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Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort
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Reviewed October 5, 2013

I visited in August for a 3 day conference-
Great Service: The conference room was well maintained with admin supplies and organized seating rows. The sound system was placed appropraitely throughout the seating assignment for approx 100 guests. The video projections in the walls in various portions of the seating assignment was nice.

The Staff had tea time setup twice a day for us. Nice snacks and tea and coffee always ready per the schedule with courteous staff to assist.

The Staff was very welcoming. I arrived late on the first day past midnight. The staff was very accomodating with me and even settled the payment after I had some sleep.

Meals: the meals were buffett style and Awesome. Local cusiane with variety of vegetarian and meat dishes. The fruit and juice selection was a nice treat. The dessert selection was great with many traditional cakes and local pastries.

A great expericence!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Thank robert t
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 7, 2013

Dear Robert,

Thank you for commenting on your recent stay at Hotel White Sands, Resort and Conference Centre. It is extremely comforting to learn that our effort in providing the best service and facility this side of Dar es Salaam is realizing. Your review has been shared with our TEAM and it has added to their motivation tremendously.

We are looking forward welcoming you back soon.

Regards

Jacques

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

I spent a week at the White Sands for a conference in September. The location is lovely -- palm trees, breeze off the ocean -- the facilities and staff very nice, the room very comfortable, the food outstanding. I had one of the upscale rooms with a balcony overlooking the ocean, a living room and separate bedroom and bath.

the staff could not have been more accommodating and made our stay comfortable. I didn't have much time to relax by the pool, but it was nice when I did. the WiFi was free and fairly consistent, and there was a business office with computers to use at no charge (except a per page printing fee).

The only downsides are things the hotel staff cannot do anything about. The location is isolated, about 40 mins north of the city. There's one good restaurant, the Mediterraneo, about 10 mins away, but otherwise you're a bit of a captive at the White Sands. And aside from relaxing by the pool, there isn't much to do there. There is no beach to speak of: a narrow strip at high tide and acres of mud and seaweed at low tide. So it's pretty much eat, sleep, drink in a pretty setting.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank stefdoj
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2013

Dear Stefdoj,

Your review about your recent stay at the Hotel White Sands, Resort and Conference Centre is very much appreciated. We are pleased to know that you have enjoyed your time with us. It is very encouraging to my TEAM to learn that their continued efforts to improve services and facilities at the hotel is paying off.

Thank you once again and looking forward to welcoming you back.

Regards

Jacques

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Reviewed October 2, 2013

We are charity workers and after roughing it for most of the time it is always nice to finish our stint with a few days at White Sands. It is often the transtition back into the materialism of most peoples lives which can be difficult for them after the situations that people have witnessed during the trips.So to chill out at a nice hotel where you are well looked after with a good shower and good food, right on the beach allows our teams to adjust and relax prior to flying home.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Ros G
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded October 5, 2013

Dear Ros G,

Thank you for taking time to write a review about your recent stay at the Hotel White Sands, Resort and Conference Centre. We are pleased that you were able to relax with us as we do appreciate admire and respect your line of work. I will be sure to share your review with our TEAM as they would certainly enjoy receiving positive feedback from our GUETS.

Kind Regards

Jacques

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Reviewed September 25, 2013

then this is the place to be...rooms are properly set, good darkness for a peaceful sleep, no noise, good full board meal, and the most stress relief of all is the jetty, and of course you get a pass for water world (if you go with kids its a bonus for their entertainment), staff is very helpful., keep it up.

Room Tip: upper rooms.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank SamSajan
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 30, 2013

Dear Samsajan,

Thank you for your recent review on the Hotel White Sands, Resort and Conference Centre. Your comments about our facilities are well received and appreciated. I will most certainly share this with the rest of my TEAM.

Looking forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Kind regards

Jacques

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

Thank you for helping us host the Third International Conference on Strategic Theory. We received so many complements from delegates and a very strong suggestion from our partner country to return to White Sands for the fourth iteration of the series. The service, friendliness and going out on a limb to help us with receiving and moving the delegates made the work for us as organizers so much easier. The conference facilities were very good and delegates were also impressed with the unusual setup with the different screens.
Regarding the meals, no complaints from the delegates, the conference dinner went so well and the variety was impressive. once more, thanks for all the goodwill and friendliness.

Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
Thank FrancoisVrey
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2013

Dear Francois,

Thank you for taking time to write a review on your recent experience at the Hotel White Sands, Resort and Conference Centre. It is very encouraging to hear that we have met and in some areas exceeded your expectations. It was a real pleasure hosting you and the other conference delegates and we would love having you back at the hotel again soon and perhaps you might even consider a leisure visit with your family. I will most definitely share your review with my TEAM and it will certainly encourage them continue delivering high standards of service and quality.

Looking forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Regards

Jacques

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