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Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort
Ranked #11 of 95 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
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“What a wonderful time”
Reviewed May 11, 2014

The Hotel is stunning, Rooms are comfortable, Staff are SUPER friendly and helpful.
Such a pleasure when coming home ( back to hotel ) after a long day of business to the beach and clean rooms. On days off there are tonnes to do like Scuba , boat trips to the islands etc.
I would not stay anywhere else in Dar.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Carmen T, Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 11, 2014
Dear Rindie,

Thank You so much for taking the time to write a review. It was an absolute pleasure having you as a Guest and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We hope to welcome you back again soon!

Kind Regards
Your Dar es Salaam 'Home' Team
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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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23 reviews
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Reviewed May 7, 2014 via mobile

A beautiful place to go with the family, excellent location with beautiful rooms and very good service. Peacefull and relaxing. I would definetly recomend anyone to visit this resort for a relaxing time off from the busy life.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank SajidK552
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Carmen T, Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review, May 7, 2014
Dear SajidK552,

Thank You for taking the time to write a review about your recent experience at the Hotel White Sands, Resort & Conference Centre.

We are so pleased that you and your family enjoyed your time with us and we appreciate your kind recommendation.

We do hope to welcome you back soon again.

Kind Regards
Carmen
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Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Whitesands in daressalaam. Another fantastic hotel to stay and enjoy for family and friends.The service and food is,excellent. Always smiling food a nd beverage manager Mr Dennis Smith. The service provided by the staff is also excellent.

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Shabir K
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Carmen T, Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 22, 2014
Dear Shabir K,

Thank You for taking the time to write a review on your experience at the Hotel White Sands, Resort & Conference Centre.

We are pleased to hear that you had a great time and will definitely pass on your kind compliment to our Team, who continuously strive to deliver excellent service and quality.

We hope to welcome you back as a valued Guest again soon.

Kind Regards
Carmen
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 11, 2014

After a long trip from the airport and the terrible traffic in Dar-es-Salam, the dinner experience was amazing. It was very beautiful with a cold breeze that i loved at the bar area. Service was very sloppy as the waiter could not tell what the soup of the day was but i enjoyed the grilled calamari......totally loved the food and the atmosphere.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank levinah n
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Carmen T, Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review, April 13, 2014
Dear levinah n,

We are so pleased that you enjoyed your meal and the surroundings at the Hotel. Chef Chris extends his sincere Thanks to you for taking the time to provide feedback.

At the same time, we would like to apologize that the service did not meet your expectation. Service levels and quality is our primary focus to ensure that our Guests have an enjoyable experience with us and we remain committed to continuously striving to achieve this.

Thank You again and we hope to Welcome you back soon.

Kind Regards
Carmen
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Washington, United States
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

I stayed seven nights at White Sands. The grounds were wonderful. The staff were amazing. Food was excellent. The rooms were small but who spent time in the room? The beds were comfortable and the a/c was very welcomed. Power outages were frequent but short-lived. Sewage smell from the ocean at times during low tide. (These two issues are not White Sands issues, but Dar issues.) The pool and beach were very relaxing. What made the hotel, however, was the staff. From the management to the desk workers to the cleaning ladies to the pool and restaurant staff, they are wonderful people and amazingly trustworthy and kind. The only negative in the hotel was the spotty, often slow internet. But then I wasn't there for the internet...

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Thank PCWA
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Carmen T, Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 19, 2014
Dear PCWA,

It was a pleasure having you as a valued Guest and the Team extends a sincere, heartfelt Thank You to you for taking the time to provide feedback on your stay with us.

We are very proud of our Team and believe that the friendliness and willingness to provide Guests with the best possible service, certainly goes a long way to assisting with overcoming some of the challenges faced, for example and as you mentioned, the intermittent power outages.

Your comments serve as further motivation to all of us, to continually strive to improve our service, quality and facilities and we hope to Welcome you back again.

Kind Regards
Carmen
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

It is incredibly rare to find cooking of this quality in Africa, or anywhere outside Dar es Salaam. My beef fillet was excellent the joy of herbs butter through melts my mouths, played with color saute vegetables on plate quite franklin has a tasted twist of buttery. the only thing I don't meet a Chef who was cooking the dishes, and come to the table just past through the message to the waiter's his name ''Nobert'' . I could go on, but suffice it to say that this is serious cooking using serious ingredients. The style is deceptively simple with few garnishes, the idea being to let the ingredients speak for themselves.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Marc V
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Carmen T, Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 23, 2014
Dear Marc V,

Thank You so much for your positive feedback regarding your dining experience at the Hotel White Sands, Resort & Conference Centre and most of all we are very pleased that your fillet steak was to your liking.

The Chef and his Team are delighted to hear that the hard work and increased effort to continually focus on quality is proving successful.

We do hope that if you return to Dar es Salaam in the future, you will visit us again.

Kind Regards
Carmen
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

We tend to come to White Sands every wkd. The hotel is clean but the changing facilities are too small for the ladies. The staff are good for Dar standards. The void is very good and my husband daughter love the fish and chops. I love the pizza - best pizza in town. The beach is clean.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank VinaTbilisi
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Carmen T, Manager at Hotel White Sands - The Beach Resort, responded to this review, March 17, 2014
Dear VinaTbalisi,

Thank You for the taking the time to comment on your experience at the Hotel White Sands, Resort & Conference Centre. We are certainly very pleased to hear that we are your favourite place to visit in Dar.

We will be sure to pass on your positive feedback to our Team and we look forward to Welcoming you and your family back soon!

Kind Regards
Carmen
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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
#5 Business Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#9 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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