You can book the Tanzanite Executive Suites here.
For my first night in Dar es Salaam, I selected this property for a quick overnight. I was to arrive in Dar es Salaam from Addis Ababa at 3AM and just needed a place to sleep for a few hours. The Tanzanite Suites is located just a few blocks off the Zanzibar Ferry in downtown Dar es Salaam.
I wasn’t sure about the taxi drama at the airport and arranged a driver who duly showed up with my name. I paid $25 for the short ride. The non-resident rate is fixed at $30 (of course!) and the residents pay about $15. Getting this lower rate may be tricky, though. Piece of mind in this dangerous city was worth $10 to me. The car was brand new, and since traffic does not really exist at night, I got there in 10 minutes.
There is something about well-rated TripAdvisor hotels and restaurants- they all feel so much alike even when they are not a chain. That’s exactly how this place felt at check-in. Everything achieved a high standard but with no warmth. Odd. Well it was 3AM after all and the rate was just $70.
My room was huge (but not actually a suite) and looked really modern. I felt transported back to my hotel in Beirut last year which also cost $70 🙂
However, everything was too strong here. The shower pressure made me almost tip over, the toilet flush felt like a waterfall and the AC only had full-fan-mode that was like a hurricane. Low shower pressure and inefficient ACs are often complaints on TripAdvisor, but not here anymore!
I bundled up and fell asleep right away (did I mention it was 3AM…) I woke up for breakfast, which was a mistake since this was an exceptionally sorry affair.
The WiFi worked but I was too sleepy to really test it – I think it worked just fine for me.
All in all, this is a great value property for your stay on the way to Zanzibar (if you are adventurous enough to take the ferry) but it’s not a great hotel.
You can book the Tanzanite Executive Suites here.
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About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents.
Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines.
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