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Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Courtyard
3 out of 5
Sea-view Ocean Road, PO Box 542, Dar es Salaam
The price is £124 per night
1.53 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (210 reviews)

"Good clean hotel but a bit dated for a Marriott. The staff are excellent"…"

Reviewed on 20 Feb 2020

Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Courtyard
Best Western Coral Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
Plot 956/1412, Coral Lane, Masaki, Msasani Peninsula, Kinondoni Dist., Dar es Salaam, Kinondoni
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £97 per night
5.55 mi from city centre
3.9/5Very Good! (173 reviews)

"Rooms were nice and great food at the restaurant. Awesome sunsets"…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2019

Best Western Coral Beach Hotel
Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
5 out of 5
Kivukoni Street, P O Box 9574, Dar es Salaam
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £159 per night
0.68 mi from city centre
4.6/5Exceptional! (117 reviews)

"Very nice hotel and kind staff. Breakfast was amazing."…"

Reviewed on 4 Mar 2020

Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
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Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
4 out of 5
1 Garden Avenue, PO Box 80022, Dar es Salaam
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0.94 mi from city centre
4.2/5Excellent! (104 reviews)

"very accommodating staff. Great pool and garden. Great bed. Delicious breakfast . Super clean"…"

Reviewed on 14 Feb 2020

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Ramada Resort by Wyndham Dar es Salaam
4 out of 5
170 - 171 Africana Road, Jangwani Beach, Dar es Salaam
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £112 per night
10.15 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (139 reviews)

"We had a longer than usual stay at this hotel. It was very close to my friends family home. This was the reason we chose it. The pool was lovely but our friends had to pay $20 each for everyday they wanted to come to the pool and hang out with us. I understand a charge for guests at the pool but ..."…"

Reviewed on 11 Mar 2020

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Dar es Salaam
DoubleTree by Hilton Dar es Salaam - Oyster Bay
4 out of 5
Slipway Road Msasani Peninsular, Dar es Salaam
The price is £87 per night
4.67 mi from city centre
4/5Very Good! (198 reviews)
Fab location, incredible staff, great experience

"This was a short business trip and the hotel was perfectly located for most of the offices I needed to visit. The staff were so helpful and thoughtful (they genuinely remembered my name and preferences!) - the hotel has a wonderful atmosphere. It was a very pleasant experience."…"

Reviewed on 2 Mar 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Dar es Salaam - Oyster Bay
White Sands Resort & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
Africana Road, Jangwani Beach, Dar es Salaam
The price is £114 per night
10.45 mi from city centre
3.9/5Good! (70 reviews)

"Pros: Great location, good view from room. Facility is very nice. Food was good. Cons: Issues with the room. Toilet not flushing well, air conditioner had problems. Holes in mosquito net."…"

Reviewed on 25 Jun 2019

White Sands Resort & Conference Centre
Tiffany Diamond Hotels
3.5 out of 5
Makunganya St, Dar es Salaam
The price is £65 per night
0.4 mi from city centre
3.6/5Good! (5 reviews)

"Good except that we found a mosquito in our room and the air conditioning didn't work."…"

Reviewed on 7 Feb 2020

Tiffany Diamond Hotels
Mediterraneo Hotel & Restaurant
3 out of 5
Tuari Road, Kawe Beach, Dar es Salaam
The price is £72 per night
6.93 mi from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (179 reviews)
Welcoming and Relaxing Place - loved it

"Very much enjoyed my stay. Was in the area on business and a colleague that had stayed here before recommended it. Incredibly welcoming. Lovely to be able to enjoy breakfast or lunch or dinner with a view of the beach. Enjoyed the pool as well. After trainings and meetings it was great to come back ..."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar 2020

Mediterraneo Hotel & Restaurant
Hotel Slipway
4 out of 5
Slipway Road, Msasani, Dar es Salaam
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £110 per night
4.85 mi from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (126 reviews)

"Location and ambiance. Security. Homely feeling. Neighbouring other recreations and transport."…"

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2019

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Visiting Dar es Salaam

Visitors to Dar es Salaam are sure to enjoy the port. Tourists can also enjoy the city's seafood restaurants, monuments and its breweries.

  • There are 227 hotels and other accommodation options in Dar es Salaam
  • The closest major airport is in Dar es Salaam (DAR-Julius Nyerere Intl.), 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city centre
  • The next closest is in Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.), 41.9 mi (67.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Dar es Salaam

Cultural venues in the city include National Museum of Tanzania, Makumbusho Village and Little Theatre. The city is notable for landmarks like Uhuru Monument, St Joseph's Cathedral and Atiman House. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the the sea and such places to visit as Pugu Hills Nature Centre and Dar es Salaam Botanical Gardens.

In Kutani, there are 227 hotels and other accommodation options to make planning your perfect holiday retreat at an affordable rate. Here are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Amani Beach - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a private beach and 2 restaurants, along with a private patio. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its beach locale and pool.
  • Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro - Our customers like the breakfast and beach locale at this hotel. This 5-star hotel in Kivukoni features a full-service spa, a casino and 2 restaurants.
  • Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel - Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Kivukoni can enjoy access to 2 restaurants and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options and clean, comfortable rooms.

One of the popular sights outside the city is Kwale Island, located 30.6 mi (49.3 km) from the city centre.

Getting around Dar es Salaam

With so many transport options, exploring all of Dar es Salaam is a breeze. If you want to venture outside the area, hop aboard a train at Dar Es Salaam Central Station. You can ride a ferry across the water to see more of the region.

Dressing for Dar es Salaam

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 31°C and the night-time average to be 23°C
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 30°C during the day and 19°C at night
  • July to September averages 28°C during the day and 19°C at night
  • Between October and December, the average temperature is 31°C during the day and 20°C at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Dar es Salaam is 909.30 millimetres
  • Hottest months are usually March and February with an average temperature of 31°C, while the coldest months are September and August with an average of 19°C

Frequently asked questions

What's the best place for a stay in Dar es Salaam?
Jangwani Sea Breeze Resort is a favourite with Expedia customers. This 3-star resort offers 2 outdoor pools and a full-service spa. Other favourite options based on traveller reviews include Mediterraneo Hotel & Restaurant and BL Airport Hotel.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Dar es Salaam, will I receive a refund?
Yes! You’ll find that most hotel room reservations are refundable provided that you cancel before the hotel’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival date. If you have a reservation that’s non-refundable, you may still be able to cancel and be given a refund within a 24-hour period of booking. Add dates, click “Search”, then you can use the “free cancellation” filter to view top deals in Dar es Salaam.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Dar es Salaam?
Based on reviews, Transit Motel Airport is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free breakfast and free WiFi. Other choices to stay on the cheap include Sleep Inn Hotel Kariakoo and White Sands Resort & Conference Centre.
What's the best place to stay for families in Dar es Salaam?
Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Amani Beach is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features a private beach and an outdoor pool. Other good choices for your family trip include Blue Pearl Hotel and Kunduchi Beach Hotel And Resort. Also, children of all ages will enjoy a visit to Dar-es-Salaam Zoo.
What's the best place to stay for couples in Dar es Salaam?
Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro is a favourite 5-star hotel for couples, and features deep-soaking baths and 24-hour room service. Other good options for a romantic stay include Naam Suite Motel - Adults Only and Jangwani Sea Breeze Resort.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Dar es Salaam?
Q-Bar & Guest House is a top guesthouse for people travelling with their pets, and offers a restaurant and a bar/lounge for its human guests. Two other good options to stay with your pet include Makao Changani Beach Resort and Boulevard Inn.
What's the best accommodation option for a beach holiday in Dar es Salaam?
Jangwani Sea Breeze Resort is a top 4-star beachfront hotel with an outdoor pool and a restaurant. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Ledger Plaza Bahari Beach and Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Amani Beach. Head to Mbezi Beach or Kijiji Beach for some quality time by the water.
What's the best luxury hotel in Dar es Salaam?
Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel is a 5-star hotel with 2 restaurants and a poolside bar, and it’s a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for an elegant place to stay. Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro and Ledger Plaza Bahari Beach are other upscale choices for your trip.
What's the best boutique accommodation in Dar es Salaam?
Hotel Slipway is a favourite 4-star hotel with Expedia travellers looking for stylish accommodation, and features 4 restaurants and 4 bars.
What's the best golf hotel in Dar es Salaam?
King D Hotel is a top 3.5-star hotel that has an adjacent golf course and features free breakfast. Other good options to stay near a golf course include Cross Way Executive Hotel - CWE and Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Courtyard. You can tee off at Lugalo Golf Course during your trip.

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