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“Beautiful traditional hotel that is unfortunately badly managed”

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Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam
Ranked #52 of 101 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
1 review
“Beautiful traditional hotel that is unfortunately badly managed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

Beautiful old world hotel in the most amazing setting.

A real pitty that the reception and waitressing staff are not proficient in English. That does make a business stay a little complicated!

Reasonable value for money.

  • Stayed February 2012
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2012

We visited the golden tulip in july 2011, we were shocked when we realised that on a lot of the balconies the wood had rotted away so it would have been easy to fall through. we had to change rooms many times and all of the rooms had damp and mould in them.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2011

A couple of years ago this was not a great place to stay but now the Golden Tulip is much improved. The room was great (it helped to be put into one of the suites) and the staff were very friendly, from the reception through to all the other parts of the hotel. There is still the odd eccentricity but nothing of consequence.
Internet access is limited but it worked fine in the suite.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
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Croydon, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2011

Stayed there for two nights-hotel was very nice and clean, so was the room (only toilet was very woblyfood was average but wouldn't come back..arrive there after several hours of travelling, tired, it was 35 degrees outside, air conditioning wasn't working well,we were not able to use swimming pool either(which by the way was supposed to be cleaned and ready to use next day but was not!) and Coco beech close by was covered in sea weed and it was quiet a lot of broken glass there too.Second night restaurant was closed without any notice so we had had to choose from a la carte from the cafe.Food was compared to its quality overpriced,there was not much to choose from (god help you if you are vegetarian like me) and our food was not even delivered hot and nice and smiley waiter cannot make up for that.Reception staff was poorly trained, couldn't speak or understand English well and was not able to help us at all with anything we asked them about (ie where restaurants are,how to get another beaches or places, taxi prices..)

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Cairo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

I have stayed for two days in the hotel, and I find it fasinating how the view is, open sea views, and no mosquitos!!!! the rooms are bit old but they are clear and spacious, food is very good service is not excellent but it is very good and people are smiling at you all the time. Lobby is amazing and the pool is just amazing. one more amazing place is the bar overlooing the ocean, very romantic at night!!! food is good and service is prompt.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2011

Stayed for one night. Air conditioning in room stopped working after about an hour. Ironing board supplied was ancient and had holes in it. Restaurant was closed. Hotel put on a Saturday night disco which meant loud noise in our room until late in the night. Bathroom had damaged mirror and taps. Even the cafe only had 1 menu which was torn. Pool was murky.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2011

A feel at home kind of place. Staff are friendly and warm. Room was clean and comfortable and view was outstanding. For a warm and lovely stay, this is the place

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam

Property: Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam
Address: Toure Drive, Msasani Peninsula | PO Box 6300, Dar es Salaam 6300, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 101 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam 3.5*
Number of rooms: 91
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Golden Tulip Hotel - Dar es SalaamFor a luxurious stay with a wonderful view of the Indian Ocean. Golden Tulip Hotel Dar es Salaam, a pearl on the Indian Ocean, is located on the Msasani Peninsula, one of the Dar es Salaam’s most tranquil and elegant neighbourhoods. It is 4 kilometres from the city centre, main business area, international organisations and embassies, while the airport is just 18 kilometres away. The hotel has fantastic views overlooking the Indian Ocean and offers exclusive services to its guests. With an interior inspired by a blend of Arabic and Swahili cultures Golden Tulip Hotel Dar es Salaam provides a unique and comfortable experience, starting from the lobby through to the large spacious rooms. Free wireless internet is available, making it the ideal hotel for both business travellers and holidaymakers. Golden Tulip Dar es Salaam has 84 full-sized rooms, 4 Executive Suites, 2 Diplomatic Suites and 1 Presidential Suite. All rooms and suites have a private balcony and offer all the comforts you would expect of an international hotel on the East African Coast. They are air-conditioned and are equipped with satellite television, a large writing desk, in-room safe, direct dial international telephone and tea and coffee making facilities. The bathrooms are all equipped with hairdryers. The hotel offers 24-hour room service and laundry services. Both restaurants provide a unique dining experience in a relaxing environment be it for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sanaa Restaurant a la carte restaurant, located on the first floor provides a panoramic view of the ocean while Ocean View Grill & Bar directly overlooks the ocean. Le Rendez-Vous Café is open all day for that informal business meeting over tea or coffee, or simply for a nice break, which will not be complete without one of the chef’s fresh pastries. Additional business and leisure facilities include spacious banquet and conference rooms, which provide ideal venues for meetings, conferences and weddings for up to 500 guests while the infinity pool offers that is perfect for a quiet moment of leisure with stunning views of the Indian Ocean in the backdrop. With competitive rates throughout the year, Golden Tulip Hotel Dar es Salaam provides great value for money in an ideal setting. A luxurious stay with a wonderful view of the Indian Ocean! ... more   less 
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