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“Great IF you love blaring television” 2 of 5 stars
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Giraffe Ocean View Hotel
Monduli Road | Mbezi Beach, Dar es Salaam 33909, Tanzania   |  
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Ranked #51 of 74 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
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“Great IF you love blaring television”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2010

This hotel is fine - but they have a t.v. at the heart of the hotel, in the restaurant, near the beach, that blares from 6:00am until you beg them to turn it off repeatedly at around midnight. I am not sure if they turn it off at all otherwise. This makes it difficult to sleep to say the least in ocean view rooms, but it also means that whenever you are eating, relaxing by the pool or in general lounging you have to listen to random television - usually in English. It makes trying to relax and listen to the ocean more like being in an airport lounge.

The people are nice here and the food is okay but whether for business or pleasure it isn't relaxing or peaceful. Also, the wireless internet isn't great. It exists but you have to work for a signal and get interrupted a lot.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Address: Monduli Road | Mbezi Beach, Dar es Salaam 33909, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #51 of 74 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A unique & exclusive ocean view hotel of world class standards. This ultra-modern beach resort is both a testimony of Dar es Salaam's historical past & its futuristic demands by virtue of its professional management and staff. The fusion of East & Southern African hospitality together with exemplary personal service makes this hotel the perfect place for business. Ranked by International Standard as a four star hotel. ... more   less 
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