As a chain, you know what to expect here. I would rate this place four star by international standards.
Good hotels in Dar are expensive - you can get perfectly comfortable places for around $100. Was this worth at least double that? In my opinion yes.
After roughing it in Arusha for a week, its nice to come to a clean, stylish place with great food!
I was supposed to be picked up at the airport by prior arrangement - the driver had car trouble so his friend drove me. Wasn't aware of this until one of the bell boys or concierge staff highlighted this to me and apologised.
I don't usually tip, and if i do usually a token amount - however this bell boy or concierge really went out of his way to make me comfortable and so i tipped him $10.
Cant comment highly enough about the staff.
The room service was good, food very good and i would recommend staying here to anyone - an long as you are willing to pay top dollar.
One caveat - the "shuttle" to the hotel from the airport isant free - $25 each way. It should really be free or offset by the price of the room. When you pay 4* prices, a free shuttle is expected.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An oasis of luxury at the very heart of Dar es Salaam, the elegant and cosmopolitan Dar esSalaam Serena enjoys an exceptionally high-profile clientele and regularly plays host to bothregional and international events. Stylish yet relaxed, the hotel is one of the capital city’smost popular rendezvous and makes the ideal venue for both corporate and social events. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- mövenpick Dar Es Salaam
- Dar Es Salaam mövenpick