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Best Western Coral Beach Hotel
Ranked #10 of 95 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“great service and facilities”
Reviewed March 1, 2013

great place of leasure while doing business The staff were polite and helpful and the food was good. Some of the staff were helpful and goodd to dela with. The internet I found fine it gave good access at all times..

Room Tip: rooms on the top have good view
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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BWCoralBeach-Dar, General Manager at Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Dear Sir,
thank you for taking the time and review our services and write about your positive experience at our hotel. We are always pleased to host guest from around the world and especially from South Africa.
Kind regards
Hans J Heuer
General Manager
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Risskov, Denmark
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

We are frequently doing business in Dar and each time we stay at Coral Beach Hotel. We just went home from our 6th stay witin a year - and we will come back again. The hotel is like a green oasis situated at the Peninsula. Quiet and charming with a wonderful seaview from almost all the rooms. We have many times enjoyed a sundowner at our veranda overlooking the sea. We have also used the conference facilities at the hotel and it works out very well. To go to Coral Beach is like coming home.

Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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BWCoralBeach-Dar, General Manager at Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Dear Hanne,
it was a pleasure having served you again as one of our many longstanding guest. It is always a pleasure welcoming such nice guest to our Hotel over and over agin and we are looking forward seeing you soon to welcome you back home.
Kind regards
Hans J Heuer
General Manager
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 26, 2013

I stayed here for six nights for a work meeting. The staff were polite and helpful and the food was good. Some of the staff could be a bit slow but managers were helpful and quickly sorted any slowness out.

The internet I found fine, came in and out sometimes but this is Africa. I managed a hour long skype to the UK at 5pm which had no problems.

My only complaint would be the music at dinner time. The restaurant next to the sea only appears to have a selection of around 10 very very cheesey love songs. Which are enough to hear twice in one night let alone every night for five nights! On the last night I had to order room service to escape the terror! Can you not play nice local music quietly?

I would also like to mention Andrew who was a very professional receptionist - dealing with eight people who arrived at the same time who did not all have rooms available and Adam who was a very attentive waiter - although sadly without the power to change the music!

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank sarmace
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BWCoralBeach-Dar, General Manager at Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dear Sir,
thank you for your valuable feedback. I gladly will look into the Music played at our Seafront restaurant, although music is a very personal taste but I am sure that next time we will manage to accommodate your taste - on your rturn, feel free to ask us to change it for you.
Thank you for the feedback about our team - I will gladly forward the message to the respective person. We look forward welcoming you back soon.
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Hans J Heuer
General Manager
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Walt Disney World, Florida
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Stayed here for a workshop recently and it was a good stay. One thing though is that some of the staff are new and hence slow to respond to orders.. especially in the evenings. It takes you a while to get your bill for signature and also had a young new employee who had been mislead about the complimentary items in the room. The hotel must want to trick guests into consuming the wine and crisps that are placed together with the complimentary water.. instead of putting it away in the mini bar cupboard. i found this deceitful of the hotel because many of us, enjoyed these witht he assumption that it was on the house and i think the hotel should put clear notice in the roon on what is complimentary and what it not.

Breakfast and lunch time is one which bothered me the most.. with so many flies around the food.. for an open air arrangement, something needs to be done to deal with this issue.

overall i think the best the hotel has to offer is the location and great ocean views

Room Tip: Anything from the 3 rd floor upwards facing the ocean
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank FBI_13
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BWCoralBeach-Dar, General Manager at Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Dear Sir,
thank you very much for your feedback. In respect to the Wine and the Chips, for your kind information, the Red Wine would be too cold in the mini bar fridge and the chips would become stale; it is therefore placed on the tray directly NEXT to the price list - hence by no means is it deceitful nor ever indended as such.
For few days we indeed experienced a challenge with insects flying which fortunately has been resolved as our specilists were able to resolve this in a ecological way.
We are looking forward welcoming you back to BEST WESTERN Coral Beach Hotel, the hotel with the best location and service in Dar es Salaam.
Kind regards
Hans J Heuer
General Manager
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

I have been staying at most of the hotels on the Peninsula / Oyster Bay area in Dar es Salaam, as Doubletree by Hilton and Sea Cliff, but no one beats this utterly charming and pitoresque hotel. Great location, beautiful gardens, tons of ambience, nice pool, friendly staff, and excellent and service minded management.

Suitable both for business travellers and family holidays, and away from the bustle and hustle of down-town Dar. No doubt, this will be my base in future stays in Dar es Salaam.
Prof. T.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Thank ProfKT
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BWCoralBeach-Dar, General Manager at Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Dear Professor, it was indeed a pleasure to be able to serve you and your family on your recent trip to Dar es Salaam. We look forward welcoming you on your return to Dar es Salaam in our Oasis for you and your family to enjoy our facilities and service.
Kind regards
Hans J Heuer
General Manager.
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

Excellent hotel. The hotel is located in a safe area of the city. Very good service. Very friendly and attentive staff. The pool bar is great and so is the outdoor dining area by the waterfront. Wifi is available throughout the hotel area. They will arrange driver for hotel transfer. This is my third stay, and I will stay at this hotel on my next visit to Dar.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Ameet R
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BWCoralBeach-Dar, General Manager at Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 27, 2013
Dear Sir,
thank you very much for your review. I appreciate you have taken the time in providing us feedback and also for fellow travellers reading about your experience at BEST WESTERN Coral Beach Hotel. We look forward welcoming you back soon.
Kind regards
Hans J Heuer
General Manager
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Port Louis
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Reviewed February 11, 2013

It was an unnerving stay more lows than highs - reservation messed up my stay and had to move to Protea. there was a lot of construction for a sunday morning.

There is internet though its very intermittent and worse on wifi

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Odada
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BWCoralBeach-Dar, General Manager at Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Dear Sir,
thank you very much for your feedback, however and respectfully, we did not mess up your booking as you stated. You originally booked for two days and you stayed those two days with us. As you wanted on a short notice may I add exend your stay, we had to inform you that we were fully booked - I truly believe that this is not in any form or shape a messup of your booking. Would you have informed us earlier, we would most likely be able to assist you which we would have gladly done. I am also not aware of the noise you are referring to about on Sunday (especially you departed on Sunday). It is correct that we are upgrading our restaurant but no work was performed on Sunday and your room was in a differnt section of the hotel and hence far away, so in any case you could not have been affected even during any renovation work. We look forward welcoming you back so you may enjoy our new restaurant.
Kind regards
Hans J Heuer
General Manager
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Property: Best Western Coral Beach Hotel
Address: Coral Lane, Dar es Salaam 2585, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#8 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#13 Business Hotel in Dar es Salaam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Coral Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Urban Seafront Boutique. Experience the Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, where you can enjoy breath-taking views of the Indian Ocean in a tranquil setting. Situated on the Msasani Peninsula, minutes away from City Center, our seafront boutique Hotel is a peaceful retreat where business and vacation travelers feel at home. In fact, our Heritage building was originally designed as a personal residence – a retreat from the hustle of the city.Today you can choose to relax in one of the 62 guestrooms including suites, with Swahili-infused tropical decor, luxurious beds, and large balconies with ocean views. Lounge on our pristine private beach overlooking the Dar Es Salaam Yacht Club, take a swim in our Seafront swimming pool, read a book in our Heritage wing library, or schedule an energetic work out with our gym instructor in our Fitness Center.Savor fresh local seafood and global cuisine at our Seafront Restaurant and enjoy a cool drink at our trendy Seahorse Bar and Lounge, with captivating sunsets over the Indian Ocean. Host your Conferences, Business, and Social Events, in our flexible Outdoor Event Space, Meeting Rooms, and large seafront Marquee Conference facilities with full catering, audio-visual support, and creative event coordinator. Stay connected with complimentary HI-Speed Internet. Have some more time? Explore local shops, or take a short boat ride from the nearby Slipway to the beautiful Bongoyo Island for a day of swimming, snorkeling, or island hiking. Awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (2016), our team is dedicated to ensuring you have a memorable stay in Dar es Salaam. It's all waiting for you at the Best Western Coral Beach, your urban seafront retreat! ... more   less 
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