I stayed for one night arriving late afternoon and leaving very early in the morning to catch a flight. This hotel lacks charm. It is very basic but on a postive note it is centrally located and clean. As another reviewer stated the beds are very hard and there are a lot of stairs to the rooms on the top floor. The room had hot water which was a bonus at this price. It suited my purposes as someone in transit (and on a tight budget) but I would not have liked to have an extended stay.
I was quoted 25,000TZS for airport pick up, which turned out to be the correct price not inflated like some hotels.
The female receptionist who checked me in was surly but in the early evening she was replaced with a friendly male. He was incredibly helpful when I discovered I had brought the incorrect power adaptor with me and organised an electrician to modify one.
I am a solo female traveller and the staff became ultra protective and seemed worried when I decided to walk to a restaurant in the afternoon (still heaps of daylight). I have been to Tanzania many time and do not feel that the area is particularly dangerous during the day (by Tanzanian standards). There are many restaurants in the nearby area. It is easy to obtain taxis and the drivers who hang around the hotel speak good English.
- Also Known As:
- Safari Hotel Dar Es Salaam