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Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam City Center

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I thought I’d try the Holiday Inn for the first time in an African city. I was quite surprised. Although the rooms are very basic, as would be expected, it was comfortable and spacious enough. The bathroom was very small and difficult to turn yourself around in. The food in the restaurant shows good variety for dinner and the breakfast is above average. The location is perfect for moving around town central and if it wasn’t for traffic everything would be close. I had a nice view from my room and the staff was very friendly. I enjoyed the rooftop restaurant and the whiskey is not as expensive as other hotels. TV – The TV is small and basic. It often lost signal too. It has port for HDMI and USB, but none of them work. So I could not connect to laptop for work purposes. The desk also faces the wrong way. Pillows – They have a “soft” and “firm” option. So it worked out ok with a combination of each. I slept well. Room-service burger – Not too bad, but another one with egg on it. It fills a gap, but nothing special. Gym – Very adequate gym with decent treadmills and some dumbbells. A couple of plate machines allow for a basic upper body workout. Not a lot for legs though. WiFi – Not bad, lost it here and there but generally it is good.

Hotel is located in city center and you can find ATM, PHARMACY , BANKS, TAXIS, near by. Rooms seems to be bit over priced but can be cancelled out with the location it is placed in. Breakfast is good. If you are Indian and vegetarian, the breakfast is the one you are looking for. The pub on the roof top and the one at the first floor are good. I had some problem with wifi, for which the manager provided a wi-pod.

This hotel has a good location but everything else is just average. I have stayed at Holiday Inns in various parts of the world and they are great but certainly not this one. Service is slow. Breakfast is a big let down. Room size is just about ok. No special facilities for IHG members. Not even a welcome drink. Very disappointing.

This hotel is average- it was not worth the money that we spent here. I felt that the cost for breakfast was more than it was worth. There was a cockroach in my room on 1 occasion- I had to call down twice for someone to come and get rid of it!

Stayed for 3 nights whilst on a business trip. Hotel room was spacious and clean. Breakfast was good. The pub on the roof was lovely, food excellent beers even better! The downstairs restaurant dinner was average. Shuttle service was easy with very pleasant drivers. Hotel is recommended.

At this venue for a conference, we had a group of 50+ at the venue. I was given a suite, Room 801. These aren't a partulclary large suite, but do have two rooms. An lounge, entry room, and a bed room, as well as two bathrooms. The two bathrooms was a bit odd, but not an issue. What is interesting about the x01 rooms is that they are very quiet and have no neighbors. They are on a corner of the building. The hall outside ran all the way to the windows, so no neighbor on my right as I face the room. On the left of the room there is some form of service ducts, or other non-room space, which means no neightbours on the left. Across the hall is the stairwells, with the door somewhere else. WAlking into the room you have the lounge room, and then off to the right, the bedroom. All off this means no neighbors! No neighbors! So if you want your privacy because you want to sleep without noise, this room is perfect. If you want your privacy because you have something noisy planned then you won't be disturbing your neighbors on your level! It is one of the most private hotel rooms I have ever been in in a high rise hotel block. On the down side the air conditioning was noisy, so I turned off the bedroom aircon and left the lounge room one on with the door open. That was fine. The linen was a bit old and of variable quality. The first night the pilling on the sheets was quite bad. I thought there was crumbs or dirt in the bed when I first climbed in. But, with the privacy of the room, I will go back. Nothing worse than noisy neighbors with their TV on!

I have stayed at Holiday inn a couple of times, actual i have stayed here the most compared to other hotels in dar, i love the location, convenient. The check in is always quick and smooth and the buffet is great, but i was disappointed for not being allowed to take a takeaway for breakfast as i had not registered at the reception! I couldnt tell what difference it made, the waitress inquired with the supervisor who asked me to go to the reception as they can only issue takeaways as per instructions from the reception. I am not sure if there was a misunderstanding, but if this is the case, it is very discouraging as i was attending a medical examination which required me to fast that morning and i would miss the bf by the time i finish my medicals. Otherwise, it has always been a beautiful place to stay.

Holiday Inn is definitely one of the best hotels in DAR e salaam near to the shopping market place and with some good sight seeing options.. the food is good especially local african delicacies food the staff is good and overall nice hospitality received it was value for money pleasant stay experience...

Staying the at the hotel is an experience to have when staying in Dar for a short business trip, not luxury, but convenient and clean. Nice bar on the first floor and room are clean. Staff are friendly and helpful and at least if doing business in central Dar one doesn't have to fight traffic in the morning.

Great location in the city centre of Dar, about 30-45 minutes to the airport depending on traffic. Modern nicely furnished rooms with good beds and nice bathrooms with excellent showers. The breakfast buffet was sumptuous and of good quality. Fresh fruits were particularly nice. The rooftop bar and restaurant is a nice place to hang out and catch the sunset or the cooler evening air. We found the food here to be somewhat disappointing however and not as good as downstairs. Service was generally warm and friendly although check in and check out can be a bit slow. I had some problems with WIFI but these were easily fixed. This is Africa after all. The hotel felt very safe, with good security screening and staff who were thorough without being heavy handed. A special recognition for Praveen the Front Office Manager. He was extremely helpful and professional and went the extra mile to solve all of my problems and questions. I would recommend the Holiday Inn without hesitation to business or leisure travelers.

Azikiwe Street/ Upanga Road Jct Dar Es Salaam

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located within a 5-minute walk of Dar es Salaam International Conference Centre, Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam City Center is within a 15-minute stroll of Askari Monument. This 3.5-star hotel has 124 guestrooms and offers an outdoor pool, free self parking, and a fitness center. Centrally located in Dar es Salaam, the hotel is also a short walk from Azania Front Lutheran Church and Atiman House.


Enjoy dining at Gaucho Restaurant, one of 3 onsite restaurants. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start each morning off right with buffet breakfast served for a fee.


All 124 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect WiFi, wired Internet, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in pillow menus. Other standard amenities include free newspapers, safes, and phones.

Property features

At Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam City Center, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and WiFi in public areas. Free self parking and paid valet are onsite if you plan to drive, or you can be a passenger in the airport shuttle (available on request) for USD 25 per vehicle one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include 6 meeting rooms, a business center, and a computer station.

Room options

Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Executive Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Standard Room

King 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

52% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 484 reviews