Blue Pearl Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
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Terrible. Orbitz did not forward the money we paid to them. When called they provided an invalid credit card number. We had to pay again. This happened over 2 hours at 1-3 AM in the morning. Horrible.
I stayed overnight, in transit through Dar es Salaam to Zanzibar. The Blue Pearl was the only hotel where I could (easily) find a room, perhaps due to the Obama visit in Dar. The hotel is big and set up for large meetings/conferences. On this occasion it felt deserted; I saw maybe a dozen other guests. The room was large and comfortable and clean, but nothing special. Food was African standard. Staff were friendly and helpful. Location is a bit out of the way -- several kms from downtown Dar, and not near the coast (at least not that I could tell). A utilitarian place to spend a night, but nothing to get excited about. Megachurch under construction right next door starts blaring Swahili sermons over very good loudspeakers at 6am, and hotel walls are too thin to permit any sort of sleep after that.
I stayed at this hotel several times over the course of a month. The first thing to mention is location. It is in Ubungo, near the bus terminal and not far from the University of Dar es Salaam. If you have business in this area, the hotel is a good option. However, if you plan to spend time in the city center, Msasani, or elsewhere, the hotel is well out of the way, especially considering the horrible traffic problems facing the city. There is also very little within walking distance, and the Plaza adjacent to the hotel offers very little as well. In terms of the hotel itself, the rooms are apartment-style and very spacious. The hot water and a/c work very well. But the hotel is certainly not four-star quality. It is overpriced compared to options that offer a better quality of stay. Services such as laundry are nothing short of highway robbery. There is also a tremendous amount of noise from the outside, in particular a nearby church that produces loud singing at around 5 in the morning. All in all, there are much better options in Dar es Salaam.
- Free buffet breakfast
- Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Located within a mile (2 km) of University of Dar es Salaam, Blue Pearl Hotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Mlimani City. This 154-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and free in-room WiFi. Located centrally in Dar es Salaam, it's also near Mwenge Carvers Market and Makumbusho Village.
Free buffet breakfast is included with your stay. This hotel serves as home to a bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in fusion cuisine. Savor a meal from the privacy of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.
The 154 air-conditioned rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can enjoy TVs and stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and bidets. Other standard amenities include minibars, coffee makers, and safes.
At Blue Pearl Hotel, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a 24-hour fitness center, and a spa tub. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available on request) for TZS 40800 per person one way. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.