Crater Rim View hotel at Karatu was comfortable, lovely large beds (we were impressed–something to do with camping for previous 3 nights?) and reasonable restaurant. However overpriced at double $80 HB (104,000TSh), single $56. Beer was overpriced at 3000Tsh, two gin and tonics were 16,000Tsh (he poured double tot without asking) and the wine bottle price was the most expensive in all the places we stayed in TZ. Not worth the price if something else available.
Trouble with money at Karatu. NBC ATM was out of order and the one down the road on left (NMB?) and the one on the right (?Axim) did not take plain VISA or MC. However it did take Cirrus.