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Rainbow Hotel

Plot No. 1900/59 Morogoro Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Ranked #24 of 80 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stayed at this hotel for one night before continuing to Zanzibar. The manager on duty was very helpful and friendly. We made a reservation for a family room and he showed us two. The second one was very spacious, it was on the 10th floor, with a very nice view. We couldn't find ferry tickets because of the Easter... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you need a place to stay before catching the ferry or after getting off the ferry this is perfect! It is a 5 minute walk from the ferry station. Also the staff is very nice and will help get you taxis and such. It is a pretty cool view of Dar is you go on a higher floor also!... More 

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Nairobi, Kenya
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Rooms are ok. Service is Pathetic. They serve the same breakfast everyday - yes every sing day. Upon complaining to the management nothing is done. Trying to get any service is a nightmare and you have to keep calling reception Stayed 2 days on a trip and will never stay there again. Many better hotels in the vicinity.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

An above average hotel in an excellent location for the ferry to/from Zanzibar, the ferries are a simple few minutes walk away. They also provide (on request) an airport collection shuttle service. Don't be put off by the guide books, I visited the ferries several times to see what was what and encountered very little hassle. Yes I was offered... More 

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Excellent location, helpful staff. Decent eaterie. Good wifi. Eveything a tourist could want. Near harbour, shops, restaurants, Askari statue and ferries to Zanzibar. I was travelling and felt really safe in this hotel.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

The Rainbow is a well run establishment. We were impressed by their service and quick turnaround to all our requests including moving us to another room at 10 p.m. when we said the aircon wasn't cooling too well. The buffet breakfast has ample choice including eggs cooked to your choice. The hotel is handy to the Ferry terminal and is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Best of hotels for a small budget for a few days stay in Central Dar. The breakfast is ok though gets boring if you are staying for a longer period. The staff are very helpful. Besides it's close proximity to the Zanzibar ferry terminal (very convenient!), I would recommend this hotel to travelers looking for a affordable hotel and who... More 

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Port Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Good hotel, well situated with shops and foreign exchange bureaus. Easily accessible. Rooms clean and well equipped with TV, WIFI and food very excellent specially if you are a fan of Indian Food. Breakfast could be improved given the same thing everyday. Very helpful people be it at restaurant or at the reception desk. They are available when needed. To... More 

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Me and my partner used this hotel when we arrived in Dar es Salaam, as a base for the first few days (before travelling further around Tanzania and Zanzibar). The hotel had friendly staff, was clean and the rooms were well equipped (with air-con, fan and ensuite). We had some samosa snacks and beers in their restaurant one evening, which... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Rainbow hotel is located in a convenient location in the middle of the downtown area. The area is relatively safe even during the night time with plenty of guards standing on the streets. The room was small but clean and comfortable. The bed was hard (which is good), aircon was working and not pointing straight to the bed to make... More 

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