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Transit Motel Ukonga

Plot 7 Pugu/Segerea rd, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Transit Motel Ukonga
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Spent a night, conveniently located just a stone's throw away from the airport, better off getting a cab from the airport which they arrange inexpensively. Friendly staff. No hot water in my room though and a little bit more attention could be paid when it comes to cleaning

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We needed to spend a few hours and have a shower before an early morning flight out of Dar. Booked and paid for a double room (including an airport pick up and drop off) through a travel agent in Zanzibar and confirmed all was paid for on checking in. This transit hotel is in a dire location and certainly not... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed for a one night stop over as we needed to be at the airport early the next day. It is located in an area where we didn't feel that comfortable walking around but that was OK as they have a basic little restaurant tucked away inside that serves cold beer and really nice food. My partner had the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Dar es Salaam isn't a place one wants to linger, and we had an early flight, so the airline guy in Zanzibar booked us into this place and arranged for someone to pick us up. The hotel was clean, quiet, had air con, and the restaurant was good and cheap. The staff have very limited English but the bar lady... More 

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Europe
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

It is a transit hotel and that is all you can expect from this place. We only stayed for a few hours to get some sleep. The bed was not the most comfortable, but it was clean. Because we were just taking a nap, it didn't matter, but I didn't like that there was no mosquito net in our room.... More 

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Denver
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2012

Since traffic in Dar is notoriously bad (it can take up to 2hrs across town as peak time); we decided to stay in this transit hotel for the few hours in Dar before departure. It was sufficient and adequate for that purpose; but for any longer stay I wouldn't recommend it. The staff were welcoming and accommodating; and we communicated... More 

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Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2011

For what you pay and the proximity to the airport - this place is ideal. I found it quiet and clean and good value. I spend a few nights of the year in Dar and will most likely make use of it again.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

The motel is right next to a very noisy night club,which bangs out music so loud that you might as well be trying to have a sleep on the dance floor.The main trade for this Motel is a short stay for prostitutes and clients from the night club.as a result there's also a constant loud noise from drunken punters from... More 

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rolandi, General Manager at Transit Motel Ukonga, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We thank you for spending your time writing your experience while staying with us. We are located near a bar with a function hall that is used from time to time (not every day) for weddings and other functions. It is not a night club. We have been following up with our local govt regarding the sound of... More 

Wilmington, NC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

pros: proximity to the airport - i had an early flight so this was crucial. the driver was dozing but woke up to take me there. also the room was clean and comfortable. when it comes down to it, that's really all i need. cons: room next to loud bar, burger at hotel bar was really bad, shower is just... More 

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transitmotel, Manager at Transit Motel Ukonga, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We would like to thank you for taking your time to write your experience on staying with us. Your reviews are important as they enable us to improve our services and facilities for your comfort. Thank you very much roland shayo Transit Motels More 

Guildford England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2010

Dar-es-Salaam airport is a good 30 minutes outside of Dar itself, and the traffic on the main road is dreadful, so a hotel in Dar is out of the question if, like us, you fly in late from Kili and fly out early from Dar. The Ukonga is a good option in that it's only a mile or so from... More 

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