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Giraffe Ocean View Hotel

Monduli Road Mbezi Beach, Dar es Salaam 33909 Tanzania
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#74 of 142 hotels in Dar es Salaam
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Evening entertainment
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Kids club
Airport transportation
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
English, German, Swahili
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Heidi wrote a review Aug 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia23 contributions6 helpful votes
I was set off by the old rooms/hotel building, but learned to love the place. My room was large and looked out to the street. I spent time on the beach and in that huge thatched roof building there. Food was decent, they need to have a place to refill water bottles and eliminate the plastic bottles! Pool looked nice but I didn't take time to use it. Definitely book online as rates are really high for walk-ins. And this is far from both the airport and ferry. That white sand, though!
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Date of stay: July 2018
Abbi1109 wrote a review Jun 2018
Silver Spring, Maryland1 contribution
We were there for 6 nights & will definitely be returning! If you appreciate: friendly professional staff, lovely clean comfortable surroundings, good sized rooms, a good meal, birds, the ocean, music, and a family friendly environment at a great price...then go to this hotel. The 24 hour outdoor restaurant and bar were very nice with an excellent staff. We were there for Eid & there was lots of entertainment including a very good live band. Every Sunday there is a show - the Sunday that we were there they had a show featuring traditional dancers; a fire eater; and a fearsome show with what looked like a HUGE python! (I had to get a double whiskey after that!) To my partner and I the place is more like a resort than a hotel. Anytime I needed anything - they came promptly. For example my cell phone decided to not work properly - the hotel's IT guy was able to get it up and running in no time! They did an excellent job on my laundry at minimal cost. I would have given this hotel 5 stars but there's room for improvement. This not a new hotel and as such my room could have used a few newer touches, such as new towels, newer furniture, a newer quieter AC unit, and a shower curtain to surround the whirlpool bathtub. The lovely balcony that overlooked the Indian Ocean would have been better with a couple of chairs and perhaps a small table. It would have be good to have beach towels. I'm a traveler and have stayed many hotels in many countries, this was the first establisment in my experience, where the hotel's manager greeted the guests individually and invited their input. This was a nice touch.
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Date of stay: June 2018
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: upper floor rooms are quieter than the first floor. Rooms with view of the beach are quite...
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Cee D wrote a review Jun 2018
London, England, United Kingdom13 contributions
We went here for the day as we were staying with family in Dar es Salaam. We had to pay an entrance fee bit were not told it did not include use of the pool which was annoying. Perfect set up for kids as there was the pool, playgound on the beaxh and music and entertainment throughout the day aimed at the children. We had food which was nice and there was the option of a buffet. They were refurbishing the pier and the beach ny the hotel was dirty and had a lot of debris which was a shame. Overall great with kids but definately not the best hotel on this stretch of beach.
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Date of stay: May 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
MiraSSanDiego wrote a review Jun 2018
San Diego7 contributions6 helpful votes
How unfortunate that a wonderful family event had to be spoiled by hotel management. The party had been planned for months to celebrate the meeting of the Tanzanian and American relatives . At the end of the event when we went to take care of the bill the management reneged on the price and said that they had chosen (not asked) to upgrade our meal and then proceeded to charge much more than promised. Very unethical people -do not stay there or hold events at this location there are plenty of other lovely places .
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Date of stay: June 2018Trip type: Traveled with family
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bernharddavid wrote a review Mar 2018
Stockholm, Sweden52 contributions9 helpful votes
The rooms were ok but few things in bathroom were missing and looked as some repair was needed. But beds were nice and good view over the ocean from most of the rooms. Pool ok but beach needed some cleaning. Food and service were OK. Lobby manager very service minded as staff in general. A price worthy hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2018
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Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Nice view from most of the rooms but music around the pool up to 10 pm.
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TanzaniaDar Es Salaam RegionDar es Salaam
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Frequently Asked Questions about Giraffe Ocean View Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Giraffe Ocean View Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Mbudya Island (2.9 miles), Bongoyo Island (2.2 miles), and Palm Village Shopping Mall (4.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Giraffe Ocean View Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Giraffe Ocean View Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Giraffe Ocean View Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Giraffe Ocean View Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Beach Club, Mediterraneo Hotel & Restaurant, and Velisa's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Giraffe Ocean View Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Giraffe Ocean View Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Giraffe Ocean View Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Giraffe Ocean View Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Giraffe Ocean View Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Giraffe Ocean View Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Swahili.
Is Giraffe Ocean View Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.