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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Rainbow is 30 min drive from the airport and 5 min walk from zanzibar ferry. It is also not that far from Kariakoo market (a must go in Dar) - 40 min walking. Rooms are quite nice but need some renovation. The price is a bit exaggerate for what you get, but considering other hotels fees you do not have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel needs some renovation, but it is clean, and a perfeclty fine place to stay for a few nights. It's a good choice if you are going to Zanzibar, since it's only a few minutes' walk to the ferry. You'll even have time to have breakfast first.

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Stavanger Municipality, Norway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is in need for renovation. The cleaning is bad,and the sheeting is dirty. It's close to the ferry to zanzibar and the food was ok - inspired by India. There is a/c and wifi avaliable Not gonna stay there again - I felt dirty when I left.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, anonymous hotel. Kind staff at the reception desk. Location is very close to the harbor, so ideal when you need a place for a night before you go to Zanzibar. We could stall our luggage after checking out. Breakfast was okay. Wifi at reception level is very good.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Well, it should to everyone, but not that much to the owners of this hotel. Switching on AC, boiler, TV and charging few devices creates an unforgettable atmosphere of 80s disco when one is caught in one constant loop of flickering lights caused by power cuts. Repair solution? Get a big guy hit the card slot several times. 😂 ...butter... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

I was here for 7 days and my room was big compared to others but the shower room was quite small at least it has hot water. Breakfast nothing great but restaurant food was okay and affordable. Very accessible to the port, Train station, embassies and banks. Great location. Friendly staff.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Clean. Close to Ferry terminal. Ok for an overnight. Paid USD$70 for son and I for 1 night including breakfast via Booking.com. Mamboz close by (5mins walk) so that was great. Restaurant offers little. Aircon works well. They organised a pickup from hotel for USD$20 so that was great.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

The Service is the best, the have polite words, the know how to please a customer. In the short the are the best. Me and My husband for wedding day the rooms are good. and best services than after a week we went for lovely dinner, and we enjoyed a lot than we went all family the service was the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I found this hotel dark and gloomy. When I was shown to my room I was shocked to see a bed pushed against the window, no water glass, the bedside light was not working, one dirty looking towel, no soap. The garbage containers had not been emptied and both had garbage in from the previous customer. I had been on... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

My girlfriend and I arrived to Dar Es Salaam with the ferry from Zanzibar, just to spend a few hours there before taking a taxi to the airport. We needed a place where we could leave our luggage for a few hours and where we could have lunch. We thought Rainbow Hotel looked like a good option for this purpose.... More 

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ash_yaar, General Manager at Rainbow Hotel, responded to this review

First of all I am so sorry to hear about this incident that took place and I was extremely concerned that you encountered this ordeal in Daressalaam. However just to clarify this matter I have to point out that the taxi driver that drove you to the airport was the same guy that brought you to our hotel to eat... More 

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rainbow hotel is located in the heart of Dar-es-salaam city centre. Zanzibar Ferry terminal is only 5 minutes walk from the Hotel. There are lots of shops, restaurants, shopping malls, banks just as you step out of the hotel. The hotel has 75 rooms comprising of :16 singles, 24 standard doubles, 16 deluxe doubles and 16 twin rooms. We also have 3 apartments ( 1x 1 bedroom & 2 x 2 bedrooms). All bedrooms are ensuite and come with air conditioning, cable tv and free internet (Wi-Fi). We have a multi-cuisine restaurant which sits upto 90 people. There is also a Conference centre located on the top floor of the hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rainbow Hotel

Address: Plot No. 1900/59 Morogoro Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $63 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rainbow Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 75
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