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“Good service and a comfortable stay but a bit pricey”
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Sea Cliff Hotel
Ranked #4 of 96 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
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Seattle, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Good service and a comfortable stay but a bit pricey”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

The Sea Cliff has a good offering, well appointed, comfortable rooms and good service but nothing special in this price range however they are blessed with a stunning location right on the Indian Ocean.
The restaurant offers a great menu selection and the seafood is very good.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Jonathan M
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Many thanks for your positive feedback, this is greatly appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you again.

Best regards.
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

This was the second time I stayed at the hotel and I still recommend it. The hotel is right on the water. Rooms are very comfortable and the beds are great. Staff all very friendly with good service. If you get tired of hotel food, there is a small outdoor cluster of shops and restaurants across the street which provides a good alternative. I would recommend this hotel to business travelers or those doing a stopover in Dar going to or coming from the bush.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, November 25, 2012
Many thanks for your positive feedback, this is greatly appreciated.

We look forward to welcoming you again.

Best regards.
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Dar es Salaam
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

Sea cliff is a perfect hotel when it comes to food and its facilities. Rooms are spacious with good decor, clean, and nice views. Food is good and marvelous and the have several restaurants around the hotel

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Many thanks for the positive feedback.
Looking forward to welcoming you again!
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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2012

Used this hotel for a business trip and was pleasantly surprised. Nice hotel and good service. Meals where delicious and the breakfast buffet is good.

I was very tempted to use the helicopter shuttle service to the airport when I left, but unfortunately had to book out at 4am to catch a flight and it would have been too dark to enjoy the experience.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Many thanks for the positive feedback, sorry you could not enjoy your last day properly!
Hopefully next time.
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Watsons Bay, Australia
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed at Sea Cliff recently on a business trip. We had early morning starts, tight laundry turnarounds and a busy schedule. All purvarrangements were handled effectively. The rooms are large and comfortable with excellent bedding. Most importantly, staff are well trained and genuinely friendly. Our next transit stay in Dar was at the Two Trees by Hilton, which should be avoided at all costs, and must rate as one of the world's worst hotels. As it is not listed on Trip Advisor, I cannot post a review. Back to the Sea Cliff: food was good, not fancy but tasty and wholesome. I would definitely come back to the Sea Cliff, knowing I will receive warm, efficient service and a comfortable room.

Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Roger B
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Your feedback is greatly appreciated.
We are delighted you enjoyed the hotel and the facilities and look forward to welcoming you back soon!
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Prague
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65 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Stayed here on a business trip to Dar....have to say, beats the hell out of many other business trip hotels. The building is beautiful, the views of the Indian Ocean are stunning (if you ignore the container ships waiting to dock) and the staff are delightful
Sunrise is stunning and if you are very lucky, as we were, you can watch the whales gamboling...do whales gambol? And if you want to gamble there is an on site casino too
Plenty of choices to eat without leaving the hotel and the upstair bar offers a wonderful view
breakfast overlooking coral watching the octopus fishermen...bliss
Visit the yacht club for sundowners and watch the sunset - obviously

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Thank HarriPrague
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Many thanks for your great feedback, the whales were fantastic to watch indeed, amazing sight and so close to the hotel, we need to make sure they come more often! Very happy you enjoyed your stay with us and looking forward to welcome you again.
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

Stayed there on business for 2 nights in July 2012. Good to have meetings in the lounge (1st floor) by the seaside restaurant. The lounge is comfortable for meetings. The view is quite impressive with the high and low tide during the day. There could easily be a 3 m difference between the tides. Restaurant is always busy and the food is good whether for lunch or dinner. I have been twice to this hotel. The room is clean and comfortable so I have not really been tempted to try another hotel.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Sea-Cliff-Hotel, Director of Sales at Sea Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Thank you for your nice review and for making the right decision to stay with us, we hope to see you again very soon. Best regards.
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Property: Sea Cliff Hotel
Address: Toure Drive | Msasani Peninsula, Dar es Salaam 3030, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 96 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sea Cliff Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 93
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Sea Cliff Hotel - a stunning 5* hotel jutting out majestically on a cliff overlooking the Indian Ocean with beautifully manicured gardens. It offers an oasis of calm just 5km from the hustle and bustle Dar es Salaam’s city centre and 22km from the airport, nearby all that the city has to offer. All 93 rooms are beautifully furnished and include seven executive rooms, five executive suites, and a magnificent presidential / honeymoon suite with panoramic views out to sea. All rooms have complimentary WiFi, satellite television, direct dial telephone, mini bar, tea & coffee making facilities, digital safe and bathroom amenities as standard. 24-hour room service, laundry, dry cleaning, airport transfer and babysitting services also available. On site, there is also a fitness centre, outdoor pool with sun terrace, casino, hair & beauty salon, two restaurants, coffee shop, bar, members lounge, full service business centre, conference and banqueting facilities and service with a big smile. ... more   less 
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