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Iris Hotel

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Premium bedding, memory foam beds, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Premium bedding, memory foam beds, soundproofing, iron/ironing board

Overview of Iris Hotel

Iris Hotel

2.5 out of 5

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
Livingstone corner Amani Streets, Kariakoo, Dar es Salaam, 42771

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationKariakoo Market8 min walk
  • Popular LocationUhuru Monument14 min walk
  • Popular LocationSt Joseph's Cathedral2 min drive
  • AirportDar es Salaam (DAR-Julius Nyerere Intl.)10 min drive

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About this area

Dar es Salaam

Iris Hotel is located in Dar es Salaam. National Museum of Tanzania and Little Theatre are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Zanzibar Ferry Terminal and Port of Dar es Salaam.

What's nearby

  • Kariakoo Market - 8 min walk
  • Uhuru Monument - 14 min walk
  • St Joseph's Cathedral - 2 min drive
  • Dar es Salaam International Conference Centre - 2 min drive
  • Zanzibar Ferry Terminal - 11 min drive

Getting around

  • Dar Es Salaam Central Station - 18 min walk
  • Julius Nyerere Intl. Airport (DAR) - 10 min drive


  • CJs Pizza — 7 min walk
  • Ally's Cafe — 7 min walk
  • Al Rissa Restaurant — 9 min walk
  • Mamboz corner barbecue — 10 min walk
  • Lazeez — 10 min walk

About this property

Iris Hotel

Hotel in Dar es Salaam with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this hotel has a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, limo/town car service, and express check-in are onsite. All 85 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and memory foam beds. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find TVs with cable channels, and other amenities include refrigerators and room service.
Iris Hotel offers 85 air-conditioned accommodations with complimentary bottled water and complimentary toiletries. Memory foam beds feature premium bedding. Premium cable television is provided.

Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Casino shuttle (surcharge)
  • Cruise terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service
  • Shopping center shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • 1 restaurant
  • Room service available

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Business services

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting room


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
  • Memory foam mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower


  • 18-inch TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Refrigerator


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 1 PM - 2 PM
Express check-in
Minimum check-in age - 15


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding; children may not be eligible for complimentary breakfast
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Cash deposit: USD 10.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: USD 30 per vehicle (one way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the cruise terminal, ferry terminal, and airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

Formula 10 Livingstone
Formula 10 Livingstone Dar es Salaam
Iris Hotel Dar es Salaam
Formula 10 Livingstone Hotel Dar es Salaam
Livingstone Hotel Dar es Salaam
Livingstone Dar es Salaam
Iris Dar es Salaam
Iris Hotel Hotel
Iris Hotel Dar es Salaam
Iris Hotel Hotel Dar es Salaam

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 67 reviews
5 - Excellent 12%
Rating 4 - Good. 28 out of 67 reviews
4 - Good 42%
Rating 3 - Okay. 23 out of 67 reviews
3 - Okay 34%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 67 reviews
2 - Poor 9%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 67 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Staff & service
It was a prison for 3 days. Reception was disorganised for they could not even agree that I had paid. No internet, hard water, workers not truthful
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019

2/5 Poor

Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Not so cheap and cheerful
On the positive side, the staff were efficient, polite and friendly. If you like Indian sub-continent food, the independently run resturant is ok, the food being spicy but with too much sauce/gravy for my taste. The WiFi was ok. Less positively, there were only three (France 24, CNN and Al Jazeera) English language news channels. The hotel, probably for reasons of the owner's/manager's religious beliefs was teetotal; while this is not a problem, it should be advertised. Cleanliness was a challenge - I saw two small cockroaches so there were definitely many more and breeding. The area was characterised by very small shops, unpaved roads (so dusty) and noise. The bed was hard and the pillows lumpy.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

3/5 Okay

Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2018

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The hotel is clean and a few steps away from a mall with good supermarket. Taxi stands and main road are just there downstairs. Staff are very friendly and way better than any hotel I stayed at recently they are extremely respectful and caring. Great value for money.
Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
Great value in the city centre
The Iris Hotel is located in the city centre in an area that is both local and central - to the city, to the Zanzibar ferry and convenient (enough) for the airport. Expectations should be pitched at the price - true it's a little rough around the edges but the staff are very friendly and helpful. It's safe but usual precautions apply. The breakfast is adequate and is served in a comfortable and very clean dining room. Bedrooms have cable TV (if that's important to you), AC and a fan. WiFi only works in public areas but the signal there is strong. I'd have no hesitations recommending this hotel if you're looking for a central, clean and value-for-money hotel
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2018