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Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Courtyard
3 out of 5
Sea-view Ocean Road, PO Box 542, Dar es Salaam
The price is $126 per night
1.53 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (210 reviews)

"Good clean hotel but a bit dated for a Marriott. The staff are excellent"…"

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Courtyard
Ramada Resort by Wyndham Dar es Salaam
4 out of 5
170 - 171 Africana Road, Jangwani Beach, Dar es Salaam
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The price is $117 per night
10.15 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (139 reviews)

"We had a longer than usual stay at this hotel. It was very close to my friends family home. This was the reason we chose it. The pool was lovely but our friends had to pay $20 each for everyday they wanted to come to the pool and hang out with us. I understand a charge for guests at the pool but ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Dar es Salaam
Southern Sun Dar es Salaam
4 out of 5
1 Garden Avenue, PO Box 80022, Dar es Salaam
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0.94 mi from city center
4.2/5Excellent! (104 reviews)

"very accommodating staff. Great pool and garden. Great bed. Delicious breakfast . Super clean"…"

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Southern Sun Dar es Salaam

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DoubleTree by Hilton Dar es Salaam - Oyster Bay
4 out of 5
Slipway Road Msasani Peninsular, Dar es Salaam
The price is $90 per night
4.67 mi from city center
4/5Very Good! (198 reviews)
Fab location, incredible staff, great experience

"This was a short business trip and the hotel was perfectly located for most of the offices I needed to visit. The staff were so helpful and thoughtful (they genuinely remembered my name and preferences!) - the hotel has a wonderful atmosphere. It was a very pleasant experience."…"

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

DoubleTree by Hilton Dar es Salaam - Oyster Bay
Best Western Coral Beach Hotel
4 out of 5
Plot 956/1412, Coral Lane, Masaki, Msasani Peninsula, Kinondoni Dist., Dar es Salaam, Kinondoni
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The price is $103 per night
5.55 mi from city center
3.9/5Very Good! (173 reviews)

"Rooms were nice and great food at the restaurant. Awesome sunsets"…"

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Best Western Coral Beach Hotel
Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
5 out of 5
Kivukoni Street, P O Box 9574, Dar es Salaam
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The price is $159 per night
0.68 mi from city center
4.6/5Exceptional! (117 reviews)

"Very nice hotel and kind staff. Breakfast was amazing."…"

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2020

Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro
White Sands Resort & Conference Centre
4 out of 5
Africana Road, Jangwani Beach, Dar es Salaam
The price is $121 per night
10.45 mi from city center
3.9/5Good! (70 reviews)

"Pros: Great location, good view from room. Facility is very nice. Food was good. Cons: Issues with the room. Toilet not flushing well, air conditioner had problems. Holes in mosquito net."…"

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019

White Sands Resort & Conference Centre
Tiffany Diamond Hotels
3.5 out of 5
Makunganya St, Dar es Salaam
The price is $67 per night
0.4 mi from city center
3.6/5Good! (5 reviews)

"Good except that we found a mosquito in our room and the air conditioning didn't work."…"

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

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Hotel Slipway
4 out of 5
Slipway Road, Msasani, Dar es Salaam
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The price is $114 per night
4.85 mi from city center
4.3/5Excellent! (126 reviews)

"Location and ambiance. Security. Homely feeling. Neighbouring other recreations and transport."…"

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2019

Hotel Slipway
Mediterraneo Hotel & Restaurant
3 out of 5
Tuari Road, Kawe Beach, Dar es Salaam
The price is $74 per night
6.93 mi from city center
4.2/5Very Good! (179 reviews)
Welcoming and Relaxing Place - loved it

"Very much enjoyed my stay. Was in the area on business and a colleague that had stayed here before recommended it. Incredibly welcoming. Lovely to be able to enjoy breakfast or lunch or dinner with a view of the beach. Enjoyed the pool as well. After trainings and meetings it was great to come back ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Mediterraneo Hotel & Restaurant
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Visiting Dar es Salaam

Visitors to Dar es Salaam are sure to enjoy the waterfront. Tourists can also enjoy the city's seafood restaurants, monuments, and breweries.

  • There are 227 hotels and other accommodations in Dar es Salaam
  • The closest major airport is in Dar es Salaam (DAR-Julius Nyerere Intl.), 6.1 mi (9.8 km) from the city center
  • The next closest is in Zanzibar (ZNZ-Zanzibar Intl.), 41.9 mi (67.4 km) away

Sightseeing and Staying in Dar es Salaam

Cultural venues in the city include National Museum of Tanzania, Makumbusho Village, and Little Theatre. The city is notable for landmarks like Uhuru Monument, St Joseph's Cathedral, and Atiman House. The city's natural setting is picturesque, including the seaside and such places to visit as Pugu Hills Nature Centre and Dar es Salaam Botanical Gardens.

In Dar es Salaam, there are 227 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have a variety of choices for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are highly ranked ones based on our user reviews:

  • Protea Hotel by Marriott Dar es Salaam Amani Beach - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a private beach and 2 restaurants, along with a private patio. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its beach locale and pool.
  • Hyatt Regency Dar Es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro - Our customers like the breakfast and beach locale at this hotel. This 5-star hotel in Kivukoni features a full-service spa, a casino, and 2 restaurants.
  • Dar Es Salaam Serena Hotel - Guests who stay at this 5-star hotel in Kivukoni can enjoy access to 2 restaurants and free breakfast, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its dining options and clean, comfortable rooms.

One of the popular sights outside the city is Kwale Island, located 30.6 mi (49.3 km) from the city center.

Getting Around Dar es Salaam

With so many transportation options, exploring all of Dar es Salaam is a breeze. If you want to venture outside of the area, hop aboard a train at Dar Es Salaam Central Station. You can ride a ferry across the water to see more of the region.

Dressing for Dar es Salaam

  • Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 88°F and the nighttime average to be 74°F
  • From April to June, temperatures average about 86°F during the day and 67°F at night
  • July through September averages 83°F during the day and 66°F at night
  • In October-December, the average temperature is 87°F during the day and 68°F at night
  • Average annual rainfall for Dar es Salaam is 35.80 inches
  • Hottest months are usually March and February with an average temperature of 88°F, while the coldest months are September and August with an average of 66°F

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