Kilimanjaro Crane hotels have a central location in Moshi in a quiet street.
My room on the third floor was large, had a working tv, table, two chairs, a good bed and a big bathroom with working toilet and shower.
They even put in some tooth paste and brush for me. Everything in the room is a bit old but works fine.
The hotel staff was very friendly and calm. There is huge bar where they show English football and serve drinks and pizza.
They have a swimming pool, and I tried it. But most people would probably choose not to jump in the dirty water.
However compared with my previous hotel in Africa, I would still recommend this one.
This place is very clean and high quality compared to other hotels in Tanzania.
Okay, the toilet doesn't
always flush and the shower knobs fall off and the tub isn't very white and
there are ants sometimes and the AC is often broken, BUT it is warmly situated
with comfortable beds, spacious bathrooms, organized rooms, and pretty
glow-in-the-dark spots on the ceiling that make you feel like you're sleeping
under the stars. They even have a pool (yes it's safe to swim in... at least we
-use bottled water to brush and floss your teeth
-wear flip-flops in the shower (that was recommended to us by our team leaders/principals, though it wasn't always necessary)
-keep all windows and doors securely shut during the night and when you are out (for security reasons, and to ward off bugs)
-wake up early to watch the sunrise on the roof
-there will be many workers offering to carry your bags--this is how they make money. Tip them (a few thousand shillings will do, less than 5000)
-learn a few words in Swahili (jambo = hello, asante = thank you, asante sana = thank you very much, karibu = welcome, or 'you're welcome')