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Best Western Coral Beach Hotel
Ranked #6 of 96 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 15, 2014

This was our first trip to Tanzania and unfortunately it coincided with severe rain storms, limiting our movement around the city. Drainage is a major problem in the city and this hinders road movement. Staff in the hotel were extremely helpful and pleasant. Always a smile. Food was very good; much better than in a very pricey restaurant nearby. The chef was concerned and accommodating and could not have been more helpful. Unfortunately the service of snacks to the bar was very slow. The room overlooked the bay and was neat and tidy without being overly decorated. The position of the shower could have been better as water leaked into the bedroom on occasions. Overall, the room was well equipped and the internet access was much appreciated.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Formula10TZ, Group Operations Director at Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 16, 2014

Dear Sir or Madam,
thank you very much for your feedback - we truly appreciate your to the point review.
Our Chef indeed loves what he does and I am therefore appreciative that you mentioned him going out of his way to accommodate your wishes.
Again, thank you and kind regards
Hans J Heuer
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Reviewed April 12, 2014 via mobile

The hotel has a lovely setting, however the service is incredibly poor. Ordering a cup of coffee takes an eternity and when it arrives you still need to ask for milk! When the milk arrives it's boiling hot. The room is well below par and quality of food is no where near even average!

Stayed: April 2014, traveled on business
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Formula10TZ, Group Operations Director at Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2014

Dear Writer,
we are very well aware that your review is not truthful but instead of a Hotel here in Dar es Salaam who cannot manage their property well and have to resort to such action. In fact other well managed hotels in Dar es Salaam received also a negative report today.....what a co-incidence.
Yours truly
Hans J Heuer
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

I and my family have stayed here for about 10 days.

The hotel rooms are very good. The service is also of high stadards,

But what tops it all is the restaurant. The food is tremendous.

Thanks to chef Somnath who caters for individual tastes.

Room Tip: Choose a room facing the sea
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  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled with family
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Formula10TZ, Group Operations Director at Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2014

Dear Gregory,
thank you very much for your feedback. Chef Somnath and indeed the entire Team appreciate your comments. we look forward welcoming you and your family back soon.
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Hans J Heuer
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Reviewed April 3, 2014

If you are looking for a place to "get away from it all" - this is it. Rooms are well appointed and the food is good. The hotel is situated on a quiet bay and get it is close enough to go out to The Slipway for entertainment.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Formula10TZ, Group Operations Director at Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2014

Dear Sir or Madam,
thank you for your feedback. Indeed you are correct in saying that our Hotel is a place to chill.
We look forward welcoming you back soon.
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Hans J Heuer
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

During my Tanzania trip last month, got a chance to stay in Coral beach. Fantastic hotel with spanking service standards. Out view was amazing and i spent a never to be forgotten day with my pals. Being first time in Africa though found it more friendly and closer to saying home away from home. Food was authentic and deliocious. Got a chance to intract with many staffs specially from Asia. Friendly and caring people. I would love to be again in CB with my family for a relaxing & soothing vacation.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Formula10TZ, General Manager at Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2014

Dear sir,
thank you very much for your valuable feedback. We are very appreciative that whilst this was your first tri to Africa that you enjoyed staying with us and that you would like to bring your family for a visit. We look forward welcoming you back.
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Hans J Heuer
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Reviewed March 28, 2014

This was a very comfortable place to stay in Dar while I was on a work trip. The views were beautiful, rooms clean and staff very friendly. The other part about this hotel I liked was the neighborhood it was in. The peninsula is quiet and it's nice to be able to go for a walk or jog in the evening. This hotel was near my office and was therefore a perfect spot for me while traveling. If you are visiting Dar as a tourist and looking to experience the hustle and bustle of the city, I wouldn't suggest this because you are a bit removed. If you are looking for a quiet place to stay on the peninsula this is a great option.

Room Tip: The rooms on the side of the hotel with a view are much nicer than the ones of the side without.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Formula10TZ, General Manager at Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2014

Dear Sir or Madam,
thank you very much for your valuable feedback - truly appreciated. We are indeed located in the most beautiful part of Dar es Salaam, the Ambassadorial area of Msasani Peninsula with our own access to the Indian Ocean. From our Garden you can enjoy the most amazing Sunsets and dinner at our Ngalawa Seafront Restaurant.
Again, thank you for your feedback; we look forward welcoming you back.
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Hans J Heuer
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Coral Beach Hotel is nicely located in a quite and peaceful area and with only a few kilometers to the city center of Dar. If one is organized with transport it is definitely the place to stay. Alternatively can transport easily be coordinated at the reception. The staff is polite and attentive and doing a great job.

The food is nice and well prepared,

I can recommend Coral Beach Hotel to other visitors to Dar, wether it be as tourist, business and seminars

Room Tip: I stayed in room 4109-B and had a fantastic view over the water and the beautiful and exotic garden...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled on business
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Formula10TZ, General Manager at Best Western Coral Beach Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 29, 2014

Dear Sir or Madam,
thank you very much for your feedback.
We appreciate your positive comment and yes, as we are located on the Msasani Peninsula, transport via car or Taxi is vital - however, having said that, it applies to all hotels in Dar es Salaam as it is advisable for guest to travel via car.
we look forward welcoming you back.
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Additional Information about Best Western Coral Beach Hotel

Address: Plot 956/1412 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:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#5 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#13 Business Hotel in Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $100 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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 (2017), 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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