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Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star Dar es Salaam hotel in Msasani Peninsula with free breakfast


Located in Msasani Peninsula, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Coco Beach and within 3 mi (5 km) of The Slipway and Little Theatre. Nyumba ya Sanaa is 2.4 mi (3.9 km) away.

Hotel Features

This hotel features a restaurant, an outdoor pool, and a coffee shop/café. Free buffet breakfast and free WiFi in public areas are also provided. Other amenities include a conference center, coffee/tea in a common area, and 24-hour room service.

Room Amenities

All 91 rooms offer free WiFi, balconies, and TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars, and coffee makers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. Guests can enjoy a complimentary breakfast each morning. High-speed wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary. 7 meeting rooms are available. For a surcharge, a roundtrip airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is offered to guests. This business-friendly hotel also offers an outdoor pool, a terrace, and barbecue grills.

Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam has designated areas for smoking.

  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Conference space 
  • Total number of rooms - 91 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Restaurant 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Express check-out 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Pool umbrellas 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Free wired high-speed Internet 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Garden 
  • Terrace 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 7 
  • Conference center 
  • Wedding services 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired high-speed Internet

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Balcony 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room safe 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Minibar 
  • Free bottled water 
  • Turndown service 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Television 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Room service (24 hours) 

Where to Eat

A complimentary buffet breakfast is served each morning between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Sanaa Restaurant - Overlooking the ocean and pool, this restaurant specializes in international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Open daily.

Rendez Vous Cafe - This coffee shop serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Open daily.

24-hour room service is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an outdoor pool.

Hotel Policies


Special check-in instructions:


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

24-hour check-in

No rollaway/extra beds available

No cribs (infant beds) available


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • A tax is imposed by the city: TZS 1.50 per person, per night
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Airport shuttle fee: TZS 110000 per vehicle (one way)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Dar Es Salaam Golden Tulip
  • Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam
  • Golden Tulip Hotel Dar Es Salaam
  • Golden Tulip Dar Es Salaam Hotel

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

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2.9 out of 5
47% of guests recommend
3.2 Room cleanliness
3.2 Service & staff
3.1 Room comfort
2.5 Hotel condition
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Nice hotel and good location

5 out of 5
by from NYC
Posted Jul 27, 2016
The hotel was very accommodating of my situation: check-in is not supposed to be until 2 pm, but since my flight arrived at 6 AM and I arrived at the hotel at 8 AM after an exhausting 20+ hr flight with a 10+ hour layover, they were more than happy to open up my room for me easily, where I immediately passed out from exhaustion. The room was very comfortable: good water pressure and hot water, good AC, good free wifi that actually works at a reasonable speed (rare in Tanzania- I lived there for 4 years and stayed in many hotels) nice bed, and the view from the balcony is absolutely perfect (beautiful ocean view). The breakfast was free and also very good. There are just a couple of areas that look like they could improve from renovation and one of these is the balcony railings: I was scared to lean on the balcony rail because it did not look stable. Other than that, I would highly recommend this hotel and it is a good price for offering similar accommodations to the very expensive hotels in Dar (I've also stayed at Serena).
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1 out of 5
Posted Nov 12, 2014
Absolutely terribly. They call this place the "golden toilet". No surprise everyone changes hotels after a night. Don't waste your money.
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Big Hotel,

1 out of 5
Posted Nov 3, 2014
Pros: I could stay longer since my flight was late around 22.p.m.
Location: location was o.k. h
Far from what was written on the net. Very disappointing. No lift, Breakfast Very Poor.
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Avoid this hotel

2 out of 5
Posted Dec 4, 2013
Pros: The setting - right next to the sea!
Cons: Customer service
This hotel is in the most beautiful setting, but my experience of staying here was completely ruined by the appalling levels of service. There is only one restaurant where the food was not fresh and where many staff do not understand English. You have to ask for anything several times and even then you wait a long time before anything is brought to you. The staff do not seem to be trained in customer service at all, and I was not listened to when I had to make a complaint at reception. The hotel do not seem to value customer experience at all. I will not be staying at this hotel again - there are plenty of other hotels nearby that are cheaper and very enjoyable to stay in.
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One of my worst experiences in 40 years

1 out of 5
by from Dublin
Posted Oct 3, 2013
Pros: Staff.
Cons: 1. Rooms 2. Facilities 3. Training
Location: The area around 'The Slipway' is great and about USD 5 one-way taxi fare.
1. The is apparently not a 'Golden Tulip' hotel; i.e it is no longer part of the Golden Tulip group 2. I was one of two guests at this hotel; I soon found out why... 3. Breakfast was so bad (hygiene and selection) that I only eat toast. 4. Staff are great but there has clearly been very little investment in the hotel I have been an aviation and tourism consultant for 40 years and have stayed in hotels around the world...this ranks as one of the worst.
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Don't Go There.

1 out of 5
Posted Jan 14, 2013
Not recommended. Service was incredibly poor. For example: We emailed ahead for a shuttle to collect us at the airport and received a response 3 days after we arrived (asking if we need to be collected!!), the "business" centre equipment was faulty, every day between 11am and 2pm the room A/C shut down, the TV was not in tune, food was of mixed quality.
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nice view of the ocean

3 out of 5
Posted Sep 30, 2012
Pros: Nice view of the indian ocean
Cons: Bad shower, only really hot or really cold
Not too bad hotel but still need to work on there staff at the reception. Not so welcoming. We don't think going there again
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Nice location

3 out of 5
by from Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Posted Aug 1, 2012
Pros: Location
Cons: paper thin walls - could hear EVERYTHING from the next room
Nice location, lovely foyer, ok rooms but walls were paper thin and could hear everything going on next door.
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better than the Movenpick and less expensive

5 out of 5
Posted Nov 17, 2011
Golden Tulip has great ambiance, and large rooms. Hotel manager and staff went out of their way on numerous occasions to assist me. Very customer oriented and friendly.
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Safe, good location, absolutly lovely view.

5 out of 5
Posted Nov 14, 2011
Location: This area.
Friendly staff taking good care of me. An infinity pool open from sunset to sunrise. Lovely view, specially from the bar by the sea , and the hotel is in a relative safe area of Dar, where I felt safe walking around by myself for a couple of hrs, exporing.
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