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Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Amani Beach
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kutani
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is a great place to relax and unwind yourself ,the rooms ,the food , the staff, all in all a great place to stay and relax , just few minutes after you cross the ferry from dar you are out of traffic and just hit the resort , strongly recommend all the people in dar to come and enjoy the experience there is no place in dar like this beach nice and clean,woah big swimming pool and we went for a small cycling trip also in the forest , you can ask the reception to give you bicycles there are two for the adults with all the head gear.thank you for a wonderful stay , it was a short one but next time we plan to come for 2 nights just see more of the resort ,

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Amani Beach, responded to this reviewResponded October 14, 2012

Dear Phillip

Good day, Jambo from Protea Hotel Amani Beach. I am delighted to hear that you had a wonderful time at the Protea Hotel Amani Beach. It is exactly what we had in mind when we took over the property - to offer a place to unwind and recharge. I am glad that you tried the bicycles. We look forward to host you again soon, have a great week ahead!

Thanks and regards,


Dinish Antony
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Protea Hotels - Dar es Salaam

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Reviewed September 19, 2012

Spent a few days at this wonderful and tranquil location. On arrival we were personally greeted by Jimmy (manager) who checks up on you every day on his rounds to make sure all is in order.

The pool is superb, literally right on the beach which is very private and quiet. We spent most of our time lazing around the pool under a Banda, sipping ice cold drinks which were delivered by the friendly staff from the nearby beach bar.

The food was wonderfully tasty. Be prepared to order your lunch and dinner early on in the day as everything is prepared fresh and to order, nothing gets wasted.

The rooms are spacious and extremely comfortable. The rooms have a small fridge and tea/coffee facilities. Bring some light snacks if you feel you may get peckish inbetween meals.

It's a wonderful place to relax and unwind. Things may appear to be slow at times, but that is Africa and I never found it frustrating. Staff were exceptional all round.

Thanks for a wonderful stay!

Room Tip: 1 through to 6 are slightly away from the rest. Quiet with unbroken sea views
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Croixant
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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Amani Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 21, 2012

Dear GUEST

Good day, Jambo from Protea Hotel Amani Beach. I was absolutely thrilled to read about your experience at our wonderful hotel. I have printed your review and shared it with all our STAFF with a thank you note & have called Jimmy to congratulate him and his TEAM on job well done.

We have spent quite a bit of money to bring in electricity to the hotel and area, hopefully this will help in reducing the waiting time for meals.

We look forward to host you again soon.


Yours truly,


Dinish Antony
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Protea Hotels - Dar es Salaam

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Reviewed September 6, 2012

We recently visited my sister and her family in Dar es Salaam. We spent 2 wonderful days at Amani - the beach is beautiful and quiet, the pool is literally only meters from the sea and we could watch the kids either in the pool or on the beach from the shade of our Banda !
Our room was a welcome cool haven and the food was simply delicious every time. Thanks to all the staff at Amani for a wonderful welcome and a brilliantly relaxing time !

Room Tip: We had a room right on the beach front, there are rooms further back, but you will want to see the s...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Mathilda H
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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Amani Beach, responded to this reviewResponded September 10, 2012

Dear Mathilda

Good day, Jambo from Protea Hotel Amani Beach. Thanks a lot for staying with us and taking time to review the hotel and your experiences. I am really glad that our TEAM looked after you well and that you left with some find memories. We look forward to welcome you back at the Protea Hotel Amani Beach again.

Thanks and regards,

Dinish Antony
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Reviewed August 20, 2012

This was an experience when we went to this place as we never knew that amani beach exists at south beach area , the welcome was out of this world with fresh juice and staff no words for it all of the time around to make us comfortable ,food and rooms were really lovely and the surroundings of the hotel tranquil and peaceful . A special word of appreciation for the manager he made us feel like a very important client thanks to all the loving and caring staff.We will definitely visit this place again and many more visits for the future days with our friends.

Room Tip: Room number 4 has the best view towards the sea.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Veronica H
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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Amani Beach, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2012

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Good day, Jambo from protea Hotel Amani Beach. I am really glad to hear that you had a fantastic time at our hotel. Our STAFF is indeed our strength and Jimmy, is a fantastic manager. I will share your feedback with our TEAM right away! We look forward to host you again at the Protea Hotel Amani Beach, your piece of heaven in Dar es Salaam.

Thanks and regards,

Dinish Antony
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Protea Hotels Dar es Salaam

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Reviewed August 5, 2012

Spent a couple of nights here and really enjoyed it. If you want to get away from the city without the slog of getting to Zanzibar, and if you value tranquility and unspoilt beaches, this is the place to come to. Great value too for the quality of the resort- the midweek rate of 150 US for a double with breakfast was a good deal. The setting is idyllic , the rooms are massive and each guest has their own cottage most of which look out over the sea. Yes, food service a bit slow and drinks pricey but I guess you are paying for the location and the small size of the resort. I'd certainly stay here again- and for longer if I could.

Room Tip: Ask for one with direct views of the sea.
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Amani Beach, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2012

Dear GUEST

Good day, Jambo from Protea Hotel Amani Beach. Thank you for staying with us and taking time to review your experience. I am glad that you enjoyed the facilities and service, the midweek rates are great deals indeed. We look forward to welcome you back to Protea Hotel Amani Beach.


Yours truly,

Dinish Antony
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

This is one of the best hideaways anyone can find within a 45 mins drive from Dar! The location is peaceful ad tranquil, the rooms huge and expansive giving guests a sense of space, one can hear the lapping waves of the ocean and above all, guests can have the option of beach and pool! The beach is uncrowded giving guests their much needed privacy and space and it is a great place for people wanting a getaway from the bustling life in the city and avoiding crowded beaches elsewhere.

The food is great too, but having such a heavenly view and rejuvenating experience, it becomes less important in a way.

The staff are friendly and courteous and the Resident Manager will ensure that you are well looked after whilst on your stay here.

Overall, I love this hideaway and without doubt I know I will always come back to this special place and will strongly recommend to everyone I know and also to people who are looking for a peaceful alternate to crowded beaches in other locations.

Room Tip: Sea View Rooms have very good and unobstructive views of the ocean!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Amani Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2012

Dear GUEST

Good day, Jambo from Protea Hotel Amani Beach. Thank you for staying with us and taking time to review the property.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay. I really appreciate your positive comments about the property, service and STAFF. I will share your feedback with our TEAM, they will be happy to learn that their efforts have been appreciated. This will also help to keep them motivated.

We look forward to host you again soon, I remain,

Yours truly,

Dinish Antony
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Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is a beautiful hotel on a magical beach. The rooms are huge, the bed comfortable, the bathrooms massive and the flowers and garden exquisite with lovely flowers, butterflies and monkeys! . The welcome is charming and the staff friendly and warm. So why only three stars you ask? Well.. the food needs work. Quite a lot of work. Its not acceptable in a hotel of this quality to have to ask you at 5pm what you want to eat for dinner as it takes that long to sort and prepare and meal and to take one and a half hours to prepare a sandwich for lunch. It aspires to european/ international levels of hospitality but fails on the food. Dinner was lovely but really - I would have liked to order when i wanted to eat not hours before hand .And the coffee? come on - you have olive oil on the tables - get some good coffee!.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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DinishAntony, General Manager at Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Amani Beach, responded to this reviewResponded July 31, 2012

Dear GUEST

Good day, Jambo from Protea Hotel Amani Beach. Thank you for staying with us and for sharing your feedback. I am sorry to hear that the advance order taking procedure has spoiled your otherwise perfect stay.

One of the challenges of operating such a small hotel in a remote area is that it is quite difficult to deliver food orders as fast as we would in our city hotels. Despite the size of the property and the fact that we are mostly busy during weekends only, we still offer a good variety of dishes on our menu. while we stock all required ingredients, we can't store core ingredients in our daily fridges and the said items need to be thawed the right away to ensure right quality and taste, which takes time. The procedure of taking orders well in advance is in place to ensure that GUESTS are served their meals right on time to their satisfaction. I do agree that this shouldn't be the case for sandwiches and snacks, we must deliver them within 30 minutes. I will definitely look into this and do the needful to ensure timely delivery of such food orders. We will also look into the coffee options and upgrade as possible.

Please accept my sincere apologies, as promised we will work on your feedback. we look forward to host you again.

Thanks and regards,

Dinish Antony
Group general Manager
Protea Hotels Dsm

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Address: Kigamboni, Temeke, Kutani, Tanzania (Formerly Protea Hotel Dar es Salaam Amani Beach)
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Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Kutani
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Kutani
Price Range: $151 - $229 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Amani Beach 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Amani means “peace” in Kiswahili, and that’s exactly what you’ll find at Protea Hotel Amani Beach. Just 33km south of the bustling city of Dar es Salaam, down a sandy road to the ocean, hides our small African paradise and a total escape from the outside world. Set amongst 80 acres of beautiful tropical gardens, each of our 10 luxury beach bungalows overlooks the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. They combine the opulence of Zanzibar sultans with African craftsmanship and charm. Around the bungalows the grounds are alive with wildlife and, on the unspoiled white sands of our secluded beach turtles have chosen to make their home. We have two dining areas - one that serves breakfast and lunch, whilst our main restaurant provides a much more romantic and atmospheric setting for the evening meal. Our food draws its influences from the exotic flavours of East African cooking as well as from the simple fresh flavours of the Mediterranean. The open-sided makuti thatch beach bar provides the ideal outdoor seating area to enjoy the refreshing coastal breeze without the glare of the African sun. Whether you’re looking for total relaxation, a romantic holiday, adventure or simply to experience unspoilt nature, you’ll find it here and more. Welcome to an unforgettable experience, welcome to Amani Beach Hotel. ... more   less 
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