Stayed a couple of times at the hotel on business. The beach is a lovely stretch with some great views; the bar on the pier extending into the water is a spectacular setting. The exteriors are generally well landscaped and well maintained. The restaurant is a good location with lovely beach and sea views.
The rooms are a good size with nice balconies and views. However, the decor is quite dated and the quality of fittings are not up to par. Also, the airconditioners are not well maintained and can fail at times. The place needs a thorough refit to a higher standard to do it justice.
The service lets the place down. With a few exceptions, it can be surly at times and takes ages. The food is distinctively average; and the place can get quite crowded with day trippers over the weekend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The real gem of the East Coast of Africa! The White Sands Beach Resort is situated on an idyllic stretch of private beach front, just 25kms North of Dar es Salaam city centre, making it the gateway to a unique East African experience!Immerse yourself in the welcoming culture of Africa whilst you enjoy sincere, heartfelt GUEST service. The seaside accommodation comprises of 118 spacious, well appointed, standard rooms and 28 studio, one or two bedroomed apartments.Satisfy your palate with sumptuous fare from one of our restaurants, quench your thirst with an ice cold drink on the deck of the Pweza Jetty overlooking the warm Indian Ocean, unwind with a relaxing treatment from our White Sands Spa, take a boat trip to one of the nearby uninhabited islands, be adventurous and experience the beauty of the underwater world with a Scuba course from our PADI Dive Centre, have a work-out in our Gym or simply relax at the swimming pool or on the beach. Whether on Holiday, Business or Conferencing, the White Sands Hotel & Beach Resort is proud to provide our GUESTS with everything that they need and more! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- White Sands Hotel And Dar Es Salaam