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Woonona, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night on transit between Zanzibar and Arusha. Close to ferry terminal. Staff were friendly and helped us organise a bus to arusha at the bus terminal around the corner, as well as escorting us there at 4.45am which was nice, which meant we didn't need to go to the dodgy major bus terminal. Air Con couldn't...

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safari2, Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Very happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and it was a pleasure having you. Apologies for the A/C issue. Each A/C is controlled with in-room remote and temperature can be adjusted by the guest. Perhaps the guest was not aware. We will make sure to inform our guests at checkin. Thank you for taking the time to write a...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Offer simple en suite single and double rooms at a cheap price. The location is great. The value for the price is good. My room was a little stuffy and the toilet was damp but clean. I am not sure if my room was a smoking room. If it was, I was not informed of it. A note to improve:...

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safari2, Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review. All our rooms are non smoking; however, guests break the rules on occasion, and sanitizing the room becomes quite a challenge. We are more than happy to relocate the guests in such situations. Regarding the breakfast, please note that, given our mixed clientele, balancing the tastes of local versus international guests becomes quite a challenge,...

Sherbrooke, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think the idea behind the Safari inn was to build it in one of the worst neighborhood in Dar. Anyway, the place has a badadministration (we've had problems with our rooms and with the reception) and also offers one of the worst breakfast in Tanzania. The rooms are clean and the price is low, which compensate for the brutal...

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safari2, Manager at Safari Inn, responded to this review

It's unfortunate that the guests, whose group occupied 2 rooms, are selective in their facts. In an attempt to delay their 11am checkout time, they called the front desk just prior to claim they were "undecided" about staying 1 more night. Given booking requests from other arrivals for the same rooms, this created a challenge for the staff and guests...

Dodoma Region, Tanzania
Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

I have been there for 2times this year in February about December it's one of the best hotel stuff a friend especially receptionist guy he is the best for me he takes me as a bro and he makes me always happy and breakfast is fantastic for to absolutely waitress

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your kind comments. I’m so pleased you like our hotel and stayed twice in on year. front desk staff was informed about your comment and was appreciated for great customer service. We take pride in this hotel and its amenities and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve you. I’m glad we could satisfy you so completely....

Redruth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

Visited here for 3 nights recently with friends having stayed here before. A very well managed budget hotel in a central location for Kariakoo and the ferry. Rooms are basic but clean and have AC or Fan and hot water. Wifi only works at reception and there are no TVs in rooms. The area is busy but safe and is...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m pleased you had a good experience with us although I regret that we couldn’t completely satisfy you. We take real pride in our hotel, and I apologize if we let you down in any ways. We want you to have the best possible experience here, and we’re working toward complete satisfaction of all...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Cheap hotel, you get what you pay for. Main redeeming feature is proximity to Zanzibar ferry terminal. Stayed for 1 night before going to Zanzibar and did not want to stay longer. Basic lodgings, although I will admit clean. The air con did work so that was a bonus. Customer service severely lacking. Prices on hostelworld are USD but at...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for staying with us during your recent visit to our area. We appreciate your review and also take your points seriously. We regret the inconvenience caused whatsoever and we are addressing your observations related to the room features and cleanliness and overall hospitality. You shall definitely find the difference during your next visit. We await your next...

Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Rooms are small and not too clean, but just about manageable. The breakfast was also disappointing and very minimal. Rooms have mosquito nets but some have large holes in so they're rather useless. Whilst the hotel itself is generally quite clean, you have to walk through a rather filthy alley way to get to it, which may not be the...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m terribly sorry that we failed to meet your expectations in some ways. We take real pride in this hotel and believe that pride shows in everything we do. I’m disappointed that we could not satisfy you, and I hope you will try us again in the future. We’re always working to make the...

Colombia
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Not as easy to find because you hace to go through an alley that at night might seem dangerous (it's not). Very basic rooms but with hot water. Very basic breakfast (bread, coffee and a banana). WiFi only on the lobby. Very near to ferry spot (about 5 blocks). Difficult to find a beer, all restaurants around don't sell. Not...

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safariinntanzania, Webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thanks for your comments. I’m sorry you felt unsafe in our neighborhood. It’s actually quite safe, and I regret that we made the wrong impression. I also apologize for any other ways we let you down. We take real pride in our hotel, and I hope you will give us another chance in the future. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

Having returned to Dar Es salaam I needed a place to stay local to all the eateries the the location had to offer. Presented is safari inn, at budget price which includes very good free wifi and shared lounge area which includes a TV. You will also find a fridge for cold drinks and water and also somewhere to keep...

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safariinntanzania, webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for these kind comments. We strive for 100 percent guest satisfaction, and I’m very glad you were so satisfied. We believe we provide a great combination of comfort, convenience, amenities and value, and clearly you agree. I hope that if your travels bring you to this area again you will stay with us. Serving...

Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Its cheap and within walking distance of the ferry and plenty of good/cheap restaurants. You might feel a bit uneasy about walking round the area late at night on your own, but once inside it feels OK. There are plenty of backpackers around and there's a sitting area with wifi and TV. Staff are helpful and friendly. Rooms are pretty...

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safariinntanzania, webmaster at Safari Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for comments. We take pride in this hotel and its amenities and sincerely appreciate the opportunity to serve you. If you will come this way again, I hope you’ll consider staying with us again. Sincerely, Hotel Manager

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Amenities

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  • Free Internet
  • Breakfast included
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about Safari Inn

Address: Band Street, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $15 - $20 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 40
Also Known As:
Safari Hotel Dar Es Salaam
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“My room on the second floor had wifi reception.”
 of 5 bubbles 885orm, 30 Dec 2016 | Read review
“No elevator so be careful if you have heavy luggage.”
 of 5 bubbles 778carlose, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“A/C advised!”
 of 5 bubbles jammys2016, 19 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room with external windows as they are generally quieter and less stuffy”
 of 5 bubbles Becca9310, 5 Oct 2015 | Read review
“first floor rooms are cool”
 of 5 bubbles athumanifromstjude, 5 Aug 2015 | Read review
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