Overview of Iris Hotel

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3.5/5 Good
68 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Air conditioning


What's nearby

Popular LocationKariakoo Market8 min walk
Popular LocationDar es Salaam International Conference Centre2 min drive
AirportDar es Salaam (DAR-Julius Nyerere Intl.)10 min drive
Popular LocationZanzibar Ferry Terminal12 min drive

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  • Standard Room

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed OR 1 Single Bed
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  • Superior Room

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Deluxe Room

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Twin Room

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
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  • Executive Room

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq ft
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
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  • Two Bedrooms Apartment

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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About this area

Dar es Salaam

Iris Hotel is located in Dar es Salaam. National Museum of Tanzania and Little Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Zanzibar Ferry Terminal and Port of Dar es Salaam.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Kariakoo Market - 8 min walk
  • Dar es Salaam International Conference Centre - 2 min drive
  • Ilala Market - 3 min drive
  • Julius Nyerere International Conference Centre - 3 min drive
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 12 min drive

Getting around

  • Dar Es Salaam Central Station - 18 min walk
  • Dar es Salaam (DAR-Julius Nyerere Intl.) - 10 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • On-site dining venue – Serves breakfast.

About this property

Iris Hotel

Hotel in Dar es Salaam with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has a 24-hour business centre and a meeting room. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, limo/town car service and express check-in are on-site. All 85 rooms offer comforts such as memory foam beds and premium bedding, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and TVs with cable channels. Fridges, room service (during limited hours) and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.
Iris Hotel offers 85 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with complimentary bottles of water and free toiletries. Memory foam beds feature premium bedding. Premium cable televisions are provided.
Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking
24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
Airport shuttle on request
Beach shuttle (surcharge)
Casino shuttle (surcharge)
Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
Limo/town car service
Shopping centre shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
1 restaurant
Room service available

Family friendly

Laundry facilities


Free newspapers in reception
Front-desk safe
Reception hall

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Hair salon
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

24-hour business centre
1 meeting room


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility

Room amenities


Air conditioning
Ceiling fan
Memory foam mattress
Premium bedding


Free toiletries


18-inch TV
TV channels
Premium channels

Food and drink

Free bottled water


Connecting rooms available
Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in between 1 PM and 2 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 15


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

American ExpressJCB InternationalMastercardVisa

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: USD 10.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 30 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal and airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Livingstone Hotel Dar es Salaam
Livingstone Dar es Salaam
Iris Hotel Dar es Salaam
Iris Dar es Salaam
Iris Hotel Hotel
Iris Hotel Dar es Salaam
Iris Hotel Hotel Dar es Salaam

Frequently asked questions

Is this hotel pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this hotel?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this hotel?
Check-in is from 1 PM to 2 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at Iris Hotel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Does Iris Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of USD 30 per vehicle, one way, applies.
Where is this hotel located?
Situated in Dar es Salaam, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kariakoo Market and Uhuru Monument. Dar es Salaam International Conference Centre and St Joseph's Cathedral are also within 1 mile (2 km). Dar Es Salaam Central Station is 18 minutes by foot.

Guest reviews

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Disliked: Staff & service

It was a prison for 3 days. Reception was disorganised for they could not even agree that I had paid. No internet, hard water, workers not truthful

Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Not so cheap and cheerful

On the positive side, the staff were efficient, polite and friendly. If you like Indian sub-continent food, the independently run resturant is ok, the food being spicy but with too much sauce/gravy for my taste. The WiFi was ok. Less positively, there were only three (France 24, CNN and Al Jazeera) English language news channels. The hotel, probably for reasons of the owner's/manager's religious beliefs was teetotal; while this is not a problem, it should be advertised. Cleanliness was a challenge - I saw two small cockroaches so there were definitely many more and breeding. The area was characterised by very small shops, unpaved roads (so dusty) and noise. The bed was hard and the pillows lumpy.

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019


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    Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2018

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

    The hotel is clean and a few steps away from a mall with good supermarket. Taxi stands and main road are just there downstairs. Staff are very friendly and way better than any hotel I stayed at recently they are extremely respectful and caring. Great value for money.

    Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2018

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort

    Great value in the city centre

    The Iris Hotel is located in the city centre in an area that is both local and central - to the city, to the Zanzibar ferry and convenient (enough) for the airport. Expectations should be pitched at the price - true it's a little rough around the edges but the staff are very friendly and helpful. It's safe but usual precautions apply. The breakfast is adequate and is served in a comfortable and very clean dining room. Bedrooms have cable TV (if that's important to you), AC and a fan. WiFi only works in public areas but the signal there is strong. I'd have no hesitations recommending this hotel if you're looking for a central, clean and value-for-money hotel

    Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2018