I have stayed at New Africa Hotel on many occasions while visiting Dar on Business. The service, while being nothing great, was always good. There has been an occasion when I have got stuck in the lift along with my colleague and some other guests - that was a nightmare!! During my last visit, some renovations had been carried out and the lobby and entrance areas were a bit different - not all that tastefully done. In fact they were not allowing vehicles to come to the main entrance, and it was a pain not only when comes in with luggage, but even when one has to get picked up to go out and while getting dropped back in. Only one lift was functional, and sometimes we had to wait a while for the lift.
The breakfast is still quite nice, but the quality of vadai (south indian fried donut) has definitely come down. Really missed the gentleman who used to play the piano - apparently he is ill. He was really wonderful and always used to brighten up your day early during breakfast.
Despite the renovation, the corridors and rooms still smell musty because of dampness. Our room lacked a luggage stand and on asking was told that all the rooms are occupied and therefore they cannot provide us with one!!!
The hotel does not deliver newspaper to the rooms - sad.
The location of the hotel is good, and it is still better than some of the other properties I have stayed in Dar.
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