
          • Travel time to airport (minutes)120

          The property

          • Number of bars/lounges1
          • Number of restaurants1
          • Number of rooms 21

          Parking

          • Daily parking fee0 USD

          Reviews of Octagon Lodge from real guests

          Provided by verified guests of Agoda
          9.0
          /
          10
          Exceptional
          Cleanliness9.3
          Facilities8.9
          Location8.5
          Room comfort and quality10.0
          Service9.3
          Value for money9.0
          High score for Karatu
          Rating
          9+ Exceptional (5)
          8-9 Excellent (1)
          7-8 Very Good (0)
          6-7 Good (0)
          <6 Below Expectation (0)
          Time of the year
          Mar - May (1)
          Jun - Aug (2)
          Sep - Nov (3)
          Dec - Feb (0)
          All guests (8)
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          Showing 6 verified guest comments
          10.0
          Exceptional
          Diana from United States
          Couple
          King Cottage
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2018

          Octogon Lodge”

          We had a wonderful stay at the Octogon Lodge. The gardens are well kept and very peaceful to walk through. The bar has a nice indoor/outdoor atmosphere with lots of cozy tables to enjoy a drink. The meals were delicious and the staff were outstanding in their service. My only complaint was that I accidentally left something in my room when we departed and when I emailed the lodge two days later, nobody ever responded to my inquiry.

          Reviewed November 28, 2018

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          10.0
          Exceptional
          Jeff from United States
          Couple
          Stayed 1 night in July 2017

          Wonderful Lodge and Staff”

          We ended up camping at Octagon Lodge and it was really a perfect home base before we set off to the Serengeti. The staff went above and beyond to make sure our stay was comfortable and that we had everything we needed. The grounds were beautiful and the food was delicious. We would definitely come stay here again.

          Reviewed August 09, 2017

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          8.8
          Excellent
          Taj from United States
          Group
          King Cottage
          Stayed 2 nights in June 2016

          Great option if in Karatu”

          Spectacular service, exceptionally good and organic food. Location is isolated and room is cold at night. Hot water in shower is spotty.

          Reviewed July 21, 2016

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          9.7
          Exceptional
          adele from Canada
          Solo traveler
          King Cottage
          Stayed 4 nights in March 2015

          Comfortable and Relaxing”

          The staff, the restaurant and the bar area

          Very nice stay. The photo they use does not do it justice The cabin we stayed in was comfortable, clean and roomy. We had a fireplace, a net around the bed and a separate shower and toilet. The food was nice and the Bar area looked exotic and was relaxing. All the staff were helpful and it was the best price for that area. Not a long drive to the crater. An ATM was not far, about a five minute drive.

          Reviewed March 22, 2015

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          philippe from France
          Couple
          King Cottage
          Stayed 2 nights in September 2019

          Lodge très agréable”

          Lodge charmant et confortable parfaitement placé pour visiter le Ngorongoro et le lac Manyara. Beau jardin avec piscine. Personnel prévenant et très bonne restauration. Une bonne adresse à un prix très abordable.

          Reviewed September 07, 2019

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          9.6
          Exceptional
          Thor from Sweden
          Couple
          King Cottage
          Stayed 2 nights in November 2016

          Bra bas för nationalparksturer”

          Fantastisk personal!

          Reviewed November 20, 2016

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