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Giraffe Ocean View Hotel

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Hythe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

So my room was fine. Not very inspiring, tired furniture, dodgy plug sockets, badly fitted bathroom...typically Tanzanian unfortunately. It is a government hotel, and feels like it - tired, poorly maintained. But the staff are lovely, nothing is too much trouble. My room at least was very clean, I cannot fault that. But I couldn't get any hot water in...

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chesham bucks
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Quite the friendliest of staff, fair prices, fabulous food and location location location. Their leading light, Mr Goodluck, of Massai decent with stories of Africa and his people’s passion for Tanzania. ..highly recommend this place.

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Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

This is a pleasant place to take the kids for a say of swimming / play / beach activities with a good selection of things for them to do (i.e. a nice playground) and OK food, drinks & service. It's good value for money in my opinion. The only criticism I could think to level at the place is that...

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Nairobi, Kenya
Reviewed 28 August 2016

went for lunch and a swim with the children...nice place for children to play around. the play area same as where guests can seat so you can have a good view of the children as they enjoy the sand and games

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 July 2016

The hotel its self is a standard hotel not to fancy but thats reflected in the price the pool is good and its never that busy. There is a large area in the sea that you could hold a function in which would be great. its a fair hotel at a fair price good for families as the have a...

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Large rooms with ocean view. Affordable price and a quiet place for work and leisure. Excellent meeting rooms with public address systems at affordable prices. Warm welcome at check in and at every meal.

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Very enjoyable over water beach dining and especially refreshing when this is done after jogging along the beach. Buffet is excellent and staff very good. fresh wind blows all directions as tide comes in.

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EvelyneMwasela, General Manager at Giraffe Ocean View Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Japhet, Thank you for your valuable review. we a glad you enjoyed our lovely view of the restaurant overlooking the Beach. The long stretch clean beach is ideal for body workouts. We passed your comments to the entire team and we look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed 21 April 2016

Nice location by the beach. Good weekend mood music on the beach, Volleyball grounds. Great services at an reasonable price. Nice freshly prepared meals and wonderful pizzas from their ever busy kitchen with freshly prepared foods. On weekend there is very great loud music from afternoon to late evening, if you want to dance by the pool side this is...

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London
Reviewed 29 March 2016

This is a very friendly and welcoming hotel. We were upgraded on arrival and everything we requested was met instantly. I could not praise the staff more. The hotel is popular with tanzanian families at weekend which means the pool and surrounding area is full of excited children; if you're after a relaxing break this may therefore not be the...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 March 2016

Good evening. Wow. I first arrived here after spending six weeks living an sub sarahan bush village. Living in a guest house with frequent power/water cuts, cockroaches and morally questionable staff. I would choose another six weeks there over one more night here. Upon arriving I was very hungry. Traditional swahali food of rice and beans for a month can...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A unique & exclusive ocean view hotel of world class standards. This ultra-modern beach resort is both a testimony of Dar es Salaam's historical past & its futuristic demands by virtue of its professional management and staff. The fusion of East & Southern African hospitality together with exemplary personal service makes this hotel the perfect place for business. Ranked by International Standard as a four star hotel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Giraffe Ocean View Hotel

Address: Monduli Road | Mbezi Beach, Dar es Salaam 33909, Tanzania
Region: Tanzania > Dar Es Salaam Region > Dar es Salaam
Price Range: $82 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 37
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“Can't really beat the views though from the sea facing rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles Olivia_H0wland, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Excellent conference facilities”
 of 5 bubbles 466japhetk, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Corner rooms are quieter and larger, The beach view are the best. The hotel is highly accessible in a beach full of other big hotels”
 of 5 bubbles 423hermanm, 21 Apr 2016 | Read review
“rooms on the sea side are quieter and very romantic”
  • For beach wedding planners
 of 5 bubbles 878thomasc, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
“rooms facing the Ocean are the best, with good sunrise, sea breeze and great view”
 of 5 bubbles johnsimba392, 26 Oct 2015 | Read review
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