Dar es Salaam & Coast
Dar es Salaam – Meaning “Haven of Peace” despite the enormous volumes of traffic that today clog its streets.
Dar Es Salaam & Coast
It would be unfair to deny that Dar has something of its own unmistakable character, so if you’re spending a night here out of necessity there’s enough here to be of interest and, on the positive side, these days there are also some great little boutique hotels springing up, which mean that you can stay in real comfort and eat extremely well. Unlike the old days when dinner and enjoying the view of a city-wide power cut from the roof terrace of the then Kilimanjaro Hotel was as good as it got…
Oster Bay Hotel
Oyster Bay takes its name from the suburb in which its located – the expat hub of Dar Es Salaam. It has recently been transformed into Dar’s only boutique hotel with 8 ultra luxury suites, all extremely spacious with large sitting areas and deeply fancy ensuite bathrooms.
Each suite faces the ocean and has fabulous views. The rooms are over 3 floors with a maximum of 3 rooms on each floor. The ground floor of the building is an open plan sitting and dining area which stretches out into the gardens in front with a good size pool. The hotel abuts a courtyard of boutique shops and arcades called the Oyster Bay shopping centre so you really do not have to go far for your last minuite shopping spree.
Southern Sun Hotel
The only hotel in Dar which feels like it is designed for the holiday maker rather than the business man. It is unassuming and not particularly modern, but it is perfect for a short overnight or even for a day room between flights. The restaurant, bar and coffee shop all open on the small gardens with a very inviting pool.
Hyatt Regency Kilimanjaro Hotel
Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro introduces thoughtful and contemporary luxury to Tanzania. Situated in the city center, this eight-story luxury hotel is an urban resort complex on the seafront of Dar es Salaam, offering a stunning view over a picturesque lagoon and the city’s islands.
Known fondly by locals as “The Kili”, The Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam is an iconic hotel that has been a landmark in Dar es Salaam since it opened its doors in 1965. For over 20 years now, it has served as the country’s leading hotel, regarded as “the” hotel in East Africa and popular among foreign travelers and dignitaries, from celebrities like pop star Michael Jackson to world leaders like Nelson Mandela.