We stayed there in mid Occt, 2012. It took 1 1/2 hrs to get there from the airport. Thirty minutes to the ferry, thirty minutes of waiting (well over an hour on the return-total of two hours to the airport) then thirty minutes to the hotel. after asking around, we found a sign for the hotel, then drove down a road so rough that we could not go much faster than idle speed. The room was mediocre, and the a/c unit poured water onto us when we entered and left the room, as well as making us walk through water. There were only two other couples staying there. The curry was good, but the food was otherwise lackluster. The internet was spotty, and the credit card machine did not work. There was no place to shop, buy souvenirs, or sightsee. The a/c was barely adequate.
If you want to sit on the beach and drink, this place is ok. Apparently, the locals pay a fee to walk through and use the beach, on the weekends, at which time it is packed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Kigamboni area or better known as South Beach, features an exclusive location on the Indian Ocean front. It is located comfortably away from the hustle and bustle of the city, 8 kms from the Kigamboni ferry.Thirty-six (36) well furnished, air conditioned rooms with one double bed and one single bed in each room. Every room also offers a private balcony overlooking the Indian Ocean.South Beach Resort is the perfect location and environment to cater to all your functions from Birthday Parties, corporate day-out parties, corporate team building events and entire company family day out events up to 4000 people! Our premises facilitates and supports the company's goals, whether it is to bring departments closer together, or to provide excellent entertainment and catering to the entire staff and their loved ones. our state of the art conference centre equipped with all the essential technology, stationary and comfort is the best in South Beach which can accommodate up to four (4) different conferences at once or open up into one large hall for up to 400 people. The conference hall can also be converted and decorated to host amazing, memorable wedding parties! ... more less
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