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Plot 1216 | Msasani, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Alexander's Hotel
Ranked #3 of 54 Dar es Salaam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Usa River
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went following personal recommendation. Found it using google maps, which took me right outside the Hotel but the outer exterior is so low key, I then drove around looking for a Hotel entrance. On finding it, we were told to park in the street by some disinterested Maasai guards, despite subsequently finding that there is space inside to park. Went... More

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Dar Es Salaam Region, Tanzania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went there for our wedding anniversary after some word of mouth recommendations but I need to say that wasn't very good. The first impression when you go inside is very nice, nice arquitecture , nice house, looked promising! The wine list is not very impressive for one place that has a such a nice cellar and... More

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Berkshire
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This is a small and exceptionally friendly hotel with an excellent and accommodating proprietor (Gordon). I have stayed here many times on business in the last year, and much prefer it to the larger hotels nearby. The food is good and well prepared, and they have an excellent covered terrace on the roof for eating, drinking or working. Rooms are... More

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Cape Town, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

In Dar for a few days business, really just looking for a clean, comfortable place to stay. Alexander's was comfortable and hospitable. The public area/bar was very pleasant although better lighting would make working much easier. Bedrooms were adequate, however the bathrooms could do with a fresh coat of paint and a good scrub. Unfortunately during the 3 night stay,... More

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Ingleton, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

My now wife and I were heading out to Tanzania to get married, we were on a bit of a budget and needed somewhere to stay in Dar for a couple of days while we waited for a lift inland. We found Alexander's on tripadvisor with no reviews, but it was in the right location and prices were very reasonable... More

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Dunkeld, United Kingdom
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I have stayed here a number of times. You can keep your large chain hotels that provide a templated style. Alexanders is a family run boutique hotel that hits the spot. It is no more expensive but has a wonderful ambience. The pool is admitedly small and there is no gym. But there is good wifi. We recently held a... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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50 reviews 50 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

always book my colleagues and customers in this lovely, peaceful and cozy boutique hotel. the roof-top bar and restaurant make you believe you could be in Zanzibar. staff is very friendly and efficient

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
17 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Alexanders was a welcome slice of heaven after a long and dusty car ride down from the Kenya border. It is an unassuming oasis of cool, calm rooms surrounding a beautiful deep blue pool. The rooms are clean and the beds very comfortable, ideal for catching up on some much needed sleep! The restaurant and rooftop bar are simple and... More

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Medfield, MA
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

I wish I could have spent more nights at this wonderful hotel. I loved the atmosphere, the dining on the rooftop, and the very comfortable beds. Missed having a shower in our room, but the hand held worked well. Other rooms do have a shower, so if you need one, ask Gordon if he has a room with one. The... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

I can't speak highly enough of Alexander's, its proprietor Gordon, and his excellent staff. I have been to Dar Es Salaam several times on business and usually stayed at the "name" hotels out of familiarity more than anything. A consultant friend recommended Alexander's, and I am sorry I've waited so long to discover it. It is a small (17 room)... More

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Address: Plot 1216 | Msasani, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 14

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