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Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam City Center

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

My daughter and I spent two nights here. It was a great location for seeing things in Dar es Salaam. Ken Mandler

It's a Holiday Inn. Perfect for an overnight stay to catch my flight to Arusha the next day. It's perfect.

This hotel is good for business travel or one's last night before flying out. It is located in the city center, not near any tourist sights. The best hotels for tourism and relaxation are located up the Msasani Peninsula. However, I found the Holiday Inn perfect for our purposes. The restaurant was fine and the included breakfast was first rate. Most of all, the air conditioning was fantastic.

The Holiday Inn name should be withdrawn from this hotel. Its got the worst service from Check In to Epileptic Internet service. I will never advice my Dog to stay there again.

We paid 100 bucks a night and for that price this place was perfect for us. The front desk staff are really good. The pool was nice and is open for long ours. The 1st floor has all kinds of stores on it. The roof top bar is really fun and has a good view. The restaurant on the first floor is fine and there breakfast and lunch spreads are good. Im pretty sure they put us in their worst rooms based on the price we paid.... so they weren't perfect but were okay. The worst part about the rooms is that there was so much moister from the bathroom that the whole room kind of felt damp and had a damp smell.

For business this is the heart of downtown and although not having beach or view, does have clean rooms, very courteous staff, and decent room service. It's a tad overpriced. if they lower their prices, they could outcompete many other places.

We stayed one night on Jun. 10, 2011. Compared to the price, this hotel is too bad. All the hotel staffs (receptionists, restaurant managers, restaurant servers, and so on) were not kind at all. The buffet was terrible. I need to pay separately if I want to have salads, hot plates and dessert. The food? Terrible, too. (Ah, one more thing I wanted to say is that our table was full of our dishes. They didn't get them out.) The tiles in the shower booth were not clean. Was able to see dirty water came out from the lever button for flushing toilet. Consider other hotels if you are looking for one in Dar Es Salaam.

Took a cty tour. Located in Downtown Dar es Sallam, not a good neighborhood. Would not stay there again because of the location. I should have know by the description City Center. My fault.

Switched to this hotel from another one in order to have faster, more reliable Internet access. Compared to other hotels in its price-range in Dar, this hotel is very new and luxurious feeling so I find it to be a great value.

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