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Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

- Spacious Hotel area with Nice Pool, - the hotel wall urgently needs some painting - 1 hour for room delivery for Macaroni with cheese - location at the Indian Ocean is nice - some of the standard rooms have ugly view ( parking or a bad maintained wall opposite of balcony

Food was on point, service was excellent. Waow. Loved my time there. The guests from other East African countries gave us good reviews. Will be back again and again. Thank you to the outstanding team for nurturing us during our three day conference

I have been a couple of time to the Golden Tulip for business and I find a comfortable place and high standard services. I then decided to be back there to spend my free Sunday and ... wow! The swimming pool is breathtaking, is it not a crowded place and above all there are not kids running everywhere. I know this would be bad for families, but it is a main point for couples or business persons whom are sick for a day at leisure. A nice note with regards to drinks selection, nice food and quiet rooms.

We stayed at the Golden Tulip 3 different times during a recent trip to Tanzania. The Golden Tulip is past it’s prime, but it is clinging to former glory by running various events. If you are a traveler, this means you can expect loud music and revelry that last until 5am if you’re staying with them on certain weekends. New Years Eve was a perfect example, when there were a bank of speakers placed below our balcony that played thudding bass until 5am - which I know because the DJ was lamenting that the party was over and mentioned the time quite a bit. The music in our room was deafening. The facility is worn, but serviceable. The rooms are clean, most of the staff is friendly, and they included a breakfast buffet that was quite nice. We did check in one night to find there was no cold water. The issue was resolved, but only after several calls and a visit to the front desk. These kind of issues are not uncommon in Tanzania, and this isn’t the kind of facility that has infrastructure that protects it from outside failures. It could have been handled better by the staff, who first said it was a problem with the room, then admitted the entire building was having the issue due to some maintenance issue and then actually took care of the problem. It would have been much easier if they’re attitude was more forthcoming. The Golden Tulip is a decent facility, and if you’re accepting of life in Tanzania, you’ll find it a reasonable accommodation.

The friendly, helpful staff is a great feature of this hotel. Views from the garden towards the sea at the entry to Dar es Salaam ports are stunning. Great breakfast. All in all a good choice. xxxxxx The friendly, helpful staff was one of the best features of this hotel. The room was clean and light, with a comfortable bed, and great view of the sea across the attractive garden. Although the location was a little outside the centre of Dar, the beachside location at the entrance to Dar es Salaam port and estuary, made up for this. Traffic could be a problem, but only as one got close to the city centre. Good conference facilities, with everything needed to host a medium-size event. Free, unlimited WiFi, with reasonable bandwidth was available in both bedroom and public areas. As a hotel used for events, it could be noisy in the evenings, but this never went on beyond midnight, and was only occasionally a problem.

the location is good, in Masaki, the pool is nice but the rest is not nice,, rooms are old and not well equiped. The service is slow,,, even for tanzania... i stayed 2 times 1 night but i wont go back there. Outside is nice. but no worth stay there.

Rooms are below average, bathroom is OLD and outdated, and dilapidated because of cracks and grim buildup etc. Hotel felt deserted, not much in terms of restaurants. They wanted to charge for ICE! THIS hotel is only quiet - because it had so few guests.

In Golden Tulip, you can enjoy awesome view. We had business meeting in this place.Even Banquet hall is also large and good.Got nice GYM too.Beach was very close from this place.Service is really awesome. Nice food. We had Lunch which was good.

The location of the hotel is good, with an excellent view of the ocean. The rooms are 2-star level, probably lower, presumably because the hotels is a little bit old, but I think no one there pays attention to refurbishments or renovations. No flat screen TVs in the rooms!! Only a box TV that never worked the entire time of our stay. Wi-Fi was also very unreliable, and the conference rooms had no telephones so if you needed something while in a meeting you'd have to physically go downstairs to the reception to ask. Their conference package offers new 70 sheet shorthand notebooks and pens for each day of the conference (unnecessary, in my view). We requested to have more bottles of water in place of the notebooks and pens but they were adamant that the new notebooks each day was policy. I found the management very rigid in the sense of wanting to stick to policy without caring whether that policy actually works for the users of their conference package. Some of the staff were very friendly though - unfortunately they were not the key decision makers so it didn't help much.

By looking after location and pictures of this hotel everyone will love to book this property. But sorry to say except location and view,this hotel has nothing to offer. Rooms are like two star category hotels and is far away from golden tulip properties. Breakfast was v normal and it was not at all good.

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Hotel highlights

  • Free buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Masaki within 2 miles (3 km) of The Slipway, Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam is within a few miles (5 km) of Little Theatre. This 91-room, 3.5-star hotel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Nyumba ya Sanaa is also 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from this Dar es Salaam hotel.


Free buffet breakfast is served each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM. Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Sanaa Restaurant, the hotel's onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café.


The 91 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including balconies, minibars, and coffee makers. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Free newspapers, free bottled water, and hair dryers are other standard amenities.

Property features

At Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam, guests enjoy an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for TZS 132000 per vehicle one way. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a conference center, coffee/tea in a common area, and express check-out.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

50.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 227 reviews