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Transit Motel Airport

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   4 Block D Karakata Rd, Off J Nyerere Airport | P O Box 18083, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012
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    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012

This is not a fancy motel. In fact, it's extremely basic. It has a bed, a bathroom with hot water, air conditioning and internet. Plus it has a restaurant that serves excellent food. This is all you need if you are staying overnight for a few hours between flights in and out of Dar es Salaam. It's only a five... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

We used Dar es Salaam as our travel hub on a 6 week trip to Africa. We stayed at the Transit 3 seperate nights when we had transfer flights a day apart. This hotel is basic, real basic. The place has curb appeal. It looks good from the street but the inside does not maintain the image. Once through the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

The room had the basics- bed, air co, mosquito net, shower, desk, and basic TV. The shower only had cold water. Staff was okay. One nice feature is that they had Wi-Fi available for guests. At the restaurant, there wasn't much available from their menu. The fried chicken was fine (about as much meat as bone) and the masala chips... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

We stayed at Transit Motel at the beginning and end of our Tanzanian adventure purely because we had very early flights to catch the next morning and therefore wanted to be as close to the airport as possible. And close it was: no more than 7-10 mins drive, door to door, depending on traffic (animals, potholes, carts, vendors etc). The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

This small hotel is basic but very convenient for the airport. Rooms small but clean and perfectly comfortable. One word of warning, do not rely on an early morning call, it just doesn't seem to happen despite assurances. On the other hand their taxi service seems perfectly reliable.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I was extremely happy with the Transit Motel in Dar es Salaam. I, like most travellers, was only there for one night between flights. Although I had arranged a pick-up at the airport, it either didn't arrive or turned up late so I began to walk. It was a very short walk, max. 15 minutes and the hotel was very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

We arrived late at night on the inevitably delayed TAZARA train from Zambia. The motel wasn't far away and we received a warm welcome and a good meal from the kitchen staff who were just finishing for the night. The room was clean, the shower very welcome after the delights of TAZARA and we slept well. Convenience is the big... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Motel very close to the airport, you can eaven walk. Its quite clean. The only problem is staff, so lazy !!! I was waiting for someone to prepare food on breakfast before 10am ! no way they drinking cofee in kitchen and dont care about clients waiting. Had to go to kitchen and shout if anybody working there? On the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

We stayed one night because we were catching a Turkish Airlines flight at 3:45 am (they seem to love flying in the middle of the night). I do feel that some of the other reviews are unfair. I disagree with another reviewer that it is located in a "slum." Slums in East African cities are very different than this area.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

We stayed twice, once after arriving in Dar airport at 3am and then before leaving on a night flight. First time the reception lady was nice. The taxi booked through them to collect us at the airport never showed up. Second time, the lady at reception was very rude. They messed up our booking which was for a triple room... More 

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Address: 4 Block D Karakata Rd, Off J Nyerere Airport | P O Box 18083, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
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Hotel Class:3 star — Transit Motel Airport 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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