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Holiday Inn Dar Es Salaam City Center

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed at the holiday in, AGAIN on our way to and from our vacation in Zanzibar and my kids loved it. The reservation communication with Mr Pravin and Mr. Christopher was very smooth. They ensured our check in, stay and check out was perfect. Mr. Christopher even offered toys to my kids. We requested for inter connecting rooms, and with my kids having their own room, ensured me and my wife were comfortable and at ease as we could check on them all the time. The breakfast, as usual didn't disappoint, we loved the coconut juice and the njegere za nazi, the variety didn't disappoint either. Thank you Holiday Inn.

Was quite a good stay with warm and hospitable staff. Our flight to Dar was delayed but our hotel pick up at airport was patient and waited. On getting to the hotel l was pleasantly surprised at the energy though it was well past 1am.. Room was nice, comfortable and quiet and the kitchen was able to make me a quick meal. The coffee stations in the room were well stocked and for a lover of tea like me, it was a good plus to my stay. Stay was smooth with a chance to enjoy the outdoor pool, though small, but was a nice addition to the hotel. Came in a few weeks later and l would keep coming again as its a special place to be.

Holiday Inn in located in the city centre it has spacious rooms with great city view. The breakfast is fantastic with a variety to choose from. The hotel has a rooftop bar with great music DJ and sometimes live band that plays there. They also provide room service. Front desk staff are very helpful while the reservations manager is great I was able to negotiate for my rates thanks.

What a blast!!I enjoyed my stay in this hotel! The staff are so amazing,friendly and very accommodating. I like the ambience, food and the beer at the rooftop of this hotel. I remembered the staff is always asking me if I have enjoyed my stay in the hotel and I answered him with a smile and big thumbs up plus the tip!!! 👍👍👍

This is now my go to property in Dar es Salaam. Clean and comfortable rooms and good food too. The pod is not really a pool so of youre looking for a place to chill out with wife and kids, this place wont work. for your short business trips, this will work just fine.

You don't expect anything fancy from a Holiday Inn, just a standard hotel that's well-maintained, clean and central. The HI in Dar is all of those things. We had everything we needed and the staff were great, both at the reception area and in the restaurant. The food was not bad for hotel food. The need was clean and comfortable and the shower worked well. It's a 10 min walk from the ferry to Zanzibar and a TSH13 000 Uber ride away from the airport. Convenient and comfortable.

I'm sorry having to write this review, all the staff of the hotel is nice, helpful and welcoming. However, the hotel is very old, rooms are of a decent size but they definitely need to be refurbished and the air conditioning (that is absolutely necessary considering the local climate) is noisy and smelly. Bathroom is very old too and carpet on the corridor (at least on my floor) is very dirty with dodgy stains all over. I had a quick breakfast, nothing special but decent. Needless to add that price is by far too expensive for the service provided, even though I had a special deal.

Room size is okay but the shower and toilet is way too small. I am a tiny person and found the shower too small. Executive lounge has very limited snack items nothing special or extra ordinary, how I wish soda water was available. Cleanliness is of African standard so it was okay I guess that is just the African or maybe Tanzania standard. Breakfast buffet is limited I love that boiled cassava is available though. Way too pricey compare to other holiday inn properties from other countries. And shame thermal facilities are not available (steam & sauna) only swimming pool. The gym is tiny so if someone comes in stinky the place will stink.

I was flabbergasted at how poor the entire management of this unit is. Other than the cleanliness levels and Reception the rest of the hotel needs a make over. The food preparation is truly poor. No excuses on serving bad quality. Food service staff equally poor. Complete lack of basic training. The bathrooms are a disaster too. And as is the norm of such places the management team seems to be mysteriously in hiding !! I will definitely not be coming back to this disgraceful hotel !!!

Was on a travel trip and prepaid hotel, breakfast in place, had trouble finding it though as nodody knew what was going on. In heart of business area, hard to find places to eat (finally did on street and was good) they did look after you there at street eats. Reception wasn,t great, room OK, had 2 single beds as asked for. On street, so had to have curtains closed, didn,t know of other places at the time. Considering only a night and moving on OK really.

Azikiwe Street/ Upanga Road Jct Dar Es Salaam

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Water World
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

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. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning 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 King Bed, Non Smoking

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 Double Bed, Non Smoking

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, Non Smoking

Twin 2 | Full 2 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

52% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 505 reviews