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New Africa Hotel
Ranked #17 of 96 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Reviewed March 19, 2013

Dining in the New Africa dining room is always pleasant. The quaint church and calm sea make for delightful moments during a meal. I ate lunch recently and happy with the Indian dish I chose but more with their mocktails - a delicate combination of fruit, herbs and ice that stays full of flavour to the last drop. The service is good; courteous staff. I look forward to eating another meal there very soon.

Room Tip: Try their "mocktails"
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Abiria
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ShankerN, General Manager at New Africa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 5, 2013

Dear Tripadvisor member,

At the outset I would like to thank you for taking the time to post a review of the hotel.

Its nice to note that you enjoyed the food and beverage offering at the hotel. The mocktails at the all new Onyx lounge are really delightful and am glad that you enjoyed them. Hope to see you soon and we hope to pamper your taste buds even more!

Regards,
Shanker Narayan
e mail: gm@newafricahotel.com

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Reviewed March 15, 2013

City centre location although little to do nearby. Pool but in the shade for much of the day. Adequate rooms (although we ended up with cold showers!). Great Thai restaurant with good harbour views from top floor.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank AdventurerCambridge
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ShankerN, General Manager at New Africa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

Dear Tripadvisor member,

At the outset I would like to apologize for the fact that we could not exceed your expectations in terms of the hotel stay. Apologies for the lack of warm water in the bath. Sometimes, we could have an air pocket due to a small maintenance somewhere. This can be easily sorted out if the front desk is informed. On a separate note, I am glad that you liked the harbour views and the food in the restaurants.

Hope you come back to Dar sometime soon and give us another shot at accommodating you.

Regards,
Shanker Narayan
GM & Director

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The New Africa is extremely well located in Dar for the business traveller and for the tourist. Overlooking the harbour in the old city, and walking distance to many of the major institutions in Dar. There are, of course, upmarket 5 star hotel competitors, but the New Africa is very adequate. 2 options for dining - quite adequate. I will be planning on staying there in the future.

Room Tip: Rooms overlooking the harbour are appealing but you will be woken by the music from the Lutheran Chu...
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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Thank graemerk
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ShankerN, General Manager at New Africa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 15, 2013

Dear Tripadvisor member,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay with us.

I am glad that you liked the hotel and the services overall. Its great to note that you will be back soon. You could make the booking via the hotel website or write to me directly. I am sure we shall provide another uneventful and largely pleasant stay in Dar.

Regards,
Shanker Narayan
E mail: gm@newafricahotel.com

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Long time I spend in this hotel and I look on this hotel like on my second home. Very friendly staff, good food. All in all, they are all like one big family.
I recommend it to everyone for a great place in the center of the city and because it is not inferior to some of the great names of world hotels.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank Dusan M
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ShankerN, General Manager at New Africa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Dear Tripadvisor member,

At the outset I would like to thank you for posting a wonderful review of the hotel. Thank you for the honest assessment of the hotel. We are a quality business hotel within the city center and take a lot of pride in being competitive within our price segment. I am glad that you felt the same. I would once again like to thank you for your kind comments and for your continued patronage of the hotel.

Regards,
Shanker Narayanan
GM & Director.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

Wonderful place to stay with excellent service, facilities and location. Complementary drinking bottle water is available. I would highly recommend it. WiFi can be a little slow but cable connection is available.

Room Tip: Ocean facing view is excellent. Church choir can be pleasant or disturbing depending on your taste
  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank N J
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ShankerN, General Manager at New Africa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Dear Tripadvisor member,

At the outset I would like to thank you for taking time to post a review of the hotel. Thank you for your gracious comments on the hotel's location, service levels and the quality are much appreciated. I shall share the same with the team and am sure that they will be very pleased with the feedback.
Hope to host your next visit to Dar in the near future.

Regards,
Shanker Narayanan
GM & Director

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

The hotel is decent compared to the others around it for business visits. The rooms were clean and the overall feel was good. You get to hear soothing music from a nearby Church in the morning. I would surely stay here if I am traveling on business again.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled on business
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ShankerN, General Manager at New Africa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2013

Dear Tripadvisor member,

Thank you for taking the time to post a review of your stay.

Its indeed very heartening to note that the hotel met your approval. I am glad that you found us competitive within the business hotel set in the city center. I shall share your feedback with the team and am sure that they will be very pleased to hear the same.

Hope to see you seen in Dar.

Regards,
Shanker Narayanan
e mail: gm@newafricahotel.com

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Reviewed March 6, 2013

The location of the hotel is appropriate for business travellers. My room was good with a partial view of the ocean but my colleague complained about the noise level from the church across the road in the morning.The meeting room was bad. Staff attitude sucks, right from reception to the coffee shop where they serve breakfast. No smiles, just simple robotic responses to your queries. I was there for 1 night and the overall service was disappointing. Good points though were security (access to each floor was controlled with the key card). Had dinner in the room and they took 75 minutes to delver a pizza!!! No apologies for any delay!!!! Rooms though were comfortable and clean.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled on business
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ShankerN, General Manager at New Africa Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2013

Dear Tripadvisor member,

I would like to apologize for the inconvenience caused on account of unsatisfactory service levels. Our team is a very friendly lot and invariable are an affable bunch. I am surprised that they were not warm and considerate during your varied interactions. i have checked on the Pizza order and found out that it was delivered in 40 minutes. This is over our normal time by around 5 minutes. Its still an area that we need to work upon. I shall share your feedback with the team and am sure that the appropriate training will be put in place.

Hope you treat this as a one off and do visit the hotel again.

regards,
Shanker Narayanan
GM & Director

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Address: Azikiwe St. / Sokoine Dr. | P. O Box 9314, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Casino Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#14 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $118 - $172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — New Africa Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 126
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