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Kunduchi Beach Hotel and Resort
Ranked #17 of 97 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Reviewed April 11, 2013

We stayed at Kunduchi Beach Hotel and enjoyed the stay very much . The management very .
professional and eversince our arrival we were treated like royalty and welcomed with open arms
The hotel in whole has improved a lot since our last stay and one can see a positive and happier staff . Not sure who is responsible for the changes and improvement , but well worth mentioning in this review . WELL DONE KEEP IT UP

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Riaan T, General Manager at Kunduchi Beach Hotel and Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

Dear Sir

Thank you for taking the time to write this positive review. We are pleased that you have noticed the improvements.

We are a new Management Team and has spend a lot of time with training and developing of staff in order to raise the service standard.

Please make Kunduchi Beach Hotel your second home. Looking forward to your next visit.

Asante Sana (Thank You)

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

I had read a lot of the reviews of this property so I was not expecting much to be honest but I wanted something on the Dar Es Salaam coast and I had already been to the neighboring White Sands. I cannot believe how pleasantly surprised I was and I almost thought I was at a different place to the one I had read about. It does take a really long time to get there from the airport but this is due to the fact they are working on the road there so I am sure once that is finished it will be easier.

The location, one you are there, is wonderful with one of the best beaches I have seen of this coast. The resort itself was really spacious with the most wonderfully attentive staff. We were there over Easter and it was packed but the staff were completely in control. There was quite a few activities for the children which was good. I did learn that there was a new management team on board that had recently joined and already made a big difference and you could see them all the time working as a team which was good.

The rooms are not huge but they for a resort they are just what you would need as you spend most of the time outside. They do all have tv, tea/coffee making facilities and a separate toilet to bathroom.

The swimming pool is nice but it is too small for the size resort and gets VERY busy so that was a bit of a disappointment.

Next door is the Wet n Wild Water Park which was a good addition for the children but it is a bit tired and needs some TLC (and paint). If these were given a little overhaul it would be brilliant (as long as they keep the music down as the was deafening).

The food is buffet in the main restaurant but with a lot of choice and there is also al la carte which was very good.

I would certainly go back there.


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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank IntrepidMe
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Riaan T, General Manager at Kunduchi Beach Hotel and Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

Dear Valued Guest

Many thanks for the time taken to write the review.

Kunduchi Beach Resort has a new team who are ALL committed in creating a good guest experience. We have introduced new food and beverage menus. Staff training is part of our daily routine. Even our entertainment program has been changed. We have a lovely facility and the best beach in Dar Es Salaam.

We do realize that the drive from the airport can be frustrating. The new roads will eliminate most of the traffic issues. Your comment regarding the swimming pool is an interesting one. At Kunduchi Beach Hotel we also have the biggest waterpark in East Africa with various pools and slides. The venue is child friendly and a perfect location for a family vacation.

Asante Sana (Thank you )

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Kunduchi Beach Hotel should be fantastic- great location, beautiful views and very near to central Dar es Salaam (in distance -it can take a good couple of hours to get from here to town at the height of rush hour). But the experience was disappointing. Although the staff are attentive and keen, the quality of food and infrastructure lets the place down- badly. Buffet food was cold and unappetizing, the room had no hot water and no bath plug, and the air conditioning remote was faulty. Individually these are minor niggles- taken together are indicative of the state of the resort. If you are looking for a high quality experience for a few days break its worth the journey to head to Amani Beach (reviewed last year). If you want a couple of days by the sea try and negotiate a better rate than the one I saw on my invoice for which somebody else was paying. For the price this is poor value.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Riaan T, General Manager at Kunduchi Beach Hotel and Resort, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

Dear Valued Guest

Many thanks for the informative response.

The points mentioned are valid and constructive. We have introduced new procedures (snag list) in order to eliminate the petty issues. We value your contribution. Guest comments , good or bad, gives us the required tools to improve on the services offered. Your concern regarding cold food has also been resolved.

We do apologize for the inconvenience caused. We would love you to return to Kunduchi. Please contact me directly on your next visit.

Asante Sana

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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Sylvia and i would like to express our thanks for a wonderful time spent at your hotel, the facilities were outstanding and the staff exceptional.We were extremely taken aback by the friendly reception staff who always had the customer at heart.
A special thanks must go to Riaan Thiart, the General Manager, who made us feel so welcome , he truly is a good leader and his team is only to pleased to follow.
Now, Lucinda, the lady that welcomes you with open arms at the reception and makes every effort to make you feel welcome, a big thank you , you truly made our day
Riaan, a big thank you to you and your team, you are truly an ambassador for Kunduchi Hotel,
ps, Riaan, my boy still insists i am the boss

Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

Cathy and I would like to thank you again for providing such a beautiful setting and environment for us to spend the last 6 days of our renewd nuptials. The hotel and facilities are superb and you also have some exceptional staff. The food absolutely divine.

We were particularly taken by the friendliness and helpfulness of all the staff at the hotel and the warm welcome we received whenever we met anyone. Our accommodation was excellent and well looked after by housekeeping. Your generous gifts helped to make our stay even more enjoyable and we will certainly be back just as soon as we can.

A special thanks has to go to Lusinda who pampered and delightfully spoiled us with such dotting attention she was exceptional. Our complements to the manager...Riaan, I think, he leads his team well who look only too pleased to follow in his example and deliver the same service, and whenever he is around he lights up the hotel with friendliness and care and attention to detail. He is a special ambassador and a credit to your hotel. Other special mentions must go to the staff at Mawimbi Bar who could not do enough for us, as well as working hard throughout the day.

We have travelled extensively and little did we know that a piece of paradise could be found in here in our own African Backyard.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 24, 2013

The staff are very helpful and will ensure you requests are taken care of .

Location is great for family with kids as it gives many recreational options .

Also good conference venues and now the wifi is free as well .

Enjoy kunduchi and ask local people what that means ;)

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Reviewed March 17, 2013

The hotel is right on the beach and rooms overlook the beach and Indian Ocean, so you can wake up to see the sun rise over the palms. The rooms are pretty spacious with large windows so are airy and bright. The decor and fixtures are a little tired, but clean and everything works. I had a couple of minor issues to be fixed, but this was done immediately without fuss. The hotel is under new management who are slowly replacing and upgrading training and facilities.

The restaurant offers a buffet at breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fine, but not brilliant. Plenty of choice, typically a couple of curries (which were consistently good), rice dish, pasta dish, fish dish, veg dish, soup and salads. There is a pool, spa, children's waterpark and go-kart track on site, but otherwise not much to keep adults amused.

The main disadvantage is the location, as there is little nearby and due to the awful traffic jams it can take 1-2 hours to get to the city centre. There is a good arts and crafts market within a short taxi drive, which is recommended.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Kunduchi Beach Hotel and Resort

Address: | Kunduchi Beach, off Bagamaoyo Road, Dar es Salaam 1000, 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 Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#7 Romantic Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Dar es Salaam
#14 Luxury Hotel in Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $99 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Kunduchi Beach Hotel and Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kunduchi Beach Hotel and Resort has direct access to the most beautiful stretch of beach in the area, and has activities such as beach volleyball, mini soccer on the beach, swimming pool and the Wet & Wild Waterpark on the premises. ... more   less 
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