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“Low budget, low quality but just about OK”
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Sleep Inn Hotel
Ranked #67 of 98 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Reviewed September 29, 2012

I stayed at the Karioko Sleep Inn which is cheaper and grottier than the City Centre one. But it is not too bad if you are really trying to keep your costs down. There is nothing pleasant or speciallly attractive about this hotel but it is functional and feels reasonably secure. So if you are on a tight budget you might want to consider it - if you want to have a pleasant and relaxing stay you might want to go somewhere else and spend a bit more. No credit cards but you can pay for reasonable wifi by the hour or by the day.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

My husband and I stayed here 1 night prior our safari and 1 night at the end of our holiday. It was ok as a transit hotel. We stayed at the Kariakoo one (as there are 2 of them), i guess this is the cheaper/basic one. As I sead it was ok for a couple of nights.
The street outside is not one of the best - we didn't go out from the hotel!
We also had dinner there and it was ok too. Water can be very expensive though, careful where you get it from.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

I moved to this hotel at midnight after finding bed bugs at the nearby Rainbow Hotel. Note that this review is for the Jamhuri road hotel in the city center. The room was tastefully done, very clean and modern, and conformed nicely to western chain standards. I had the best shower so far out of my 2 weeks in Tanzania. The pricing (I paid $55 for a single), and amenities probably place this in the mid-range category, but it is definitely on the higher end of that category. The hotel is decently situated, and it was an easy 5-7 minute walk to catch the Kilimanjaro Express bus to Arusha. I was extremely happy with this place, and would go out of my way to stay here again if I pass through Dar.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 28, 2012

I booked at the Jamhuri road hotel a couple of weeks in advance. However, when i arrived around 10:00 at night, I was told they were overbooked and was sent to Kariakoo branch. I was told i could come back the next day to check if rooms opened up. Kariakoo is rundown, not very clean and just overall depressing. Perfectly functional, but just kind of yucky; nevertheless fine if you're a backpacker on a budget. But if you have $15 extra dollars to spend a night, then i strongly recommend the Jamhuri branch at which I stayed several nights. It's very new, brighter and very clean. Rooms are must more spacious and quite comfortable, tastefully decorated, internet functions pretty well. Also City center is in a more interesting area with lots of eating places around, and a really good nyama choma place (Ali's??) just around the corner. Staff at both places were nice.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We stayed here one night as we missed our flight back to home. There is another Sleep Inn hotel on Jamhuri road which we stayed there when we arrived Dar es Salaam. The room rate at Sleep Inn hotel on Jamhuri road is 15USD higher than here and the room quality is much better than here. The location of Sleep in hotel on Jamhuri road also has a better location than here to find a food or even convenience shop.
However, both has a good services and good friendliness, worth for price. If I went to Dar again, I will chose the Sleep Inn hotel on Jamhuri road even the room rate here is cheaper due to location.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 12, 2012

When my colleague and myself checked in we were given relatively small rooms which were slightly cramped without suitable work table. However, the next day we were shifted to larger, more airier rooms all for the same price with the minimum of fuss or hassle. The hotel is located in the city centre area where there are a quite a few "restaraunts" which operate only at night - the roadside BBQ joints which are frequented by Tanzanians and tourists alike wanting to sample the BBQ styled food. Sleep Inn provides guests with a buffet breakfast which is reasonable to get by till lunch. Wireless internet is available in the rooms at TSH 6,000 per 24 hours whilst laundry service is also provided at a fee. Overall, I found Sleep Inn very comfortable and clean with the rooms cleaned and arranged daily including Sundays. The rooms have AC and also ceiling fans which come in useful if you do not want the AC. Only breakfast was served in the hotel whilst lunch and dinner had to be obtained from outside. My review is of Sleep Inn that is located on Jamhuri Street.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Sleep inn is a good price hotel in a little bit of a risky area. The room are basic. Bathroom has its on water heater tank so hot water is always available. The restaurant is basic. Free breakfast is okay. Should always take taxi from outside of the hotel. Air con is working and the have backup power.

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled solo
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Address: Mahiwa St, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Location: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service Airport Transportation
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Ranked #67 of 98 Hotels in Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $39 - $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sleep Inn Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 43
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