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Tanzanite Executive Suites
Ranked #11 of 97 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

This hotel is very modern. Big rooms with ensuite. The wifi was not working in the room we called reception to tell then and they came to fix it right away by putting a router into the room. We had a kitchen with sink toaster microwave and fridge. 3 big TVs and a sofa. The breakfast was very nice with a variety of foods such a fruits cereal beans toast sausage omelettes.
I would recommend this hotel!

Stayed: June 2014
5  Thank Ashikax
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Reviewed July 13, 2014

Sometimes staff are the difference between good and great. We have traveled a great deal and lately have seen many hotel and restaurant staff who are eager to do a good job but haven't been trained to do their best for you the customer. Frustrating for everyone. Clearly - the staff at Tazanite are well-trained, gracious and helpful. Bravo!

The hotel itself was in a good location for the early morning ferry and had everything we needed to be comfortable. Wifi was brilliant! That was a big plus. We ate our meals here and were glad to not have to go any further but the food was just OK. We'd definitely go back if we're in Dar again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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4  Thank Beth_Joe_VA
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Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We arrived by night and were nicely welcomed by the staff with a fresh fruit juice. The room is clean and well equiped. There was a power shut down, directly taken over by an ancillary group! The airport shuttle proposed is cheaper than the conventionnal taxi.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
4  Thank Benoit W
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Reviewed July 12, 2014

Stayed here as the finishing point of a month long trip thru Kenya and Tanzania. Predominately a business hotel but well priced compared to other options.

Room was excellent (Studio apartment), with a fantastic bathroom and flat screen tv, if that's your thing.

Location was ok, with a few attractions within walking distance or easy access to taxis. Staff were good but not super knowledgable about touristy things.

Food at the in house restaurant was good, dinner was huge servings and buffet breakfast hit the spot. Be warned though, if you need alcohol with your meals then you may need to look elsewhere - Tanzanite has a no alcohol policy. It was difficult to find anywhere serving drinks in the immediate vicinity, too.

If you are catching the ferry to/from zanzibar, then this is easily walking distance if you travel with packs.

Room Tip: Studio apartment at $75/night is excellent value!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Chris P
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

Spent four nights in a deluxe suite. Service in rooms was a bit slow perhaps because of Ramadan and the food isn't great but given the location you're better off with the great street barbecues around the corner. Very convenient for the main Shia centre and for the Zanzibar ferry. Rooms are comfortable and quite good value.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled on business
4  Thank mullasadra
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Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

Tanzanite I found was in a great location, right in the centre of Dar, walking distance from the Banks, Money Exchange, The National Museum, Ferry Port, Botanical Park etc.
We stayed here for two nights after Safari to check out the City and move on to Zanzibar & as mentioned above the ferry port was literally a 10 min walk away!
The rooms were clean and spacious, the food ordered from room service was great and the service was efficient.
There wasn't much choice at breakfast unless you got up and went for your breakfast first thing.
On our last day we advised the reception staff that we were going to go to Zanzibar and will be getting the Ferry.. we didnt ask for support with our bags or for him to hail us a Taxi. Anyhow he called one of the porters mumbled something in Kiswahili and said our goodbyes. Once we got downstairs the porter advised the Taxi driver in Swahili that we're going to the Airport which we didn't realise until we got there! We missed our Ferry to Zanzibar and had to wait 2hours for the next one and when I emailed the Hotel to complain -No response. Whatever you do please make sure you speak to the Taxi drivers yourself to confirm where you're going!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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3  Thank Mango_Skittle
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Reviewed July 5, 2014

A very comfortable, safe, clean above-basic business class hotel in a central location. It's not a five-star property (3, maybe 4), but I give it five "Trip Advisor" stars because they did almost everything right (with only one problem) and it's hard to find fault with their overall operation. There aren't many high-quality choices in Dar, especially in the center of the city, and this outfit does better and more than it has to to compete, which is why I appreciate and recommend it. The one problem during our one-night stay: a dead wi-fi, despite their assurances it worked. When I tried to inform the desk manager early the morning we checked out - an earnest, if overly defensive chap - instead of accepting my information in the spirit I intended - mainly just to inform, but also slightly criticize because they didn't catch it on their own - he didn't let me finish and proceeded to explain to me how it worked, as if I were a child using wi-fi for the first time. I tried again; he continued. I departed. Fortunately, better instincts seemed to abide in his fellows listening in, and a few hours later I received an e-mail from a more senior manager apologizing for the fault (which I wasn't seeking) and thanking me for bringing it to their attention (which I was). OK, all's forgiven: such good management and customer service instincts are why I really do think this is a good property offering good value and would stay there again. One caveat: I can't attest to the food there because we didn't try the attached restaurant, instead wanting to eat somewhere outside in order to see more of the town. But we found out that Dar is not a restaurant city, with most of the better places attached to hotels. After walking around for 90 minutes, we headed back to the hotel and then did find a decent Chinese restaurant around the corner and a couple of blocks from the hotel.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank tjw007
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Address: Mali Street, Morogoro Road, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#4 Family Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#4 Romantic Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#12 Business Hotel in Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $63 - $265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Tanzanite Executive Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tanzanite Executive Suites is a business hotel located in the heart of the city center of Dar es Salaam with facilities catering specifically for the business traveler. The hotel offers 64 contemporary guestrooms and suites, with spectacular views over the city centre of Dares Salaam. It has a modern style restaurant within the premises. All rooms include free wireless Internet access, a safe that is large enough to hold a laptop, mini-fridge, satellite TV, air conditioning, kettle, microwave, and toaster for the highest degree of comfort. All of our guests enjoy complimentary access to our fitness center.For families, we suggest our 200 square meter 3 bedroom Family suites, each with a fully equipped kitchen and reserved underground parking, offering complete independence and comfort throughout your stay. The hotel is located just 500 meters from the harbor and the Zanzibar ferry terminal. ... more   less 
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