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Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort
Ranked #10 of 95 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

We had such a excellent stay at White Sands.

Thumbs up for the Management and staff.

It is noticed from the start that the facility is very well managed. The maintenance and upgrading is uplifting to see.

The Service from staff is well coordinate and a general sense of care is felt throughout.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ressas
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Ressas,

Thank you for complimenting the Hotel White Sands, Resort and Conference Centre. Your feedback with regard to the upgrading and maintenance of the hotel will be welcomed with open arms by the owners, STAFF and management. We pride ourselves in the quality of the service and product that we offer and it is good to see that our efforts are bearing fruit.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel soon,

Regards

Jacques
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2013

I spent 4 days at the White Sands for a conference in September. I must compliment management and the staff for a most enjoyable stay. The location is unbelievable and the grounds are absolutely beautiful and well kept. The rooms are very neat and well kept and well prepared when it is time to go to bed. The restaurant is providing outstanding food and the waiters and staff are always friendly and at hand to help. The staff at the reception desk is very friendly and always willing to assist to make sure that you have an enjoyable stay. If they can't help you immediately they will find out and come back to you. The view from the bedrooms is one to die for overlooking the ocean and the most beautiful sunrise one can dream of. I also had the privilege to do scuba diving the Friday, unfortunately I cannot say the same about the local dive centre. Unfortunately the principle of the dive centre was never there to discuss a dive opportunity and the equipment leaves a fowl taste in your mouth. The cylinders and wet suits are old and in a shocking state. Fortunately I took my own gear. It took us nearly 45minutes to get the one engine of the boat started. Definitely not a professional outfit, although the dive master was and the dive was superb. The coral on the reef was unbelievable.

Room Tip: Ground floor units walk out onto lawns.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Ettienne d
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 14, 2013
Dear Etienne,

Thank you for writing a review about your experience at the Hotel White Sands, Resort and Conference Centre. Knowing that our services and facilities have made your stay enjoyable will certainly be well received by the TEAM here at the hotel.

Please accept my apologies on behalf of the See Breeze diving centre. I have shared your concerns with the powers that be and they assured me that your constructive feedback will be applied effectively.

We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Regards

Jacques
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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2013

I stayed at the White Sands Hotel Resort for one week, during September, 2013. I found the hotel and grounds very clean and well kept. The staff was always very friendly and courteous. I stayed in an upgraded room with a balcony that opened to the beautiful view of the ocean. The room was very comfortable and had a lot of space. The rooms were kept nice by an efficient housekeeping staff. The open air restaurant served a variety of foods, buffet style and it was all very tasty.
I will stay here again, if I get the opportunity to go back to Dar.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Thank DryHeat62
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Dear Dryheat62,

Thank you for taking time to write about you stay at Hotel White Sands Resort and Conference Centre. The fact that our services and facility provided you with an enjoyable stay and experience makes us proud to know that our hard work and focus on GUEST experience is showing rewards where it matters most, you. We do hope you will have the opportunity to visit us again soon in the near future.

Thank you and regards

Jacques
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 review, 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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Laurel, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 review, 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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Sidmouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 review, 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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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Jacques d, General Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review, 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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Property: Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort
Address: Africana Road | Jangwani Beach, Dar es Salaam 3030, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#5 Business Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#8 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 146
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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