This place has amazing potential, and when we first found it, it seemed like the best option in the area of South Beach. For the price, the banda's are very decent. But the service all over the hotel is completely shocking. These people have absolutely no concept of customer service.
The receptionist, who could hardly speak English, could not initially tell us what rooms were available and when, making it impossible to book. The waiters are a complete and utter nightmare, the food being less than average and expensive considering the lack of quality. DO NOT bother with the "breakfast included" option, which is not a buffet, as they claim. You will spend the first hour of your breakfast trying to work out from the waitress just what is on offer. And what is on offer is less than adequate. Simple things, like the pool area, are sometimes impossible to use because the pool boy decides to clean the pool for an entire 4 hours, during which time, you ARE NOT ALLOWED TO SWIM. Why ? We don't know. Perhaps someone has died from strangulation by pool cleaner pipe.
We think if the place had just a bit of hands-on management, it could really be great. As we said, the banda's are super for the price. A shame it was ruined by the staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on Dar es Salaam's South Beach, 5km from the Kigamboni Ferry, Kijiji Beach Resort is a convenient escape from the city. The resort offers an easily accessible beach paradise for family vacations, romantic getaways, and business travel. For visitors to Tanzania's main tourist attractions including Kilimanjaro, The Serengeti, and Zanzibar, Kijiji Beach Resort makes an ideal Dar es Salaam hotel to kick-off or wind-down your travels. Set amongst lush, tropical gardens, the resort leads onto the white sandy beaches of the Indian Ocean. The resort is highlighted by our custom-built swimming pool. The unique pool design, with gentle curves, a waterfall, and both built-in and surrounding plants, invites fun and relaxation both in the water and poolside. Kijiji Beach Resort is equipped with an open-air, thatched-roof restaurant and fully-stocked bar which overlook our gardens and private beach. The resort of 16 rooms is comprised of cottages, bandas, and cabin rooms Kijiji Beach Resort'small size, unique amongst Dar es Salaam hotels and beach resorts, offers guests both a fun and intimate experience. Owned and operated by Swiss-Tanzanian couple Jacob and Franciana, the resort aims to provide all guests a welcoming Tanzanian beach getaway, be it for a night or a month. ... more less
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