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Kilwa Ruins Lodge

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

I've been here a few times but never stayed at the hotel, just dinner and drinks. Dinner was a buffet of edible food, far from good, but edible yes. No management to be seen, I was told to pay at the kitchen window, god knows if the money ever saw the inside of a till. The bar is well-stocked and... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

The actual hotel looks nothing like the website. The beach bandas are of poor quality - aluminium windows, foam mattresses and holey mosquito nets - sun loungers lying around broken, waited 3 hours for lunch. We made the mistake of paying in full before going, it was so bad we moved next door and paid again! Do not book here... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2012

The hotel is very aptly named ..its actually in ruins. Its highly overpriced and terribly managed. While having a lunch there must be hundreds of houseflies floating arond your plate. We asked for a table fan(which was being used by some people watching TV) but we were told there is only one table fan in entire hotel..same thing was repeated... More 

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

first of all this lodge is not in DAR but at Kilwa Masoko, 330 km south of DAR! The premises are well kept, the bandas even got an A/C which is not needed if the fan is working. Mine wasn't. The "flow-through" micro-water heater (not earthed!) was just decoration..Breakfast was eadable, no buffet. Dinner was a "rip-off"! 20'000 TZS per... More 

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Los Angeles
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2011

We drove around Kilwa determined to find something nice. It doesn't look much outside the gate, but it's a very nice lodge. The grounds are gorgeous. We went during the end of the tourist season, so we were able to negotiate. Even with negotations, the price was way too high. Our room was footsteps from the beach. It was a... More 

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Dar
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2010

the location is very good, straight at the beautiful beach. Very close to the beautiful ruins of Kilwa. The management is friendly but quite unskilled, they have very little idea how to run a hotel. Rooms are a bit too pricy for what they are. The cook is a gem and prepares the most delicious see food dishes.

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Qld, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2009

I stayed at Kilwa Ruins Lodge, Kilwa Mosoko, with my partner who was working here, there also was 2 other colleagues of his staying here also. We were fortunate enough to have a chalet on the beach. There are about 6 "newish" chalets on the beach and the standard of these are pretty good. There are some older houses &... More 

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Dar-es-Salaam
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2008

Kilwa ruins lodge have correct, but very impersonal lodges. The view from the beach is nice, but the whole place is without style or good taste and absurdily expensive. We booked full board, but decided otherwise on arrival. The food in Kilwa Ruins is not up to standard: greasy chips, fried fish and some kind of curry was not what... More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Kilwa Ruins Lodge

Address: Kilwa Masoko, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $120 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 21
Also Known As:
Kilwa Ruins Hotel Dar Es Salaam
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