The Best Hotels in Dar Es Salaam  : A thriving hub of transit and trade has existed for generations in one of East Africa’s largest towns. The chaotic Dar es Salaam serves as both the starting point for the Zanzibar Island and the terminus for the Tazara railway, which originates in the neighboring nation of Zambia. In Tanzania’s busiest city, which has everything from mammoth hotels to boutiques, there is something for every type of traveler. Here are our Top picks of the best hotels in Dar es Salaam:

Sea Cliff Hotel

For fans of flash and glamour, visitors can place all their chips on red in the casino or sip a hand-shaken cocktail on the Alcove Bar’s beachfront patio. Rooms have a sea view and are situated on a peninsula close to Oyster Bay. If you choose an executive floor room, you’ll have access to the VIP business lounge.

Hyatt Regency Dar es Salaam, the Kilimanjaro

A room with a view is available at this opulent hotel, which overlooks the busy harbor and Indian Ocean. You can enter the Regency Club, a private lounge that serves continental breakfast, nightly cocktails, and hors d’oeuvres, by making a suite reservation with club access. There are many things to do nearby as well, including a yacht club, museums, and botanical gardens.

Four Points by Sheraton Dar es Salaam, New Africa

This hotel is a fantastic starting point for people wanting to visit the city as well as the other regions that make Tanzania famous because the Zanzibar ferry is only a short distance away. The freshly remodeled area contains five restaurants, so everything from fresh seafood to Thai and Indian curries is available on the menu. It also has a rooftop deck.

Serena Hotel Dar Es Salaam

This opulent stopover offers a tranquil getaway from the busy capital, just minutes from sandy Indian Ocean beaches. After a visit to the neighboring craft markets, boutiques, and restaurants, guests can relax in the hotel’s expansive tropical gardens, on the golf course, or at the Maisha spa and health club. It is close to the Village Museum and Mwenge Handcraft Center for culture.

The Best Hotels in Dar Es Salaam
Serena Hotel Dar Es Salaam

White Sands Resort and Conference Center

The name of White Sands is accurate. Travelers that stay here can take advantage of miles of private beach, which is situated on the coast about 25 km (15.5 mi) north of Dar es Salaam’s downtown. Its on-site PADI dive shop, Sea Breeze Marine, allows visitors to schedule scuba or snorkeling excursions. Live music is another option when swimming with aquatic creatures isn’t your thing.

The Best Hotels in Dar Es Salaam  : Jaromax Palace Hotel

This hotel is a great entryway to other regions of the country because it is located close to the Ubungo bus terminal, a major transportation center. Despite being sparsely furnished, the deluxe double and basic twin rooms have balconies. Your day will start off with a complimentary continental breakfast, and you may end it with cuisine from all over the world in the on-site restaurant.

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Dar es Salaam

This resort, which has direct access to Jangwani Beach, is located about 20 kilometers (12 miles) north of the city’s busy center. The hotel can organize day tours for you to the surrounding Mbudya and Bongoyo islands. African art is used to embellish the rooms, which either have garden or sea views. The pool also boasts a view of the sea.

City Lodge Hotel Dar es Salaam

This hotel is part of a collection in the Ilala neighborhood, close to the National Museum and House of Culture. Golf courses and well-known restaurants like the seafood eatery Karambezi Cafe and the African-inspired 305 Karafuu are nearby.

The Oyster Bay Hotel

The Oyster Bay Hotel, which was opened in late 2007 and has, in our opinion, dominated the roost ever since, is without a doubt the best lodging option in Dar es Salaam. The amazing gentlemen at Beho Beho (in the Selous) own and run the hotel, and they’ve thought of pretty much everything, from the rooms to the communal spaces, which are all well decorated. The best feature, though, is the excellent service!

Location: The Oyster Bay Hotel on the Msasani Peninsular, about 20 minutes from the city center, provides sea views and a tranquil setting away from the busy downtown area. It is a stunningly designed sanctuary, ideal for a fast overnight stopover on the route to somewhere else or even as a tranquil haven to unwind for a few hours in between flights, with sleek, modern furnishings and sculpted gardens.

Rooms: The balconies on each of the rooms view the Indian Ocean. They are all designed with all the contemporary facilities you would expect, like wireless internet and plasma-screen TVs. Additionally, its straightforward yet African style subtly reminds you of your location. We wholeheartedly endorse The Oyster Bay to all of our clients since, as far as city hotels go, it unquestionably exceeds expectations. However, if there is one issue we would like to draw attention to, it is the price, which is also quite high.


Overall, as mentioned, we like the Serena and would definitely suggest it to customers who don’t want to spend a fortune at places like the Kempinski or the Oyster Bay Hotel.

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