Blue Pearl Hotel3.5 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We went for a swim and it was epic, great view, great services. Change of towels and bathroom repair at the changing rooms would do 5🌟s. You can carry food , alcohol as we know is not allowed in pools
As many have said, it is a nice place but ill maintained.... However that appears to be the norm for hotels here. I have stayed in better but I have stayed in WAY worse while traveling. It is certainly not rhe American 5 star hotel but in Tanzania standards it probably is a 4.5 -4.9. The restaurant was fine. We were well pleased.
Never listen to your boss if he recommends this. This hotel is very convenient to the place I was visiting in Tanzania. I literally got sick while staying at this hotel. They had no freaking heated water for taking a shower. While the place was clean, it was ill maintained. Did I say it was dark? Unfortunately, on the night I stayed, there was a power failure in the area where the hotel was which cut off all the power in the hotel. They had no freaking power generator! I went from sleeping well to sleeping in fear because my room was totally dark even with the curtains opened. I lived through that night with the light from my computer illuminating some parts of the room. Unless you need to be in that part of town, take a hotel in the city instead.
I did not choose this hotel. My flight on Ethiopian Airlines was canceled and the airline put me up for 1 night here. The room (or suite is a better term) was huge, including sitting area, storage, kitchen area, and bathroom. It was clean and with good security. However, two lights were burned out and in order to use the outlets (say, to charge your cell phone) the bell hop showed me how you have to stick something sharp and metal into one hole of the outlet while plugging your device into the other!!!! (I basically had him plug in all my adapters because I was not about to stick metal objects into the outlets myself). The internet was a good speed, but cut out about 9:30pm and didn't come back on until the next morning. There is a pool on the room (I didn't use it) and a gym on floor 13. I tried to use the tread mills, but every time I increased the speed to something over 9km/hr (which isn't very fast), the emergency stop switches would fall out because the machine vibrated so much. There are only elevators up to the 10th floor, so if you are handicapped or have lots of luggage, make sure your room is at or below floor 10. The restaurant, which featured Indian and Chinese cuisine, was terrible, but the airline covered all meals at the hotel, so I was kind of restricted. Plus, this is not a neighborhood with lots of options within walking distance. Half of the menu wasn't available, and the standard Indian dish I ordered came in the wrong color (green instead of red) and the only "spice" that was used was salt. The veggie fried rice I had for lunch used canned veggies and was very bland (except for all the salt). However, they deliver the food to your room for no extra charge (you are expected to give a small tip to the delivery person). With so many amazing Indian restaurants in Dar, I am surprised this one survives. The front desk staff were very friendly and professional. They gave me a late checkout with no extra charge, since my flight left much later in the day.
Stayed here one night in February 2017 with my boyfriend. To start, the location was absolutely perfect. Only eight minutes walk from the bus station as well as the Dar-Express bus stop. Perfect if you arrive with a bus and you get an excuse not to take an taxi. The welcome at the reception was really excellent. Very good service. The rooms are quite cheap and you get what you pay for. The room was unfortunately a bit dirty and the bed clothing was speckled with dirt. Room was quite spacious. We also had som problem to close the window to avoid malaria mosquitos. The hotel also had a pool on the roof. It was quite small and unfortunately dirty and you could not see the bottom of the pool because of dirt in the pool. The view from the pool over Dar es Salam was nice. They also had a gym on the roof, but we never tried it. The hotel also had security staff in the building but when we passed them they where sleeping. This was 05.00 AM in the morning. Hmm.... These things made me rate this hotel with two stars. The dinner was ok, nothing to complain about. A huge menu, very good! The conclusion is that is perfect to stay here if you arrive with the bus and need some place to eat and sleep for one night.
We were in dar es salaam for attending Muharram with syedna mufaddal Saifuddin (tus) but all hotels were packed and prices were very high but we found this hotel for only $40 per night and I can say I got the value for money...rooms were good as well as breakfast.... I have a very pleasant stay here .....
I stayed here for two nights for a work meeting. The positives: 1) The staff were very friendly, professional and helpful. 2) From my 10th floor room I had a great view all the way to the ocean. The negatives: 1) The water was cold to tepid no matter what time of day I showered. 2) I was woken at 5am by the bells of the church next door tolling followed immediately by an incredibly loud church service. So loud that earplugs didn't help. The same church also had evening services. 3) Most of the lifts were broken, one broke while I was in it and we had to be rescued. One evening only one out of the 8 or so lifts worked but when I got in it had no working lights and so I was stuck in a pitch black elevator with a strange man. That lift was on the other side of the building from my room but the walkway was locked and the staff had no way of opening it. So I had to go down to a different floor and walk up a dark stairwell. One morning it took about 15 minutes just for me to get down to breakfast. The whole thing was a frustrating waste of time and felt very unsafe. 4) Our meeting room had no windows and a terrible smell, we had to ask to change rooms. 5) Much of the hotel shared areas floor were being renovated so it was dusty etc. 6) The decor in the rooms is very tired and needs modernising. Overall, what's really appalling about the Blue Pearl is how much they are charging for the experience you get.
We were directed to this hotel after a flight miss. Honestly the only positive was the travel time from the airport. The hotel is terrible, with only one elevator working, a floor under retrofit work, and a 'bridge" to connect to the right corridor between the two side of the hotel. Room was just ok, water was cold to take a shower. If you look to run on a treadmill forget this too, to bad equipment! Food and food area are terrible, uninspiring. Well a definitely bad hotel. Unless you are redirected here by a airline company, don't choose this one.
I booked this hotel for a while back when I was visiting Dar and had the opportunity. I do like the fact that it is right off Morogoro Rd and in a convenient place close to the regional bus-stand. and a few minutes drive to the airport (depending on time of day).
If you can, please get another hotel.The breakfast was average,The power was intermittent,the hotel runs on a generator which occasionally "needs to rest"... the lift never worked so get ready to climb several flights of stairs, there was no hot/warm water..the rooms were big and spacious, but the ac also stopped working at some point.The front office and staff there could also use some ettiqutte training as they were unpleasant when it came to airing complaints.
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39% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 85 reviews