We stayed at Tanzanite Executive Suites for a total of three nights across two different stays. The area is in the Muslim Quarter of Dar-Es-Salaam and is only a short taxi journey to the ferry terminal (for access to Zanzibar - 10,000 TSH) and the airport (20,000 TSH).
There is an excellent street restaurant called Mamboz which specialises in grilled chicken (6,000 TSH) only a five minute walk away. We ate here each night during our stay and didn't suffer any ill effects. The hotel has a restaurant area of sorts which is only used for serving breakfast. No other meals are served. The breakfast itself was a buffet style with ceral, toast, sausages, eggs, waffles etc. etc. - it was of a good quality.
Overall, the rooms are a great quality for Tanzania. The air-conditioning worked flawlessly (needed in the Dar heat!) and the showers were hot and powerful - rare in Tanzania! I'd advise staying on as high a floor is possible due to some street noise during the mornings. We felt safe walking around the neighbourood during daylight hours and made regular trips back and forward to the local supermarket. At night, the streets aren't particularly well-lit so I'd advise sticking to the main roads and not wandering down any side streets.
The wifi in the hotel worked most of the time during the stay but isnt' a great speed - don't rely on it for anything other than casual web-browsing.
The hotel staff are very attentive and will be glad to help you with any queries about your time in Dar-Es-Salaam. Overall, we enjoyed our stay here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tanzanite Executive Suites is a business hotel located in the heart of the city center of Dar es Salaam with facilities catering specifically for the business traveler. The hotel offers 64 contemporary guestrooms and suites, with spectacular views over the city centre of Dares Salaam. It has a modern style restaurant within the premises. All rooms include free wireless Internet access, a safe that is large enough to hold a laptop, mini-fridge, satellite TV, air conditioning, kettle, microwave, and toaster for the highest degree of comfort. All of our guests enjoy complimentary access to our fitness center and may make use of the Jacuzzi and sauna.For families, we suggest our 200 square meter 3 bedroom Family suites, each with a fully equipped kitchen and reserved underground parking, offering complete independence and comfort throughout your stay. The hotel is located just 500 meters from the harbor and the Zanzibar ferry terminal. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tanzanite Executive Hotel Dar Es Salaam