The hotel is situated on the slopes of Kilimanjaro in twelve acres of mature, well laid out gardens. It has a fine variety of exotic trees and flowering shrubs. From the gardens there are magnificent views to be had of Kilimanjaro, with its larger peaks of ice-capped Kibo and rocky Mawenzi. The oldest peak on the mountain, Shira, is much smaller and heavily eroded. The hotel takes its name from the surrounding area. “Marangu” means “full of water” in the local Chagga language. The lush green surroundings demonstrate the truth of this.
NUMBER OF ROOMS & DESCRIPTION:
Guest accommodation is provided in cottages around the grounds. The cottages are of varied style, and each has its own character. Several cottages have integral central sitting rooms, which are popular with small groups travelling together. All rooms have private bathrooms with bath or shower.
RESTAURANTS & BAR:
The hotel is renowned for its well-prepared menu, using vegetables from its own gardens and home baked bread. A range of wines is always available.
OTHER FACILITIES & SERVICES:
Swimming pool and croquet lawn, walks to banana and coffee farms and to the Kinukamori and Ndoro waterfalls, walking to the colorful local market.