Booked online from Australia. Advertised as hot water, but there was none. We didn't realise how overpriced this hotel was at first, as this was our first stop in Africa. Very overpriced- we paid x3 for bottled water and the same for the very average food. Would definately agree with other reviewers this place is badly misrepresented in advertising. Staff... More
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Starlight Hotel is located in the heart of the city and directly opposite our national pride Mnazi Moja Park; this is adjacent to Bibititi Mohamed and Uhuru Streets. On one side is seen the Uhuru Torch Monument erected to symbolise the Freedom Torch placed at the peak of Mt. Kilimanjaro upon Tanzania's attainment of independence. On the other side of the park is the Republic Fountain, which commemorated the foundation of the republic in 1962. We are about 9 kms from the Mwalimu Julius Kambarage Nyerere International Airport. Being in the heart of the city we are walking distance from all the main city attractions, like the main local Kariakoo market, the Village Museum, House of Crafts (Nyumba ya Sanaa), National Museum, State House, the Askari monument, Sea view Beach adjacent Oyster bay beach, and the famous Fish market. We are 6 mins walking distance from the sea port to Zanzibar, Pemba, Mafia, Mombasa, and nearby islands. We are 10 mins walking distance from the Ferry to Kigamboni, where all the beautiful south beaches are. We are 4 mins walking distance from the local train station. The Scandinavia bus terminal is 9 mins walking distance from the hotel, and a stone thorough away from, banks, ATMs, hospitals, restaurants, supermarkets, shopping malls, bureau de change, foreign offices, and many more. ... more less
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