Well, i stayed here for one night and one day only. I was off to do a research project the day after in Kagera and wanted to make the most of the one day I had in Mwanza before doing some serious work.
I booked this hotel last minute and via the net. As i had never traveled to Mwanza before I wanted it pre-booked just to make life easy.
I arrived at their massive grande reception and was taken to their rooms, in another less luxurious building, to a mall room with a tiny bathroom.
The room was very expensive... 30,000Tsh ... twice as much as what im used to paying for a better standard of room in Dar es slaam (and on my return here i booked hotel with better rooms for half the price!).
Further to this, when I asked about the local attractions, i was given 3... sanane island, another hotel by the beach and sukoma museum. But was told it was imposiible to go without a hired taxi. Me being gullible, first time i'd travelled on my own and the first destination i'd been to with an interest in touring (didn't do any in Dar es Salaam) was badgered into hiring a taxi driver for the day. First estimated price given ... 200,000Tsh. I told her way too high, but when she asked how much i could pay i replied half that (thought this seemed reasonable) but later to my surprise found out that the taxi driver would have himself charged 60,000 (he didnt know how much the hotel requested from me) and i could have badgered him down for less.
So, basically, first the woman badgered me (all the staff there were complicit in this) into booking a taxi for hte day, and 2ndly she tried to daylight rob me with her first price, and still robbed me with the half price that I actually paid.
Also, the hotel by the beach? Why would I want to see a hotel by the beach?! I could see the beach everywhere as it was!
From the experiences it was easy to see you could see the sights in Mwanza without a taxi driver guide.
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