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Sea Cliff Hotel
Ranked #3 of 97 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
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Reviewed April 20, 2007

<I stayed at the hotel for two days while on business in Dar. It is a
little way out of town but at the end of a day of meetings it felt good to come out to the ocean front and watch the waves crash on the seawall. At low tide the scenery is also beautiful. The room was fully airconditioned, the minibar was cold, the bath was modern with a rain shower head and good pressure. Towels were plentiful, beds were firm but very comfortable. Service was without fail prompt and very courteous. Restaurants Calabash (excellent!) and Karambezi were good and the food was fresh. Breakfast includes a variety of hot dishes cooked to order. The shopping center and grocery next door, as well as the book store, was very convenient. The service to the airport was prompt and reasonable price. As a woman travelling alone I felt very safe and comfortable in any part of the hotel. The only slight issue was the wireless internet which had spotty signal in my room. I will definitely stay there on my next trip, even though I know the Kempinski is more convenient.

  • Stayed: April 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed March 23, 2007

Set away from the city centre, this hotel is aptly named. You'll be greeted at the door by a very friendly Masai warrior in traditional garb (see pix). You can dine in the Karambezi restaurant right at the edge of the Indian Ocean. In a strong wind this can be a tad daunting, especially when the tide is high. But just as often the tide is low, and breaks on the edge of the reef a couple of hundred metres away.
Get a room with an ocean view and watch the dawn break - a truly spectaculuar sight. Nip down to breakfast (the Karambezi of course) and, after indulging in fresh pineapple, pawpaw, mango, water melon and the freshest passion fruit ever, order up a cooked breakfast just to your liking. Eggs any way you fancy, bacon, toast - the works.
In spite of the hotel's attractions, don't miss the Sea Cliff "Village" just around the corner. Here you'll find an excellent mini-mart, ATM, fashion stores and a few more restaurants to suit all tastes. These facilities make up for the fact that you're not down town.
If this is your first visit to Tanzania, then Hotel Sea Cliff is an excellent jumping off point. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 27, 2007

As a first-time visitor to Africa, I arrived with typical US jet lag and a cranky, tired 3 year-old in tow. We were met at the airport as requested by a driver with our name on a placard. The village "family room" was huge, clean, and beautifully made up with a king-sized bed and a full twin bed for the child. A huge sealed bottle of water is provided daily as well as a refrigerator and coffee/tea center. The Java Lounge provides room service and full sit-down breakfast for the Villagers, and leads the pack in hospitality. The staffed playground was a godsend, and having a bank with separate ATM, travel agency, supermarket, clothing and book stores steps away from your room is the best. There are a number of other excellent restaurants including Indochinese,a French bakery, seafood, steak house, Indian and a juice bar. In the main hotel the swimming pool is a delightful magnet for ex-pat families and you will meet people from all over the world. The 24-hour cafe was most accommodating to our nocturnal adventuring. The service is very responsive. The beauty salon is considered one of the best in Dar, and next time I hope to visit the bowling alley and casino. There is wi-fi access throughout the hotel, which is good considering the business center is not always air conditioned.

  • Stayed: February 2007, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 29, 2006

This is one of the best hotels in Africa. Situated in a beautiful garden setting on a small cliff overlooking the sea, you could not ask for a better setting. The hotel and its grounds are spotless and well maintained, and the staff are all friendly and very helpful. Even the hookers in the bar are friendly and not agressive at all. The room was clean and everything worked properly. The fittings in the bathroom were quite unique but still functional. Unfortunately I was here on business, but I would be happy to return here for a holiday.

  • Stayed: November 2006, traveled on business
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Reviewed December 2, 2005

My week stay at the Sea cliff could have got off to a rocky start as our room was although, sea facing, was not up to standard........we asked to be re-located and this was done with minimum fuss and good grace. It has to be noted that the hotel is currently undergoing refurbishment and the original room had yet to be transformed......however the new rooms are thoughfully and tastefully revamped and from then on our stay was superb. The staff, facilities and food will guarantee that your stay will be an experience to be remembered. The Calabash Restaurant has excellent cuisine and is patronised by the residents and non residents alike.... A MUST SAMPLE RESTAURANT if you are in Dar es Salaam. We found that the staff at the hotel were extremely helpful and friendly and did everything possible to make our stay comfortable. The Sea cliff Village (next door) is a great place to hang out and snack........do try the FISHMONGER RESTAURANT (upstairs) for mouth-watering fish dishes and very reasonable prices. When the Hotel completes it's refurbishment and especially if it undertakes a NO-Smoking policy in it's rooms THIS WILL BE THE PLACE TO STAY IN DAR.............Well done to all

  • Stayed: November 2005
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Stayed: October 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: December 2017, traveled solo
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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 #3 of 97 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $165 - $357 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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